"this thing has been in the shop 5 times in 10 months.exhaust system twice,torque converter,catalytic converter,loose wire to transmission, & numerous bolts & brackets coming loose.the folks at the rental car agency know me well"
"Black reg cab Z71 SLE I-5 auto 4:10 gears
I recommend the 4:10 gear option , this matches drivetrain better .
I have driven a quad cab with 3:73 gears and it felt like a slug compared to mine with the 4:10s .
I bought a reg cab for better offroad perfomance , better breakover with out having to lift it . It does extremely well offroad with the rear locker on the Z71 .
When pushed beyond limits the plastic on the front and rear bumpers will be damaged otherwize handles abuse well .
Last two vehicles where both toy tacomas and this gmc is a much better truck in all areas from better mileage , more power , much more stable .
Check out the reg cab , biggest reg cab Ive seen , Im 6 foot and have all kinds of room .
Three years and has not had any problems , none , not once in the dealership never , just oil and tire changes . Thats it .
I love my GMC Canyon !"
"I personally have had many problems with the truck. I have had it for 3 years and have already had to replace the starter once, almost twice. I don't experience very much get-up and go from the truck and am afraid to pull anything too heavy. It gets pretty good gas mileage when it is just me in the car. With more people or carrying more items the mpg gets much worse. It is really great for getting in and out of tight spots. It turns much like a car and can manuever much better than a truck. It does occasionally lose rpm's and almost die or the rpm's will go really high and the truck will start shaking, but that happens very rarely. The dealership has not been able to find the problem but has helped in every other possible way. The truck has not been a bad purchase but I will not ever own another."
"The style is classic GMC. Excellent. It drives like a dream; stays solid on the road; firm suspension. The dark teal with metal fleck; a great color for camo addition or keep it original: classic chrome trim. The transmission is quite smooth and Canyon maintains full power with the AC and premium stereo bumpin'. Tinted windows - tight."