Used 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

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Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Roomy extended-cab models, strong V8 engines, innovative features.
  • Spotty fit-and-finish concerns, low-grade interior materials.

Powerful drivetrains, classic exterior styling and unique options make the Sierra a pickup worth considering, but Ford’s new F-150 has it beat when it comes to interior design and overall refinement.

2003 Highlights

The Sierra gets a revised look this year that includes a new front fascia, revised side moldings and an additional wheel design. Top-of-the-line models get power-folding heated mirrors with puddle lamps and turn signal indicators. Inside, the Sierra now offers a Bose stereo system and XM Satellite Radio. The instrument panel and center console have been redesigned, and GMC has added new seats, a more comprehensive driver information center, optional satellite steering wheel controls and a dual-zone climate control system. For increased safety, Sierras now feature a standard front-passenger-sensing system and dual-stage airbags. All 4.3-liter V6-equipped Sierras and California-emission V8s are now ULEV certified, while electronic throttle control is now standard on all V8 engines. Finally, the Autotrac four-wheel-drive system has been modified for less intrusiveness at low speeds, and the brake system received upgrades that provide better pedal feel and improved overall performance.

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4 out of 5 stars
Couldn't ask for anything more.
2dr Regular Cab Rwd SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
6 years later, I'm still happy with my purchase. It's been a great truck with no worries. The only problem I've had is not getting the speedometer fixed before the recall ran out. My own fault. Other than that, only oil changes for over 120k miles. Reliability on these trucks is second-to-none. I have three friends with the same body style (one '04 and two '05's) and all have over 100k miles w/only 3 problems. My speedometer went out @ 105k. On the '05, his alternator went out @ 134k and his tranny went @ 166k. Using the gold standard of reliability, he has an '01 Camry. The starter went @ 150k and the tranny @ 160k. GM seems to be catching up to the Japanese automakers. Great job.
4.38 out of 5 stars
Great Truck
Jason 95834,03/04/2003
2dr Regular Cab SLE Rwd LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
I have taken all the makes for this type of truck for a test drive, and this truck was the one. The GMC has the best handeling/comfort, good power and excellent seats and interior(did not look tastless or cheasy).Hardly any wind noise and no annoying vibrations. Build quality I am most impressed with. Someone in a Mustang t-boned the truck on the drivers side and caused 3K worth of damage. Totaled the Mustang. Most importantly no one was injured. I got the truck back after the body shop fixed and cleaned it up.Hats off to the guys at the body shop and to the GMC division for building a great truck keeping my wife safe.
4 out of 5 stars
Best Truck on the market
2dr Regular Cab Rwd SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
Original owner. 130k miles. RELIABILITY-I've only had 2 problems, and 1 (speedometer) was a recall. The catalytic converter went out at 115k, but other than that, no rattles, no squeaks, not even a brake job. Overall reliability is good, better than my Toyota Matrix. DRIVETRAIN-GM says this V6 has less HP than Ford's, but this pickup (w/3.42 rear end) sure feels stronger than my brother's (w/3.55). No oil leaks at 130k, no slips in the tranny. INTERIOR-I like it, but most auto critics say it looks cheap. Seats are plush and ride is comfy. Overall reliability may belong to Honda/Toyota, but GM's powertrain sold me. None of the tranny problems typical of Hondas, better engines than Toyota.
4.13 out of 5 stars
great design, but GM almost blows it...
built for work,03/27/2009
2dr Regular Cab Rwd LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
I use mine as a strict work truck,; cloth seats, rubber floor mat and auto was only option. Easiest vehicle to drive I have own; very docile and predictable. But GM botched the steering shaft coupler; rattles across rough terrain.


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Used 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab Overview

The Used 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab is offered in the following styles: 2dr Regular Cab Rwd SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Rwd LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab SLE 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab Work Truck 4WD LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab SLE 4WD LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab Work Truck Rwd LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab SLE Rwd SB (4.8L 8cyl 4A), and 2dr Regular Cab SLE Rwd LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A). Pre-owned GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab models are available with a 4.3 L-liter gas engine or a 4.8 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 270 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab comes with rear wheel drive, and four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic. The Used 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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Should I lease or buy a 2003 GMC Sierra 1500?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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