1996 GMC Sierra 1500 User Reviews

1996 GMC Sierra 1500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews

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Tim writes:
1996 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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runs  forever

Cons

rusts out befor motor kicks.

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Best Truck Ever! — My 96 GMC serria has 210,000 miles and still kicks ass,drives great,and has held up better than any other truck I'v had.It dose suck down gas.With 11m city 15m highway you have to budget gas $.God Bless America, Tim

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonathan writes:
1996 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Extended Cab Stepside SB Review
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5

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first car i ever owned

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none

35

Straight Up Awesome — 180,000 miles runs better than any other car or truck i have driven with the same amount of miles, gets the same gas maileage as new v-8's 19 highway, tows a lot more than you think so go get one

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David writes:
1996 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SL 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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5

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real dependable

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drivers door

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The Good Is I'm Glad I Got It — The truck has beejn a real good truck besides the drivers door . the truck has 275000 miles now and runs like the day I BOUGHT IT. I retired the last truck after 375000 and the guy that bought it is still driving it today and I plan on going to 400000 on this one. taking care of it is the big job. the last big load was 129000 lbs. and I would not do that again.

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Eric writes:
1996 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Standard Cab LB Review
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5

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pickem up truck

Cons

gas mileage

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My Truck — The GMC Sierra's performance will actually suprise you. It has awesome acceleration, suprising handling, and not so good braking. It is a reliable vehicle; has 207500 and im have my first problem. It is fun to drive b/c you can keep it on street or kick into a field and have some fun.

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Bryan writes:
1996 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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Everything

Cons

makes me want to drive it all the time therefore costing me gas

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My Truck — best vehicle I have ever owned.I had owned three total bombs before this truck and if you've known me long enough this truck is such a step up from the other three it's breathtaking. It's beautiful , powerful , durable and the best color for keeping a vehicle clean with very little effort.White

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Jerrod writes:
1996 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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22 mpg on the highway, looks sharp, built well

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can be noisy, seat doesnt recline

45

A Nice Truck That Gets Decent Gas Mileage — It not super fast, but it gets like 22 on the highway. Its got a 4/4 drop, and that improved handling, so i'd recommend that. It's a good little hauler for just about anything, and it's built like a tank.

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Justin writes:
1996 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SLE Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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alot of horsepower for a stock engine, solid build

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not good on wet roads

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Great Truck, Been Through Hell And Back And Still Purrs Like A Kitten — The previous owner was using it as a work truck, and to tow things. It has had the transmission replaced, i put a flowmaster40 seris exhaust, I also had tint 5% tint put on both side and back window with the addition of a 6in. strip on the top of my front window.

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Justin writes:
1996 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLT 4WD Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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4

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Acceleration is great and it is dependable.

Cons

Transmission and head gasket have had to be replaced. Gas mileage is about 13 miles per gallon.

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A Good Pickup — A decent overall pickup with a few problems here and there, but what vehicle doesn't have problems.

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summit900 writes:
1996 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLE 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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It has treated me very good. I have owned it for about 4 yrs started with 124k miles now its 161k miles. Only things I have had to replace other than maintenance Items (tires, battery etc.) have been the wheel hub assembly $150, fuel pump $230, and water pump $50.

Cons

It has the common Chevy/GMC problems. Tailgate handle, sagging doors due to bushings going out.

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It Is My Baby, It Has Not Failed Me Yet. — It has about 161k miles on the original transmission and engine (never rebuilt) and is still going strong. The inside cargo room is better than any other maker at the time. The back seat room is also the largest of the them.

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

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Josh writes:
1996 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Extended Cab SB Review
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3

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Rugged, Size

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Fuel Pump, A/C, Gas

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1996 Gmc Sierra...my Opinion. — Based upon my experience with this particular model, it's great to have as a "start-out" vehicle to adjust to a full sized truck. Despite the constant inconviences I've evperienced with it, when it's on a "good streak" the truck is awesome.

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2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

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2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

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