1998 GMC Sierra 1500 Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.5
2 Reviews
Overall
4.5
Value
4.0
Performance
3.5
Style
3.5
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
4.5

1998 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Ratings & Reviews

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1998 GMC Sierra 1500 - Awesome truck and tough.

Ashley
Shreveport, Louisiana
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
2.0
Fuel Economy
2.0
Reliability
4.0
I love my truck. I used to have a 1997 GMC Sierra that I purchased from my grandfather before he passed away. This truck is very similar to that truck and is a 1998 1500 model. It is tough and not the plastic exterior as the new ones are.
Story
I enjoy driving it everywhere, especially down to the deer feeder to get my SD card out to review wildlife.
Pros
The paint and interior are in great shape. I like the late '90s model GMC and Chevrolet extended cap pickups. I toyed with the idea of getting a newer truck but found this one about 15 miles from where I live and decided to check it out. The owners took very good care of it, and I am as well. I'm hopeful this truck will last me for a very long time. It is paid off, and I have liability insurance on it, so I have no note and very little insurance to pay on a monthly basis. I am able to drive it on my three-acre property, and it's tough as a rock.
Cons
Since it is an older truck, it does not have the features of the newer trucks, like Bluetooth, etc. I did purchase a Bluetooth DC plug in, and it works well, and I also have a Bluetooth earpiece for driving. Since it is over 20 years old, it is beginning to have some issues with buttons, etc. wearing out like on the radio. It has its normal issues like radio buttons becoming fragile, etc., but what can you expect from a 20 year old vehicle? I’m 36 and beginning to fall apart as well.

1998 GMC Sierra 1500 - 1998 GMC 1500 v6 review.

Angela
Ovid, Colorado
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
The GMC Sierra with the 4.3 v6 is reliable and fairly sturdy and will satisfy the needs of most truck owners unless the need to haul particularly heavy loads. The simplicity of the LT trim means there is less worry about fancy electronic components failing and easier for the home mechanic to work on. The bench seat is comfortable enough for most trips, but if you are going to do a lot of very long trips, a model with bucket seats may be more desirable. The v6 is a reliable engine that is cheap and easy to work on. Its smaller size means there is plenty of room in the engine bay to work. The transmission is also reliable, and one of the cheaper models to have someone work on since most of us don't do are own transmission work. Its appearance is rather plain. If you are looking for a dis... (more)
Story
I was once stuck in some mud just outside of my town on a farm road. I only got out by flooring it in reverse with a deep ditch on one side and a fence with cattle inside on the other.
Pros
Cheap to maintain and operate. Sufficient cargo and towing capacity for most situations. Reliable. Full-size bed. Low insurance costs.
Cons
Brakes could be better. Not very attractive. Bench seat. Fewer safety features than newer models.

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