2003 GMC Sierra Reviews - Page 3 of 5

2003 GMC Sierra SLT turbo diesel from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission turbo diesel Automatic
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carGMC Suburban

Summary:

I expected better quality from GMC!

Faults:

GM has a real problem with their transfer cases. My Sierra 4x4 2500HD Turbo diesel w/Allison transmission is on its third transfer case, and its drive train warranty ran out at 100,000 miles. I am told that the pump inside came loose. I don't know, but it will cost you over $2500 for a replacement to be installed.

Several of the dealer mechanics have told me that they have seen several of these transfer cases go bad. Sounds like GMC should step up to the plate and admit that their transfer cases have a problem. They extended the injector warranty to 200,000 miles because of problems.

General Comments:

My GMC Sierra 4x4 Crew cab, SLT, Diesel w/Allison is an awesome truck when it's running!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st February, 2008

2003 GMC Sierra SL RCSWB 327 from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 327 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired2100 miles
Most recent distance29000 miles
Previous carFord F250

Summary:

I like it better than the fords I have owned

Faults:

Just got a letter in the mail saying GM would extend my warranty on the interior until 2010 due to a few malfunctions in the dash and gauges. They will repair it for free, but I have not had any problem with my gauges as of yet. I wish the seat was more comfy. Nothing mechanical has gone wrong with the truck.

General Comments:

I love the truck and the options it came with, it is the SL model, but came with the 327/345hp due to minor upgrades I increased horepower easily. It has power door locks, but does not have power windows... I like that option because I have had trucks in the past where the power windows quit working. It has the chrome grille and came from the factory with aluminum alloys NOT the heavy steel rims. It has a seat I have not seen in other trucks... the center console does not fold down and the seat it not cloth or vinyl it is more like "tweed" fabric... it seems tougher than the cloth or vinyl because it has not torn or ripped. The truck did not come with a towing package, but it has the "smooth ride" option, but has the optional transmission cooler..."ODD". I like the truck it's sporty and by far the fastest truck I have ever owned. I have owned Ford trucks in the past and the engines in these GM trucks are much better, more power, more torque, Great engines.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2007

2003 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.3 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired56 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carGMC Sierra

Summary:

Descent truck if they could solve drive line problems

Faults:

Steering wheel controls wear off.

Seat belts squeak.

Paint peeled off front bumper.

Driver seat cushion wore irregularly had to be replaced.

Rear end knocks when shifting gears.

4wd light has came on several times.

52000 miles transfer case exploded and transmission also.

General Comments:

It seems to be a pretty good truck. Although not much power in the towing department. Cab needs to be updated. If you are running it empty, it will run like a race car until the transmission explodes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th December, 2005

2003 GMC Sierra 4.8L from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.8L Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance33000 miles

Summary:

Wish I had never purchased it

Faults:

I bought this truck new and have had it less than 3 years, but I'm heading to the dealer for the 4th time. I had a cracked transmission case, a bad mid-shaft, bad tailgate cables and now the passenger seat belt won't work. Will look to buy a Nissan or Toyota next time.

General Comments:

I have babied this truck thinking it would last me a long time. It has been garage kept since day one, but it's one thing after another and me spending time at the dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th October, 2005

2003 GMC Sierra 5.3L from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.3L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Quadrasteer and GMC quality make this the best truck ever!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Second the motion about dropping Quadrasteer in 2006. I'm in the market for a new vehicle just to keep the miles off of this one. Will try to hang on to this one! There is simply no better innovation in pickups in decades, it's a real shame they're dropping it.

I've had no problems at all, GMC is the best built truck (of course, you pay for that). Rides great, no road noise, best truck I've ever owned (probably about my 10th one).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2005

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 13 reviews