2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Consumer Review: Extremely disappointed. Worth

2009 GMC Sierra 1500 - Consumer Review

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SLT Crew Cab Pickup (5.3L V8 4x4 6-speed Automatic 5.8 ft. Bed)

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Extremely disappointed. Worthless at 52k miles
By 2ndstpirate on


2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


Had to get motor replaced at 52k miles.
Starting at 35k the lifters starting ticking.
Dealership has worked on it an average of 2 days each month for the past year and finally had to replace the motor.
It left me stranded and had to be towed twice in the past 8 weeks.

Interior - "fake leather" seats started cracking at 3 years old.
Dash cracked at 40K miles.
Door panels rattle and dash does as well.

Replaced two sets of power door locks.
They are not worth 2 cent

Horn went into a high pitch about 1 year into owning it.
It sounds like a little foreign car.

4x4 is weak.
I often drive on sand and it cannot run in 4 high without overheating for more than 10 minutes at speeds of 20mph

Best Features

I like the appearance of the SLT package. I paid extra for the metallic carbon color paint and it is nice. Too bad the paint pealed off the door handles at 40k miles.

Worst Features

1. Better quality paint on door handles 2. 4x4 that will actually perform 3. higher quality interior parts 4. better motor! No reason for it crapping out at 50k miles 5. better door locks 6. Do not glue on fake chrome hubcaps to the wheel. Use real chrome wheels on a $45K truck!!!!! (one fell off at 2 years of ownership) 7. Front bumper design needs to be improved. The large plastic section on the bottom is easily ripped off. I had to replace this 2x from simple driving through weeds....
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