1986 GMC Van Vandura 2500 5.0 V8 from North America
Vanduras are tough vehicles that probably will outlive their owners
Got this van after it sitting unmoving for 3 years, so a tune up was needed and fluids changed, but would be about the same for any vehicle.
Radiator core died, engine temp reached overheat situation on two occasions, but didn't otherwise affect the engine one bit; it'll probably outlast me.
Radiator hose line blew out recently, fixed with a bit of cutting and linkage replacement for 89 cents.
Minor rip in bench/bed fabric, my fault.
Power windows don't work yet.
The van can haul, and how. I was able to take everything I owned without needing a trailer when moving.
Does have some trouble climbing steep hills, but has no trouble at highway speeds normally.
Suspension slightly rougher than it could be, but justified in that it was built to hold large amounts of weight.
Comfortable interior, quite plush and holds a lot of people.
Exterior has rust on some areas, but only minor surface rust. Blue paint is peeling, but silver stripes are unaffected.
Engine has buckets of torque and refuses to break down.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd January, 2009