Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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I have used GMC trucks for the past 20 years, both their Sierra full sized and their Jimmy SUV. I usually run them 150K miles or so and trade them. My current 99 GMC Sierra SLT is fully loaded, 2WD with 5.3 L Vortec motor and is a dream to drive, load up or take 5 adults anywhere. I have towed 4000 Benzes over a 1000 miles with a 1800 pound trailer and never know the trailer is back there [until it is time to back up or park].
You can get the 4.3L V6 Vortec but the 5.3L V8 gets just about the same mileage and has much better durability and loads up much better. I constantly get 23ish on the road at 75-80 with the 5.3.. Mine has 100K miles on it and has had ZERO issues from day1.
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