vehicle has 19,000 miles and the breaks give out periodically.....gmc does nothing to resolve...been fighting for over a year and a half with this issue....there best advice is keep driving till one of there mechanics can feel the breaks give out...will NEVER BUY ANOTHER GMC customer service and parts are terrable
I have the 2nd generation LLY Duramax engine in mine and i love it. I had to replace the injectors when i bought it at 130,000 but other than that i have just been upgrading. The ride is great, the seats are comfortable, the fuel economy is good, 20-24 highway, 15-18 city, if i keep my foot out of it(hard to do with 400 HP and 600LbFt of torque on tap). I have not had any major breakdowns since owning it. The transmission did blow up at 143,000, but it was a freak electrical short that caused it to engage 2 gears at once(lots of chunks in the pan). It actually got me all the way back to the shop in limp mode which was about 25 miles, 10 of which on a logging road.
The Duramax engine, the cab room(front and rear), easy to work on, good mileage,the lighting(upgrade to a Bright Box)it is good stock though, handles great in all weather, the ride is great and the in cab storage is very well thought out.
upgrades the tires to 33"(no lift required), upgrade the headlights with a Bright Box, aluminium skid plate are far better than the plastics(get some) and some step bars so you dont destroy the edges of the seats
Truck has been overall a good unit. Windsheild leak when new at passenger floorboard and behind dash. Took 1 year for local dealer to finally fix. Climate Control slow to activate fan, really noticable on hot days, seems I have to press brake pedal to start blower (wierd). Trans will sometimes start in 2nd gear, then shift to 1st. Usual problems with intermiediate steering shaft (now on 2nd fix), driver's seat belt and armrest broke, pass side also (wrty fixes). Also having wierd problem during cold months with intermittent dash light and guages recycling, no fix yet. Orig brakes are still strong at 90k miles, tire wear good, body still tight and quiet, engine strong with no oil usage
Comfort, power, ride ok, luxury options, looks, towing power, ease of driving. GM trucks for me have proven to be good for long term purchases.
GM should tighten up the quality control some more. Already the best, would only make them better.
The quality of this truck is questionable. Major issues include getting only 275 - 300 miles/tank of gas. Serious steering problems with absolutely no long-term fixes. This is a widespread issue which truly makes the truck a misery to drive! Rust at less than two years. Faulty air, seating, and other minor repairs. I can hardly imagine buying another due to GM's lack of being able to warrany their trucks and offering a fix on such a major steering issue. All they offer is a lube which needs to be applied every four to six months and does not really work well.
Heated seats, good power, OnStar.
Steering! So bad, I will have to get out of the truck. Overall quality of the truck needs improvement. Improve rear seat room.
this is the fifth (sixth if you count
my Tahoe) gm truck that i have had and
it is by far the best. talk about
reliable. a heavy duty truck that has
no problems pullikng my triler in any
clime and place. in the snow, on the
beach, it does not matter. talk about
space, i have two kids and a dog and we
travel with no problems, even on long
trips. i will never own another type
of truck, from any dealer...now a
hummer...that is a different issue.
major, us marine corps
camp lejeune nc
gm truck owner since 1985
1985 chevy s-10
1988 chevy s-10
2001 chevy silerado ext cab z-71
2002 gmc sierra ext cab z-71
2002 chevy tahoe 4x4
2004 gmc sierra 2500hd quad cab 4x4