Problem with ergonomics
April 14, 2017
I just bought this 2003 for its low miles, to use for highway. Pass door was crunched and mirror post damaged in a parking lot incident, which lowered the price . Electric mirror still works. This rig must have the luxe package, with the power windows etc.
My issue: The "plane" for the brake and gas pedals. The gas pedal is 3 inches further away than the brake. On my 2002 Tacoma, the difference is only 1.5 inches. I have to stretch my leg more than I like, for the gas, plus the pedal is very stiff (maybe some WD40 will fix that). Moving the seat more forward does not work well, just pushes the steering wheel into me. I am male, 5'10" , 140 lbs. We are going to experiment with bonding a 3/4 inch piece of wood to the gas pedal!
After the first 500 miles, this has become a really annoying issue, more than it should be, this almost out-of-reach gas pedal - we live in mountains, lotsa hills.
4x4 I have not really used yet, I like lever-on-floor better than electric, but minor detail perhaps. Instead of two tiny seats in the "extra cab" area, there is just one, in which a passenger sits astride, more room to stretch out.
Cheapskate gmc would not even include a CLOCK which surprised me, they could buy for $3 about.
Once we get the seat/gas pedal ratio problem solved, the little truck should be a handy rig for me.