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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab - Consumer Reviews

2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab

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


Review

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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Is This Another GMC Cover-Up
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By cpaandcfsa
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab SL 4dr Extended Cab 6.5 ft. SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


Review

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?


Worst Features

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 Extended Cab 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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Love This Truck
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ewrob
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab SLT 4dr Extended Cab 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


Review

i just bought this truck and i dont want to get out of it,it has the 5.3 afm on it and i cannot tell when it switches between 8cyl to 4 i had drove the f150 which is a very good truck but i think the sierra has it beat hands down


Best Features

upgraded seats are the way to go,power of the v8,rides like a luxuary car,the back doors open all the way back,love the features on the radio


Worst Features

none that i can think of


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Old technology-Drum brakes
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By 2011sierraslt
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab SLT 4dr Extended Cab 6.5 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


Review

Drum brakes! List price 38k + and I got drum brake on the rear-end.
Maybe they wouldn't need all those air bags to get the 5 star safety rating if the truck could stop.
Put disc brake all the way around.


Best Features

Dash is laid out real nice. Seats are great. Steering wheel switches are a nice treat.


Worst Features

Reduce the height of the center console glove box. Install a coin change holder. Dump the plastic chrome wheel covers


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