1988 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7 350 CI V8 from North America
Old fashioned American Muscle with a little luxury and plenty of power
Starter finally gave out during winter of 2013 (the truck sat un-garaged for 6 six years).
Small but very noticeable brake line leak; bought a new bottle of fluid every 3-4 days.
Exhaust leak at the manifolds/Y pipe. Loud, but didn't mind this.
One of the tail lights stopped working; replaced the whole circuit board for it and of course replaced the other.
Only the original alternator was replaced and the truck was back up and running after sitting for so long.
Most of, if not all of these problems were caused by the truck sitting outside for 6 years.
Very powerful truck from Chevrolet. I had a C1500 with the Silverado trim level, which was the top of the line model offering power door locks/windows, chrome trim, and the 5.7 liter V8 putting out 210 HP and 300 ft lbs of torque. More options were available.
Brakes could have been slightly more powerful, but they got the job done. Only anti lock brakes in the rear, drums in the rear.
Very simple truck to work on, parts are always easy to find.
Despite being 2WD, the truck did pretty well in winter.
Unfortunately my truck was involved in an accident (slammed into the side of the ride at 40 mph). It still ran right afterwards.
I would definitely buy another; good solid American muscle in a pickup package.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th September, 2014