1986 Chevrolet Van Review

1986 Chevrolet Van G30 5.7 V8 350 from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 350 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 kilometres
Most recent distance173000 kilometres
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

The blue tank is ugly as sin, but does the trick

Faults:

My radiator blew @ 127,000.

My carb was replaced @ 149,000.

Muffler @ 156,000.

Fuel pump @ 170,000.

Heater core @ 170,00.

General Comments:

It has all the comforts of a tank. It is built to get you from point A to B and that's all.

Handles surprisingly well.

Sputters off the line thanks to the temperamental carb.

Once she crawls up to 50KMH she really goes.

Need to feed the engine 1Litre of oil every 2500KM.

Bought the van for cheap, and plan to get me nickle out of the ugly girl.

Nice thing about owning a Chevy is that parts and mechanics are readily available, and usually reasonably priced.

She's not pretty to look at or comfortable to be with, but she brings me home and makes me money. It is a happy marriage until my accountant tells me otherwise.

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

Review Date: 3rd September, 2009

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