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36,000 miles...Running Great
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By jaximports
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4dr Extended Cab 8 ft. LB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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I bought mine 6 months ago and have put 5,000 miles on it. I needed a truck for our start-up business and this one had everything I needed with a camper shell and spray on bedliner. This is my first GMC/Chevy. I'm in FL. The truck is originally from MI, so it has a bit of surface rust on the frame, from the salt up north. I plan to get it blasted and coated this year to prevent further corrosion. Other than that I average 16.5mpg with a fairly heavy foot and mixed driving. It's comfortable and I love the looks. Paint also has small corrosion spots from up north. Overall happy with the purchase...fingers crossed.


Best Features

Comfort, spacious interior, middle compartment storage is huge, lockable bottom compartment is great, back seat is big enough, headlights are bright, fog lights,


Worst Features

Better fuel economy, rust preventative coating on frame members, higher quality paint/clear coat, towing mirrors, blind spot sensor in mirror, auto dimming mirror, higher quality seat fabric material


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2011 gmc 5.3l flex fuel
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By outdrmn
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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I bought this truck 2 years ago with 7,000 miles. It now has 51,000 miles. Been a very comfortable truck, but when it comes to what you need a truck with a v8 for it doesn't work. I run mobile 1 synthetic oil and change every 5,000 miles. Yet when towing a vintage camper (2,600lbs) and a 4x4 4 wheeler in the bed the truck won't pull a hill at 45 without overheating with no more than 2,500 miles on oil change. Also a 3 year old truck I have had to reinstall the door bumper guards since they fell off at 37,000 miles, comfortable truck but the the GMC brand I knew growing up, I'd gladly take my 09 silverado back


Best Features

Great ride on the highway and good gas mileage. I live at 7,000ft elevation and average 17.9 until I put anything into the bed


Worst Features

A v8 engine that can tow half of what they advertise with out overheating


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Is This Another GMC Cover-Up
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By cpaandcfsa
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4dr Extended Cab 6.5 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


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My parents were driving N on I95 this weekend from FL to VA. The truck's door locks went up & down; the lights flashed on & off; and then, the truck's operating system shut down. The engine, power steering, power brakes nor anything else did not work. Couldn't steer the truck & barely able to stop from 70 mph. 300 miles later, it happened again. Fearing for their lives, they did not stop the rest of the way home. When they took it to the dealer, he said that the "positive post" had come "loose". This did not seem reasonable & far-fetched to my father since he had observed the battery posts that week himself. Is this another cover-up by GMC when more lives are at stake?


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As retirees, my parents can hardly afford such needless and unexpected truck expenses. I'm scared for them and they're not sure what to do, esp. with all the problems GMC appears to be having with ignition system failures that appears to have the same symptoms as my parent's truck this past weekend. Come on, GMC, is this the first time this has happened or are you still not reporting such potentially tragic accidents that happened simliar to this? Respectfully, please advise. My sepmother called you and reported this so it should be on file.


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Steering feels cheap
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By heresmyopinion
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4dr Extended Cab 4WD 8 ft. LB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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Bought the truck in Sept. and I gotta say, this is one smooth driving pickup. If I had the extra dough, the SLT would have been the way to go. The door handles are in a bad spot, passengers have a hard time finding them. The cab is already starting to make noise and the steering feels REAL cheap, I'm planning on bring it to the dealer to have it checked out. Fuel economy is good, averaging around 17 mpg. The 5.3 liter has great power, with the truck loaded up, but I haven't towed anything heavy yet so I'm not sure how the truck would handle or brake. The leather interior is very comfortable, even on long trips and you can't beat the full size room. Got a good deal and dealership was great.


Best Features

Power, Comfort, Styling, Handling, Quiet


Worst Features

Fit and Finish, Better quality steering components, Door panels and handle, Too much cheap plastic on the dash and doors, Need to coat the undercarriage better


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My little GMC work truck
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By krausee
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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I love my little work truck, short bed, 4.3 engine. Why? Because I paid 15,900 for it minus a 750 dollar USAA rebate. It's my third new GMC/Chevy in 10 years and I expect it to be as reliable as the previous trucks.


Best Features

I think the fabric seats are very comfortable..


Worst Features

It may be possible that there's no dome light? [violative content deleted] I have to read the manual


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