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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 Crew Cab 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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Extremely disappointed. Worthless at 52k miles
1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By 2ndstpirate
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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 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 Crew Cab 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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So So
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By CG
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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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My only real complaint with this truck is the power/acceleration. I have the 5.3L Crew Cab with 6-speed AT, and unless I just have a lemon, this truck is a dog when it comes to acceleration. I literally get passed by Honda civics and the like with ease. The transmission sometimes feels like it is going to break apart; there are loud clunking noises quite frequently. It seems like the truck drives differently each and every time that I turn it on. I love everything else about the truck, but I just can't get past the very poor performance of the engine/transmission. This is more than likely due to the limitations that GM puts on the engines/transmissions due to the long warranty period.


Best Features

Exterior look; quiet and smooth ride; good gas economy


Worst Features

Get rid of the limitations on the transmission/engine! This truck is weaker than my previous 2000 Chevy extended cab with the same engine.


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21,000 miles (Everything I expected)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Colorado
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2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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Replaced a disaster 6.0 PSD (too many warranty invoices overloaded glove box) and went back to gasser GMC. Truck is fully fitted out and has never been in the shop for any warranty work. Averaging 19.7 mpg city/hwy and consistently get over 20 on the hwy at 75 mph (about what I expected for this heavy truck). Auto 4WD is great in the snow and wet weather, and tow/haul functions as designed. Can cruise all day at 75-80 mph on the interstate--comfortable with smooth ride. Good leg room in the back seat for adults. Reasonably quiet ride with lots of room--tight finish, no rattles or squeaks.


Best Features

Auto 4WD. Tracks very well in snow and on wet roads with all-season tires. Tow/haul function is great when towing. Like the auto volume control on the radio. Bose stereo with aux connection. Use Bluetooth phone system with great sound clarity--connections have no idea I am on the speaker phone.


Worst Features

A little more low-end torque when entering freeway. Can't figure out why brakes squeal occasionally--even when rotors are clean--but not a big issue. Should have spray-in bed liner and door sill guards on premium SLE's for the price charged (instead of paint).


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