The Sierra and its Chevy Silverado twin were redesigned and much improved for 1999. Engines are smaller but more powerful and economical, and the interior feels spacious. Braking and handling are also better. Four-door extended-cab versions are the only extended-cab pickups with decent rear seats. Four-wheel-drive models offer an Autotrac system that can remain engaged all the time.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"the v6 engine is great, a lot of power."

Anonymous, AZ (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The engine and transmission are dependable and handling is good."

DAVID M., PA (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Dependable. Good acceleration, has always handles very good, still does. Have had very few repairs or probs with this truck."

RICHARD E., OR (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Good acceleration and handling."

Rosa L., TX (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"I have always been happy with the 5.3L engine. It responds well and acceleration is brisk. Handling is very good for a truck and compares favorably with many sports coupes. With the firm ride control engaged it handles extremely well."

Anonymous, CA (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Very solid vehicle"

Nicholas W., PA (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Pick up truck drivers kown the GMC 5.3 V8 accelerates and handles well. Even today 16 years old, the GMC is still a pleasure to drive AND is soooo comfortable"

Clyde H., TX (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Acceleration very smooth, handling easy."

Juli H., NC (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"It's big n roomy, seats are comfortable, noise is a minimum, ride is fine. It's been a fine truck, no major problems, just normal wear n tear."

Rosa L., TX (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"It has been the most reliable truck I have ever owned. Far better than my F150 and Toyota HiLux! It rides as nice as a Cadillac, handles very well, accelerates very well, is reliable and the only negative thing is GM's xxxxxxx water-based paint! The clear coat is peeling, but it sits outside and it is almost 18 years old!"

Anonymous, CA (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Wind noise through closed door and windows has been bad"

Anonymous, ON (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Great performance and comfort for a truck"

Anonymous, NC (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"It is so quiet that I wonder why ALL vehicles are not this way"

Anonymous, TX (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Is a fantastic vehicle other than the noise around the rubber weatherstripping around the doors. This has been in existence from day 1"

Anonymous, ON (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"The seats could be more comfortable on a long ride. No complaints about the noise & ride."

Anonymous, CA (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Bench seat very comfortable, back seat also. No noise from tires, no other rattles or other noises except the sound of the ;motor, the truck is very solid feeling."

Juli H., NC (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"The brake system on the truck is the worst I have ever had to deal with. I had to replace the hole system both front and back. The ABS system failed many times so I had to disconnect it. I had to put on a high performance brake system (SSBC) on the rear and high performance on the front as well myself. The park brake also was poorly designed too. Part of the reason was where the stock products were made, in CHINA! I also had to replace all of the brake lines. Now that I changed the brake syste"

DAVID M., PA (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"great for towing my boat"

Anonymous, OR (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"still drives like new and can haul loads and pull a trailer, anything I need it to do. It has needed very few repairs, and is very reliable."

Anonymous, TX (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"the pickup has worked great with only small problems for the 17 years I have owned it"

Anonymous, CA (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Best investment I have ever made 16 years and still humming along. My only complaint is rust is now finally a problem"

Martin G., NY (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

"Men is a short wheel base stepside in mint condition. I enjoy riding around town and getting admiring glances and stares. I have owned it for 15 years and have had average maintenance costs."

Anonymous, AL (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"one of the reasons I've kept this truck for so long is that I don't care for the large and boxy appearance of the newer models - this looks more streamlined; the center console is just the right size as well..."

Anonymous, TX (2001 GMC Sierra 1500)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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