1974 Chevrolet Van Motorhome 5.7 from UK and Ireland
Rear wheel bearings.
Master brake cylinder.
Rear brake cylinders.
3 brake pipes.
Front shoes worn out.
Rear shoes also worn out.
Wipers squeak constantly.
Idler arm worn out.
Replace 4 barrel carburetor for 2 barrel carburetor, in an attempt to reduce the thirst for fuel; 2nd only to Saturn V rockets.
Gearbox grinds auto.
Replaced 4x 16.5 tyres; expensive.
Leaks water like a sieve.
Handles worse than a water bed.
Best bit; it wastes Astra GTIs, VW Golfs etc all day. My G30 maybe dying, but not without a fight.
This van is the US version of our Vauxhall Bedford CF Van. Our UK van is around a 3rd smaller than its Chevy cousin and no V8, but I do think the 5.7 is a little on the large side.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th May, 2004