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2006 GMC Sierra 1500 - SLE1 4x4 Regular Cab 8' Box
Advice: very nice, but buy the nice stuff to go with it to enjoy it at its fullestVery smooth and quiet, with plenty of power.
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic - SLE1 4x2 Crew Cab
Pros: Quiet power
Cons: No expernal built-in storage compartments.
Advice: Drive this model the last and you will see the superiority of the design.This is the third Sierra I have owned - and the new 2007 is by far the most refined. I drove ALL other brands of pickups within a 4-week period and still found the Sierra the best.
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 - SLT 4x4 Crew Cab
Cons: Electrical problems
Advice: Buy something more reliableI bought a 2006 GMC Sierra Crew Cab in June of 06. The truck only has 2500 miles on it and I am already having electrical problems. The right turn signal does not work, the cruise control went out, the heater doesn't work, and the ABS and parking brake light are constantly on. I have read several reviews stating these types of problems with the 06 Sierra. I just took it in to the dealer yesterday and am waiting for a diagnostic report. You would think that GMC's quality control standards would be a little more stringent when charging $35,000 for a truck. As much as I like the way the truck looks and performs, I wish I had purchased a truck from another manufacturer.
2006 GMC Canyon - SLE2 4x4 Crew Cab 1SC Heavy-Duty
Pros: The great look with the offroad package.Get the dual exhaust!
Cons: Not a bad thing about it.
Advice: Get the offroad 4wd. You will not be disapointedThis is a great truck. I got the inline 5 4wd offroad package with leather. I even put dual exhaust straight out the back with flowmaster, and you gotta hear what this truck sounds like. I highly recommend it over any other trucks. Why buy an import when you could have a nice american truck that is pure bad ass!!
2006 GMC Canyon - SLE1 4x2 Extended Cab
Pros: the styling
Cons: no ash tray.
Advice: if you are looking for a good value for the money this is it.Overall I like the canyon very much. It performs beautifully in everyday driving. The 3.5 liter has more than enough power and I like the styling. I have to question some of the workmanship though. I don`t like the way the roof seems to be comprised of three pieces and the bottom of the bed has some unsightly welds and sheet metal tabs. I can live with it but my 93 sonoma was buttoned up better. I also don`t like the way GM drills holes in the fender lips wether you have the trim pieces that belong there or not. I`m not sure but i think that trim comes with the optional mudflaps. Sigh. I guess its back to the dealer and buy the mudflaps.
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 - SLE2 4x2 Crew Cab
Pros: steering wheel controls,seats
Cons: cruise control ,already after 2 weeks,and exhast leak
Advice: make sure dealer get truck ready for youlike the truck very much,but 2nd week i've had it had to go back to dealer,slight exhast leak under the the cab,cruise control not working.They have the truck, still waiting for parts for over a week now,not a happy camper.
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 - SLT 4x2 Crew Cab
Pros: THE LOOK OF THE TRUCK
Advice: GET THE SLT MODELMY GMC IS A GREAT TRUCK.THE ONLY THING I DONT LIKE ABOUT MY TRUCK IS THAT I WISH I GOT MORE GAS MILIAGE.BUT THE TRUCK IT SELF IS BUILT TUFF.THE 5.3L RUN VERY STRONG.