1984 GMC S-15 4x4 2.8 V6 2bbl carb from North America
The headliner has unglued from a leak in the corner of the windshield.
Windshield wipers motor has a damaged gear inside; works, but really sluggish.
One of the front wheel bearing went bad. Got a good used one from the junkyard for $40.
The floor rotted from the previously mentioned water leak. Patched it myself for free.
The reverse light bulbs burned out.
The fuel tank sending unit stopped working. Found a burned wire too close to the exhaust manifold and replaced it.
The brake switch was working 1 time out of 3, so I replaced it for $20.
Worst of all, the front differential broke open when it was property of the previous owner, and he never knew nor told me... So it's not 4 wheel drive anymore, too bad...
For the amount of money I have spent on this $350 truck, I'm really satisfied with all the work it does for me. It's my secondary car, so it is not used that often, but on the drivetrain point it is ultra-reliable. The 2.8 V6 with the carburetor is far from being a performance engine, but it will still carry good loads, at around 17 mpg.
I don't know when I will get it retired, but I am sure it will give me some more years of good service after sitting for around 10 years in the driveway of my neighbour.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th May, 2010