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Needy by An MSN Autos Consumer on 02/24/2013. Trim: 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Work Truck Long Bed 4WD, Owned 5 years.
Pros: plows well
Cons: my truck with very low mileage for the year goes through brakes like I have never seen, taken to dealership and they seem to think 19000 miles is fine for rotors to last. Repair costs have averaged 1,300$ every six months. Its no wonder people keep them so long you spend so much in repairs you can't save for a down payment on something different. (Like FORD different)
Overall review: drives okay horrible gas mileage plows well VERY NEEDY TRUCK.
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You will not be disappointed. Very Dependable truck. by Charles, Cleveland. on 01/04/2010. Trim: 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext. Cab Short Bed 2WD, Owned 7 years.
Pros: I absolutely love my 2003 GMC Sierra SLT Extended Cab 2 Wheel Drive Pickup truck. It has the 5.3 V-8, Automatic, power everything, Leather Heated Seats, Locking Differential, Michelin MS-2 Tires, Towing Package, Dual Climate Control, 10-way Power Driver and Passenger Seats, Bose Stereo/CD/Cassette.
Cons: There is absolutely nothing I dislike on this vehicle. Gas Mileage is where you would expect it at 18 on the average.
Overall review: I would recommend this truck to anyone looking for a truck that is dependable and can handle anything you throw at it. The 5.3/Auto offers a great combination of power and Fuel Efficiency compared to anything else out there in the fullsize market and I am very pleased with it. I have read other reviews on this truck in regards to the issues others have had and I can tell you that I have not experienced any of it. The truck currently has 67,000 miles on it and the original exhaust and has only has tires, regular oil changes and fluids replaced and new brake pads. It is a two wheel drive truck, however the Exclusive locking rear differential allows this truck to pretty much go anywhere 99.9% of the population needs to go. The truck hauls very well and tows very well also. The Extended cab is very roomy and the Four doors which allow access to the cab are very easy to operate and access the space. I have relatives that own other brands of truck, that envy this one.
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the truck that broke the bank! by j lopz on 08/02/2009. Trim: 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Ext. Cab Short Bed 4WD, Owned 6 years.
Pros: nice truck confy
Cons: had 2 fix odometer twice and its stickin again, clunk noise in stering colum fixed that twice, power stering pump failing, turns off every ounce in a while when turning hard right, just put new battery in it now i gotta get the alternator. juat waiting 2 see whats nxt gotta have a nice bank acct 2 own thus puppy!
Overall review: if the GM quality would be a little better it wouldn't be 2 bad no wonder their goin broke. i tried buying american but thats just making me go broke. sorry 2 say this but my next truck will be a TUNDRA!
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Not Professional Grade!! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/04/2008. Trim: 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext. Cab Long Bed 2WD, Owned 6 years.
Pros: It does have a smooth ride.
Cons: I bought this truck new thinking it was 'professinal grade.' However, in the six years I have owned it, I have had a repair a year and 1 recall - that's 7 'fixes!'
Overall review: Stay away from this truck unless you own a nice set of Craftsman Tools and enjoy catching up with the folks at your local parts store.
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Z71 - test drive one NOW! by Roy from San Diego on 10/24/2003. Trim: 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext. Cab Short Bed 4WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: i love the interior, satellite phone that comes with onstar (which is standard on the SLT model) and overall body styling. the bose system is absolutely awesome. best stock stereo i've ever heard in my life. absolutely no need to upgrade the sound system. i love the driver 1 and 2 settings. it'll remember your seat position, radio presets and a/c settings for each driver. the z71 is an incredibly solid vehicle. there is no comparison to the regular suspension on the sierra (or silverado) and that of the z71. you can corner at way higher speeds that the regular suspension and it's not as mushy.
Cons: what's up with the lag in power from the 5.3L 2000 silverado i had and this vehicle? my 2000 silverado would absolutely destroy my new 2003 z71 sierra off the line!! i guess it has something to do with the way the rear-end is geared in the z71 vs. the regular suspension of both the sierra and silverado. also, took it into the shop 3 times for air leaks coming in from somewhere. gm service cannot fix this and states that this is normal noise, YET, my 2000 silverado never had that problem. my 2000 was as quiet as a cadillac. the turning radius without the quadrasteer is a joke. forget u-turning. but is the additional $12,000 on the denali worth it?
Overall review: though i had the cons above, i must say that this truck is better than any chevy, ford, or toyota truck i've ever driven and i will absolutely buy another. the sierra looks more like a luxury truck than any other on the market. i'd say the same of the silverado, but that UGLY front end just makes me cringe. i was set on buying another silverado until i saw that freakish front end. checked out the sierra and fell in love. overall, i must restate this - get the z71 if you're going to get the truck. or just test drive it. you will be amazed at how absolutely perfect it handles and feels. not to mention, the z71 comes loaded to the hilt with all kinds of extra goodies.
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