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Sweet 5 Cylinder-GMC Pickup Truck
10 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By angelballs
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2005 GMC Canyon 4dr Crew Cab Z71 SLE 4WD SB (3.5L 5cyl 4A)


Review

Bought my truck new in October 2004, This sweet 5 cylinder pickup has served me well on long 1100 mile runs from Florida to Maryland and back as well as 5 and 6 mile trips to buy heavy materials such as sod and mulch, as well as lumber from big box stores. The paint quality is exceptional and day after day in Florida sunshine it is still beautiful after all these years. A dream to drive, it still stirs my soul when I see it sitting in solemn eloquence.


Best Features

The Paint - Silver Birch The Engine - Aluminum 5 cylinder Solid construction Strong Beautiful design Durable cloth seats


Worst Features

Visibility to the rear of truck, too high head rests hamper rear vision. Guess that is why GM provided excellent adjustable outside mirrors.


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Still going strong
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By sullylang
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2005 GMC Canyon 4dr Crew Cab Z71 SLE Rwd SB (3.5L 5cyl 4A)


Review

Coming up on 8 years owning this truck. It still runs great, drives great, very reliable, and good efficiency (18mpg city / 22 mpg hwy). Gas mileage was better with regular hwy tires. Dick Cepek FC-II tires took about 1 mpg off the fuel economy. Just did 120k service on vehicle. I wrecked my brakes, but they would have needed rotors and drums at 120k either way. Only issue that's odd is the rough, or low idle from a dirty throttle body. Very simple to clean, and now runs perfect again. Very satisfied with this truck. The experts have their blinders on when giving it poor performance ratings. Power is great and it tows very well.


Best Features

Fuel efficient drivetrain. Comfortable seating for a large person. I'm 6'2" tall and have to pull seat forward a couple inches. Controls are all easy to reach and manipulate. Great acceleration and handling.


Worst Features

Turbo diesel option in the USA like the one they have in Asia. 3.5L 4 cyl turbo diesel with 350 ft/lbs of torque. A small truck with some full size truck torque.


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Great Truck
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Matt
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2005 GMC Canyon 4dr Crew Cab Z71 SLE Rwd SB (3.5L 5cyl 4A)


Review

Great truck for doing things you need to do, without the gas of a full size. Great family car to take to the beach, worth every bit of money.


Best Features

The 3.5 5 cyl it has 246 hp. a lot better pick up than the 4 cyl .


Worst Features

Make the back a little bit bigger for the second row.


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great truck
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By w biello
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2005 GMC Canyon 4dr Extended Cab Z85 SLE Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

truck has preformed very well - handles great- 21 to 25 mpg.no problems- dealer mastria buick gmc best dealer i have ever dealt with - service dept great-


Best Features

handling, power,comfort


Worst Features

move door lock from arm rest


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Long term review
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Andy L.
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2005 GMC Canyon 4dr Crew Cab Z71 SLE Base Rwd SB (3.5L 5cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this truck new in Oct 2004. My review from Jan 06 remains true. This truck has been outstanding. The fit and finish on the interior is fine, the exterior has held up perfectly. It is very well powered, and a pleasure to drive. Does great in Michigan winters. Even better with new Dick Cepek FC-II tires. I've hauled many loads of wood, pulled a small boat, traveled with family of five and never been let down. The only two issues have been the theft deterance went out (minor), and the drivers window regulater died ($300) I have 86k miles and plan to put on many more.


Best Features

Fuel economy, drivers legroom and headroom, handling is good, and performance is above average.


Worst Features

Inline 4.2 six cyl, or a turbo (clean) diesel option. 8 ft bed option on reg cab. Bose stereo like wifes envoy. (I'm jealous)


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