2001 GMC Sierra Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2001 GMC Sierra SLE 8.1 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 8.1 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired45 miles
Most recent distance16452 miles
Previous carChevrolet Sierra

Summary:

Love it

Faults:

Went in for burnt out driver side daytime running light, faulty crank position sensor, faulty weather stripping, and the worse the cold start knock. All covered under warranty, except the cold start knock.

General Comments:

Overall I am very satisfied with the truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2004

2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT 6.0 liter from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 6.0 liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance82500 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

Mighty

Faults:

Multiple alignments.

General Comments:

This is an excellent vehicle which still is very fun to drive. Through regular maintenance this vehicle still rides like new. The acceleration is excellent and the ride is as smooth as a Cadilac. It also plows with ease. Good job GMC.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2004

2001 GMC Sierra 1500HD 6.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 6.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired9 miles
Most recent distance8800 miles
Previous carChevrolet Astro

Summary:

Definitely a niche product, but well serving to those who require this type of vehicle

Faults:

Nothing. The truck has not failed us in any way so far.

General Comments:

However, I do have a gripe with the manufacturer. I paid an additional premium for "extended run" coolant and differential fluid. The standard service interval for the differential is 7500 miles. Now that I am above the 7500 mile mark, the dealer suggests changing the differential fluid. I have made 2 web inquiries and 1 voice inquirie regarding what the "extended run" fluid equates to I'm mileage. But the manufacturer has avoided providing me with a definitive answer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2003

2001 GMC Sierra Loaded Vortec from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Vortec Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance34000 miles
Previous carToyota 4x4

Summary:

The vehicle is junk!

Faults:

This truck is loaded to the hilt and rides like a luxury car. That is the only good thing about it.

The engine knocks when it's cold, uses oil and idles rough.

The transmission does not down shift properly and causes the engine to lug.

The front end will not stay lined up.

All four cheap firestone tires had to be replaced at 18,000.

I hate it and plan on trading tomorrow for a Dodge Turbo D.

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

Review Date: 28th July, 2002

7th Dec 2004, 04:29

I guess if you can't drive the best the 3rd best will have to do.

23rd Jan 2007, 14:46

I have 4 things to say...

1 is your engine is supposed to knock when its cold (see #4).

2 Whoever is reading this comment, please look and see that this person used to drive a Toyota 4X4 (did you also know that when toyota first started importing these pieces of junk into the united states, they were called "Toyopets").

3 I'ts too bad you got a lemon. I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado 4X4. It is a great truck.

4 Engines are supposed to knock when its cold because the engine gets cold when you park it overnight and when you go to start it the next morning, the engine is cold and it needs time to warm up.

28th Sep 2011, 09:43

HAHAHA! Engines are supposed to knock when they're cold? Really? How long have you worked for GM's marketing department?

5th Oct 2011, 11:23

Use synthetic oil & add Lucas oil treatment if you're having a cold start knock; should take care of it.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 11 reviews