1993 GMC Sierra 1500 Consumer Review: I recommend this Truck

1993 GMC Sierra 1500 - Consumer Review

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SLE Extended Cab Pickup (4.3L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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I recommend this Truck
By Ted R. on


1993 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLE 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


Assembled in Canada. Very few mechanical problems. Alternator and wiper motor replaced. Intake manifold gasket replaced at 102,000 - common on 350ci. Easy to find parts. Has 110,000 miles & at Hwy speeds over 70mph, average 16mpg+ w/K&N Air Filter. Stationed in Germany, routinely pegged speedo on autobahn. Top speed? Has a rev-limiter, it would cut out. Plenty of power & brakes on Alpine roads. Pulled many heavy loads w/o problems. The 4x4 is must off-road & in Minnesota winters. No body rust despite road salt. Paint still good. Did not have Dealer undercoating - galvanized steel body. On 3rd muffler. Overall, very satisfied with this truck.

Best Features

Accessible engine compartment. Engine hood light that is deployable - handy. A/C has never needed recharging. Has old R-12 coolant - much colder than the new R-134 stuff. It ALWAYS starts, even in -40 degrees below zero (engine block heater helps).

Worst Features

Design of power window/lock buttons - corrected in newer models. No airbag - that came out in 1994 model year. I like "3rd/4th door" they came out with on the ext cabs. Next time I'll skip plastic factory bedliner & try a spray-on.
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