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Adequate for my needs
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By Rob
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2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I'll preface this by 2 things. 1-I've never
owned an American car & 2-I'm coming from
a Lexus to a GMC. I bought the car for my
wife and kids-we needed the room which is
great. I like all the space and the captains
chairs for car seats. The interior is nice but
not great but again I bought for the space.
Gas mileage stinks but I knew that going in.
I like the styling. I've been a little
disappointed with the service from the
dealership, but not a huge concern.
Because I've nevered owned an American
car I bought the extended warranty. I bought
this car off a one year lease with 27k miles
on it. All in all after 4 months of ownership
I'm pleased with it. Handles great on the
highway.


Best Features

TV/DVD which was aftermarket (perfect for roadtrips for kids). Space for multiple car seats and adults. Power for the size of car. Heated seats are powerful, better than my Lexus. Rear AC/Heat


Worst Features

Gas mileage. Quality of dash. Add automatic/one touch windows up. Heated seat controls, can't see them when they are on, need to angle them for better viewing. Better quality stereo controls. Captains chairs in middle row need more leg room and should be all leather. Back side are cloth.


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Great SUV
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By absbill
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I've had a Ford Expedition and 2 Jeep
Grand Cherokees, but this is the best
SUV I've owned. Better mileage than
either of the above (15 normal
driving, 19+ on the road). I had a
problem with 4wd switching, difficult
for dealer to diagnose, but it was
resolved. Comfortable, lots of room,
and I tow the boat with good
stability. I'd strongly recommend this
vehicle for anyone with a family and
recreational needs. Great highway
cruiser!


Best Features

Better 4wd system than Jeep. Good stereo, comfortable seating, nice leather interior, LOTS of cargo room and good fuel economy for a vehicle this size (with Regular fuel). The DVD player w/remote headphones is great for even short trips with kids.


Worst Features

Include CD changer with at least 6 CD capacity as standard.


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Once again America Fails
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By laxman
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I have my Yukon XL for 22 months. I am
dissapointed in the build on the
truck. I have a problem with the front
end rattling after 15,000 miles. Also,
the middle seat froze on me and needs a
new seat riser. The best is that the
dealer knows that the front end is an
occurance with most 2003's. They did
not have the part and said it would
take a week. well 2 weeks later I call
up and still no part. I guess when its
under warranty, they don't want to fix
the problem. I have to hound them for
the part!!! I wish Toyota or Nissan
would make a truck as big so I could
byu!!


Best Features

Leather seats


Worst Features

I makes me irrate that the design of the truck is determined by some actuary wondering how we can better fund their pension. Missing from my old 1999-- light in hood, less lights in door entry, rear corner panel mold and smaller, less sturdy running boards. Hey a dollar here and two


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Solid Truck but needs Refining
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By Darien Rodriguez
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2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Took it on 5 long distance trips (over
3500 miles. Truck does everything you
need, comfortable for the most part,
and looks great. Easy to drive. No real
problems except the following: 3 times
gauges went out of wack. Restart truck,
problem went away. XM radio does not
display all XM information. Too much
Roadnoise for a luxury truck at speeds
over 65mph. More room in second row and
needs fold flat rear seat. Dash
acc,intirior panels and bumpers scratch
too easy/paint comes off. Move front
seat heater buttons (too sensitive).
Adjustable seat belts (shoulder area).
Add 500w power inverter and game
console hookups/acc audio inputs on
radio. Add Backup sensor.


Best Features

Outside Look, power, space. Onstar is great and helped us out countless times.


Worst Features

LCD based DVD entertainment system with integrated GPS navigation and backup system, front seats should be able to recline all the way back.


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The Denali XL, wooh what a truck!
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By The engineer
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2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I have had it for about a month, it's
great. I am the second owner,
previouis owner put 9000 miles on it.
I purchased for the wife and kids.
Has plenty of space, the entertainment
center combine with the bose system is
great. Interior is awesome, the
vehicle has all the bells and gadgets.
Very safe and easy to drive, my wife
is only 4'-11". She loves it so much
she wont let me drive it anymore. Has
plenty of power and is perfect for
road trips; towing; no problema! the
6.0 liter can handle it. Great
vehicle worth every penny. I do
recommend it for a family no larger
than five.


Best Features

Bose system, the interior, headted seats, XM, On-star, level of comfort, the all wheel drive, towing power, and obviously the looks! White is an awesome color for this SUV!


Worst Features

Needs a reverse warning device, bigger tires from factory, captain chairs need more leg room, add more bass speakers and personal cell phone hook up.


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