1996 GMC 1/2 Ton SLT 5.0 V8 from North America
This is the best car or truck I have ever owned
I have replaced the fuel pump twice, (every 100,000 miles). The radiator just once. And the alternator once.
I am due to replace the catalytic converter.
I also had to replace the interior door handle once.
This truck has been FANTASTIC!
I even bought my wife the same year Suburban; they have been great trucks, the best I have ever owned. I keep mine tuned up and running right, and get between 23 and 25 mpg, depending how I am driving, and my wife's Suburban gets 21 to 23.
I loved my Toyota when I had it, but it never compared to the comfort, reliability, or power of this truck.
And I could load it in the bed of my GMC!
Hands down the best truck I have ever owned, and I have owned 11!
I will probably never own anything else again after owning this truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th May, 2009
My wife feels the exact same way after owning her GMC Envoy for 6 years. She NEVER wants another vehicle!! She was trading every 18 months until she got the Envoy. It is awesome. Great power (275 hp I-6), very smooth and luxurious and got 24 mpg fully loaded (including our fat dog!!) on vacation. Never one single problem.
We are a family of car enthusiasts, and we each own 2 vehicles. My wife wanted a small sedan so she bought a Ford Fusion in January ('09). I think she has driven it a total of three or 4 times since because the GMC is so great to drive. Our other GM car (a 9-year-old Pontiac) has also been absolutely flawless. Both GM and Ford are building the best cars in the world now.
Same story. I saw a Corolla that looked like it had got obliverated. I was looking for another car to be all messed up. The other car barely had a dent in it. It was a Chevy Impala. These cars just don't seem to hold up very well in accidents, but they are reliable.
Having had really bad experiences with imports, I can't call them "reliable" either. None of ours made it to 100,000 miles.