2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Review Ratings
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Extended Cab SB Review
V8, lots of room
Cheap interior, indifferent build quality, sloppy handling
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
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 HT 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
It's great in pretty much every aspect.
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.
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Standard Cab SB Review
decent mileage for a V-8 truck, pulled a van out of a snowbank
2wd, payload capacity of a civic, needs cruise and power accesories, needs a better limited slip like a detroit.
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
Good handling, interior in great shape, acceptional acceleration and versatility.
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.
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).
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali AWD Extended Cab SB Review
Great turning radius and very luxurious ride with Quadrasteer and AWD
gas mileage could be better
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
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
Nice for a big truck
Cosmetic issues are expesive to repair
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
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 Work Truck Standard Cab LB Review
No body roll, and great on gas.
Not to fast
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.)
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Standard Cab LB Review
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.)
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Standard Cab LB Review
great accelaration and good hwy gas mileage, power everything
tire tracking and sliding device
Gmc 2002 — my green machine, has great get up and a nice sound system. it is great on highway gas mileage but driving around town is a killer. sometimes with the slide system it has on the inside, makes it a pain to deal with while trying to pick up speed, cuz you have to wait until the truck feels it has enough tracking on the tires before you can get back to normal driving.
Reviews From Other Years
Nice Truck Plenty Of Power Hauls 25 Ft Boat With Ease
I really like the carbon flash color of the truck, the styling is very nice. fuel economy is pretty good for the weight of the truck and the size motor 5.3, can get about 22 miles per gallon on the hi... Read More
Best Truck On The Market!
All around great truck. Plenty of power when pulling the full capacity of 9500lbs. Exterior styling is awesome with the chrome wheels and sleek lines. Gas mileage is great compared to the dodge ram ... Read More
Been extremely happy with truck so far. No repairs or warranty work. Love the room and looks of it. A little hard on gas - but it is a pick up. Been an excellent vehicle in the snow. Should have ... Read More
2011 Gmc Sierra 1500 Extended Cab 4x4 5.3 L
Truck is fine, but fuel mileage is NOT. Window sticker says 21 hwy, but I can't get over 17 mpg driving with a very light foot. Should have leased a Ford Ecoboost and will do that when the lease is u... Read More
Fun, Comfortable Truck That Can Be Used For Daily Commute, Camping And Hauling.
This truck is fun to drive, powerful acceleration, good braking, Z71 made for good handling, comfortable and roomy for long trips, can pull a decent sized boat without even huffing. Off-roading is a ... Read More
Poor Performing Hybrid Truck (though Still Better Than The Available Options).
I do a combination of driving since I live in a rural area where there are lots of 60+ mph roads (our place fronts a 60 mph road), though there are plenty of traffic signals so I should be charging th... Read More
Loving My 2009 Gmc
great performance with the 5.3L,good gas mileage,long time between oil changes handles great,great interior,very roomy inside ,great sounding stereo 80,00km on it and only have paid for gas and oil, r... Read More
Love My 2009 Gmc
i was looking for a chevy pick-up but came apone this gmc and it was love at fiest site,i now have 80,00 km on it and have not had a single problem with ,goes a long time between oil changes, very co... Read More
All Around A Great Truck
I've liked every single thing, and haven't found anything bad about it,. I've drove it to work an d great, I've drove it for plessure and great. When I find some I don't like I'll let you guys know. T... Read More
Best Truck On The Market
Great truck. I wish the bed was 6 feet but other than that great power and smooth ride. Like all factory vehicles i needed new tires at 30k. I really like that GMC went to rear drums and removed the r... Read More
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