After going through 3 cars that did not last as long as they should have, I got this truck last year.
It had 200000kms on it, the motor sounded like new.
The previous owner did not replace the faulty gas gauge which meant changing the fuel pump.
I ran out of gas twice before I learned and had the fuel pump replaced (the faulty sending unit is part of the pump).
Also the passenger seat would not recline, a mistake at the factory so I bought a parts truck ( 2000 Blazer ) and took the seat from it.
I got the truck for $6000, safieted and etested, but so far I have had to replace the rear brake lines, and 3 calipers, gas tank, fuel pump,
and rad, signal light switch.
Good acceleration, rear end has
tendency to fish tail on full speed
turns (like Freeway exits). I
recently had a problem with the heater,
it stopped working. Dealer said it
wasn’t covered under the warranty
because the heater core was clogged.
Surfing Edmunds I found there was a TSB
about my exact problem. Still the
dealer refused to cover it. I called
the 800 Customer Care number and after
much insistence and a $300 deductible
it was fixed. Other than that I have
no problems. Its not the greatest on
At 46,000 miles I shouldn't have to
replace it, but it has to go.
Now that it's out of warranty it's
shaping up to be a wallet drainer.
The drivers door has come loose 2
times The 3rd door handle snapped off 3
times and it's out of warranty (100.00+
to fix.) The seat is broken. The GMC
dealer would not fix, Funny the Chevy
dealer says these are common problems
and they would "extend" the warranty to
fix if it were a Chevy s-10. I never
thought there was a difference between
the 2 I was wrong. It's probably the
most comfortable vehicle I have ever
owned but you can't even get fair
wholesale for a trade.