by el durbo on Jun 1, 2002 Vehicle: 1992 GMC Sierra 3500
Bought used with 45000 actual miles. In
last 4 1/2 years replaced clutch,
starter, and distributor. Costs of
replacement were very reasonable due to
cost of parts being surprisingly low.
Truck is a 1 Ton 4X4 that sits much
lower than Dodge and Ford 1/2 Tons --
so wind resistance is far better than
newer oversized trucks, which allows me
to get 13 to 17 mpg with a 454. This is
a real truck with a real truck engine --
not a street hot rod -- but can it
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.