2003 Gmc Sierra 1500
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nickle and dimed to death

by from Maine on June 15, 2012

No big problems just allot of them. Rear breaks and rotors gone 17500 miles again 40000 Brake lines burst rusted through Intake gasket leak Altinator Idler pulley belt tensioner Tailgate latch 4 times...
No big problems just allot of them. Rear breaks and rotors gone 17500 miles again 40000 Brake lines burst rusted through Intake gasket leak Altinator Idler pulley belt tensioner Tailgate latch 4 times Speedomeiter haywire Front and rear bumper rusted through
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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GM Trucks, Good looking, hard working, dependable!

by from Calgary, AB on July 27, 2013

I love this truck. 194000 KMS and counting of hard work with little more than regular maintenance. Don't get me wrong, this truck isn't perfect, but none are. Yes, the engine knocks a little when cold...
I love this truck. 194000 KMS and counting of hard work with little more than regular maintenance. Don't get me wrong, this truck isn't perfect, but none are. Yes, the engine knocks a little when cold (doesn't harm anything, i have another truck that does it too with over 300000 KMS and it hasn't caused a failure, or noticeable decrease in power) the fit and finish inside and out isn't perfect, and the gauge cluster does always work but honestly, if this bothers you, then you don't need a truck because if you did, you wouldn't worry about these things. What matters is how it takes a beating, and this truck holds up. I regularly tow 10-12 thousand pounds behind my 5.3 (rated for 8900lbs) and it never gives up. It starts and runs in -40C Canadian winters, i beat it up off road, put 2-3 thousand pounds in the bed, long road trips, you name it and she never lets me down. LS (Vortec) engines are the best out there, pick up any performance car magazine and you'll see what these motors can do and why they are so legendary. The 4wd system is good, interior is comfortable, and ride quality is pretty good. The transmission is a weak point, but mine hasn't let go yet. Anyways, if your a hard working person looking for a hard working truck, buy this truck. If your concerned that the panel gaps aren't perfect, buy a Mercedes to pull your wake boat, but that's all it will pull.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Towing

Does recommend this car!!

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been a good truck

by from michigan on April 27, 2009

first new truck i've ever owned,had some things go though the years but overall been a pretty good truck excellent service from my dealer no problems there
first new truck i've ever owned,had some things go though the years but overall been a pretty good truck excellent service from my dealer no problems there
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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EXCELLENT!!!

by from Colorado on September 12, 2011

This has been my dream truck since they first came out.Finally bought one this past July.Didn't really know just how awsome this truck really is.Love the features the Denali package has to offer.The Q...
This has been my dream truck since they first came out.Finally bought one this past July.Didn't really know just how awsome this truck really is.Love the features the Denali package has to offer.The Quadrasteer is the main reason I bought it,and I'm sure glad I did. Can't understand why it isn't on the new ones. Dream come true!!!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Towing

Does recommend this car!!

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Coulda been a great one

by from Sudbury, Canada on December 10, 2008

This is a good truck so far, had the tailgate and some premature rusting on the grill repaired for free at the dealer. Common problems reported for this model include premature brake wear, spongy brak...
This is a good truck so far, had the tailgate and some premature rusting on the grill repaired for free at the dealer. Common problems reported for this model include premature brake wear, spongy brake pedal, hard shifting transmission (1st to 2nd gear) and a poorly-made u-joint on the steering column (replaced by dealer for $100). The 2 wheel drive models get great gas mileage and the moror is very smooth.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Best Truck on the road!

by from Michigan on October 3, 2009

Love this -powerful!Does Everything you want in a truck. Never had a problem. Quadrasteer is agreat feature to have and is very usefull.
Love this -powerful!Does Everything you want in a truck. Never had a problem. Quadrasteer is agreat feature to have and is very usefull.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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200,000 MILES & COUNTING

by from COLORADO on September 25, 2014

I have over 200,000 miles on the 5.3 in my truck and it is still running like it was new. the underside has almost no rust. The gearing is decent as it barely turns 2000 rpm at 75 mph. (Mine has the 3...
I have over 200,000 miles on the 5.3 in my truck and it is still running like it was new. the underside has almost no rust. The gearing is decent as it barely turns 2000 rpm at 75 mph. (Mine has the 3.73 rear end ratio) Fuel economy isn't great at 17 mpg highway but it wasn't built for economy. All around a great truck. the interior is almost brand new in appearance.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Defects Defects Defects

by from Texas on July 11, 2007

Factory defects = Uneven cam wear, piston slap, transmission adjustments needed, tailgate problems. This truck is a lemon and the dealer will not stand behind it.
Factory defects = Uneven cam wear, piston slap, transmission adjustments needed, tailgate problems. This truck is a lemon and the dealer will not stand behind it.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Best PU I've ever owned

by from Baltimore, MD on March 20, 2012

GM did a great job when they designed this line of vehicles. The body remained tight and solid, and the vehicle was very reliable with minimal problems.
GM did a great job when they designed this line of vehicles. The body remained tight and solid, and the vehicle was very reliable with minimal problems.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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This truck died before it reached 100k.

by from Peoria,Illinois on August 1, 2017

I never owned a vehicle that did not make it at least 100,000 miles. The transmission stopped working. The instruments on the dash worked sometimes and sometimes not.
I never owned a vehicle that did not make it at least 100,000 miles. The transmission stopped working. The instruments on the dash worked sometimes and sometimes not.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transportingfamily

Does not recommend this car

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