by glock35ipsc on Jul 9, 2007 Vehicle: 2002 GMC Sierra 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab SLE 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
When I bought this truck, it was for the purpose of pulling a 5th wheel RV and an enclosed snowmobile trailer. Most all towing would be in the mountains. I have alway driven GM trucks, so I was already use to the body style and interior, both of which I love. However, this is my first GMC. Ride is good for a 3/4 ton, power was good, although I knew I could better it later. Has the typical piston slap of this era of Vortec engines, but has not caused any problems. I run Amsoil synthetic oil, I change the filter every 5000 and the oil every 10,000.
by keithcitty@sbcglobal on Dec 24, 2006 Vehicle: 2002 GMC Sierra 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab SLE 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
I really only have one gripe about the best truck I've ever owned and that's this: GM will not recall a 6.0 for a oil pump seal that causes the oil to airiate and leaves the owner with the impression that there's a collapsed lifter. Anyone else hear that annoying ticking? Check the GM service records and you'll see that its a 300.00 fix/maybe kind of thing.
by aeopav on May 3, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 GMC Sierra 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab SLE 2WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
I have had excellent service from this
vehicle in its' first 25,000 miles.
I'm averaging about 14.9 mpg. On a
long highway run it will go to 16mpg.
I have had two minor issues fixed under
warranty. Exhaust resonance, and a
steering wheel "clunk". Both taken
care of. I have 3 boys and we all go
camping a lot. It hardly even knows it
is pulling a camper and everyone has
plenty of room. Rear seat passengers
have their own heat and a/c vents for
comfort. The ride smooths out once the
truck is loaded a bit so the camping
trips are a real pleasure.
by dz302 on Nov 5, 2002 Vehicle: 2002 GMC Sierra 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab SLE 2WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
I traded a Ford F-250 Powerstroke for
this truck, and I haven't regretted
it. At this point, I have 5200 miles.
Ride is a bit more jittery than the
Ford. Power is excellent. Fuel
economy is 13 in town, 15 on highway,
thought I don't feel it is completely
broke in. The truck feels very solid.
I just performed my first oil change,
it came at 5100 miles, as was indicated
by the oil change light. I had been
checking the oil level religiously and
it never required any additional oil
from new to the first change. Overall,
I'm very pleased. Oh, I added a Gibson
cat-back stainless exhaust, really
sounds and looks good.
Debuting late last year as an all-new 2001 model, the 1500HD Crew Cab gets few changes for the 2002 model year. Deep-tinted glass is now standard, and a Cold Weather option package with heated exterior mirrors and a rear window defogger have been added.