2003 GMC Sierra 3500 Review

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Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Powerful drivetrains, roomy interiors, numerous available amenities.
  • Spotty build quality, cheap interior materials.

One of the biggest, most powerful pickups you can drive without going to trucking school.

2003 Highlights

The Sierra gets a revised look this year that includes a new front fascia, revised side moldings and optional multifunction, fold-away mirrors. On the inside, GMC has added new seats, a more comprehensive driver information center, a redesigned instrument panel and optional dual-zone climate control and satellite steering wheel controls. On the hardware side, the standard 6.0-liter V8 gets electronic throttle control as well as the ability to run exclusively on compressed natural gas (CNG) or a mix of CNG and gasoline. Other upgrades include an improved Insta-Trac part-time four-wheel-drive system for reduced service costs, a more efficient starter for the 8.1-liter V8 and a revised headlight switch that allows drivers to turn off the daytime running lamps.

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3.38 out of 5 stars
Shoulda kept my FORD
Bob Sutliff,01/04/2003
4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
Truck looks great! Fuel mileage (non towing) is not bad for a ton dually at 13 mpg. Towing is another story. Six (6) miles per gallon is the average for this 6.0L engine. Tow mileage is terrible and the truck is at its maximum performance on the interstate at 70mph. It absolutely has no power left.
4.38 out of 5 stars
Great Truck
tdorsett_1,03/03/2003
4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
Hauling hay and horses has never been so easy, power to spare, better on fuel mileage that I would have though. Pulling a small 2-horse slant load trailer with two 1200 lb. horses or a twenty-foot trailer loaded with three round bails of hay, I get an average of 18 miles per gallon. Without pulling, I get between 21 and 25 miles per Gallon. (Highway)
5 out of 5 stars
Proffessional truck!!!!
truckinisfun,11/20/2002
4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
I love the tramendous performance of my sierra at a ropping 325hp and 370foot lbs. of tourque.I also love the way it steers with my camper hooeked to the back,anyone who likes trucks should deffinetly at least check it out.
5 out of 5 stars
WHAT CAN YOU SAY....?
Big Money,02/20/2003
4dr Crew Cab SLE Rwd LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
Extremely Satisfied with Fllet Manager Diane Ford, Ironic working for GM with that Name. Excellent Truck! 230K MILES On the Last One and going for 430k On the Duramax/Allison Combonation.

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Used 2003 GMC Sierra 3500 Overview

The Used 2003 GMC Sierra 3500 is offered in the following submodels: Sierra 3500 Crew Cab, Sierra 3500 Regular Cab, Sierra 3500 Extended Cab. Available styles include 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab Rwd LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab Rwd LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SLE 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab SLE 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SLE Rwd LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A), 4dr Extended Cab SLE 4WD LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A), and 4dr Extended Cab SLE Rwd LB DRW (6.0L 8cyl 4A). Pre-owned GMC Sierra 3500 models are available with a 6.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 300 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2003 GMC Sierra 3500 comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The Used 2003 GMC Sierra 3500 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 3500?

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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