A Review of the Popular GMC Sierra
Capital City Auto Auction Talks the GMC Sierra
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The Sierra has been around for generations. It was introduced in 1962 as variants of the C and K series pickup trucks. It got a body overhaul in 1967 for the second generation. The third generation came in 1973, but the GMC Sierra truck we know and love today came in 1991.
For all these years, the GMC Sierra has served multiple purposes, catered to families and workhorses and maintained a rugged persona.
When a Sierra shows up on the Capital City Auction, competition is usually tough. The GMC Sierra is known for a long lifespan and can retain its value well after 10 or 15 years.
Read more about how long cars last here.
- Best GMC Sierra years 👌
- GMC Sierra Problems 😠
- GMC Sierra Price 💰
- Where to find a GMC Sierra near me at auction, particularly here at Capital City Auto Auction in Rancho Cordova 🛻
🏆 The Best GMC Sierra Years:
Besides all of the opinions; you know, the people who swear by the make and model they own, there is some data. Engine Patrol lauds the 2010 Sierra model, for instance, as does Four Wheel Trends, and there’s usually praise for the 2012 GMC Sierra, and newer models.
Most of the GMC Sierra’s sold here are late 90s and early 2000s and certain of those models, like the 2006 GMC Sierra, as well as the 2005, 2004, 2003, and the 1998 models are all top tier.
While reliability is the top factor, the “best” also depends on your preferences and driving needs.
The 2017 Sierra didn’t have much to offer in the way of towing, and exterior lighting was a big issue for the 2014 and 2015 models.
Some of the older models, such as from the 80s and mid-90s, while not being the most reliable anymore, have certainly retained their iconic status. 🤩
Check out an infographic on reliable used cars.
⚠️ GMC Sierra Problems
There are models you need to stay clear of, and downsides to a few of the older models. Drivers have reported electrical problems and AC problems with the 2005 model. 😒
Even the beloved 2012 model has had a few engine problems and vibrating.
But the models you really need to think twice about are the 2014, 2017, and the 2001, 2000, and 1999 GMC Sierra.
The 1999-2001 models were all plagued by a flood of brake troubles. 😰
Much of the time, it all comes down to this, doesn’t it.
Out of the Sierra’s sold by Capital City Auto in recent months, the average price was $1,100 and mileage was all over the place, but usually higher.
But that’s what it’s like at our auction lot. Amazing prices on donated cars. Don’t believe us, read on here. 😀
A quick comparison with used car dealerships cements our point. You can expect to pay $2,000 on a 20-year-old GMC Sierra 1500 with 150,000 miles at Capital City auction.
The same truck at a dealership will cost two times, even four times as much! 💰
So… if you’re looking for a solid make and model, American-made no less, then an older GMC Sierra 1500 with proof that it can last AND a lot of miles left in the tank, may be the truck just for you. And you can spend money at auction AND on repairs and still save a ton! 🥳
👍 GMC Sierra for Sale at an Auction Near Me
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