1989 Chevrolet Truck Reviews

1989 Chevrolet Truck 2.5 EFI from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 EFI Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carSubaru DL

Summary:

Lots of power, but cheaply made

Faults:

It needed a new starter, which caused it to start slow.

The valve cover leaks oil.

The interior falls apart (cheap plastic)

Reverse grinds.

General Comments:

Very strong 2.5 liter engine. I can get rubber in first, second, and third, which is way more than expected with a four cylinder.

Goes through gas like a hog, probably the way I drive it.

Extremely uncomfortable in summer because the engine blows hot air inside even when you have the heat off.

First gear is geared too low.

Terrible in the winter.

Bad on the highway.

The handling is not very good, and not having power steering sucks.

Everything about the truck is cheaply made except what's under the hood.

This truck will blow the doors off any other truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2001

15th Feb 2003, 17:20

It is a very good truck. I drove it back and forth from wisconsin to idaho numerous times, this is a very reliable truck!!!

1989 Chevrolet Truck C30 (1 ton) 454 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
Engine and transmission 454 V8
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Transmission problems (only been pulling a 3,000 lb trailer). Only has 50,000 miles so far.

General Comments:

Want a real truck get a Ford or Dodge. Going from Ford/Dodge Truck to Chevrolet Truck is like going from fine shrimp to a can of tuna. Built on a car frame & suspension! Sad power for a big-block V8. Bed is spot welded to frame. 1 ton Chevy is same as 3/4 ton Ford/Dodge, 3/4 ton Chevy is same as 1/2 ton Ford/Dodge & so on (I would hate to think about what an S10 could do). Okay for second car only.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th November, 1998

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews