Be aware that when you get your GMC, on
the freeway or expressway that you will
feel "freeway hop". This is a problem
that GMC knows about but will do
nothing to fix. Because most people
will not test-drive a new vehicle on a
freeway, this is a problem that will
not show up until that first time you
drive your new truck on the freeway,
and think the alinement is out, and
take it back to the dealer, only to be
told that GM is aware of the problem,
and put a lot of weight in the rear of
the bed. Contacting the 1-800 number
did not produce any results either.
Hope this helps at this one other
person before they buy.
We just purchased this truck. It is a
very nice and comfortable vehicle to
have. We have averaged around 18 to 20
miles to the tank this has been in city
so far. It is a quiet ride also. We
use to have a ford ext. cab with a 1
ton chassie 4x4 (diesel)and the only
thing i can tell that is different is
you can feel the small bumps on the
road more. Thats only because we were
used to a heavier truck. I would
highly recommend this truck as of today
Absolutely almost 3 years trouble free
use, everything from pleasure driving
(500 mile trips) to hauling hay or
livestock. Never a wimper, never a miss.
Pull a 4,000 pound tractor plus
implements and trailer and you never
know you have anything in tow using the
tow mode. Will surely buy another.
The seats could use a little extra
something. 200+ pounds quickly wears a
seat hole, but this is the same Ford,
GMC or Dodge. Shame we have to go and
buy conversion seats to keep the
machine comfortable aafter 20,000+ miles
Bought my Sierra new and still enjoy
driving it. Only had a few warranty
items to take care of in the first year
(rear seatbelt retractor, clunking sound
from front wheels when going over bumps
& front wheel alignment problem). Other
than that, have just had it in to the
dealer for regular maintenance. It
handles great on curves & turns and has
plenty of power. However, it does drink
lots of gas. I average about 13.5 mpg in
the city & around 16 mpg on the highway.
The factory tires were terrible
(Firestone Wilderness AT) and I only got
about 36,000 miles out of them. Have
replaced them with Michelin LTX M/S and
they have been great in giving the truck
a much smoother ride.
Like the good looks, flip-up rear seat &
power of the engine. Tow/haul button is
great when trailering. Like the
auto-diming rear view mirror w/comp. &
temp. The Auto 4 whl drv button is a
nice feature too.
For the price I paid, I expected better
interior materials other than the cheap
plastic. Gas mileage could be improved.
Would be nice if the side view mirrors
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