1985 Chevrolet C10 Base Review
Comfortable, Good Looking, Reliable Old Truck. — There are no blind spots, which is one of my favorite things about it. You can see everything in the mirrors and just by looking. It's comfortable to drive, but you really can't take more than 1 person comfortably, but I've sat 4 on the bench and a few times even someone in the bed. There are some dings and scratches in the paint, as would be expected with this old of a car. Almost all (we had a mishap on the hood while replacing wipers, which are now brand new btw) were put on before I had it. It's not the fastest car, but I didn't have a problem merging with traffic or anything. Brakes work well, but I haven't done them so it could be good. Handles about average for it, I can make a u-turn in my neighborhood while only using 1 sidewalk. My new audi uses neither, a dodge ram 2500 uses both. It feels safe, it's a solid well built truck.
Primary Use: Commuting to work
Pros: Very comfortable to drive, you can see everything around you as well and it's easy to tell what space the truck takes up. Looks good, is fun, and is reliable. Drove it for a 40 minute commute Monday-Thursday for many months and only had a few mishaps that have been fixed, the right way. Rhino Bed Liner, I helped a few people move and the bed still looks gorgeous.
Cons: Not great gas mileage, although it's not bad for an old truck. Not very good in the snow, but could be much better with sandbags and studs. You do have to watch the oil and tranny fluid.
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