2005 GMC Canyon User Reviews

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    2005 GMC Canyon Review
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    Looked at this vehicle when I was shopping for my truck, it just wasnt comparable.
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 2005 Dodge Dakota better.
    "Larger towing capacity. Seemed like there was a lot more inside room. Better value and more truck capacity than the smaller trucks that GM and Ford put out."
    Value Ranked 2005 Dodge Dakota better.
    "Overall Size and handling"
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    2005 GMC Canyon SLE Z71 Crew Cab 4WD Review
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    O.k. — I loved that the truck was compact and easy to drive. The gas mileage was horrible for how little the truck is. I drive nearly 600+ miles a week so my judgement is biased. If you have an easy commute then I would recommend the truck. Anymore, I'd look for something else.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great compact truck for those who need a truck/car combination.  The truck hauled anything I ever needed to haul.  The 4x4 was amazing and never had an issue with snow or getting stuck.

    Cons: Terrible gas mileage for the amount of driving I do.  The acceleration is not the best, but I am used to driving small cars.

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    2005 GMC Canyon SLE Z71 Ext Cab 4WD Review
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    Good Truck For A Single Person — All around good truck if you need to haul small things or pull a smaller trailer. Not a lot of passenger room which is why i recommended for a single person or family with no children. Moderate off road capabilities but never had trouble in inclement weather.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: well balanced being a light truck this helped with traction in four wheel drive

    Cons: no back seat room cant transport passengers comfortably

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    2005 GMC Canyon SLE Z85 Ext Cab 2WD Review
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    Yeah, Truck. — Great mileage, and has given me no problems. The engine doesn't have as much torque as many would like. The limited slip diff will lock both rear wheels , which helps alot in the snow or ice. The seats are comfy, but anyone in the back seats will be uncomfortable.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's still a truck, but it has good milage and the truck seating.

    Cons: not alot of pulling power

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    2005 GMC Canyon SL Z71 Ext Cab 2WD Review
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    Best Truck — xcellent truck!! love it and with manual transmission, its a joy to rip around in!! It has plenty of space for the kids, and has excellent gas milage for road trips to, well, wherever!! nearing its hundred thousand mile mark, and the little four cylinder is still purring so quiet, u can barely hear it!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: scarlet and grey pinstriping

    Cons: nothing negative

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    2005 GMC Canyon SLE Z71 Crew Cab 2WD Review
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    Great For Light Truck Users — Crew cab is great, this is the perfect size truck for what I need. Full size is too big and I don't haul anything, but I like to take my wife and kid camping or throw junk in the bed doing house work, etc. Always good to have a truck around but I'd hate to park a behemoth. I get 22-24 mpg on the freeway. I have had 6 different light bulbs go out in the last 4 years. Weird but all were covered by warranty. And the turn signal, engine, and horn sound funny.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Mileage, size, looks

    Cons: Cheap light bulbs, 5 cyl sounds weird!

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    2005 GMC Canyon SLE Z85 Ext Cab 2WD Review
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    Poo Poo Truck — My truck breaks down. is cheaply made and i would love to have somthing better. Gotta love GM. No wonder they're shutting down. i need more words. it's crap! it's Crap, IT'S CRAP!

    Pros: it has 4 wheels

    Cons: everything breaks on it

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    2005 GMC Canyon Review
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    Very Weak — Many issues with this vehicle - phantom shifts into 4WD, gas mileage is nowhere near the standard, even driving with cruise control 99% of the time, and interior rattles that the dealer only made worse every time they attempted the bungled fix. 5-cyl is underpowered for all but flat, level ground cruising on backroads away from mainstream traffic, I think a stock Pontiac 2000 would give this thing a run. I have never been so displeased with a vehicle - and I'm glad its a lease . . . . Toyo/Niss here I come.

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    2005 GMC Canyon SLE Z71 Crew Cab 4WD Review
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    A Step Up From The Sonoma. — If you're gonna get this truck, spring for the 5th cylinder engine. It makes a difference. Fuel economy on this truck is greathowever, it is a little awkward, for me, to get into the truck cuz its at that height where you have to kinda step up and bend down to get in. The interior is nice, especially if you get the GFX package withcarbon fibre accents, box rails and step bars.With the crew cab comes a much shorter box, keep that in mind.

    Pros: good improvement form sonoma.

    Cons: has problem with cylinder, but is fixed for free by GM.

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    2005 GMC Canyon SLE Z71 Crew Cab 2WD Review
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    It Has Been Faithfull!!! — 2010- Performance- Not the fastest,but does great on towing. Wanders a little on the road with the slightest breeze, brakes true and fast,cruises like a dream. Build Quality- Built on a good day with typical repairs like any other truck I have owned. Intake manifold cracked at 140,000 miles, just replaced the alternator and idler pulley. Rattle at the front driver side at highway speed, I think it is the fender. Appearance- good paint has held up well. Interior has lots of plastic and has also held up well. Cost- Mileage overall is around 20 MPG and regular 3000 mile oil changes. It ate up the 1st and 2nd sets of general tires in 30,000 miles each. Went to coopers to average 60,000 miles. Fun- ? Small easy to fit where my other trucks failed. Good looking? 2013- Well at 287,000 miles the oil sensor light came on. The GM dealer said to replace the engine. I had them replace the sensor. No oil light, we will see. My wife is now driving it to work each day so it only has about 10 miles round trip per day.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: DURABILITY

    Cons: Not fast with the 3.5 inline

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    2010 GMC Canyon Reviews

    Don't Know Yet By Hypocratex

    Fast for a pickup.Hard suspension.No more sunroof option with v8. Need repair manual!! so I can skip trips to a dealer and fix it (0 problems yet) my self. And stop instaling cheap plastic bedliner.G... Read More

    2008 GMC Canyon Reviews

    Good By eboote

    overall i love the truck. But at $23,500 in 2008 it was and is today still over priced. Paint is holding up nice, rear brakes sqeel when its damp in the morning ever sence it was new. wind shield wipe... Read More

    Awsome Truck By Travis

    Great truck, sweet on gas, 1/2 ton suspension, perfect truck. Read More

    2007 GMC Canyon Reviews

    Great Family Truck By Kristy

    The turning radis on this truck sucks and I haven't got very good gas mileage (21mpg). Lots of space for a family! TPMS light comes on when truck is REALLY cold. Not enough power for my husband though... Read More

    What Happened To Gm By Michael

    I got this truck last year and in the year i have owned it it has been on the back of a tow truck more times than i have driven it. the gas mileage is terrible, the quality in the build itself is poor... Read More

    2006 GMC Canyon Reviews

    Great Vehicle But Its Got Downsides By Alex

    Performance - could use a bit more power or a different transmition gearing ratio, Factory susspension is garbage ( I reconmend KYB gas shocks) Has good wieght distribution which makes it great for of... Read More

    2006 Canyon By Caroljo

    its a good enought truck except for the check engine light that keeep on lighting up the 2.8l is a bit weak for the size but still good on the fuel economy overall its not a bad truck well thanks... Read More

    2004 GMC Canyon Reviews

    Whether A Gmc Canyon Or A Chevy Colorado These Mid-size Get The Job Done! By tsl8i4161

    Doesn't really hold much Of a re-sale value for a small to a mid-size truck when it comes to high mileage. They are sure plentiful when looking for one within a two hundred mile radius of any major c... Read More

    Best Truck I Have Ever Had By t4x4gmc

    overall the best truck out on the road. drivers who complain can't drive.fast truck,handling great, quality quality quality.great gas milege,most of all fun to drive to work and off road. last note wi... Read More

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