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Worst truck I have ever owned
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By doug wigginton
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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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This truck on has 43,000 miles. I bought it new. I has never been used as a 4X4 and has been cared for. It still looks brand new. However, I have replace the evap valve twice ($500.00 each), power drivers seat needs to repaired ($500.00), growl in turning mechanism (cost ?), mirrors will not retract (cost ?), problem with the lights dimming (ext. $500.00). Engine light on again!!! I will never buy another GM product! Friend had one, same year and model, same problems.


Best Features

Looks nice, seats provide good support.


Worst Features

The problems listed above are common. GMC "Professional Grade" trucks" is simply awful. Replacement parts should be new and improved. Three Evap Valves replacements is unacceptable. Will never buy another GM product.


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Not the Best
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By rockytop2
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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 6.5 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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My 2009 GMC Truck has 35000 and I have already had to put over a 1000.00 into it. First, after 2 years the Evap Vent went out covered under warranty, they replaced the vent. I went out again shortly after year 3 after warranty. Had to pay 500.00 for a special kit to be installed. This was a known problem but GMC would not pay. Year 4, the alternator went bad. 480.00 to replace. Now the steering is making a loud groaning noise when turning. Said may be a bushing and could cost a small fortune to fix. So I would never recommend GM to anyone and will never by another. In my opinion, any vehicle should go 5 years if taken care of without any issues. Pitiful product GM.


Worst Features

Need to build your trucks better and stand behind them with a 5 year warranty.


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Headlamps
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By dub47
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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4dr Extended Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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The engineer who designed the headlamps on the GMC Sierra 2009 should be fired yesterday! You pretty much have to disassemble the front end to replace a freakin headlamp! If you don't have time to mess with it and take it to the dealer, they'll only charge you $174.86 dam dollars to put in a new head lamp which you can purchase at the auto parts store for $13. Ridiculous design!


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Extremely disappointed. Worthless at 52k miles
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By 2ndstpirate
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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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Had to get motor replaced at 52k miles. Starting at 35k the lifters starting ticking. Dealership has worked on it an average of 2 days each month for the past year and finally had to replace the motor. It left me stranded and had to be towed twice in the past 8 weeks. Interior - "fake leather" seats started cracking at 3 years old. Dash cracked at 40K miles. Door panels rattle and dash does as well. Replaced two sets of power door locks. They are not worth 2 cent Horn went into a high pitch about 1 year into owning it. It sounds like a little foreign car. 4x4 is weak. I often drive on sand and it cannot run in 4 high without overheating for more than 10 minutes at speeds of 20mph


Best Features

I like the appearance of the SLT package. I paid extra for the metallic carbon color paint and it is nice. Too bad the paint pealed off the door handles at 40k miles.


Worst Features

1. Better quality paint on door handles 2. 4x4 that will actually perform 3. higher quality interior parts 4. better motor! No reason for it crapping out at 50k miles 5. better door locks 6. Do not glue on fake chrome hubcaps to the wheel. Use real chrome wheels on a $45K truck!!!!! (one fell off at 2 years of ownership) 7. Front bumper design needs to be improved. The large plastic section on the bottom is easily ripped off. I had to replace this 2x from simple driving through weeds....


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Going strong
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By captaingood
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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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original owner 2009 103,000 miles daily driver 100 miles every day to work and back. this truck has never let me down rain or snow i never miss work or anywhere i need to go.


Best Features

awesome built no rattle, comfortable, solid lines, leather interior.


Worst Features

waiting to see a GMC version of the raptor....


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