"Bertha" has logged nearly 300,000 miles with very little other than regular maintainance, Tires, batteries, plugs, wires etc. Has the original motor, transmission, starter. Insurance costs are lower than most. She's got a little rust on the top and the hood has recently lost its top coat of paint but for a dark blue paint it has done pretty well. The interior looks barely used even though it has hauled people/children, lumber (a full 4X8 sheet of plywood will go inside) and all kinds of other cargo. Got it at 92,000 miles after a family with kids. I call it my transformer car. It will tow, haul, rides good on trips. The A/C has been replaced twice the last 50,000 miles. Great bargain.
Gas mileage started at about 17 mpg and now we are down to 14mpg. But with a 40 gallon tank we can go a looooong way after we pay off the loan to fill it.
I forgot in the last 50,000 miles the turn signal switch got a hitch in it and sent out some bad signals but it never put us down. We just didn't have any headlights till it was replaced.
She is a good ole gal and I am so glad we have her. Plan to keep her around even though we probably need to consider parking something with a little less mileage in the driveway beside her.
A little better paint would have been nice. And I really would like to put a hybrid or something in her as the body is still in excellent shape.
iv hauled my lawn mowing trailer and use it to drive to louisiana i still get 17mpg interior is like new iv been egged and paintballed this is the prettyiest white ever it blinds u it so bright good buy
Bought in 2008, This truck is a great truck , does everything including great cargo space. plenty of room for a growing family like mine. I have right now over 207k on the original engine and cranks everyday, had to replace brakes more than twice, but thats it. I have put about 50k on the engine. It has very poor gasoline, as you can imagine. takes 100.00 a week to keep going. That will break you over time. I am going to park it or sell it now because of that. And it needs some repair.
Love the Space. power seats, doors, cruise, cd, radio, tape, Space, Space, Space.
Improve Gas, and brakes on the truck, also rear a/c goes out soon. Door hindges goes out on thos trucks as well. Something to consider. Get ready to pay for gas 42gal tank.
i bought a 95 2500 2 wheel drive 5.7 nothing but good luck with thin vehicle. i pull a 2 ton trailer every day almost i am a contractor and i put it to the test. i now have 271k on it no smoke and no rust at all. it starts every time no matter what the weather is. it still has perfect paint. i'm very happy. this thing will pull anything you hook it up to.
I bought this vehicle with 64K and have now got 163K and going strong. This vehicle had a customization package which enhanced the interior with middle buckets and entertainment features - great for the kids on long trips. Whether hitting the highway, hauling the team to games, or loading building materials for the latest project this GMC has been awesome. Leather has held up great. Has gotten 13-16 mpg highway, 9-11 city. Am now looking for a little less size and better fuel economy, but this has been a great ride for many uses.
Loads of room. Great comfort seating. Flexibility with the removable 3rd row seat. Very responsive on the highway, even when fully loaded. Towing power too. Attractive exterior lines.
Our custom middle bucket seats are bolted to the floor and don't fold forward - reducing flexibility a little.