2000 GMC Sierra Reviews

2000 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.3L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance98850 miles
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

One of the best trucks on the road

Faults:

Just normal maintenance.

Plus serpentine belt.

General Comments:

I have the 1500 SLE Extended Cab. Mine is an early three door model.

I am from Wyoming, and the truck is used for three things, on dirt and gravel roads, around town city driving, and on highway. And it does all three wonderfully.

The Z71 package makes the truck great off road. The ride and handling is superior to other trucks. The Vortec 5300 is a great engine with a lot of power and outstanding fullsize V8 fuel economy.

The transmission is not the smoothest shifting, but is the strongest and most versatile I have had in a truck.

It does not have much wind noise like other trucks.

The bucket seats are comfortable.

I am would buy another GMC in a heartbeat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2009

2000 GMC Sierra 4.3L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

I was blessed with this deal

Faults:

This was an old construction truck that I picked up for $700. When I bought it I knew it needed a windshield, tires, shocks and brakes. I gradually got these things done at my leisure.

Nothing else has ever gone wrong on the vehicle. The intake is dry. It uses no fluids at all and the traction in snow is very good, more so with some extra weight in back. Mileage is good too. I get the full 17 M.P.G. or more in city type driving.

General Comments:

This vehicle seems bulletproof. It's very reliable. Every item on it seems heavy duty. The size and extra room make it easy to work on if needed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2009

2000 GMC Sierra SLT 7.4L 454 V8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 7.4L 454 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired156000 miles
Most recent distance167900 miles
Previous carFord F250 Super Duty

Summary:

Everyone needs a GMC Sierra Classic

Faults:

Not much. Only thing I can really complain about are the brakes. Frequent town driving requires me to replace them on a "more-than-often" basis, but that's all.

General Comments:

Isn't the smoothest ride, but hey, it's a truck. I get about 8 in town (I drive with a lead foot) and have seen as good as 16 on the highway but average 12-14 mpg. The reliability of this truck has been outstanding. I have been a loyal Ford owner but had wanted a 2000 GMC Sierra classic for it's looks, but also got great performance and reliability. I like it much better than my 2002 F-250 V10.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th September, 2008

2000 GMC Sierra Z71 5.3L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.3L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

My Sierra Z71 step-side has been great

Faults:

The 2W/4W dashboard switch (the Service 4W light came on).

General Comments:

When "Service 4W" light comes on, and/or you find it won't switch into or out of 2W or 4W reliably, and/or you get 'random' changes into 4W drive or back to 2W drive... the problem is the 2W/4W dashboard switch's soldering is bad (not the switch itself). It's called a "cold solder joint'. Just pull the switch down so you can access it and re-melt each solder connection (use a hot solder gun to melt it quickly so you don't heat the inside of the switch). That's IT. Nothing more. I know the factory in Arizona where the switch gets soldered, and I know the solderers and their QC issues!! I fixed mine myself, never had a problem since. It's the solder joints on the back of the switch. Good luck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2008

2000 GMC Sierra SLT 5.3 V8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.3 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Way too much mechanical problem for such low miles

Faults:

Universal joints on main drive shaft gone bad at 30,000

Universal joints on front axle bad at 48,000

Multiple, multiple brake jobs.

ABS brakes terrible, problem not fully corrected with recall.

Rear tailgate hinges rusting badly, tailgate likely will fall off this year.

Brake line rusted through resulting in leaking of brake fluid. $1200 repair. Needed to lift cab off frame to repair.

General Comments:

Comfortable cabin, but overall detracted by large number of squeaks and rattles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th January, 2008

2000 GMC Sierra Z-71 5.3 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 5.3 Automatic
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Satisfactory

Faults:

Tow/Haul has started to engage by itself, I have to turn truck off and back on to disengage, the button at end of column shift lever does not seem to work. Can anyone help me?

The gas pedal stick sometimes, I've been told to clean the air intake manifold.

I hear the clunk of the drive line engaging when I step on the gas.

The ABS and Brake and lights are on most of the time, the mechanic said that the instrument panel computer? needs to be replaced. Forget it, too expensive.

The low fuel light comes on at the same time the fuel needle falls down to empty, I just fill it up every 300 miles

General Comments:

The truck still looks and sounds good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th September, 2007

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 15 reviews