2004 GMC Sierra Reviews

2004 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3L from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.3L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance119500 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Faults:

Bought this truck from a GM dealer. The only item that has needed replacing was a part involving the steering unit.

Oil changes is the only real maintenance so far. A tune up, radiator flush and trans service is coming up.

I had been without a truck a little over a year (Dodge Dakota sold with 274,000/93 model). Both my wife and I found the truck on the dealer's web site, so went and looked at it, and bought it.

The ride, the Bose sound system with the sat/radio is very nice; I get 17-19 mpg on the road, which is about the same with my 05 Ford Expedition.

All in all, I really like my truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2010

2004 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.3 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

Good solid truck

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the truck; oil changes, and a radiator flush and refill is next. Everything on the truck works as it should (2wd).

General Comments:

The wife really likes the ride (so do I).

It came well equipped, especially the Bose sound system.

I get a solid 18mpg on the hwy, that's OK, my Expedition gets the same.

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

Review Date: 9th July, 2010

2004 GMC Sierra SLT 5.3L from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.3L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired74 miles
Most recent distance7600 miles
Previous carChevrolet Silverado

Summary:

I really enjoy driving this vechicle due it's lack of noise, vibration and harshness

Faults:

The throttle pedal seemed to giggle when I first accelerated.

After a trip to the dealership, this turned out to be a self test for the throttle position sensor.

General Comments:

My Sierra has been extremely reliable so far.

This vehicle is very smooth in both city and highway driving as well as towing a small utility trailer.

In my commute to work, which is more similar to city driving, my Sierra averages around 16.5 miles per gallon. On the highway, I have seen around 20.5 miles per gallon. These figures are very respectable for an extended cab 4x4.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2005

2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6 turbo diesel from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 6.6 turbo diesel Automatic
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance16800 miles
Previous carVolvo 740

Summary:

This is a comfortable, smooth riding pickup that holds nothing back when it is time to work

Faults:

There was a recall on the tail gate support wires, with which we had no problems. A notice was received and they were just replaced without question or any problems.

The back of the front driver's seat pops, when you first lean against it, like it is made with cardboard inside. Overall, the seat is comfortable, I just question the long term internal quality of the seat.

General Comments:

I am overall very happy with this truck. My neighbor bought a Ford F250 and my brother-in-law bought a Dodge 3/4 ton. This GMC truck is better by far.

The inside of the GMC cabin is put together better than the others as there are not any gaps between the panels and the controls don't look or feel cheap. The only interior complaint is the gap between the center fold down back of the bench seat. Papers and other this items that are put on the seat fall through this area and onto the floor of the back seat.

The ride is much smoother than the other two pick-ups. You feel fewer bumps in the road and it corners well. Why sacrifice comfort for durability. This truck has both.

The 4x4 is a wonderful feature and the pulling capabilities have been strong. We pull a 16' stock trailer with 2-4 head of cattle at a time (about 6,000 lbs of beef). It handles the highway grades and back road hills with out a problem under a load.

The owner of an older Dodge said he averaged a little over 20 miles per gallon with his diesel, which had over 60,000 miles on it. This pickup averaged 19.8 miles per gallon (diesel) on the open road (250 miles of highway) with five passengers and a cargo full of camping gear and musical instruments for a high school band.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2005

2004 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.3 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired124 kilometres
Most recent distance19124 kilometres
Previous carGMC Sierra

Summary:

The best 1/2 tone pickup on the market

Faults:

The front differential was sweating with in the first 5000Km.

General Comments:

I have the 4.3L V8 with an automatic transmission and a 4:10 rear end. This combination delivers tones of power for every day driving and handles my 4700lb trailer very well.

The interior of the truck is very luxurious and comfortable. This truck is a pleasure to travel in and is great on long road trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2005

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 5 reviews