Chevrolet Van Review from UK and Ireland

1974 Chevrolet Van Motorhome 5.7

Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.7 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carPontiac Sunfire


Rear wheel bearings.

Master brake cylinder.

Rear brake cylinders.

3 brake pipes.

Front shoes worn out.

Rear shoes also worn out.

Wipers squeak constantly.

Idler arm worn out.

Replace 4 barrel carburetor for 2 barrel carburetor, in an attempt to reduce the thirst for fuel; 2nd only to Saturn V rockets.

Gearbox grinds auto.

Replaced 4x 16.5 tyres; expensive.

Leaks water like a sieve.

Handles worse than a water bed.

Best bit; it wastes Astra GTIs, VW Golfs etc all day. My G30 maybe dying, but not without a fight.

General Comments:

This van is the US version of our Vauxhall Bedford CF Van. Our UK van is around a 3rd smaller than its Chevy cousin and no V8, but I do think the 5.7 is a little on the large side.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2004

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review