1997 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 5.7L from North America
Reliable and strong, great looking truck too
Typical things with this year of truck such as:
- Windshield wiper pulse board.
- Intake gasket.
- Water pump.
- Fuel pump.
- Interior door handle breaking (driver's twice).
- Speed sensor.
When I bought this truck, it was mint, fancy.
Great power, the 5.7L Vortec never missed a beat, ever. Great acceleration, pulling power and brake stand ability.
I am a logger, and from the day I bought that truck, I worked it hard. I replaced the shocks once, tie-rod ends and ball joints once, and I drove those logging roads hard. Hauled 100 gallons of fuel a day, as well as tools.
I also towed a 28ft hard top ocean boat with this truck; other than being a little squatty, it worked.
I did my regular maintenance, and it paid off.
The 4x4 worked always, and I could pull out of NASTY situations. Never any tranny problems, in-town driving and hills I always clicked it into 3rd.
500kms/tank, and I drove at 120-140km/h.
I would recommend the 95-98 Sierra's to anyone, as the are strong, comfy and reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th February, 2010