1983 Chevrolet Truck Review

1983 Chevrolet Truck C-20 350 Ci/5.7 Ltr from North America

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 350 Ci/5.7 Ltr Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile 98

Summary:

Amazingly, it's still running?

Faults:

Caught fire once, now on it's third engine and fourth transmission, front suspension rebuilt, windows & doors leak, possible sprung frame. (It leans to one side now) Has had occasional mystery wiring troubles since fire as well.

General Comments:

Truck has been worked hard all it's life, and it shows? Ex-Street Dept truck from a City. Very plain "Work Truck". Has it's "Temper Tantrums" at times, but it does what I want it to do, though. 350 in stock form not suited for this type truck, though. (3/4 ton) 454 is a better choice if towing or hauling a lot. Is adequate with addition of performance parts, though. (Easy to find for a Chevy) Dual Exhausts are well worth money spent, as was the RV Cam and the carburetor & cylinder head work. Just don't expect over 10 mpg out of it, though?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th January, 2003

12th Mar 2009, 10:35

Maybe you should buy a Cummins.

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review