2004 GMC Canyon 3.5 litre from North America
I would recommend this truck to anyone
This is truly an awesome truck! The fit and finish of the body and paint are incredible. The body is all galvanized steel (except the roof where it's not needed), So I doubt I'll ever have to worry about rust in the future.
My canyon is two wheel drive, with the optional Off Road package (large tires,3.8 inch suspension lift, locking rear differential, and many other factory installed goodies). It goes very well in the snow, and handles wonderful for a truck.
I'm averaging 19mpg in city driving, and am very happy with that.
If you're looking for a nice riding, well built mid size truck. Check out one of these. I have owned Fords, Dodges, even a Toyota and a Jeep Comanche truck. This is hands down the most comfortable well built truck I've ever owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th February, 2006
It's now December 2007, Two and a half years later, and I still own this truck. For a 2004 with 21k miles on it, I'm still very pleased with it. It still looks just as sharp as the day I bought it. Not a spot of rust anywhere. No major problems, just change the oil, rotate the tires (basic service, filters and so on), put gas in and drive. Gas mileage does suffer if you drive it very hard. But so does anything else.
For about a year I drove an '89 GMC s15. It was a GREAT little truck. It came stock from the factory with 3 aluminum skid-plates an np205 transfer case 235-75R15 tires and even a limited slip type front axle. In lay-mans terms it was tough as nails.
What I'm trying to get at I guess is this... Is the new chevy/GMC truck going to hold up like the trusty '82-'93 chevy s10 & GMC S15's did. I used my '89 to haul scrap about 900lbs to 1300lbs at a time to the scrap yard. My old truck even had to pick up about 900-1000lbs of cargo (V8 car engines) and then drive about 300 miles. Part of this was in New Jersey interstate traffic which was moving at about 80mph in all lanes.
I don't know if the new GM midsized trucks can really live up to what the S10 once was. If any one has one of these trucks with over 250,000, I want to see it so we can see once and for all if this thing live up to the title of "TRUCK"
January 2011 and I still have this truck (nearly six years), it has 37000 miles on it now. I take good care of it, and it still looks just as good as the day I bought it. I have not put a lot of miles on the truck, but I would not hesitate drive it across country if I had to. Still no rust at all, no oil leaks or funny noises, no squeaks or rattles. Still a very dependable truck. Original tires are wearing well, I did have to replace the battery about a year ago, but that's been all, and I would still recommend this truck to anyone.