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2005 GMC Canyon Ratings

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GMC Canyon 2005
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    4/12/2007 6:13:45 PM

    2005 GMC Canyon - w/Z85 Heavy-Duty/1SC 4x2 Crew Cab

    Pros: strong engine

    Cons: noisy cab

    Advice: never pay sticker price...

    The I5 engine is noisy, but it does have a lot of torque. nice ride for a pickup.

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    2/9/2006 12:49:25 PM

    2005 GMC Canyon - w/Z85 Heavy-Duty/1SB 4x4 Crew Cab

    Pros: Adequate power

    Cons: The vehicles hood bends down considerably when going thru airdryed carwashes

    Advice: get the 5 cylinder

    I was very surprised by the power of the inline 5 cyl.

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    1/7/2006 2:04:25 PM

    2005 GMC Canyon - w/Z85 Heavy-Duty/1SC 4x2 Crew Cab

    Pros: the fuel economy

    Cons: noise when crew windows are open

    Advice: this truck is fun & practical for a daily driver

    fun to drive, excellent ride, steering tight, solid brakes great pick up even w/ passendgers...........

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    12/8/2005 8:16:12 PM

    2005 GMC Canyon - SLE w/Z85 Heavy-Duty 4x4 Extended Cab

    Pros: Size, styling.

    Cons: Plastic interior, noise/rattles.

    Advice: Good utility vehicle but not too powerful.

    I've owned this vehicle for a little over a year now. Things I like: Good comfort, just the right size, can do about 80% of what I used my former bigger truck to do. Comfortable ride (it's a truck after all). Things I dislike: Heater fan noise (right from the start), has a plastic look, radio/cd player sometimes unreliable, need to slam doors shut otherwise dome lights will stay on forever or for the life of your battery. More rattles in the interior now than a year ago. Could be more powerful considering the so-so gas milage. Would I buy this again? Yes but only if it were based on the design of the GMC Envoy (interior and power system). It seems GMC didn't have a good understanding of who their potential customers were for this product; this truck is like the red-haired step child of the GMC family.

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    11/30/2005 8:03:39 PM

    2005 GMC Canyon - w/Z85 Heavy-Duty/1SC 4x2 Crew Cab

    Pros: The look .

    Cons: The crew cab has a terrible wind noise from the rear and very bad rear tire noise when the rear seats are folded down.

    Advice: Do NOT get the inline 5 if you are looking for gas milage! 19 at best in city a little better on road trips.DO buy an extended warranty. Warranty direct. com has the best deal!

    I got the I-5 motor, It has enough pick-up to pass in tight spaces and has all the 'get-up' you need. The ride is good but NOT great! It's a little hard riding on rough roads but it's tolerable. I noticed that it has only one keyed door to enter if the remote ever goes out and it's on the passengers side?!?! What's up with that? To GM: insulate the rear of the cab to stop the noise.

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    10/5/2005 8:08:37 AM

    2005 GMC Canyon - w/Z71 High Stance Off-Road/1SE 4x4 Crew Cab

    Pros: Crew cab - Roomy back seat for mid size truck

    Cons: Limited out of weather storage - Bought locking hard bed cover to alleviate problem

    Advice: Get a Rhino Liner!

    Ride a little stiff/bumpy but I did get the Z71 off road package - Very quiet ride for a pickup

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    4/8/2005 12:53:13 PM

    2005 GMC Canyon - SLE w/Z71 High Stance Off-Road 4x2 Extended Cab

    Pros: Quality and Performance

    Cons: The interior door trim - would like a little more cushion - it is too hard

    Advice: Give GM a fair shot before buying a new truck - these trucks are nothing like the S-10 or Sonoma models

    If you are in the truck market, you need to at least test drive either the Colorado or Canyon before making that purchase decision. I am very pleased with my Canyon Z71 Extended Cab 2WD model. The interior quality is a major improvement over the old Sonoma line. It sounds and feels solid. Look at the owner's manual too. The maintenance schedule for the truck is very competitive with the Toyota trucks. I believe GM has raised the quality of their truck line with the Canyon. The price was competitive as well. I purchased this vehicle with I-5 and auto and it was only $900 more than the v-4 model of the Toyota.