Chevrolet Apache Reviews

1959 Chevrolet Apache 3100 261 CU IN from North America

Model year1959
Year of manufacture1959
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 261 CU IN Manual
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carSuzuki Aerio

Summary:

Best vehicle I have ever owned

Faults:

Original fuel pump failed after 43 years. Other than that, it's been great.

General Comments:

It is a short box, step side 1/2 ton.

Rides like a tank.

Handles like a tank.

Seats are "bouncy" to make up for the leaf springs.

3 speed column shift "3 on the tree" shifts smooth.

Push button starter on the floor is cool.

Absolutely love driving this truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th June, 2007

1959 Chevrolet Apache Base 235 V6 4-speed from North America

Model year1959
Year of manufacture1959
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 235 V6 4-speed Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles

Summary:

46 years young - still strong!

Faults:

Radio doesn't work correctly.

For a 46-year old truck, it is pretty healthy - other than its routine maintenance.

General Comments:

This is a 1/2 ton truck with a regular cab, and it is very nice. It has a full size bed that is not a step side.

Not the quickest of trucks, but surely seems to have some hauling muscle from its potent V6.

Comes with a 4-speed manual with the granny gear that is easy to shift.

Cabin is very noisy and vibrates at idle, but isn't anything surprising. In fact, it is just the way I like it.

Starts right up, even on the coldest of days.

I think the most unique feature of the truck is the "superman logo" speedometer.

It has almost no rust, and still has its original paint - a light blue.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th January, 2005

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews