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Advice: n/aThis truck is great
Pros: Lots of room on the inside of the vehicle
Cons: gas milage
Advice: Wait a few years to buy this vehicle so they can work out the problems.I am very disappointed in this vehicle. It has been in the shop four times for repairs of many different things. This last time the service department has had my truck for 11 days and still they do not know what is wrong. Have you ever noticed how many daytime running lights are out on these vehicles? It is alway the passanger side too. I have owned many many different GMC products and this is first time I have been extremely disappointed!! I have a girl friend who owns a Tahoe and she has many of the same problems I have had.
Cons: Running problems
Advice: Shop aroundI have had this vehicle now for only about 8 months. From day one it has had problems. The suicide doors don't close properly, there are vibrations, handle fell off of tailgate. I only got 13/14 mpg even though sticker said 15/19. Am getting rid of this truck with only 9000 miles.
Pros: 4 DOORS ARE GREAT
Cons: HOW GM DEALS WITH THERE CUSTOMERS AFTER A LARGE PURCHACE.
Advice: TEST DRIVE UNDER ALL CONDITIONS.i BOUGHT THIS TRUCK, HAD A VIBRATION ABOVE 80MPH, THE DEALERSHIP TRIED 5 TIMES TO FIX, NOW GM RELATIONS SAYS I'M ABUSING IT AND WILL NOT DO ANY THING TO FIX IT.. MAKE SURE U TEST DRIVE ABOVE 80 BEFORE U BYE IT... THIS VIBRATION WILL RATTLE YOUR TEETH, THEY SAY ITS NORMAL.
Pros: Luxurious interior
Cons: No cylander deactivation
Advice: Excellent for personal use- can be a beast of burden when you need it to beGreat riding truck. The engine is very smooth and refined for a pushrod- comparable to the FORD and NISSAN truck V8s, with decent power and impressive economy. Handling doesn't suffer too badly with a full load. By far- the best looking truck out there- much more grown-up looking than the alternatives. Only truck close is the F150. The interior is not cutting-edge, but works well and grows on you. If you don't pound the gas pedal- you can achieve 20 MPG in mixed driving. Opt for the tonneau cover- it seems to help. I would humbly recommend this truck to anyone with a family and a need to tow/haul. It is attractive, reliable, and knows its place, unlike the insecure Titan. It also makes the Ram look like a cartoon. The F150 is a good alternative, but don't expect anywhere near the fuel economy.
Cons: the mechanics
Advice: do researchBought a 05 GMC Serria and in less than one year the dealership replaced 2 transmissions. If you like rental cars by one cause you will drive it more.Trade it in on a 05 Dodge hemi The 04 serria only had 19000 miles on it and 2 new transmissons.
Pros: Front view.
Cons: Parking brake has no automatic release when put in gear.
Advice: Buy for the long runSoft ride, great turning radius, smooth transmission, good vision, easy to ready dash.