by Jake H. on Oct 25, 2010 Vehicle: 1990 GMC Sierra 1500
I bought this truck January '10, and it had 72,000 miles on it. Yes, 72,000 miles on it. I bought it from the original owner who bought it when he retired in 1989. It had only the week before had its first new set of tires in 20 years! Today, 10/22/10, this truck now has 82,000 miles on it, and has had nary a problem other than catching up on a bit of routine maintenance, a hose or two, filters, brake pads etc. It has cranked every time, and rides very well for a pickup truck. I'm looking forward to owning this truck for a very long time.
by lhoboy on Dec 24, 2009 Vehicle: 1990 GMC Sierra 1500
An '89 Acura might be more reliable, but not by much. This work horse has been abused and overloaded, has towed 3500 pound trailers over the continental divide hundreds of times, hauled hundreds of emergency professionals through several foot snowfalls, etc., etc. Makes it through stuff that the new "luxury" SUVs can't even think about. When I'm ready to replace it in another 20 years, I hope the new ones are as good.
by RC on May 3, 2006 Vehicle: 1990 GMC Sierra 1500
This truck has lasted me far longer than I ever thought it would. I purchased it in late June of '05 for a massive $1,500. Almost a year later, I have had to replace only items that are reasonable considering the age and the mileage (244k) of the truck. Although I love this truck, the body is starting to show its age. The straw that broke the camel's back was the fact that the fuel pump went out on me last week, so I have decided to replace the ol' girl with a newer, lower mileage GM truck. Overall, this thing was a workhorse and loved every minute of it.
by Eric Gohlke on Nov 16, 2002 Vehicle: 1990 GMC Sierra 1500
This is a very good running truck. Add
a K&N off road air system, hooker
headers, and hypeteck TBI power
charger. All available at jegs.com. You
will be able to run with any new vortec
engine. I raced a 19997 chevy truck
with vortec 350 and a jet pwer
programmer and I beat them.
by MT on Oct 7, 2002 Vehicle: 1990 GMC Sierra 1500
This truck goes no matter what. Dependable and worth every penny I paid
for it. 4.3 V-6 auto (Turbo 400) has over 200,000 miles on it, still passes
e-check in Ohio, and doesn't smoke, knock, ping, or falter. Would like an
extended cab even more, and one of those will be the only reason I give this
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