2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Consumer Review: A fairly good all round truck

2002 GMC Sierra 1500 - Consumer Review

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SL Regular Cab Pickup (4.3L V6 5-speed Manual 6.6 ft. Bed)

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A fairly good all round truck
By quickpickup on


2002 GMC Sierra 1500 2dr Regular Cab SL 2WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)


Bought this truck in Feb 2007 with 86,000 miles. At 89k new fuel pump b/c previous owner did not change fuel filter. At 92k intake gaskets leaking bad enough it wouldnt run on a cool summer morning. 93k discovered the reason behind poor braking was that the front rotors where virtually destroying themselves. Terrible case of piston slap when stone cold. Other than these problems I love my truck. It's quick nimble and fun to drive. It is crazy good looking. I drive it extremely hard about 3/4 of the time and it doesnt miss a beat. K&N filter helps power.

Best Features

Awesome looks, tons of jam for a 4.8L, whips incredibly tight donuts. Lots of power above 3800.

Worst Features

Four wheel disk brakes don't stop a reg cab short box as good as they should. Could use better economy. Maybe little more low end grunt in the 4.8L. Cruise should be standard. No more rubber washers on the intake manifold please.
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