2002 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8L V8 4x4 4-speed Automatic 8.1 ft. Bed Consumer Review - GMC Forgot Driver's Side Ergonomics
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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 - Consumer Review

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GMC Forgot Driver's Side Ergonomics
By Stu on

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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab Work Truck 4WD LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

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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.

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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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