My truck has a 454 in it so you can
imagine the gas that it chugs. I like
the old 454 for their cast iron
blocks. However, replacing the pitman
arm, left front wheel bearing,
alternator, starter, water pump, hydro
boost pump, rear drums, valve cover
gaskets, and more to come, I think am
begining to lose confidence that I can
actually drive this truck "till the
wheels fall off" without spending far
too much on keeping it on the road.
I bought my SLE from the son of the original owner, who used all synthetics, and repaired everything on time. It has 155k on the clock and drives like a new one. The brakes and mileage are the only cons to this great truck. This year is the best because the dash is the flat style, no airbags, green coolant, no Bose, and no OnStar or crazy computers. This was the last year for the best dash (IMO), and a general "cheapening" of the interiors that happened post-94. The massive gas tank will get 500+ miles between fillings, the extra money for gas is well worth all of the great things about this truck! Off-road they are nearly unstoppable. Lifting it makes it the King of the 4x4's.
I bought my truck used with 200,000 miles on it, besides tires it has been a dream come true. I have four boys and they always have friends, it gives plenty of room. For the first time I have room enough for anything. Whenever someone gets stuck they call me I can pull anything. I live in a place where the snow get deep, I even get calls from the plow truck for a pull every once in a while. I love my truck, never again will I buy a car!
We love your red/purple (dark red garnet) our SLE!! Also needed to change the gas tank, because of the smell. The truck is in great shape now, with some t.l.c. With a 181 3 45. miles on motor and transmission . things are well. GMC, we are professional grade.
Have a family of five so with the 9
passenger seating it's like having a
bus. My burb has over almost 200,000
miles on the 350 V8 and is still
running great. I use it for pulling my
6000 lb trailer or 4 wheel driving thru
the snow in the winter. Great all
round vehicle. Gas gets a bit
expensive but thats the price you have
to pay, I spend very little on repairs
so it makes up for the high gas
consumption. Very comfortable ride.
highly recommend getting one.