1998 GMC Sierra K1500 5.0 (305) from North America
Decent overall truck for the age
Fuel tank filler tube snapped (rotted) and broke the lip on the tank, so both the tank / filler neck and both straps needed replacing.
New tires and rim (factory aluminum). The rim wore excessively in the collar, allowing the rim to vibrate excessively and snap off 3 of the 6 studs holding the wheel on.
Seats don't wear too well. My seat vinyl is ripped multiple places where you don't actually sit or touch it.
ABS light comes on and goes out again randomly.
Brake pads and rotors require frequent care, economy rotors warp very quickly. Be sure to buy the premium when it comes to the rotors of this truck.
The truck is overall comfortable and drives pretty good for a big truck (K1500 ext cab) 4WD.
Fuel mileage is OK on the highway, but in the city, be prepared to break out the wallet. Even if you idle around town, it's going to cost you.
The cabin is laid out nicely overall. Good stereo.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th September, 2013