by Bart Emigh on May 7, 2007 Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sierra 2500
I bought this GMC with 141,000 miles, had good care. It has never failed, maintenance is insignificant. Better to drive than my Lincoln Continental. Excellent ride, well mannered under a real heavy load. Best pickup I've ever owned. Four wheel push button has been a necessity numerous times, works very well. Only problem, a rear tail light ($30.00).
by Dave on Jul 20, 2005 Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sierra 2500
I've owned trucks for years. The motor size spooked me at first. For its size and power, 15mpg city is good! It's very comfortable and has never let me down. Motor currently at 210,512 miles and going strong. Seems to be happiest running loaded. Hoping it lasts as long my last truck (78 Chevrolet 1/2tn.) That made it 475,000 before I sold it. Still running great. This is well on it's way to matching the old Beastly (my daughter names my trucks!)
A passenger airbag is added to models with a GVWR under 8,600 pounds, and all models get speed-sensitive steering that reduces low-speed effort. K1500 models have a tighter turning radius for better maneuverability. Automatic transmissions are refined to provide smoother shifts and improved efficiency. Three new paint colors debut.