"Used as a work truck for an environmental professional in Alabama, then some off-road use and fun in the deserts of New Mexico.
Completely replaced and rebuilt transmission and transfer case gave extra grip and towing power.
Only ever got the truck stuck once. With the V6, excellent Hwy and off-road mpgs.
The only reason I gave it up was that I found a Subaru"
"Reliable, awesome power with the 5.7 vortec v8 this truck is 19 years old and I'd put it against any truck on the road today. It doesn't have the fancy screens but I can get a gps if that all its lacking. Avg 15 miles a gallon week in and out but after about 125k its even gotten better. Avg closer to 17mpg in the city. I think I'll keep it. Normal maintenance wear and tear. Only expense has been some sensors and water pump, fuel pump, alternator it even has the original headlights and muffler engine and transmission. It was the first truck I ever bought and god willing it might be the last. The website did not have the correct style this is actually a 96 GMC Sierra 1500 sle package extended cab with the pop out venting rear side windows not a Club Coupe but they did not have sierra extended cab in the drop down selection"
Pros: "Best price/quality comparison at time of purchase."
Cons: "....?? Nothing i can think of that ive experienced"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I've been driving this truck for 19yrs and outside of regular maintenance and minor repairs it has been the most reliable and solid vehicle I have ever owned. I am still driving it with all original equipment (except for the drivers seat. Lol) Once I am ready to purchase again it will definitely be a GMC, I just have to wait until they come out with a body style I actually like again."
Pros: "Reliable, Comfortable, Economical, A Workhorse"
Cons: "None I know of"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Quieter and More Comfortable than a Ford or Dodge. This one's a 4WD. It Pulls Great with the (5.7 L.) 350 V8 and the 4L85E Tranny (Ex. TH700L). Gets the same gas mileage with Hay bales in bed and a 4 Horse Trailer behind, as a Ford does running Empty!"
"This truck has been the best vehicle I have owned. Own a Saturn Vue with a 4 cyl. I get better gas mileage with the Sierra's V6 Vortek with a 5 speed manual. Cannot say enough about it. 5 years ago put it on non-op and blocked it. Still started up beautifully and purred like a kitten. Sorry I ever sold it!"