1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 User Reviews

1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 39 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:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"power" 13 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"quality" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"radius" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Jonathan writes:
1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD Review
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Z71, rear locker, suspension, longevity, resale, and engine power

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not a 10 second truck

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Buy One! — its almost got 160k miles but shes a good truck. wish it was faster but nothing a little wrenching cant fix. i bought it for 8g and put 3g in it. def fun to drive. has crappy braking. its easy to fix. def cheap to fix. MPGs are around 13. would be more i converted it to 4.10 gearing, threw in an electric fan programmer, didnt floor it all the time, and had more up to date emissions

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brad writes:
1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reg. Cab W/T 6.5-ft. Bed 2WD Review
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Simplicity, Fuel Economy

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Underpowered

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White Truck — Don't mind the V6, surprising quick with the 5 speed. Mostly used as a daily driver, and helpful when moving in and out of school, payload pretty average. Parts are cheap and most everything is easy to do yourself. Get low twenties for gas mileage up to 25 if mostly highway driving. Usually get 21 combined.

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Steven writes:
1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD Review
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4 wheel drive, plunty of room in the cab for my stuff

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nothing so far

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Chevy 1500 — This is a great truck, Its better thanmy old Ford Bronco2. My truck is very fun to drive. the 4wd works unlike in my bronco, so this winter was very fun in the snow. the milage is deasent. i dont really keep track that much so im not to worried about it.

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Chance writes:
1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD Review
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in the box above

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mpg :(

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Good — its a chevy half ton it is blue with a hard bed cover low miles only 26 k when i bought it had it for just under year now and the only problem i have had is the alternator went out and the a/c dont work inice paint plenty of power good old 350 vortec

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dempcey writes:
1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 8-ft. Bed 4WD Review
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Power & protection. Real metal, no fiber glass whatsoever: A "tank" in it's own rights.

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With great power and defense there is always a cost and it is the gas station.

dempcey
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Strong — The only thing I don't like is the dash, I don't like having to "go round" the gear shifter to get to radio, lighters, cigarette tray, etc etc. If Chevy would have stuck to the old body type and improved the interior to let's say a 2002 model it would be 10 stars.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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David writes:
1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reg. Cab 8-ft. Bed 2WD Review
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3

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This is a 1996 Long bed truck.  Been very dependable for the last 3 years for hauling various things.  It has a 4.3 liter v6 with a 36 gallon fuel tank.  

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The old truck has a few dings and issues.  I have done a lot of maintenance to her but she still needs some TLC.  Lots of minor leaks, some front end issues that need attention

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My Work Horse — I love the overall dependability of the truck. It is s simple truck with no bells and whistles, but she needs some lovin. She's never left me stranded, it just may have more wrong than I can handle right now.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Burson5 writes:
1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD Review
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Truck looks and feels great.  Drives awesome and is tough looking. Has hauled anything I have tried.

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Gas mileage is tough on trucks.  I still get 18 MPH which is more than most trucks on the road.

Burson5
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Sweet Z71 Chevy Silverado — I have thoroughly enjoyed owning this truck! It is powerful, aggressive, and useful in every way. The mechanical systems operate very well and maintenance costs are low. I feel safe in this truck all the time. I always feel in control and have a blast driving it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mixerman writes:
1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 2WD Review
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5

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good miliage,handles well good all around truck

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not a v8

mixerman
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Great Truck — i love chevy truck i do perfer v8 but the vortec v6 is a pretty good motor gets good miliage and fairey stong motor wise has all the things u would need in a truck for the motor size great truck

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tom writes:
1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD Review
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I love the look of it, the handling and the sound!

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I don't like the Turning radius or the cost of replacement parts.

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Amazing — I absolutely Love my truck! It handles great but the turning isnt the best. The acceleration is okay but what do you expect with a diesel? The custom paint job really brought out the trucks beauty! It used to be straight white but with the black everywhere, it really enhances the look of it all. This truck gets excellent mileage for being a diesel. 22 Town/ 28 HWY! And overall, it is really fun to drive. With the 4" exhaust, you can really hear the Turbo spool up and it just sounds awesome!

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

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Corey writes:
1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD Review
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its a chevy

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none

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Awesome — i love this truck and would recommend it to anyone who likes a good driver and can take it wheeling on the weekends. this truck is easy to modify and spare parts are everywhere and cheap you just have to look.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1999 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Love It By Brandon

i love this truck best truck ive ever owned the 4x4 is awesome an the motor has tons of power an it has 322,000 miles an is still a beast goes great in the mud and climbing ill never get rid of my tru... Read More

My Silverado By parkerlewis02

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1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

A Real Chevy By searcher1

I love my old Chevy and would buy another in an instant if they still made them like this one. She's approaching 2 decades of daily driving, kid transporting, commuting, towing, hauling, and upstate N... Read More

Fun And Drives Like A Dream, Full Size Pick Up And Gets Over 20 Mpg!! By bdvinco

I wish it had power windows and locks but that is just me being lazy and having to lean over and unlock the door every so often again not the trucks fault and not a reason not to pick one of these u... Read More

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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Eh, Its Ok By Johnathan

Dont like how much it costs me to drive it. Goes through brakes like crazy. After I hit 150k miles it started to cost more than my payment every month. I would not recommend anyone buy a Chevy truck f... Read More

Connected By imacummins67

My Grandfathers truck before he passed Given to me for a first vehicle Engine problems, wont start, thousands spent before my ownership trying to get running better Wont start under 37 degrees Beautif... Read More

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1995 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Liked It By Larry

good power,good style,reliable,not to bad of a price,have had some problems with the muffler but getting a cherry bomb soon, handed down from dad,get you anywhere you want to go only 143000 miles on i... Read More

Reliable By Braden

I love ths truck. By all means, it isnt built for speed and to be a race truck. This truck was built work. Its a tough, reliable, fun little truck. I like the look of it, and the fuel mileage isnt hor... Read More

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1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Hard As A Rock By 1sickobs

ive always owned chevrolet pickups. i had to sell my 2006 6.0l 22 but at the moment i have a 94 manual 5.7 and it is very dependable. i also have a 2000 silverado i gave to my wife. it has over 200k m... Read More

Decent Work Truck By Jeremy

Its a pretty good truck. It has 239,000 miles on it, but it still runs just fine. I have to get new tires on it though, but that shouldn't be too bad. It doesn't have a radio in it right now, but ... Read More

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