by GM Man on Dec 9, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 GMC Sierra 3500 C3500 SLE 4dr Crew Cab LB
I bought my 1993 GMC Sierra 3500 with 230,000 miles on it two years ago. It now has 265,000. In that time I have only replaced the alternator, battaries, radiator, shocks, and two tires. This truck uses no oil, and doesn't smoke at all. It has recently been a little slugish when first started after setting for a few days. I guess I should change the plugs. This truck pulls my car, and trailer beautifully. And is great for taking the family on trips. I just wish gas was $0.50 a gallon. Oh well.
A new four-speed electronic automatic transmission, called the Hydra-matic 4L60-E, is introduced for lighter duty service (there's also an optional heavy duty 4L80-E electronic four-speed auto transmission).
Time and effort is put towards improving corrosion protection. Seat recliners were added, as were front cupholders, Solar-Ray tinted glass and new exterior colors. Scotchgard is added to interior seating and trim fabric for stain protection.