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1996 GMC 1500 Regular Cab

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 17/Comb 15 MPG
Max Seating: 3
Engine: V8, 5.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1996 GMC 1500 Trucks Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 485 Ratings for the 1992 - 1998 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

There is a reason I still have it

By on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 267,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I Purchased this truck new and 19 years later I still have it. Other than the tranny going out this truck has been running great with only pm and regular maintenance (oil changes, tune ups...)."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

I only gave it up because I found a Subaru....

By on Sunday, September 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,986

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Short wheel base makes it very nimble."

Cons: "N/A"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Used as a work truck for an environmental professional in Alabama, then some off-road use and fun in the deserts of New Mexico. Completely replaced and rebuilt transmission and transfer case gave extra grip and towing power. Only ever got the truck stuck once. With the V6, excellent Hwy and off-road mpgs. The only reason I gave it up was that I found a Subaru"

1 person out of 6 found this review helpful

Awesome Truck

By on Monday, August 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 173,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "awesome truck"

Cons: "age, time stans still for no man or truck"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Reliable, awesome power with the 5.7 vortec v8 this truck is 19 years old and I'd put it against any truck on the road today. It doesn't have the fancy screens but I can get a gps if that all its lacking. Avg 15 miles a gallon week in and out but after about 125k its even gotten better. Avg closer to 17mpg in the city. I think I'll keep it. Normal maintenance wear and tear. Only expense has been some sensors and water pump, fuel pump, alternator it even has the original headlights and muffler engine and transmission. It was the first truck I ever bought and god willing it might be the last. The website did not have the correct style this is actually a 96 GMC Sierra 1500 sle package extended cab with the pop out venting rear side windows not a Club Coupe but they did not have sierra extended cab in the drop down selection"

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Most reliable vehicle purchase I ever made.

By on Sunday, August 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 380,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Best price/quality comparison at time of purchase."

Cons: "....?? Nothing i can think of that ive experienced"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've been driving this truck for 19yrs and outside of regular maintenance and minor repairs it has been the most reliable and solid vehicle I have ever owned. I am still driving it with all original equipment (except for the drivers seat. Lol) Once I am ready to purchase again it will definitely be a GMC, I just have to wait until they come out with a body style I actually like again."

3 people out of 9 found this review helpful

The BEST Choice in a 20 Year Old Pickup.

By on Friday, May 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 168,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Reliable, Comfortable, Economical, A Workhorse"

Cons: "None I know of"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Quieter and More Comfortable than a Ford or Dodge. This one's a 4WD. It Pulls Great with the (5.7 L.) 350 V8 and the 4L85E Tranny (Ex. TH700L). Gets the same gas mileage with Hay bales in bed and a 4 Horse Trailer behind, as a Ford does running Empty!"

7 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Hated to sell this truck...call it my "97 Heaven"

By on Tuesday, May 05, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Health

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Could do anything I asked it to do,"

Cons: "Misc handles made of breakable plastic!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This truck has been the best vehicle I have owned. Own a Saturn Vue with a 4 cyl. I get better gas mileage with the Sierra's V6 Vortek with a 5 speed manual. Cannot say enough about it. 5 years ago put it on non-op and blocked it. Still started up beautifully and purred like a kitten. Sorry I ever sold it!"

13 people out of 21 found this review helpful

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