2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
These trucks are much stiffer and ride less comfortably than the standard 1500 (1/2 ton). They are designed for hard work and a 3/4 ton capacity. The ride is stiff and bouncy but the engines available are a huge 8.1-liter. Also available is an Isuzu-developed 6.6-liter diesel V8 that's relatively refined.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"overall VERY well - -Everyone wants to buy it"

JOSEPH D., NV (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Handles very well acceleration is as can be expected from a diesel, and has excellent pulling power."

Anonymous, CA (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Power and handling - 8.1 engine."

DONALD B., CA (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"For a 3/4 ton pickup, my truck handles extremely well. My 300 hp Duramax provides plenty of power when needed."

John L., CA (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"This 8.1 liter gas engine is as fast as any street car and handles like a car."

Anonymous, WA (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"The vehicle has good acceleration and handles as expected."

William C., NJ (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"I pull a 5th wheel. The Duramax diesel has been outstanding."

Leland E., AZ (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"It dependable. Able to pull large living-quarters horse trailer wherever we go - East coast, Oklahoma, Canada. Handling is wonderful whether we are using it on the farm or on a date."

Anonymous, MI (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Has a lotto power and the handling is great"

Anonymous, ID (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Great platform for the best 3/4 ton truck in the industry"

Anonymous, CA (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats adjust very well. Ride is quiet"

Anonymous, CA (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"It's great"

Anonymous, ID (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"This is hands down the most comfortable truck i have ever owned it drives like a luxury car."

Anonymous, WA (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"I find the passenger seat uncomfortable. I can't get comfortable for long rides no matter what I try"

Anonymous, WA (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"The front seats are comfortable but the ride is harder then I expected. Hoever highway is comfortable"

William C., NJ (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"So fully adjustable, when we travel to out-of-state horse shows, everyone is comfortable whether it is their turn to drive, navigate, or sleep. Lots of room for 5 adults. No one complains for not fitting in the seats."

Anonymous, MI (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"This 3/4 ton truck is more comfortable than most luxury cars that i have driven and is very quite."

Anonymous, WA (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Heated Seats Failed"

Kenneth B., NY (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"All 8 injectors needed to be replaced at 67000 miles."

H W., CA (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"GMC has been a great truck, very durable, over performs, and great component life"

LARRY T., LA (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Very good"

Anonymous, ID (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Diesel has great performance and lots of towing capacity; good 17.8 miles/gallon around town and better on highway; nice interior and easy controls; owned for 15 years with very little maintenance"

Walter T., PA (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Am very satisfied with all the options that came with vehicle. All vehicle prices are extremely over priced, but by comparison it was a good value"

Robert Y., CA (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

"Great price and a bunch of discounts and rebates the dealer provided"

Anonymous, CA (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Looks like inside interior was dipped in a can of one color paint. NO trim inside (metal ,woodgrain,ect)"

RAY N., IN (2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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