"By far the best built, most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. In six years and 70K miles, it has never needed anything outside of routine maintenance. With it's powerful, smooth 5.3 liter V-8, excellent A/C and comfortable seating it's an excellent all round piece of transportation."
"traded my nice but gutless toyota 4-runner in for 03 LS ext cab 2wd truck. rides so smooth,lots of pwr 4.8ltr(bf always told me it was a 5.3, goes to show he cldnt tell the diff from his 5.3 4wd)traveled long distance in comfort and fuel mileage is not bad at all. at 70,000 miles now had no problems whatsoever. regular maintenance is all!!"
"Numerous intermittent defects. Tried three different dealers and heard the SAME refrain, "Can not replicate the problem." Left truck for up to 5 days at a time with dealer. Hmmmm.. less than ONE MILE increase on odometer. They sure tried hard to find the defects!!!! And, seemingly, NO attempt to diagnose problems. Guess they want defects that do exist to jump out and bite them. Guarenteed, will NEVER buy a GMC vehicle again, new or used."
"I am just getting ready to trade this 05 1500 HD crew cab. 115000 miles in three years of Highway and rough farm roads. The HD Chevy pickups hold up better than any that I have owned. We own 3 Toyotas and 5 Chevys and the HD's are better after 3 years than the Toyotas. The regular 1500's did not last but the HD's do. The milage is about 14-18 with the 6.0 with the 3.73 rear end. The seats are very comfortable and the rear seat can seat large people well. I will pull a large Goose Neck trailer with ease and I have pulled up to 18,000 lbs gross and traveled at regular speed limit speeds. I would rather drive this then my car. A couple of engine lights in 3 years and the A\C fan switch is fritzy right now. Has never burned a drop of oil and I did not change it until the light said to do so. The C/D player failed due to farm dust. This is my third 1500 HD Crew Cab and I have had the same result with all three. A good pickup."
"I have owned my 2002 Z71 for almost two years now. It has great performance on and off the road. It doesn't have the big fancy mud tires but it has had its share of mud thrown on it and had no problem getting through large mud wholes. On the road I pull a 18 ft boat behind it and it pulls it like nothing. Also it is a pretty good truck on the highways. I will recommend this truck to anyone."