I had a 2002 1500hd crew cab but I got t-boned and I needed a new truck, the 02 was the best truck I have ever had but when I found this 03 I was so happy! I think the 2002 was a little more comfortable but other than that everything is amazing! Took it out to South Dakota pheasant hunting and the 4wd got us through snow drifts that were over the hood! It's so much fun to drive, I think the front end reminds me to much of a car, but I'm gonna put a new hood on it so yeah. We also pull a 20 ft deep v ranger boat with it and it doesn't even know its back there, and my uncle pulled it with his Ford f250 and said he struggled so yeah, go Chevy!
exceptional towing vehicle, good in snow and slippery conditions, vibration in exhaust system, doesn't like to run cold, once warm it run very well, manf. says to run the rear tires at 80psi but it is very hard and rough, run them at 55 and front at 50, while towing I run the rear at 75 and front at 50, towing switch is sometimes apion unless your towing on hills or steep grades, don't use the switch on normal towning, running with syntheics since 800 miles and it runs smoother
This is the best truck I have ever owned. It has tons of power and as a farmer I like that it has the HD frame, engine and tranny. It rides comfortably when loaded down with haybales, has plenty of power to tow my 20 stock trailer and plenty of power to pull 26,000lb anhydrous ammonia tanks. It has been the most reliable truck I have driven as well, every time I twist the key it has fired right up and is ready to go to work. It has plenty of room inside for my family, tools, hound dog and me. This is a truck that is actually built to be used as a truck.
I've driven Chev trucks since i was 16 and this truck is the biggest piece of junk i have ever had. The front and rear diff's had to be rebuilt twice 75,000 km between rebuilds. It can't keep the transfer case together for longer then 9 months with out stretching the chain. Both exhaust manifolds split making it horribly loud. The truck has 250,000km and is bagged out when guys with super duties are getting 500,000km out of there truck with no where near the repair bills I've had in half the Km's
I got my truck on Dec 2002. It has had only one problem, which the dealer said they've had problems before. The speed sensor went out and gave me a "Service 4x4" note on the odometer. For the most part I've used it for city driving, but I like to snow ski. On the ice and snow the auto 4x4 handles excellent. I've gone in 2 feet of snow and 2 feet of mud. I must say, shifting it to 4x4 LO makes the truck jump out of either mud or snow. Towing, I've not done much, but the main reason I got a 1500HD is to tow a possible boat in the future.