1986 GMC 1/2 Ton Review

1986 GMC 1/2 Ton truck 305 V8 from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 305 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer


I Love My Truck, and wouldn't trade it for any thing!


She received a new transmission, just before I bought it.

I replaced the Carborator and got a smoother ride.

I have also replaced the starter a couple of times.

Other than regular maintenance, example Brakes, Muffler, and Battery, etc.

There have been no major repairs.

General Comments:

With the wind chill factor, it gets pretty cold around here in the winter -

30 - 40 below zero.

Not once has the ole girl let me down!

She has started every morning.

I've never had any problems hauling or towing ANYTHING!! (even over the limit loads)

She has a thirst for the petro, but all thoes V8's do.

The only complaint that I really have is that the quality of the metal that it was built with stinks, I am forever fixing the surface rust.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2005

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review