Used 1996 GMC Sierra 1500 Consumer Reviews
I have only had this truck for a year but i can tell you straight out that it is one of the best trucks i have ever owned very fun to driv
if you want a truck that is fun to drive reliable and built to last then you will love this truck it beats ford's 96 f-150 by a long shot
We, too, have had the oxygen sensor replaced; radio control push buttons replaced and have a shaky seat track on the passenger's side. Also, after letting people in the back from the passenger's side, the seat then has to be slammed back into the lock position or you slide back and forth. In the winter, the soda gets warm and in summer the coffee gets cold, all because of the cup holder position in front of the main vents. Overall, though, a very reliable truck.
Excellent truck. Flaws include: Intake manifold gasket started leaking around 60K, 1 oxygen sensor around 45K, U- joints around 65K, windshield wiper module. All relatively inexpensive items to fix. Front brake pads lasted 80K (all city miles - they will last if you don't drive like a maniac). 16mpg in city, almost 20 mpg on highway (5.0 V8).
I thought this would be a great truck for many years, but recent problems now occur. I have replaced the radiator, A/c condensor, heater core and now transmission in the past year, and this takes my reliability score down. Its a nice drive, just problems with integrity.