Chevrolet 210 Reviews

1953 Chevrolet 210 2 door sedan 235 inline six from North America

Year of manufacture1953
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 235 inline six Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance71000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Cranbrook

Summary:

Rusty, not trusty, but still awesome

Faults:

Second gear had chipped teeth.

No exhaust.

No gas tank.

Electrical wiring.

Bad radiator.

Missing water pump.

No floor boards and loads of rust.

No brakes.

Bad tires.

No side windows.

Oil pan rotted out.

Random overheating.

General Comments:

The car was sitting out in a cow pasture for decades. Decades of cows leaning on the car had dented up. There was no water pump for some reason. The radiator leaked badly and there was a mouse nest inside of it. It was pretty well thrashed when I got it. The car had not been started since 1971.

I got it going after robbing some parts of my blown up dump truck. Brake parts were rigged off of various vehicles laying around. A computer case fixed the floor, and a tarp covered the bare springs on the seat.

The old Chevy was not very reliable. It tended to overheat on trips of more than 5 miles, and had constant oil leaks from the rusted out oil pan. The pan had many random bolts and screws in it before I quit driving it.

It needed a ton of work, so I sold it to some guy who wanted to turn it into a street rod.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2012

1957 Chevrolet 210 236 6 cylinder from North America

Model year1957
Year of manufacture1956
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 236 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75283 miles
Most recent distance79564 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

They are better stock than modified

Faults:

The cars gas tank wasn't cleaned of rust, and constantly clogged the fuel filter.

The generator went out and got a NOS one.

Besides that, it was very nice to drive and have. It was a 2nd owner car, and was sitting in a field for over 15 years, and I just pulled it home, did some mechanical work, and took it out for a drive, and that is why all this happened.

General Comments:

57 Chevy's are nicer stock, because once you get used to the soft gas pedal, big steering wheels, and vinyl seats, and the awesome heaters they put in old cars, it beats anything new when it comes to comfort.

The steering was fast and sharp, and it didn't have power steering, and when moving or not it turns like a feather. It bounces and takes potholes like cloud 9. You would never have to worry about hitting potholes and slamming down in this car.

The passenger bay is very roomy, warm, and safe. Lots of metal around you, and you can see almost 360 with few obstructions.

The big dash with large gauges and knobs, makes this a car for old and young; the kind of car to get.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2007

31st May 2007, 07:31

"the kind of car to get."

- You have to be kidding... a 1956 is older than a dinosaur now! Please come into the 21st century!

31st May 2007, 16:11

I disagree with the previous poster. I'm not interested in modern cars. I like old styling and simple engineering. I'm tired of seeing SUVs, minivans and modern pickups, and all their plastic. Metal and chrome all the way baby!

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews