1988 Chevrolet C/K 3500 User Reviews

1988 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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Sam writes:
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4

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Comfort, hauling capabilities

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Gas mpg

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A Beast — Truck was a beast, did everything I asked it to and was actually really comfortable, even the back seat. It had a lot of little issues but it was 26 years old, that was to be expected. Overall one of my favorite trucks I have owned.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Thecardude10 writes:
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5

Pros

its a 3500 and its 4x4

Cons

the frame is rotted

Thecardude10
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Paintball Chev — this is a 1988 chevy k3500 1 ton truck 4x4 hubcaps i call this the paintball chevy truck the thing i do not like about it is the frame is rotted its got the blue chevy bowite sadly its now a parts truck

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Harley writes:
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It's a diesel so the fuel economy is great. It is also a 4 door truck, so being able to carry 5 passengers is great.

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It's a 1 ton truck 4x4 of course the ride.

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Of The 3 Trucks That I Have Owned In 22 Plus Years This Is By Far The Best Truck I Have Ever Owned. — The performance is what you would expect from an old schoo naturally aspiratedl diesel, fairly good considering the weight of the truck. It is a 1 ton 4x4, 4 door with an 8 foot box. It has been a plow truck it's whole life so of course it has a few squeaks and rattles, but nothing major. As for being 23 years old and only having been repainted once it is still in good shape. A few minor rust spots and faded paint, but over all still in great shape. Three things you never want to say when in a parts store, 1 ton, 4x4 and diesel. So yes the parts are expensive butthankfully they don't wear out too often. The fun factor is second to none because there just aren't too many of this type of trucks still around, and I am asked all the time about it.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Nate writes:
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NO brakes

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? — acceleration sucks, no brakes, handles OK, it wasn't built horrible, as of now it needs: brake lines, transmission or fluid, exhaust manifold, new rear inner tires (dually). gas mileage sucks (350 c.d.i) (put 1/4 of a tank in, let it run for 10 minutes and I'm down to 1/16). It is fun to drive because it is a big truck.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Calvin writes:
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good for pulling

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eats gas

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All Around The Best — nothing best for towing and hauling the 454 ate the fuel but all around beat the competition its cost about $250 a week to keep running it areally fun to drive on gravel with its horsepower but its main job is pulling

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Matthew writes:
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its a tank on wheels

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gas milage

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If You Need Big You Have To Suffer The Gas Price — will tow any thing it is hooked to, but wont pass a gas station built better tahn some but not as good as others two wheel drive but been pulling out 4x4s in the snow the last three days will some day get a engine rebuild

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Reviews From Other Years

2000 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Reviews

An American Icon By porkepyn

You can't watch an old film without seeing one of these trucks in them. They were the answer to everyman's total utility vehicle. They were the workhorse for every hauling job imaginable & are still... Read More

I Love This Truck! By Tyrone

Hard to find info about it other than that it handles like a cadillac. Great power, love the style and the engine is very quiet for the 454. I wont buy anything else as far as trucks go. I love this t... Read More

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1999 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Reviews

My Favorite In A Line Of 6 Trucks I've Owned By jmszkutnik

Despite the 10 mpg, it is a great truck. I've hauled 25,000 lbs (gross, truck & trailer) 4,000 miles and the 4L80E is incredibly durable. My truck has 320,000 miles on the original powertrain. (454 ... Read More

All Work And Time Left To Play With The Youngins By Tom

it has good solid construction a few modifications and the dually lets it hook up really well. the worst part is the gas mileage but lets be reasonable it is a work truck and gets the job done with t... Read More

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1998 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Reviews

Excellent For What It Is Made To Do , Tow.best Of Both Worlds.car / Truck By ftac

You get what you pay for.You never buy one of these trucks because you want a vehicle that gets 30 mpg. The 7.4l, 454 was the best drive train ever for this truck.On long rides, it's as comfortable as... Read More

Red Neck Awesome By Sam

That engine is a beast, it takes a lot of gas so I had to buy a little honda for my daily commute to and from work (22 miles each way), on the other hand it is build like a rock. It's 26 years old an... Read More

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1997 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Reviews

1997 Chevrolet K3500 Crew Cab By Zach

Was a nice truck at one time but I got it after over 10 years of being a contractor and welding truck so it took its beating and ended up having about 500000miles when it died completely. It was very ... Read More

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1996 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Reviews

Absolutely A Work Horse By Brohmas

I enjoy this truck for towing. It has been a great family vehicle as I have actually had my girlfriend and two kids in it and we went on a trip out of state and hit a snow storm. We had to drive 40 mi... Read More

Chevy For Life By Justin

Truck is amazing, it's a real work horse. The motor is bullet proof. The transmission still shifts as crisp as it did when it came off the lot. Couldnt ask for a better towing rig, short of my 08 Dura... Read More

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