2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Consumer Review: Sharp comfortable work truck
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2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD - Consumer Review

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SLE1 Extended Cab Pickup (6.0L V8 4x4 6-speed Automatic 6.6 ft. Bed)

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Sharp comfortable work truck
By efflandt on

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2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 6A)

Review

I am just approaching its first 1000 miles, so 13.8 ave. mpg of the 6.0L gas engine in wet to snowy suburban/hwy driving may improve in milder/dry weather as it gets broken in. The SLE1 interior trim is a step up from your average work truck with comfortable seats and leather wrapped steering wheel. A smooth quiet ride for a heavy duty truck under most conditions. Feels heavy, but stable and turns on a dime when you want it to. The 26 gal tank may seem limiting, but that is still good for mid-300 mile range, farther than most people would drive without taking a break. Overall it would be hard to find a better truck.

Favorite Features

Precise handling, 6 speed transmission seems to be intuatively in the right gear for your driving style, but also has trailering (sport) mode or manual (+/- buttons). Driver information center including ave. mpg, miles remaining on fuel tank, tire pressures, oil life, etc. Styling inside and out.

Suggested Improvements

A bit bouncy unloaded on rhythmic expressway bumps from 18 wheel gravel trucks with no shocks, and a point off otherwise excellent interior for steering wheel not in line with seat/instruments, hiding voltmeter and part of speedometer. Instruments a bit bright fully dimmed for rural driving.
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