2009 GMC Canyon Crew Cab 2WD
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- good size and fuel usage
Purchased As New
I have a 2004 GMC Canyon with 80500 miles on it. I recently had to put in the shop for a total of close to 45 days. During this time Haselwood GM Supercenter was suppose to fix a factory bulletin regarding the head on my truck. After being without my truck for almost a month I got the truck back and it ran rougher than when I put the truck in the shop. They some how missed a bulletin regarding the throttle body even though I had asked if there where any other outstanding issues. The whole better part of a month I was without a rental. After the throttle body cleaning the truck still ran rough. I took the truck back and and was advised that the gas in my truck contain to much ethanol @ 11-12%. I was advised to use a higher grade gas. I have been running a higher grade for the past couple weeks. The truck still runs rough in the morning. But besides that I had an even greater problem today. The drive shaft for my truck literally fell off tonight. there has also been other issues with the truck in the past, a malfunctioning gas cap, broken U-Joint, torn front drive boot, brake light failure, history of mis fires, and not having a horn installed by the factory....read morehide
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- good value
- not as big a bed as a full-size
Purchased As New
I bought a crew cab SLE-2 3.7 I-5 engine during Cash for Clunkers and couldn't be happier. It runs rings around my GMC Sierra 1500 in everything but size of the bed. My Sierra got 12 mpg and I consistently get 50% better mileage with a high of 23.8 mpg on expressway driving with my Canyon. The engine is more powerful in real-world operation than v6 Toyotas or Nissans. It is smooth, quiet, powerful (especially in the 30-75 mph range)and is fun to drive. My wife likes to drive it too, and the sound system (am-fm-cd) with XM is great. Unfortunately, an uninsured driver rear-ended me on the expressway before I made my first payment, causing about $3K in damages.
I have bought accessories for it, a hard single-piece locking bed cover (Undercover brand) with which I am v. happy. I also got a Thule receiver hitch load carrier for long items like a kayak. I installed an AMP Research bed extender for a Sierra, it fit perfectly after I bought the correct Canyon mounting brackets on Amazon for $8, I paid $50 for the bed extender in craigs list, and saved $200 over the dealer cost of $259.00. I am fabricating a longer platform which will sit on-top of the open tailgate and will be supported by the receiver hitch bracket assembly I am making, the platform will be aluminum diamond-plate and I am planning on making it about 1.5 ft. longer than the end of the tailgate so I can have more room for loading my motorcycle.
The ride is plush, the cab is quiet, and it corners OK, I have the Z85 but would have liked to have purchased the ZQ8 handling package, but none were avail. locally when I bought. The truck listed for just over $27K.
I see where you can get an aftermarket leather seat kit to replace your upholstery, and it's avail. with door panel inserts and you can customize the panel colors. I would like to do that-get the kit-it's about $1500 for the 4seats & the door panel inserts. If you wnat a leather seating & seat back surfaces & vinyl set for the parts of the upholstery your body doesn't touch, for just the seats,(no door panels) you can cut that in 1/2. Grand Prix seats & Hummer H3 seats are popular replacements too.
All-in-all, I am very satisfied with my purchase, and I look forward to driving it. No more Saturday morning repairs like I had to do to my 158K mi. Sierra!...read morehide
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