2003 GMC 1/2 Ton Review

2003 GMC 1/2 Ton Sierra 1500 4.3L from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.3L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota


Great Truck, lousy rear brakes!


The only problem I have had is the rear disk brake system. Anyone who thinks using rear disks on a work truck just does not understand what gravel, sand and salt do to the system. Have almost used up the second rebuild, when it is worn out I am converting to brake drums.

General Comments:

The truck has been an excellent work horse. Does 150 miles a day on a rural mail route, pulls an 18 foot utility trailer that has moved cars, trucks and the occasional farm tractor with never a whimper. All that and an average of 22 miles per gallon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2008

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review