2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Work Truck 4WD LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pick up, styling, height of the ground.
room, split bench with center console
Place to have a trash container versus
Use higher grade tires for this truck
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!
None! The transmission tips the scales
away from anything good.
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!
Z-85 suspension a little stiff for
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...........