It has the durability missing from the new GM trucks
The truck had leaking valve cover gaskets and needed a tune up when I bought it.
The radiator was leaking and was cheaper to replace it than repair it. At that time I replaced the hoses, thermostat, and water pump.
The starter and alternator have been replaced as well as the battery and cables.
Everything else has been routine maintenance.
This truck was made to work. I once hauled seven engines in the back for a friend and the truck was as powerful as when it was empty. I have driven on many rough roads and the truck still rides and drives good.
These trucks have one problem though. Rust. The door hinges are rusting out, but I found a pair of doors from a later (80's) model truck with no rust for $50.
GM has had many quality control issues with their current trucks and would do better producing these again. This truck has never let me down once.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th April, 2002