"2005 4 cyl, 5 spd. bought used w/8,000 miles, put 30,000 mostly highway in one year. Problem with front end alignment and tire wearing on inside. Dealer tried 2 times to fix and somewhat better. AC blower resister failed. Dealer can't fix problem with AC evaparator freezeing up, been back 2 times. Now has 37000 miles and been in shop 2 weeks with intake valve seat problem, but GM covering with extended warranty, putting new head on. They would not give me a rental car while being repaired as they said out of original factory warranty. Cheap built truck w/ no outside door lock on passenger side, cheap seats and material in general. Truck does look good but too many problems to consider another one. I do get 25-27 mpg driving highway at speed limit and 22-24 combined."
"GM sent me an extended warranty for motor problems. Get rid of this pile of dirt as soon as you can. Nice looking truck. Too bad. Put the 4.3 in it. Tried and true motor. GM has lost their minds with the in-line 5."
"'05, Z-71, 2-WD, EXT CAB. Good truck all around. The two most troubling things with this truck is its awful turning radius and that there is no key lock on the passenger side door, get power locks for certain! Performance is satisfactory and I especially like the stiff suspension of the off-road package. I've had to have the AC control replaced and a brake light socket replaced. I average between 17-20 MPG with combined city-hwy driving, 19-21 hwy alone."
"Mine is Crew Cab, 4WD, AUTO, 5 Cyl with a cap on the back. Styling and ride speak for themselves, good. At hi speed, not towing, and cruise 'on' trani will shift in and out of gear when pulling smallest of hills. If air is on it's really shifting in and out with little guts. I've to force feed gas to keep trani from shifting in/out. Have had a couple of electric problems corrected by dealer. Seat material wears easily (i.e. cheap material). 20MPG on road, 17 in town."
"I LOVE THIS TRUCK. I AM CONSTANTLY GETTING 20MPG WITH CITY AND HIGHWAY DRIVING. IT IS COMFORTABLE,RELIABLE,AND FUN TO DRIVE. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TRUCK TO ANYONE...YOUNG OR OLD. I AM 20 YEARS OLD AND THIS TRUCK IS PERFECT FOR ME."
"the quality of the plastic has to be improved, otherwise this is the best truck I have ever owned. get up and go go go to spare, and still has that mean looking front end. some of the controls are a little hard to reach at a comfortable pace"
"I've only had mine for about 7 months, bought it used and I am very pleased with it. Even though it is classed as a compact or small truck, the crew cab Z71 suspension options makes it look bigger than it is. The stylings of the finder flares and overall mean look to it makes it jump out as a small truck. I personally like the GMC version of this truck over it's Chevy and Izuzu counterparts. I'd highly recommend for someone not wanting the bulkiness of a full size truck, but the versatility of a full size. Have fun."
"Great truck. Performs great at the deerlease and comfortable as a passenger vehicle. Quiet cab, cheap on maintance, decent gas milege. In on dash 4wd buttons make switching from 2 to 4wd a breeze. We have every intention of keeping this one for a while...very good buy."
"I bought my canyon in november of 2006 i drive 35000 milesa year it not bad on fuel handles very well and i love the look with minor upgrades like exuast and intake air filter its very fast and sounds great"