1983 GMC S-15 Reviews

1983 GMC S-15 Sierra 2.8L 60 degree V6 from North America

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.8L 60 degree V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120009 miles
Most recent distance129946 miles

Summary:

Good truck, and would buy another if they were still made!

Faults:

Choke sticking.

Brakes.

General Comments:

Good little truck.

Cons:

The brakes suck.

It's no speed demon.

It's fairly powerful for an old small V6, but not enough for towing.

Gas mileage = 10-14.

Bench seat sucks and is uncomfortable.

Pros:

Good for hauling small loads.

Good winter beater.

Drives nice down the highway at 65.

Good for around town use.

Reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2010

1983 GMC S-15 2.6L V6 from North America

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.6L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired189432 miles
Most recent distance229576 miles

Summary:

Decent little first truck

Faults:

When I got the truck the entire engine had to be rebuilt because the idiot before me started it with no oil in it. Since then I have had to replace all the shocks at 190,000 miles and the interior is in shambles I have replaced the tires once and had it aligned at 210,000 miles also the ac doesn't work. I replaced the heater core at 200,000 miles.

General Comments:

It was my first car, but I don't really like it. I don't drive eratically, but only manage 200miles to a tank of gas. It was in horrible shape when I got it, but I put a new stereo and speakers in it. I am looking to buy a Pontiac Bonneville.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th July, 2007

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews