2003 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 SB Reg Cab 5.3 from North America
The inside of the front bumper has developed rust. I contacted GM and the dealer, both say a recall will be issued to correct the problem.
Knuckle in the steering column rattles. Dealer has lubricated the knuckle once. I will be returning to have it looked at again.
I use the truck to drive 65 miles to work and back. I drive all freeway miles and maintain 23 mpg. I do drive below the speed limit thou (I am the slow poke in the right lane). Also, I have installed a K&N aftermarket filter.
The engine and transmission are both smooth. The interior plastics are ten times better than my friends 2001 model (no interior rattles as of yet). I have the optional steering wheel controls and recommend them.
The steering is sometimes vague, such as when driving at highway speeds.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th March, 2004
21st Oct 2004, 17:16
My 2003 2500HD with the 6.0 ltr V-8 is by far one of the best trucks that I have owned. The power is there when in demand and the transmission shifts with little hardship. Interior comfort is definitely upgraded from previous models. There is currently a recall for the tailgate cables to be replaced at dealer cost. The only thing I would change on this truck would be the front lower plastic bumper. I have replaced it twice, once due to cracking in frigid weather and once because of running over a plastic garbage can, something that is in front of any vehicle that will be put to the test should be alot stronger.