2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Consumer Review: Love my V-8 Z71 Crew Cab

2006 GMC Sierra 1500 - Consumer Review

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SLE2 Crew Cab Pickup (5.3L V8 4x4 4-speed Automatic 5.8 ft. Bed)

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Love my V-8 Z71 Crew Cab
By Hartwell on


2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE2 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Interior is roomy and very comfortable for all on long trips. I added a camper shell and roof rack. This truck can hold a ton of gear, and haul your boat, and family and still get 17 MPG. I hunt and fish in the south east so I use 4WD off road and at boat ramps, works great, easy to swich in out 2 to 4 to automatic 4WD. I compared Nissan, Toyota, Ford, and Dodge. At the time of purchase this was the best value by far at the time of purchase. I also have a superb 97 Sierra 2WD approaching 200K, I hope I get the performance and long life with this 06. Note:I had the same wheel bearing issues as others and was covered under 3/36k bumper to bumper warranty, dealer warranty service was great.

Best Features

Looks great, rides great. Plenty of power. Logical easy to operate 4WD controls.

Worst Features

Better quality on sourcing "running gear" parts. I'm guessing the couple of bucks saved on the cheap wheel bearings was not worth it.
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