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GMC Sierra 1500 vs. CHEVY Silverado 1500

yolsteryolster Posts: 1
edited March 17 in GMC
I'm looking into buying either of these GM trucks
but would REALLY like to know which of these is
actually the better truck.
Does it come down to small things like how the
door handles feel?
Is one supposedly cheaper than the other?
Are they actually the same truck?
I would love an educated answer/opinion. Help

e-mail: yolster@aol.com
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  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    both made in the same plant...on the same line..by the same workers....One gets a Silverado badge..one gets a Sierra badge....the front end is different (duh)...and very minor options are different...like 2 tone in an SLT..(Chevy LT is only 1 tone)...and.......maybe some minor cosmetics?

    Powertrain and frame/underside exactly the same. Sometimes a Chevy gets a GMC tailgate by mistake...due to the fact like I said...they are built on the same line...by the same people.

    Some GMC fans will say GMC gets lock washers...but that's just a hoot.

    I, like most people, went for the Chevrolet...why buy a truck that looks like a big carp or Large mouth bass going down the road?

    Good luck

    - Tim
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    still cracks me up when I hear it...

    the only GMC truck I would consider would be the new AWD C series with the 6.0. and only cause Chevy doesn't have one...my $.02

    Dean
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    came up woth Large mouth bass?...and I said a carp...after he said that..That's all I see when I see one!

    GMC is ugly..

    - Tim
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    except Denali....I like those
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    Terradyne....if GMC came out with that exactly as it was at the auto show...and Chevy didn't have it..I would be a GMC man

    - Tim
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    didn't care about Denali as the wife drives that. She was following me one day on the freeway and all I noticed in the rear view mirror was that huge hole in the front...LOL

    Is the Terradyne supposed to be a one ton?

    Dean
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    ....but it was cool styling..
  • sir_colsir_col Posts: 25
    Where can one find more material on the GMC 2001 C-class?
  • sir_colsir_col Posts: 25
    I looked this site over and will look for the new truck, many thanks.
  • RoclesRocles Posts: 985
    The sierra is pretty sweet with the 6.0. That sounds like an advantage to me if comparing half-tons. Who cares about looks when buying a work vehicle?




    the trap is set....LOL!
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Go there man


    Ryan
  • mrurlmrurl Posts: 116
    large mouth bass look. Actually, I just don't like the squinty headlights in the Silverado, and I think the grille area looks too busy.

    To each his own. The only differences are the sheetmetal and the names of the colors.

    My GMC is Fire Red. Is that Carmine Red to you, Ryan?
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    No carmine is more maroon. What is the silverado red called? I think just plain red. GMC also has the carmine color but is it claled carmine?

    Ryan
  • mrurlmrurl Posts: 116
    In the Sierra it is called Dark Toreador Red Metallic. Don't think I could drive something with a color named that. I'd be embarassed to answer the question "What color is it?"

    Peter
  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Posts: 2,728
    Dark Toreador Red? Would go great with Rich Corinthian Leather. Eat ease oil eye vant in a kard.
  • leathal02leathal02 Posts: 114
    victory red?

    thats what my '99 is called
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    don't think the C series 1/2 tons are for work. Not with two tone leather and a $40k sticker. I know I wouldn't buy one for any of my crews or foreman for that matter...Payroll deduction, I may consider tho... ;)

    This truck appears to be more of a yuppy type of truck even though it has the 6.0 and AWD. In fact, I think I may be in the market for one as my truck has qualified for lemon law as of this writing. Just got to get over that big mouth bass look....
  • white6white6 Posts: 588
    The headlights are actually better (r.e.: better range) than the Chevy. Also, the trim panel on top of the bumper is painted to match, not cheap looking black pebbled plastic as it is on the Chevy. And front tow hooks are standard on the GMC.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    is that what you get for the $300 more for the GMC?
  • nrd525nrd525 Posts: 109
    I think when I did a side by side sticker comparison between my Sierra and a Silverado,the real difference was about 75 bucks,not 300.My truck had a couple of small items listed as standard that the Chevy didn't have,Along with the tow hooks,and better lights(?).
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    the cosmetics, as I also have a '00 Denali, but the dealer's service department's willingness to work with you on whatever warranty issues that may arise...fact of the matter though, GM dealership's service usually sucks....that's generally speaking of course. Hopefully, there will be changes in the trucks cause what I've seen of problems in both GM's trucks and service departments make me want to buy a .....
  • lincoln5lincoln5 Posts: 40
    I agree with obyone. I chose a GM over the Chevy strictly on the dealer's reputation. I think the other thing to consider is the question of whether the dealer has a truck on his lot that is optioned the way you want yours.(Or even close to what you want in the way of options.) That way you can really test drive the truck. With all of the problems that have existed you can get a better idea of what you are getting.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    dealers also have wayyy less trucks to work on as well..

    may be a factor?

    - Tim
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Ok yesterday when i got to school i got a great parking spot right next to a GMC 1500 ext cab Z71 (black - pewter). We both pulled in forward right next to each other. Both identical trucks except for the brand (gmc and chevy) and color. Well i got out started walking away turned back and noticed something. My rear end was alot higher up than the gmc. We were both parked on level ground. I even asked a friend what he thought. My truck overall seemed to be 2-3+ inches taller or sitting up higher. Even my 3rd brake light on the cab seemed to be higher. Anyone else notice this??? The gmc didnt have anything in the bed either both were empty.

    Ryan
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    maybe he had a drop kit installed...more likely his springs have settled or sagging and in need of replacement...both are known issues with GM. Then again he could have velvet ride shackles...or maybe it's a 2wd with fake Z71 stickers....bottom line, too many variables...would have been easier if you had asked the owner of the Sierra...my $.02

    Dean
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    No drop kit. It was a 4wd. I doubt velvet ride shakles. Some lady drives it.

    I was thinking something with the springs too. The truck was a 99 i believe.

    You know what i kinda like now about the GMC is the front where the chevy has that plastic piece gmc has that painted the truck color looks sharp. Especially on this black/pewter truck. I think i have a new color in mind. Black/gray.

    Ryan
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