1972 GMC Sierra Review

1972 GMC Sierra 2500 402 from North America

Model year1972
Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 402 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance71800 miles
Previous carChevrolet C10

Summary:

Excellent strong truck for work or play

Faults:

Pinion seal replaced in 1995

Original rad had seam repair in 1993

Original brakes service in 2000.

General Comments:

With 11 foot camper on the back, as that is all it has been used for, this thing just goes with ease.

110+ mph with camper on it. Only done this once and will never again.

It handled smooth at this speed and was as straight as an arrow, but would be game over if you had to react quickly to avoid something on the road or if something mechanical failed.

13 mpg (imp) with camper on hwy.

Completely stock right down to the hubcaps.

No stupid monster chrome rims that only, by the way, look good on a ricer as most things improve the looks of them.

And no this ride is not gonna be PIMPED!! 'cause there is no reason to do so.

I AM CANADIAN!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2004

26th Nov 2004, 10:05

I totally agree with with fellow Canadian... keep it original, no shinny stuff... just good old Canadian road dirt to make it look like a bad a$$...also not to forget to splatter the ricer in back of you once you've smoked him.

Joe.

14th Mar 2006, 10:14

I also own a 1972 GMC Sierra, had similar mechanical issues and do love it as original as possible. Mine though has been used for much hard labor over the decades - cross country hauling, mountain climbs trailing heavy loads, etc. As a result, had to replace the engine in early 90s. Runs like a charm!

11th May 2013, 14:44

Update from the original posting I posted. 9 years later and I still take it out for a run. People I know are in shock when they see me loafing it down the road. Not ragging it, but just a nice drive. It is not for pounding!!

They just say it still looks exactly as they remember it did in the '70's.

17th Sep 2013, 23:34

I'm also Canadian, and owned a 1972 250 6 cylinder Sierra in the early 90's. Awesome truck in the winter, it would start after 2 days in -40C without even being plugged in.

Only problem I ever had was replacing the 3-speed manual with one I found in a junkyard for 100 dollars, when it had 350,000 miles. After I sold it, I still saw it hauling stuff around 5 years later. Wouldn't be surprised if it's still going today.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review