Used 1999 GMC Sierra Classic 3500
Edmunds' Expert Review
After a power infusion last year to the entire lineup of GMC truck engines, the GMC Sierra becomes the GMC Sierra Classic to distinguish the old model from the all-new Sierra due in showrooms this model year.
Every Sierra gasoline enginefrom the base V6 to the king-of-the-hill V8benefits from Vortec technology, which provides healthy power and torque ratings. For example, the standard 4300 V6 makes an ample 200 horsepower, and the optional 5700 V8 is a much more satisfying powerplant than Ford's new overhead cam designs. Also available are regular- and heavy-duty turbo diesels sporting 6.5 liters of displacement. Power speaks volumes in the pickup truck market, and having competitive horsepower numbers goes a long way toward selling the consumer on these aging pickups. All Sierras come standard with four-wheel antilock brakes.
Creature comforts aren't forgotten in the Sierra. Manufacturers have been constantly trying to make their trucks more car-like, so GM has made rear-seat heating ducts standard on the Sierra extended cab. Shoulder belts are height-adjustable to fit a variety of physiques, and upholstery choices include leather. Heck, you'd hardly know this was a truck, especially with the passenger car tires that give some versions of the Sierra a nicer ride and quieter driving environment.
While the side access panel option available on some 1500-series extended cab Sierras had made loading cargo into the rear of the cab is much easier, there is no four-door extended cab model like those Ford and Dodge offer for 99. Unfortunately for GMC, the Sierra's door deficiency will not be addressed until the 2000 model year, at the earliest.
Improvements for 1999 are limited to some mechanical upgrades and a few new exterior colors. An all-new Sierra hit the showrooms in late-1998 as a 1999 model, so revisions this year on the previous-generation truck are understandably minimal. Why bother to introduce the 1999 Sierra Classic with the debut of an all-new Sierra right around the corner? Well, it seems that GMC was running into Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) problems. In order to get around this, GMC began selling 1999 models early. Problem solved, for now.
Although Chevrolet's own C/K Series garners the greatest amount of publicity, GMC's equivalents are pretty strong sellers themselves. Sierras, in fact, account for close to half of GMC output. Americans continue to clamor for burly pickups, whether for their macho image or for real down-and-dirty work. Whether you choose a light-duty two-wheel-drive (C1500) or the massive four-wheel-drive K3500 Club Coupe on a 155.5-inch wheelbase, GMC gives both Chevrolet and its Ford/Dodge rivals a 'Classic'' run for their money.
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Used 1999 GMC Sierra Classic 3500 Overview
The Used 1999 GMC Sierra Classic 3500 is offered in the following submodels: Sierra Classic 3500 Crew Cab, Sierra Classic 3500 Regular Cab, Sierra Classic 3500 Extended Cab. Available styles include C3500 SLT 2dr Regular Cab LB, C3500 SL 2dr Regular Cab LB, C3500 SL 4dr Crew Cab SB, K3500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB, K3500 SLE 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB, C3500 SLT 2dr Extended Cab LB, K3500 SL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, C3500 SLE 2dr Extended Cab LB, C3500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab SB, K3500 SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB, K3500 SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB, K3500 SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB, C3500 SL 4dr Crew Cab LB, K3500 SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB, K3500 SLE 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, K3500 SL 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB, C3500 SL 2dr Extended Cab LB, C3500 SLE 2dr Regular Cab LB, K3500 SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, C3500 SLE 4dr Crew Cab SB, C3500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab LB, K3500 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB, K3500 SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD LB, and C3500 SLE 4dr Crew Cab LB.
What's a good price on a Used 1999 GMC Sierra Classic 3500?
Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.
Which used 1999 GMC Sierra Classic 3500s are available in my area?
Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 1999 GMC Sierra Classic 3500 for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 1999 GMC Sierra Classic 3500.
Can't find a used 1999 GMC Sierra Classic 3500s you want in your area? Consider a broader search.
Find a used GMC Sierra Classic 3500 for sale - 9 great deals out of 21 listings starting at $19,132.
Find a used GMC for sale - 3 great deals out of 24 listings starting at $8,316.
Find a used certified pre-owned GMC Sierra Classic 3500 for sale - 8 great deals out of 12 listings starting at $14,370.
Find a used certified pre-owned GMC for sale - 2 great deals out of 6 listings starting at $8,536.
Compare prices on the Used GMC Sierra Classic 3500 for sale in Ashburn, VA to other major cities
Should I lease or buy a 1999 GMC Sierra Classic 3500?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.