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1999 GMC C3500

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1999 GMC C3500 Review

A classic heavy duty truck.

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The 1999 GMC C3500 is a good heavy duty or everyday truck. The truck is available in a range of styles in Regular Cab, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab versions. The line of trucks come equipped with engines that make them roar with power, this GMC C3500 is definitely the go-to option for a work truck. The 1999 GMC C3500 comes in three models: the SL, SLE, and SLT.

The Range

Body Styles: regular cab, extended cab, crew cab
Engines: 5.7-liter V-8, 7.4-liter V-8
Transmissions: five-speed manual
Models: GMC C3500 SL, GMC C3500 SLE, GMC C3500 SL

What's New

The 1999 GMC C3500 comes in three new exterior paint colors. Another new feature to the 1999 GMC C3500 is a new and improved cooling system for the truck.


The 1999 GMC C3500 has the classic truck look with a solid, subtle body shape. This is a main selling point for the C3500. The 1999 GMC C3500 is available in a wide range of exterior colors and has a small handful of interior colors to choose from. The regular cab models measure in at 213.1 inches long while the extended cab models measure in at 237.4 inches and the crew cab models are the longest at 250.9 inches. All models come standard with a rear step bumper and tinted glass. Optional features include camper mirrors, a chrome step bumper, clearance lights, and a bed liner.


The 1999 GMC C3500 has a roomy interior as far as trucks go and has a lot of nice interior features, including a handful of optional colors. Other standard features include a tachometer, AM/FM radio, and vinyl seating. Some of the many optional interior features include air-conditioning, cloth seating, power controls, leather seating, and a leather steering wheel trim.

Performance & Handling

The 1999 GMC C3500 is top notch when it comes to performance and handling. All trucks besides the crew cab models come standard with a 5.7-liter V-8 engine with 255 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. If that power wasn’t impressive enough, certain crew cab models come equipped with a 7.4-liter V-8 engine with a massive 290 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. That’s some serious heavy duty power. All models come standard with a five-speed manual transmission and power steering that help the truck have the best performance and handling as possible.


The 1999 GMC C3500 was not tested in any crash ratings, so the actual safety of this truck is unknown. The truck does come standard with four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) and has some optional safety features, such as power door locks.

EPA Fuel Economy

GMC C3500: 13/17 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Powerful engine
  • Very car-like experience

You Won't Like

  • No four dour extended cab options

Sum Up

A classic heavy duty truck.

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