I have a 96 Chevy 1500, is there any new full size truck I can buy using the new CARS program?

Asked by Aug 09, 2009 at 04:28 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Cheyenne Extended Cab LB

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Seems like the MPG they are quoting for 96 is way off base.  I'm lucky to get 14
let alone 18.

3 Answers

185

Im not sure if you can buy the new trucks or not, either way, it would be a shame to see the best designed pickup by any company get scrapped. What kind of driving do you do? My '98 with 4wd, 350 and a cut off exhaust (less gas mileage) gets 18+ at 65 mph.

235

Which engine and transmission do you have? The CARS program goes by the combined rating, which is 15 mpg at the lowest on any C1500. The full-size truck being traded for must have a 2 mpg better combined rating, so if you have a 5000 or 5700, your choices (1/2 ton from GM) would be a 4.3L 4-speed 2WD, 5.3L 6-speed 2WD w/ XFE package (extra tall 3.08 rear end), or a Hybrid with the 6.0L and 4-speed in either 2WD or 4WD form (also with 3.08). If you have a 4300, you're stuck with the Hybrids as your only choice. I have not looked at other brands, but considering GM is generally more efficient when it comes to full-size trucks, you likely won't have much better hope with other brands. After telling you all of this, if you trade in your C1500 with the CARS program, I will track you down and kill you unless you can provide evidence that it's in very bad shape! I'm sure it's worth the $3,500 you'd get for trading for an eligible full-size, so if you want something more efficient, just sell it (and I bet you could get more than $3,500)! It ticks me off how many nice, good condition vehicles (easily worth more than the maximum $4,500) have been destroyed by this program, often out of pure ignorance and laziness, so please don't become another statistic for this program and sell your truck to someone who'd love a nice, reliable OBS!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
45

i agree dont let another good truck die i went by the local chevy dealership and they had a 99 classic sitting out side for the cars program it made me sad and sick at the same time

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

C/K 1500

Looking for a Used C/K 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 891 nationwide C/K 1500 listings starting at $3,195.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Chevrolet C/K 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    3,550
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    2,550
  • #3
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    2,150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
801 Great Deals out of 67,452 listings starting at $1,350
Used Ford F-150
2,177 Great Deals out of 181,264 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet C/K 2500
209 listings starting at $6,499
Used Dodge Ram 1500
403 Great Deals out of 10,728 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
582 Great Deals out of 41,955 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
644 Great Deals out of 37,366 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Camaro
437 Great Deals out of 31,721 listings starting at $2,395
Used Chevrolet S-10
10 Great Deals out of 1,270 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet C/K 3500
235 listings starting at $4,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.