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Old 06-20-2018, 08:16 PM   #1
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99-06 GMC rather than Chevy

Im looking a getting a 99-06+ Chevy 1/2 ton probably 4x4, or better looking a GMC

What year did they change to the goofy looking slanted head light/ hood / grille...2002?
I cant stand the look of that front end slant eyed headlight area design


But the GMC looks better , and I can handle that look


Are the GMC trucks the same mechanically / motor (Vortex)etc as the chevy ?
In other words is the front body and emblem/ badges / design the only difference between a Chevy and GMC

Un like the old days when GMC ran Pontiac motor in the '50s

Are there any years between 99-2007-7 to avoid or had and engine issues etc that I should be aware of? Are certain years more desirable that had and mechanical improvements

Rick ,
PS I havent been paying attention since the 60s 70s and 80s
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Old 06-23-2018, 04:43 PM   #2
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Re: 99-06 GMC rather than Chevy

damn, nuttin' here
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Re: 99-06 GMC rather than Chevy

I was going to let others chime in first with different experience, but I guess I'll start. 2003 was first year for slanted headlights. GMC and Chevy had same mechanicals, just different sheet metal. I have 04 and 05 Chevys and both have been very good trucks. A few searches will reveal different problems people have had, some of which seem unique to rust belt states like rusted brake lines and rockers. I have only had to do regular maintenance to mine, they have never stranded me yet.
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Re: 99-06 GMC rather than Chevy

I too hate those slant eye chevys, wife has an 02 sierra, and an 03 yukon no real complaints.
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Re: 99-06 GMC rather than Chevy

Thank guys

And Boy ,,,, those front ends are UGLY .....

I never paid attention exactly what years the were those ugly slanties. Now I notice them even more driving around and there are alot of them ugly things.................
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Re: 99-06 GMC rather than Chevy

Tahoes from 00-06 have the same front ends as the 99-02 Silverados, so my 04 Tahoe has the non-slanted earlier style headlights. I will say my slant headlighted Silverado has WAY better light output than my Tahoe does, even with new bulbs and lenses in the Tahoe. Not sure how the GMC lights are, but I figured I'd throw that tidbit out there before everyone keeps trashing the later headlights. There is a definite functional improvement even if the form isn't what you prefer.
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