1979 GMC 1/2 Ton Review

1979 GMC 1/2 Ton 305 V8 from North America

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 305 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile 98


Can always trust it


It was one of vehicles that sat in a field for 10 years, and needed a ton of work done.

Replaced the motor (originally a straight six that seized up because someone pulled out the spark plugs).

Tons of bodywork.

New brakes, suspension, and steering parts.

General Comments:

Well even after all the work, it's still not done.

I only drive it when there's no snow on the ground, so as to keep it from rusting out more.

It has given me a couple little problems, mainly because an inexperienced 14 year old did a lot of the work (me 9 years ago), so I fix them as I go along.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2010

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