1980 Chevrolet Scottsdale K10 250 inline 6 from North America
Some of the best trucks for the money
I had to replace the transmission (3 on the tree), HOWEVER this was due to misuse and not the manufacturer.
Replaced bad (original) shocks.
Very cheap on gas for a full size 4x4. Gets up to 20 MPG, averaging about 17-18.
Rust is an issue, so I had to replace the fenders, but this is expected for something so old.
Runs very good. Always starts and has never left me on the side of the road; even when the transmission went out (my fault), it got me home.
Fixing it is very easy. Simple engineering makes repairs quick and painless. Everything is easy to get to and not overcomplicated.
Overall, I think it makes a great cheap truck. Does everything any other truck will do, but the initial cost was super low ($500) and with new fenders, transmission, shocks, maintenance, and accessories, my total investment is still under $1000.
Pretty decent on gas with the 6 cylinder. Not a race car, but it is pretty peppy and gets the job done.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th July, 2015
19th Jul 2015, 03:52
The 250 I-6 was enhanced this year, with dual exhaust manifolds and a staged 2-Bbl carburetor, good for a power boost from 110 HP to 130 HP. The downside is that the carburetor, like many of its era, by necessity of aggressive fuel economy and emission regulations, was quite complex. Dirt/wear took a big toll on its ability to consistently meter fuel accurately. The result was increasingly irritating drivability issues - cold stalling, major hesitation when trying to accelerate quickly, etc. Other than that, a solid truck :)