2006 GMC Canyon
Inexpensive tough truck
2 oxygen sensors.
1 ignition coil pack.
2 broken spark plugs.
I bought this truck as a second vehicle for winter use.
It starts easily in -30C. I purchased high quality winter tires, and it has good stability and traction, even in deep snow.
The heater works very well and keeps the interior warm, and the windows clear of ice and fog in a few minutes after morning start-up.
Brakes are very good, and so is the suspension; it handles rough roads with ease.
The engine gets good fuel economy, yet is surprisingly powerful. I recommend iridium spark plugs, as the high compression of these engines can crack regular plugs. I know this because it happened to me.
I also recommend synthetic motor oil; it greatly reduces cold start-up engine noise.
I am amazed at how free of squeaks and rattles this truck is, and how strong the drivetrain is.
I look forward to driving this high quality GMC truck every day.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th January, 2013
14th May 2015, 21:50
Original reviewer here:
Just thought I would update my review. My Canyon is at 246,000 KM now and the only parts replacement in the last 2 years is a battery and $2 block heater plug end.
There are no signs of deterioration in the drivetrain or suspension, and the engine doesn't leak or burn oil. I've taken this truck off-road, done lots of hauling, and it's handled all tasks easily. This truck is starting to remind me of my previous GMC that went over 500,000 KM with just basic maintenance.