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By dkwalker25
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab SLE 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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i love my pickup, hauls my 40HP massey with bucket and brush hog like it's not even there. with banks big hoss bundle it hauls balls and doesn't think twice. awesome truck wouldn't give anything for it. it's dependable, and with all the mods it catches eyes everywhere i go. as of now, until ford puts out the 6.7L would only recommend a duramax. cummins is good but everything around it is crap and rides like a semi. duramax is king right now. i just can't say how much i love my pickup.


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4x4, duramax engine, towing capabilities, and pure power of the banks powered duramax


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By polonerw
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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I bought my Duramax Diesel 2500 Hd crew cab to pull a 36 foot fifth wheel. There is plenty of power; however, have had a few problems. The speedometer failed at about 60000 miles and had to be replaced. I have read that this is a common problem but there is a class action lawsuit and I plan to turn in my 478.00 receipt and hopefully get reimbutsed from GM. The engine light came on and paid to have the code read which was relatively meaningless but haven't had any more problems with that. I added a Superchip which is amazing how much perfromance improvement. Have heard that some people have burned up transmission with Superchip but I always reset to towsafe prior to pulling anything.


Best Features

xm satellite, diesel power, looks


Worst Features

better mileage. Can't understand why Superchip improves performance so much, and wonder why GM engineers can't safely get more of that Diesel power that seems to be available. I guess it has something to do with Government emissions or some big brother regulations.


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05' 6.6 V8
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By troyman89
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab SLT Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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Very nice truck. Lots of power for pulling my 35 foot race trailer. Good on fuel about 21 highway 18 in town. I put the banks 6 gun chip in it. Very fast. Sounds good and has lots of power


Best Features

Bose raido, seats are nice and the power


Worst Features

Make it sit a little higher


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Good, but not great
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By candleman
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab SLE 4WD LB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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This diesel was an upgrade from a gas Dodge RAM1500. Pulling a 7,000lb trailer now seems effortless. Turbocharger takes a long time to engage and gas mileage wasn't as good as I'd expected for a diesel- about 12.5 pulling trailer which is disappointing since over 20 without. Just had 3 injectors replaced under 100K Duramax warranty which I believe was a known problem in all GM diesels from 2002-2006. No recall, of course! No significant change in power or mileage with the new injectors. I hate that GM always adds a $95+ "diagnostic fee" for the computer hookup with any service. Also- computer's trip timer hasn't worked since purchase and the stereo speaker sound is absolutely awful.


Best Features

Nice ride, quiet for a diesel, and handles way more than 3/4 ton payloads with ease. The "trailer mode" works great on hills saving lots of wear on the brakes.


Worst Features

Make a step bar standard- these things are high off ground. Also bigger and better grade tires. I've been through 3 sets now at 66K miles.


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GMC SIerra HD Duramax
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Richard
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab 4dr Crew Cab SLT 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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This truck pulls a 30 foot RV travel trailer with absolutely no problem. Using the tow button helps slow everything down with ease. This truck is much more quieter than Dodge or Ford. It has lots of power and looks great, unlike it's competition.


Best Features

Tow package. Turbo Diesel. OnStar. Heated seats. Redundant controls.


Worst Features

Bench seats. Better gas mileage. Have seats recline all the way, not just part of the way.


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