2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
I purchased a my 2009 GMC Sierra Quad Cab Z71 4x4 with the 5.3L and SLE2 pkg. on January 2, 2009. I did have some issues with the brakes (high spots on rotors and drums) when first purchased but those have been resolved. The reason why I purchased the truck was to consolidate; traded in a S10 and Nissan Xterra for a 4 door pickup b/c twins were on the way. This is the first year of the 6 speed auto so it still needs some refinement. Love the gas mileage but can't wait until they put out a pickup with a smaller diesel engine. Handling and torque are excellent.
The ride is excellent for a truck. Towing, no problem. Towed 3 people out of snow banks like they were a piece of cotton. I love the front bench seat with the fold down center console.
Go back to disk brakes on the rear. Should put in an overhead console on every model with a place to put sunglasses. Watch out for the traction control; it can get you in trouble in the snow. Fix the hard transmission shifts, both up and down.