1996 GMC Sierra 1500 User Reviews

1996 GMC Sierra 1500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 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" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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ShilohMorgon writes:
1996 GMC Sierra 1500 Review
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4

Pros

Drives great, smooth ride, good engine, great interior for the age.

Cons

Windshield is cracked, blower doesn't work, I have no low beams, brakes need bleeding.

ShilohMorgon
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Overall This Is A Nice Truck. — I like that this truck has a few projects for me to do on it, it will help me learn more about the inner workings of vehicles. I don't like what the guy I bought it from did with the headlights, they are connected directly to the battery, I have no low beams.

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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.

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

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Pretty reliable

Cons

I had to replace the engine a month after buying it

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96 Gmc Sierra 1500 4" Lift — My truck, has 4" lift, 33" tires, dual exhaust, sunroof, leather, installed custom sub, tined windows, bed tool box

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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

Cons

Fuel Pump, A/C, Gas

35

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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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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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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Jerrod writes:
1996 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Standard Cab SB Review
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22 mpg on the highway, looks sharp, built well

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can be noisy, seat doesnt recline

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

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Everything

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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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Eric writes:
1996 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Standard Cab LB Review
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pickem up truck

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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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David writes:
1996 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SL 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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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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1989 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

Very Reliable By Ditch986

The only thing I don't like about this year of truck is the paint. For some reason GM had a problem with the primer and the paint not sticking too well. There are hundreds of thousands of vehicles out... Read More

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1990 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

This Is A Great Work Truck. By Strunghart

With over 230,000 miles and still going strong, this GMC Sierra is a typical work truck. The interior has been refurbished, but the exterior has a strong body with minor dents. It does need a new pa... Read More

Amazing By Bobby

This truck is in amazing condition. It is the best vehicle I have owned. It has a 305 engine in it and it is rear wheel drive. It loves to spin out a lot because there is no weight in the back of t... Read More

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1991 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

Daily Driver With A Little Attitude. By Cells555

When I got this truck it was a rust bucket, with potential. I think Ive done a pretty good job bringing some of that potential out. Ive replaced the front fenders, inner fenders, full body job, remove... Read More

Chevy Runs Deep By Cory

Well i have not gotten a chance to drive it to its full yet but from what i have seen it has the power and could be a great truck but i do not have the money to just keep pouring into my truck to make... Read More

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1992 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

Decent Truck. By yetilikesbeer

This original owner used this truck for work. Hauling and towing were among it's duties. I bought it for $4200 with 242,000 kms. The tranny went shortly after I bought it. I bought a used tranny and i... Read More

Black Beast By Thecardude10

1992 gmc 1/2 ton this truck almost rust free it has a trailer hitch its a good truck i like everything about this truck except the motor because its a 305 why they will lose at tug of war Read More

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1993 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

Runs Forever By yz250chick

I bought this in 1994 with 110k on it. I've put almost another 100k on it and haven't had to do much beside normal maintenance. And a couple stock manifold header replacements. Put on a flowmaster cat... Read More

Rebuilt Gmc By laurenbs

It's a great farm truck that is perfect for towing horses, materials, and other equipment. Lots of tork and towing power. The simplicity of this truck makes driving it easy for anyone. Great first tru... Read More

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