Chevrolet G-Series 1500

Chevrolet G-Series 1500

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Consumer Reviews

Most reliable van ever created

By on Friday, October 9, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 285,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Comfortable, reliable, stable, cheap"

Cons: "Cheap interior, absymal mpg"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've had my van for 14years. It is a 1994 light-duty G30 standard wheelbase, 5.7 liter V8, 4L60E transmission and no A/C. This van's engine and transmission lasted me 100k, and I bought it with 178k of hard service miles. With regular oil changes, chassis lubes, and yearly tune-ups, the G-series will serve you faithfully. They are very cheap to acquire and maintain. When buying one, be sure to look for evidence of the windshield seal leaking. If you spot rust stains on the interior side of the firewall, or soggy carpet, that is usually the cause. Repair will be around $1k if you have it done right. The front suspension on G30s needs a good shakedown every 10 years, depending on how gentle you are with the van. MPG with payload varies, but it's around 12mpg combined average. I don't mind at all, because new Sprinter/Transit work vans cost $35,000... Not to mention they can't touch the G-series reliability. I put a new engine and trans in mine recently. Looks like I'm set for the next 25 years. I've installed various factory options to make the van more livable. This thing is a tank and I love it. Best investment you can make in a work van. As sure as the sun rises, my van will be there when I need it."

18 people out of 21 found this review helpful

I love my van!

By on Thursday, March 28, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 302,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "good for moving and hauling"

Cons: "rusting"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I got my van in 2008 and have had to make repairs to it but it runs great. The rust is another story but it does everything i need it to do. From towing to moving or road trips. The 4.3 v6 has been very good to me."

10 people out of 12 found this review helpful

By on Sunday, October 14, 2007

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"These vans can be run into the ground and still keep going! The 305 engine lacks some factory horsepower, but has plenty of torque for towing. The engine can be modified to make some serious horsepower!. The G20 van (3/4 ton) have no known defects except for a bad factory paint job, but can be redone if need be. Pretty much a classic, if you can find one."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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