1989 GMC Sierra SLE 5.7 V8 from North America
This is one good truck
The paint (white) has chipped off on the hood and roof over the last few years. I keep the truck waxed and clean so that was unexpected even for a 15 year old truck.
Replaced rear main seal at 160k.
It is now on its third clutch, last one replaced at 160k also.
Replaced alternator at 140k.
Headliner is getting a little saggy.
Replaced steering box and most front end components at 130k.
Left power window motor is now intermittent.
This truck is very well built and durable. I have not had a "major" repair yet and the engine still runs strong (I have kept the oil changed regularly at 3k intervals).
Interior still in very good condition.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th March, 2004
12th Oct 2006, 09:33
I'm not sure if you are aware of this or not... But if you are the original owner, GM will repaint this vehicle for you at no charge!!! I had a 1990 Chevy S-10 and the paint started chipping a peeling. Evidently GM had a 'silent' recall that would allow 'original' owners of all GM vehicles between certain years, I think 89-95, free paint jobs. They never sent out 'recall' notices because it wasn't a 'safety issue'. I'm not sure if they are still honoring this or not, but it wouldn't hurt to check...
1st Jun 2012, 11:32
I have a 1989 GMC Sierra 1500 5.7L.
I LOVE MY TRUCK.
The only problems I have with it, are that the white paint is chipping, flaking and peeling off... down to the metal. I keep it clean and washed, so it surprised me that it would have done this. But, all I see on the road is 1989 GMC Sierra 1500's with peeling, flaking and chipping paint.
The other problem I have had is the steering column with tilt broke... while I was driving my truck... YES, while I was driving... it broke and I had it in my hands, trying to put it back in place, it was connected by the wiring... So, I won't have another vehicle with tilt steering. I had a straight column put in... Much better.
But now if I could only get GMC to repaint my truck at no cost to me... I will be a VERY happy camper and truck owner.
I might be a girl... BUT I LOVE MY TRUCK. It sounds good, runs great, gets it when I want to go, and like I said, it needs a new paint job.
Donna May Johnson, Millen, Ga 30442.