1983 Chevrolet Silverado Reviews

1983 Chevrolet Silverado silverado 6.2 diesel from North America

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 6.2 diesel Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired298300 miles
Most recent distance320568 miles
Previous carChevrolet Vega

Summary:

Would kill to have it back

Faults:

My cousin gave me this pickup when for my 16th birthday. It was a baby blue long box 2x4 with some external rust, but nothing real bad. The only problem I have ever had was this one wire that broke that was the ignition wire. The other thing wrong was the 1 ton spring he put on the back. they were nice for pulling trailer, but not when your going on the interstate.

General Comments:

I loved that truck so much. It would burnout, pull, go mudding very well for a two wheel drive, and I never had a problem with it. the only part I replaced was the air filter, I put a K&N air filter in it and it had a lot more power after that. I sold the truck for a chevy s10 with a 4.3 which blew up 2 days later due to the past owner never changing oil. I wish I would have never sold that truck. now it is in a junkyard in Doon, Iowa. I'm working on buying whats left of it back and doing a mild restoration to it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2007

1983 Chevrolet Silverado K20 350 from North America

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 350 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance156000 miles
Previous carChevrolet C10

Summary:

Love it, only wish it got better gas mileage

Faults:

Normal wear and tear. U-joints, starter all the things that you would expect to go wrong with a vehicle this age.

General Comments:

Truck is a beast, has lots of rust, but that adds character.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2003

25th Nov 2004, 21:56

I agree with the rust it does, I have a 83 also and I love it to death! Also the 450 hp corvette 350 also adds character. There is so much rust on my truck it can cover an entire one of those japanese fart machines.

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews