GMC Typhoon Reviews from North America

1992 GMC Typhoon

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired32 miles
Most recent distance167000 miles

Faults:

Normal things, nothing out of character.

General Comments:

I have acquired this fabulous vehicle since my Father's death in December, and am having difficulty locating a rear driveshaft for it. Other than that, it has been quite an awesome vehicle. If they made them again, I'd have one! It has proven to be one very quick, sturdy, strong vehicle! Thanks for any input.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2009

1991 GMC Typhoon Syclone 4.3L turbo

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.3L turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous carSubaru Impreza

Summary:

Sleeper's dream

Faults:

Water pump went at 25,550 miles.

Transmission mounts replaced after purchased; no problems with them; just replaced with better brand.

General Comments:

Syclone; not Typhoon. Tough to find in good condition, but great truck. It's quick, handles great, and drives normally until you put your foot down. It's a gas guzzler. The interior looks just like any other Sonoma, except for the gauges, which include a very unreliable boost gauge. Truck is totally stock, and I'll probably leave it that way.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd February, 2005

1992 GMC Typhoon 4.3 turbo V6

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 turbo V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

The best GM vehicle ever

Faults:

I've only had one problem with my Ty since I got it. The ECU shorted out and I had to get a new one.

The Alternator had to be replaced too, but that's to be expected it's 12 years old.

General Comments:

The Typhoon, even though built only in 92 and 93 is still to date one of the fastest production vehicles ever made. Definately the fastest SUV. I live in Alaska and most people drive trucks here and they all think their truck is the fastest thing on the road. That is until they get a taste of the typhoon. It's a total sleeper 98% of people have no idea what it is until I explain it to em. This thing is a blast to drive and a joy to own. If you get a chance I definitely recommend buying one. It's nice knowing you can pretty much smoke anything on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2004

1st Feb 2005, 14:38

That's eerily similar to my Typhoon. Those are the only two problems I've had as well. My ECU shorted out about 2 years ago and I'm getting my alternator fixed today (12 years old). Otherwise, it's been a very dependable sleeper than can sneak up and squash a Mustang.

1993 GMC Typhoon 4.3 turbo

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired63150 miles
Most recent distance64000 miles
Previous carGMC Sonoma

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

I had a few touch ups on the truck at first. The previous owner didn't really know what he was doing so fixed all the little things that were wrong and it is an every day driver.

General Comments:

I will try to put this in a few words.

Fast, comfortable, reliable, sport utility vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2004

1993 GMC Typhoon 4.3L Turbocharged V6

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.3L Turbocharged V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired44680 miles
Most recent distance54990 miles
Previous carFord Probe

Summary:

A lot like a girlfriend - takes a lot of money to keep going, but when she puts out... man oh man!

Faults:

Developed somewhat severe knock retard at around 50,000 miles.

Used as a daily driver, it is beginning to rust under cladding.

Stock air duct cracked on both ends, GM discontinued the part so I had to hunt one down.

General Comments:

I dreamed of owning a Typhoon for years. Turbocharged to 15psi, full time all-wheel drive, 285 horses with over 400 foot/pounds of torque, this is a dream machine. A sport utility that can out-accelerate and out-perform most sports cars, this limited run truck is an absolute blast to drive. I have every intention of keeping this truck for many many years, with hopes of adding its older pickup brother, the Syclone, as well as possibly a second Ty, to my lot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th April, 2002

10th Feb 2003, 17:49

I love the Ty, but where did you get a figure of over 400 ft/lbs of torque? I'm guessing the truck is stock because you only said 285 horses, but there's about 350 ft/lbs of torque in the typhoon. Just thought you should know.

14th Mar 2003, 19:14

As a typhoon owner, I can state that the stock truck power rating is 285hp and 360ft/lbs of torque. The SY/Ty homepage is also a great place to learn about these rare trucks. I hope I have helped.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 5 reviews