1980 Chevrolet Silverado Review

1980 Chevrolet Silverado 305 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 305 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance230000 miles
Previous carMercury Cougar

Summary:

Excellent truck!

Faults:

Replaced master cylinder in 2002.

General Comments:

The most dependable vehicle I have owned. It's a long wheel base pickup with no shell. Other than some minor body damage, it's in great shape.

The seat has a tear in it, but nothing too serious.

The exhaust needs to be replaced.

The engine has no leaks at all. At every oil change, it is always full.

The transmission has a very small leak at the rear main seal.

Probably my only complaint about this truck is that the gas tank is on the passenger side.

Unless you build a very thin cabinet, speakers behind the seat present a problem, forcing you to pull the seat up until the steering wheel is in your stomach.

It has the original rally rims that came with the truck in 1980, and the original size tires.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2003

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review