by UnstoppableGMC on Oct 4, 2006 Vehicle: 1993 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SLE 2dr Regular Cab SB
I got this truck with 134,000miles and had it for almost 4 years, from age 16 to 20. When I got the truck, it was close to perfect, and throught the years I put a lot of money in it, but not because it tore up. I fixed it up and customized it in every way possible but not once did it ever have a major mechanical problem, just the normal things like alternator, water pump, and some electronic thing on the throttlebody. I do recommend that if you have this truck and get around 10-12 mpg that you free up the exhaust a lot. I got 15-16 mpg after running true duals with two glasspacks. My truck had 195,000 miles on it when it got totaled. Original engine and transmission, never been touched, and still drove like new
by gmcforme on Feb 22, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SLE 2dr Regular Cab SB
This is the best truck anyone I know has ever had. 214,000 miles with only a water pump (100k), alternator(180K), a few brake shoes, and NEVER had a mechanic tune it up,although I changed plugs and wires 2-3 times. Forget your great uncle's 5 digit odometer thats "turned over" 4x's since last July 4th on his straight six, and buy one of these classic 5.7's next time you find a decent looking one. This thing may last forever. I know Fords that have gone through more tranny overhauls than I've needed new batteries.
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