View Full Version : Calling GMC Sierra owners!

11-18-2007, 05:47 PM
I'm looking at getting a '02 Sierra 1500, 4x4, 5.3 V8, ext cab, 150k miles (240k km's).

My question is: What is the 5.3 engine like on this truck? Will I be able to get 30-40k miles out of it? (I'll be gettin a new truck in spring '09) Its at an auction so what do you think the max value of the truck is?

11-18-2007, 06:05 PM
i have an 04 that only has about 50K on it, so i dont know about longevity. Is their any maitenance records for the truck? id offer 10K at the most

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11-18-2007, 06:08 PM
if the truck was well taken care of yes, it will last you, I have seen some gm's with 300k gassers.

11-18-2007, 07:00 PM
I'm hoping to get it for 7-8k but am ready to pay up to $10k.

11-18-2007, 07:04 PM
i had a '98 model with the same engine. at 106,000 it started having bearing problems. i had run it very hard on a long trip and that might have been what got it. otherwise great engine. good comprimise between big power and fuel economy. worse case figure the cost of a reman engine into your bid.
good luck,

11-18-2007, 07:10 PM
I got rid of my 1500 sierra about a year ago when it had 130k on it and it never had a days worth of trouble. My father in law bought one with 180k on it and it now has 240k on it and all he did was a tune up (plugs, wires, etc.) and he had to have the transmission rebuilt, but with that kind of miles, that is pritty good for a gasser.

11-18-2007, 07:25 PM
had a 2000 almost exact same truck and it had the 5.3 too....nice truck had it until about 66k miles and she ran great...for a half ton it got the job done

11-18-2007, 07:28 PM
Alright, thanks guys. I know I'll never run into a completely trouble-free truck but this one is looking pretty good. I won't be using it for too long either. If I can get it for the riht price, I'll jump on it.