2002 GMC Sierra 1500 User Reviews

2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"shape" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews

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Foster54Bears writes:
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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3

Pros

Good handling, interior in great shape, acceptional acceleration and versatility.

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Previous owner showed little pride in maintaining the truck. 100k+ miles, mediocre exhaust, engine could use fine tuning (expensive), rusty under body, the only two repairs emptied my wallet.

Foster54Bears
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A Reliable And Tough First Truck. — My first choice was a diesel but didnt have enough money so i contently settled with a 1500 V8. Unfortunately i could only find the 4.8l engine where as I would have liked to be driving the 5.3 1500. Having said that, I am rather pleased with the toughness and power of my 4.8, as i originally used it for landscaping (trailer towing, hauling rocks-exceeding the limit a bit but with no problem at all, ripping out bushes and smaller trees, and putting it through some mud).

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Arin writes:
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Good blend of power and fuel economy, nice ride

Cons

dull looks

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Great Power And Relatively Good Mileage For A Full Size Pickup. — I just bought this pickup a few months ago from Canada. It has 240,000 kilometers on it ( 148,800 miles) and is still running strong. This pickup has the 4.8 liter gas engine that has a surprising amount of power. I have put an aftermarket throttle body spacer and K&N air intake on it which has improved both poer and fuel economy. I get between 19 and 20 mpg on the highway.

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Scott writes:
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 HT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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It's great in pretty much every aspect.

Cons

Gas mileage

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Love It. — The performance is great. It has great acceleration(its a V8). It runs smoothly. It looks great. Its a yellow, step-side. The gas mileage isn't great. The cost of ownership is not bad, except for the gas prices, but this not the fault of the car. Its a great truck.

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Jordan writes:
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Standard Cab SB Review
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decent mileage for a V-8 truck, pulled a van out of a snowbank

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2wd, payload capacity of a civic, needs cruise and power accesories, needs a better limited slip like a detroit.

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Good Highway Truck — 4.8L V-8, auto, 2wd 100,000miles 265/75R16 Nokian tires mods planned for summer(needs more power!)

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Jeff writes:
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Extended Cab SB Review
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V8, lots of room

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Cheap interior, indifferent build quality, sloppy handling

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My Favorite Dinosaur — After a long wait my dad bought this truck in 2003. I was in high school at the time and I thought it was awesome: it had a CD player, room for 4 of my friends via the useful quasi-rear-doors, RWD, and a V8 engine. Before the Sierra I had only experienced a series of weak-to-mediocre performers, and while this truck was far from fast, there is something to be said about that HUUURRRRRRR sound when you plant your foot and feel yourself flatten slightly against the seat. The Sierra isn't all V8 fun. It needed a new transmission at 75k (too much HURR?), it's a gas guzzler, parking it requires some kind of clairvoyance, and the interior is atrocious. All the cheap, ill-fitted plastic buzzes at highway speeds, and my dad uses panel gaps to store business cards in. Then there's the handling. The driver is completely isolated from what's going on down there. This is fine on a worksite, or on dirt, or even on a country road listening to CCR and not paying attention to anything anyway. But for day-to-day driving the vague steering and floaty, lurching suspension get annoying, like a fat man on a unicycle made of marshmallows. This may be less of an argument against the Sierra as against full-size trucks in general. They're just not very good as daily transportation, and even small trucks can do most work tasks nearly as well as a half-ton. I mean, the Japanese are an extremely productive people, and they get by with tiny 660cc pickup trucks! Then again, few Japanese know the joy of pointing a GMC in vaguely the right direction, mashing the gas pedal, and... HHUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRR

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Glenda writes:
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Nice for a big truck

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Cosmetic issues are expesive to repair

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Best Truck I Have Ever Owned — i have the 5.3 v8 and have yet to hook on to a load it can't pull. 16 foot stock trailer with 4 horses and it acts like nothing is back there. It has good take off power that not many big truck have. Mpg wise with a lead foot around 16 - 18 mixture of highway and city. I put 300+ miles a week on it and it still runs as good as the day i bought it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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oldparts13 writes:
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali AWD Extended Cab SB Review
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Great turning radius and very luxurious ride with Quadrasteer and AWD

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gas mileage could be better

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Arare Truck That Is Soon To Be A Collectable! — I was impressed with all areas of performance with this truck. Build quality is supreme. it is a very stylish truck. I would definitely buy another truck with Quadrasteer and AWD. It is a true luxury vehicle that is a pleasure to tow a trailer.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ryan writes:
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Work Truck Standard Cab LB Review
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No body roll, and great on gas.

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Not to fast

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Great Work Truck, One Of The Best Ive Seen, It Goes Anywhere And Its A 2wd, Through Snow And Sleet — This truck is a torque monster...and handled amazingly. Very little body roll, and it was great for tight roads. The long bed made it look good and i redid some things on the interior to bring it to life. The truck all in all is something to buy to haul stuff, i use it to haul steel to the scrap yard.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Michael writes:
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Standard Cab LB Review
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everything

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transmission

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2002 Gmc Sierra — performance is amazing, has a knock off flowmaster muffler, has 20" DIP wheels, runs a 16 second quarter mile down the drag strip, i love this truck it is amazing, only complaint is the transmission truck has just over 100,000 miles and is on its third tranny

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matt writes:
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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awsome

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scratches

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Koool — my truck is in good shape and i will be the last owner, it only had 82000 miles on it and its a gm it will last for hopefully ever i will buy another gmc very nice truks and good quality

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1990 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

This Is A Great Work Truck. By Strunghart

With over 230,000 miles and still going strong, this GMC Sierra is a typical work truck. The interior has been refurbished, but the exterior has a strong body with minor dents. It does need a new pa... Read More

Amazing By Bobby

This truck is in amazing condition. It is the best vehicle I have owned. It has a 305 engine in it and it is rear wheel drive. It loves to spin out a lot because there is no weight in the back of t... Read More

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1991 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

Daily Driver With A Little Attitude. By Cells555

When I got this truck it was a rust bucket, with potential. I think Ive done a pretty good job bringing some of that potential out. Ive replaced the front fenders, inner fenders, full body job, remove... Read More

Chevy Runs Deep By Cory

Well i have not gotten a chance to drive it to its full yet but from what i have seen it has the power and could be a great truck but i do not have the money to just keep pouring into my truck to make... Read More

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1992 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

Decent Truck. By yetilikesbeer

This original owner used this truck for work. Hauling and towing were among it's duties. I bought it for $4200 with 242,000 kms. The tranny went shortly after I bought it. I bought a used tranny and i... Read More

Black Beast By Thecardude10

1992 gmc 1/2 ton this truck almost rust free it has a trailer hitch its a good truck i like everything about this truck except the motor because its a 305 why they will lose at tug of war Read More

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1993 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

Runs Forever By yz250chick

I bought this in 1994 with 110k on it. I've put almost another 100k on it and haven't had to do much beside normal maintenance. And a couple stock manifold header replacements. Put on a flowmaster cat... Read More

Rebuilt Gmc By laurenbs

It's a great farm truck that is perfect for towing horses, materials, and other equipment. Lots of tork and towing power. The simplicity of this truck makes driving it easy for anyone. Great first tru... Read More

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1994 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

Great Looking And Running Truck By kevinsounds

It was given to me in 2006 for tenth birthday all stock with a pealing paintjob I've been adding ever since 3inch body lift 34 inch tires on 15 inch bullet holes new paint brushguard rino bedliner dim... Read More

Money Pitt By dew76

i like the color and that its a extended cab, the body has almost no rust but it is a older truck so i know it will need some tlc, other than that it is one of the worst trucks i have ever had. Read More

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