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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

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GMC Forgot Driver's Side Ergonomics
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By Stu
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Work Truck 4WD LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Although the engine has spunk, the 4x4 feature is only suitable for driving straight. While executing even wide turns in 4x4, the entire vehicle shakes and makes squeeking and grunting noises. Traction on any wet or winter surface without 4x4 is non existant without a load in the long bed. The legal heavy load capacity is limited to just a few hundred pounds above the vehicle's own weight. Inside the cab the driver's side is very narrow, forcing you to place your left elbow against the solid door. This results in constant elbow bruising. I must always wear a thick left elbow pad to prevent pain and bruise. The seat is also too narrow, binding the outer right thigh. At 5'8", I'm dissapointed.


Favorite Features

As a retired homeowner, I find the long bed truck great for yard and house work. This truck is easy to clean and offers good visibility from behind the wheel. The A/C is great and so is the FM radio.


Suggested Improvements

Pad the doors. Widen the drivers seat. Add a CD player. Bring the 4x4 up to standard of other models. Make the small exterior light bulbs more accessible for replacement. Use rust proof screws and cables.


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2002 2WD Basic 1500 PU
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By julio61
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab 2WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)


Review

My very plain 2002 GMC has had NO problems and I have not had to take it back to the dealer for service other than scheduled maintenance. Very nice ride and quite adequate power. Has never failed to start and always runs well. No complaints.


Favorite Features

Dependability.


Suggested Improvements

None.


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maddox
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By batman1
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab SLE 2WD LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


Review

All is fine with truck. Had a 2001 6-cylindar and did not like the pick up from a slow roll or stopped position. Went to the 5.3 and real happy with performance. Only downside is the tires have been swapped three times due to poor quality. Dealer has not flinched once when complaint registered.


Favorite Features

Pick up, styling, height of the ground. room, split bench with center console


Suggested Improvements

Place to have a trash container versus an ashtray. Use higher grade tires for this truck


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Great Truck, Hideous Transmission!
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By Baystate
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab SL 4WD LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)


Review

The defective transmission outweighs all the good things about this truck! The transmission clunks when shifting from 2nd to 3rd. This clunk is so bad that there is no pleasure in driving this otherwise great truck. GM tech bulletin says this is normal! If so, then why doesn't it do it from 1st to 2nd, or 3rd to 4th. Since when is a transmission that clunks and bangs normal for a new $25,000 vehicle? GM refuses to repair! I was told by the dealer to get used to it. Gee Thanks!


Favorite Features

None! The transmission tips the scales away from anything good.


Suggested Improvements

GM should replace or repair their defects, or loose more customer like me. My next vehicle will be the first non-GM in 24 years. All my 24 years of loyalty to GM got for me was them telling me to get used to the defect!


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Great Truck
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By chance
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab 2WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Z-85 suspension a little stiff for around town. Added dual exhaust and K&N filter. Gas mileage and performance improved with these additions. Average about 21mpg overall...Truck is a blast to drive & stock stereo is very good. Sound proofing is good; however, GMC could have located the emergency brake in better location. Overall no problems in 7 thousand miles...........


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