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#12163253 - 03/28/17 09:09 PM 2017 GMC Sierra 1500
Eddyc01 Offline
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Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 240
Loc: Leslieville
Has anyone bought a 2017 or 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 ?
I am looking at the Sierra with the Elevation package and was wondering if anyone has any first hand experience with this truck. Any problems I should be aware of?

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#12165524 - 03/30/17 10:12 AM Re: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 [Re: Eddyc01]
Justin DuBose Offline
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Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 1407
Loc: Justin, Texas
Its a great truck and you will be pleased with its performance. If you have any questions or want to know specifics, give me a call or shoot me a message.
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#12166060 - 03/30/17 03:42 PM Re: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 [Re: Eddyc01]
Ol Man River Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 1392
Loc: SE Texas
My Son In-law purchased a new 2017 GMC truck 4x4 and he loves it. He has a 20' bass boat he tows and is happy with everything on his truck so far. But for me, the real test of anything is time. Most new products are great, but how do they hold up after many years of service while being properly maintained? Any GMC truck owners who have had a truck for 5-8 years? What do you think about it?

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#12166499 - 03/30/17 09:10 PM Re: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 [Re: Eddyc01]
Stump jumper Online   content
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7546
Loc: Rockwall
I hate chrome and want a 6.2 not 5.3. Does GMC make a model with the 6.2 and color matched grill and bumpers? I hate chrome so much I blacked out the badges and devil horns on my Tacoma.

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#12166854 - 03/31/17 06:52 AM Re: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 [Re: Eddyc01]
patriot07 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
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I had a 2004 Silverado for 10 years. Never left me stranded anywhere. Total repair bills I spent during the entire time I owned it are less than a few hundred bucks. Other than that, just oil changes, coolant flushes, air filters, spark plugs, and transmission fluid changes. She ran like a champ.

Not the best gas mileage or the most power, but really reliable. That being said, GM has gone backwards on reliability through the years IMHO as engines have gotten less mechanical and more electronic.
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#12167044 - 03/31/17 08:52 AM Re: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 [Re: Stump jumper]
Ol Man River Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 1392
Loc: SE Texas
Originally Posted By: Stump jumper
I hate chrome and want a 6.2 not 5.3. Does GMC make a model with the 6.2 and color matched grill and bumpers? I hate chrome so much I blacked out the badges and devil horns on my Tacoma.


My SIL's 2017 GMC is a blacked out model....looks good.

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#12167046 - 03/31/17 08:52 AM Re: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 [Re: Eddyc01]
TXMako2201 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 60
I have 125k on my 09 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT. Great truck, I love it. No major issues, but the dash started cracking around 65k, it's a common thing on the GM trucks made around this time.

Could use a little more muscle, but no complaints being a 1/2 ton. Pulls my boat comfortably. I do have 305/55/20 nitto mud grips which hurts the mileage quite a bit. On the computer I avg 13.6 mpg.. real world I probably get about 14.5 avg, 8 pulling my boat.

All in all I love it and will probably go with a Sierra 3/4 ton next time around.

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#12167113 - 03/31/17 09:24 AM Re: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 [Re: Eddyc01]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
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Loc: texas
Had a 2011, I sold it with about 50k miles on it to my uncle. I still do the maintenance on it. He put a new set of tires on it at 63k miles, its got about 75k now. Only thing fixed on it so far is an alternator under warranty (it was overcharging).

TXMako, if you want a 3/4 ton that's up to you, but the 2014 and up motors have about 50 more horse power and more torque than your current truck does. Also what gears you have could play into that as well.

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#12167397 - 03/31/17 12:22 PM Re: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 [Re: redchevy]
TXMako2201 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 60
Originally Posted By: redchevy
Had a 2011, I sold it with about 50k miles on it to my uncle. I still do the maintenance on it. He put a new set of tires on it at 63k miles, its got about 75k now. Only thing fixed on it so far is an alternator under warranty (it was overcharging).

TXMako, if you want a 3/4 ton that's up to you, but the 2014 and up motors have about 50 more horse power and more torque than your current truck does. Also what gears you have could play into that as well.


Also wanting to upgrade to an offshore boat down the road in the 35-40 ft range. I'd rather be pulling that with Diesel

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#12167534 - 03/31/17 01:43 PM Re: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 [Re: Stump jumper]
BoPro Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 425
Loc: Arlington, TX
Originally Posted By: Stump jumper
I hate chrome and want a 6.2 not 5.3. Does GMC make a model with the 6.2 and color matched grill and bumpers? I hate chrome so much I blacked out the badges and devil horns on my Tacoma.


My buddy just bought a 2017 Sierra All Terrain edition with the 6.2. All white, no chrome.


Edited by BoPro (03/31/17 01:47 PM)
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#12167772 - 03/31/17 04:23 PM Re: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 [Re: Eddyc01]
catcrew68 Online   content
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Registered: 05/27/16
Posts: 29
I have a 2002 GMC half ton. 5.3 engine, 87,000 miles. Tires and batteries are about it. Fantastic truck,

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#12167833 - 03/31/17 05:15 PM Re: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 [Re: Eddyc01]
Smurfs Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 2548
Loc: Fort Worth
I have a 2010 GMC Sierra, 138,000 miles. 4.8L Pull great w/ tow package Great Truck!


Edited by Smurfs (03/31/17 05:16 PM)
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#12171778 - 04/03/17 12:15 PM Re: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 [Re: BoPro]
Stump jumper Online   content
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Registered: 04/19/04
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Loc: Rockwall
Originally Posted By: BoPro
Originally Posted By: Stump jumper
I hate chrome and want a 6.2 not 5.3. Does GMC make a model with the 6.2 and color matched grill and bumpers? I hate chrome so much I blacked out the badges and devil horns on my Tacoma.


My buddy just bought a 2017 Sierra All Terrain edition with the 6.2. All white, no chrome.
I like the blacked out version but it only comes in black. Color matched is my next choice. I wonder if All Terrain is the GMC version of the High Country? I would not buy a High Country because I know it has blocks under the leaf springs and I am willing to bet it has spacers in the front.

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#12181756 - 04/03/17 10:36 PM Re: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 [Re: Stump jumper]
Jman Offline
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Registered: 06/26/02
Posts: 2738
Loc: Lewisville
Originally Posted By: Stump jumper
[quote=BoPro][quote=Stump jumper]I would not buy a High Country because I know it has blocks under the leaf springs and I am willing to bet it has spacers in the front.


hmmm

That would be a negative. Think trim package. That's all it is.
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#12182077 - 04/04/17 08:14 AM Re: 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 [Re: Eddyc01]
mstring Offline
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2347
Loc: Mesquite, TX
My son just bought a 2017 Sierra with the elevation package. Sharp looking truck. I don't like washing cars enough to buy a black one tho.

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