1989 GMC Sierra SLT 5.7 (350 Small Block!) from North America
Minor engine mods and this truck will perform, out of the hole this truck hauls
Belt tensioner, Belt.
Upper and Lower Ball joints.
CV Joints, U Joints all around.
Pitman arm, idle arm, center link, Tie rods.
Intake manifold gaskets.
Valve cover gaskets.
Rear brake drums and shoes changed for the first time at 128,000 miles!
Bench seat is terrible, especially when refurbished with Vinyl... made a sharp turn and I was in the passenger seat.
Brake lights actually disintegrated, due to poor harness design.
I threw a paint job and chrome rims from a 2001 GM truck on this Regular cab, flare-side bedded beast and she looks great!
This truck is quick, but put in a performance air filter, (and intake... although most could opt to just flip the air cleaner cover over), and a Borla exhaust and you will not only haul tail, you'll also get better mileage.
Transmission and rear end are like a Rock, but they need regular service to maintain this. Drop the pan and filter at least ever 30,000 miles over 100,000.
I drive this truck hard! Don't think all the stuff I've replaced has been in vain, these are things that normally go wrong with older vehicles. I expect get at least another 100,000 miles out of this truck, and then put it in a garage for my son.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st January, 2003