I purchased my black beauty, SLS crew with 50 miles on it. I never had a moments problem with it, until I moved to California. The gas destroyed my engine. From 25 hwy/18.5 city to 14.5 hwy/12.5 city. In 9 months. The roads are so crappy they shook the speakers off their mounts and the asphalt ripped up my tires. They were pristine at 15,000 and needed replacing when I traded it in at 25,000 in 2006. It broke my heart to let it go but I couldn't afford whatever would happen next. Sparkplugs, EPA accessories, hoses, and belts were all replaced at 23,000, but the MPG didn't recover. WARNING!! Don't bring a midwest vehicle to California, sell it and buy one made for out here.
I have had nothing but trouble with this vehicle. I loved to drive it/love the way it looked but it sits broke down more than on the road. The fuel pump goes out about every other year, the power windows stop working, cd player stopped working. Had 38000 miles when I bought it (5-6years ago) and I only drive to work and back no heavy hauling it now has 100000 miles and the rear end is going out the transmission is going out couple of sensors in the motor are failing and it sits behind my garage..not the best $18000 spent! Really like the truck when it's running and not costing me money.
Bought this little gem to cart around
the oompa loompas and haul the boat, 17
foot Starcraft (2300) lbs. This truck
does it all very very well. Good to
fair gas mileage. (not bad for a semi-
thristy v-6). I get good mileage with
A/C on full blast also. Truck doesn't
mind a/c when towing and doesn't lose
power. Has a little bit of a knock
when you floor it....49k miles and have
only replaced the battery. (delco
batteries aren't top quality). Gas
gauge failed at 41k, thank god I bought
extended warranty. I still paid $140
out of my pocket to fix gauge. I paid
18,600 used, 14k miles on it
originally. I think price equals value
sliding rear window, factory sunroof
(rare). Great power for towing, goes
through snow like a champ. Shift on fly
is very nice and engages perfectly.
Third break light on rear roof melts
due to poor engineering. It gets too
hot and melts in the center where the
light bulb is, it cracks and then water
gets in when you wash vehicle or it
rains. POOR DESIGN HERE if you ask me.
Simply put, this is the best truck I
have ever owned. It has all the bells
and whistles, it rides like a luxury
car and it is very ergonomic. The
Vortec V-6 has ample power to tow a
boat or small trailer and the on-the-
fly 4 wheel drive is hard to beat. I
reccomend this truck to anyone.
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