Be cautious on purchasing these trucks
I have a 2001 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 extended cab two-wheel drive version with the 5.3 litter V8 engine with 123,904 miles exactly on my trucks odometer. I have own the old girl since 2016 late November I am writeing this review on August 22nd 2023 mid afternoon so I see a lot of great reviews on here about this trucks but I definitely disagree on some of them. I have invested thousands of dollars in my truck since I've owned it and I have put more money in repair than what I paid for the truck. My goal was to completely redo the truck from head to toe. My mechanic said from the condition it's in now you're looking at about 10 grand to redo about everything on it and that's with somebody work in your truck should be pretty good at that point. I am already $12,998 into it and that's only for mechanical repair I haven't even got to my body repair yet. I paid almost $7,000 for the truck and I have put 13 Grand pretty much into it in mechanical repair only I don't know where the reliability is here.???? It broke down on me once with my shifting cable snapped and the thing wouldn't go in the park it wouldn't go in anything it would just flop around the shifter I had that fixed but that was the only time the truck is actually stranded me and it stranded me once again about a month after that when I found out I had a leaky fuel line a couple of them up around my transmission so the truck has stranded me twice out of the whole time I've owned it. It's been in the shop probably more than 50 times since I've owned it. The truck has sentimental value to me so that's why I'm not getting rid of it and I've already invested this much money into it I'm going the rest of the way with it cuz I know these trucks are reliable but they have to be running correctly and everything fixed for them to run reliable the guy that owned this truck before me obviously did not take care of the proper things that needed to be done on it my mechanic told me and now you're paying the price unfortunately he said. He estimated wrong he said it was his mistake but he said that from where you are right now you're going to need to probably put in at least another five to $6,000 to get this truck to the point of being inspectable and the body work done and the rest of the mechanic work done. And then maybe another thousand to 1,200 for tires. So I'm looking at least another $7,000 be cautious on buying these trucks always have it checked before you buy it. I bought mine private sale and that was my problem if you can help it by these at a dealership. But if you're going to buy one private sale make sure you bring a mechanic with you. Overall I love my truck but they are not reliable like people say they are. Hopefully after I fix every single thing wrong with this truck it will be reliable at that point but for now with the stuff that did go wrong on it it gets me to where I need to go but all these repairs it's really starting to take its toll on me. I would have never thought that it would have cost me almost $20,000 to redo a truck like this.
The character of used car dealers
You people should have your head examined. Asking $5,000 for a truck that's 20 years old and has 200,000 miles on it is ridiculous not to mention it's been smashed on the passenger side
The greatest truck even made.
My 2001 GMC Serria has 295,000 miles and it is showing no signs of stopping or any trouble this truck has served my family for 21 years with no break downs I got a aftermarket speaker that fits perfectly GMC is the most reliable car maker in the market