My family has had this truck for over 10 years now it's mine. I started driving it with about 145,000 miles and it now has 220,000 and and I've only had to do regular maintenance and replace the starter and alternator.
1997 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SLE 2dr Extended Cab LB
this is my third gm truck and i have yet to be disappointed. first truck was an 87 chevy that i drove until i hit a deer and ditch and the frame warped. second finally gave in when the truck was loaned to a friend (at the time) and they blew the engine.... (friends dont beat friends' vehicles...) this 97 gmc has 220k on it and still running great yeah some maintenance is required but that comes with all vehicles. who needs a jap vehicle. id like to see how many honda's can pull a stump out of the ground then go on a comfortable 3 hour trip back home
good engines and body styling. reliable when maintained properly.
transmissions are sketchy in these vehicles but other than that i really cant complain im at a total of 428k miles and ive only had to replace one transmission a lot of oil and quite a few tires. this spread between 3 vehicles mind you.
i have had my 1997 GMC sierra 1500 (it a heavy half ton) for 10 years ever since my grampus ford got stolen. dam good truck loved it since the day we bought it its a 4wd has 203837 miles on it it blue has a regular cab its an sl it has a towing package.
My Truck has 250,000+ miles on it and it is still running great, i live on a country road in Minnesota and it takes the snow and heat with no problem at all. It has little to no rust on it because i wash it biweekly. The greatest truck i have ever owned, i upped the tire size to 285 just to give it a beefier look and to help in the field. I guarentee that this truck will get me another 200,000 if it keeps up at this pace!
Vortec 350, power seat, lays rubber, smooth ride, and great sleek look.
Bought truck 10 years ago, with 12,000 miles on it. Fuel pump at 100,000 another at 200,000. Wiper problem was a solder-fix. New starter, alternator. Truck runs like a champ, lots of power, has 210,000 on 350 vortec and I'm leaving for a 1000 mile trip next week. A comfortable ride, killer music system (after-market), tinted windows. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
The style-design, comfort, smooth ride, dependability.
the windshield wiper problem with the solder connections...looked on the computer and found the fix.