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2005 GMC Canyon Review
Bzrd1964 says:
Looked at this vehicle when I was shopping for my truck, it just wasnt comparable.
vs2005 Dodge Dakota
2005 GMC Canyon winning categories:
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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 4WDReview
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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 4WDReview
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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 2WDReview
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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 2WDReview
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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 2WDReview
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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 2WDReview
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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 CanyonReview
phoenixx30562 writes:
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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 4WDReview
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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 2WDReview
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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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