Wow, Where do I start. I purchased this
truck new with only 8 miles on it. I
have had nothing but problems. I will
just make a list. 2 Head gaskets
replaced and now this one is leaking.
12,000m 38,000m. three wiper motors
replaced 28,000m. one starter replaced
25,000m. Two clutches and all related
parts, throwout, slave,etc. 40,000m
75,000. three sets of universal joints
50,000 80,000 102,000m. Fuel pump went
out 80,000m. Had to go back to dealer
to have several squeaks/rattles fixed.
Lumbar adjustment broke second time I
used it. Drivers side mirror broke.
Cupholder came apart. Both door
speakers quit working.
I have had this truck for 4 years and I purchsed it with 79,000 miles on it and I have nothing but a great experience with this truck. I now have over 193,000 miles on it and it runs almost like new. I change the oil every 3000 miles and the ride isn't bad for a truck. The only thing I had to do to this truck was install a new wiper motor which I installed and that's about it. I like how reliable this trucks been and the 4 wheel drive works perfectly.
I love my little truck. I have the 2.2 with a standard transmission. It's great on gas but does lack power especially up hill. I have had no major problems you wouldn't expect for a vehicle with 206,000+ miles. Replaced the starter clutch and a u joint. It has a minor oil leak from the head gasket, and a little leak from the thermostat housing. The rear wheel drive does make it a little difficult in adverse weather with no weight over the drive wheels. The front end components are tight though, and it grips the road and handles like a car on a dry day.
An okay little truck that has served me
well. Bought to replace my 81
Silverado. I like the economy and
handling or the 4.3 vortec. The auto
trans was ruined by a bad torque
converter at only 73k pampered miles,
too young for that kind of failure and
forever ruined my long relationship
with GMC. Brakes routinely fail when
spindles get wet, owing to crackpot abs
system that I despise. Too many relays
and such that makes trouble shooting
for the shade-tree mechanic impossible.
Next truck will be a seventies vintage
something, but definitely not GM.