1980 GMC 1/2 Ton Review

1980 GMC 1/2 Ton Grande Sierra 350 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 350 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired169000 kilometres
Most recent distance177000 kilometres
Previous carIsuzu Rodeo

Summary:

Great truck and very reliable vehicle

Faults:

The heater core was gone as purchased.

Poor acceleration for a 350.

Bad on gas.

General Comments:

Good ride, comfortable seats, and excellent steering.

2wd makes winter interesting!

Will be putting a new exhaust system in to see if I can boost the mileage higher than 15mpg.

Best for towing or hauling; once had a load of metal that pushed the rear lower than the front, yet still got the same mileage!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2010

14th Aug 2010, 22:57

I had a 1980 GMC which I loved, except for the as mentioned fuel economy. That review matches my experience word for word!

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review