1983 Chevrolet C10 Review

1983 Chevrolet C10 Silverado 5.0L 305 Cubic Inches from North America

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.0L 305 Cubic Inches Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired270000 miles
Most recent distance271000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

An awesome piece of equipment

Faults:

The timing was 4 degrees too far advanced.

The floats in the Edelbrock 4bbl. were not set right by any means.

The factory valve covers leaked oil.

The fuel pump was not working properly.

A tie rod was loose.

The front rotors were warped.

The wheel bearings were loose and needed to be repacked.

General Comments:

The RV-Camshaft, Edelbrock 4BBL., Edelbrock intake manifold and the headers really make the 305 scream.

The 3.73 gears along with the positive carrier really help move the truck.

The 700R4 Chevrolet Transmission loves to get the truck off the line.

The bottom line, even though I have encountered a few problems when I bought the 20 year old beast, I would never trade it for the world.

All they need is a little Tender Love and Care. Put some work with that and you will have yourself one of the best running vehicles you have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2004

18th Jul 2004, 22:53

My Grandad had a 1983 Chevy Silverado with a 350. It was a great truck! The colors were Med Bronze Metallic, and Med Almond Custom. My grandad bought the truck in 1983 at Slaughter Chevrolet in Starkville, MS. When purchased, the truck had 12 miles, when sold in 2001, it had 37,650. Not bad for 17 years. The truck was sold due to "Pop's" deteriorating health, and the death of his wife, and my grandma. I will always have memories of the Silverado. It was sold to Larry Hester in April 2001, and sold again to another owner in 2002. I wish I could buy the truck back. If you have any encouragement, or feedback, drop me a line at Zacks79cougar@aol.com.

19th May 2009, 16:24

Best truck Chevy made.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review