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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 User Reviews

1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 50 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 13 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"heavy car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews

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NoRm writes:
1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD Review
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4

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solid truck with cushy seats and many custom opt

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poor MPG, breaking and handling are not refined yet

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I Had 4 C/k's Now And I Jus Havta Have My Truck.. — with the c/k body style fuel injection was primative til the vortecs in 96 and a weak 700r4 for the transmission. the IFS is smooth but expensive to work on as im finding out after a accedent in oct 09.. the trucks are fun to cusomize and the ext cab platform is a prime choice for lifting or lowering and still get a sound system in the back seat like i did with 2 12" subs and a kenwood amp

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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zak3nn3dy writes:
1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD Review
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4

Pros

4x4 drive line is virtually un-killable. for the average joe. 350 v-8 is a very well powered well mannered engine with relatively good fuel economy. manual t-case easy to work on

Cons

bad braking concept. rear end tends to lock first in winter driving. hard time to bleed back brakes. 4L60-e tranny common problems are wearing out the 3-4 clutch packs.
bad for pitman and idler arms going.

zak3nn3dy
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A Great Truck For The Average Bush Bogging Person. Or To Go Out To Camp With. — i like the 4x4 system and offroad capability. fuel economy aslong as everything is in tune. i don't like the 4L60-E tranny or the weight of the truck. wish it came with manual locking hubs and a straight axle front differential but the stock driveline is a pretty tuff one.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Collin writes:
1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 2WD Review
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5

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Everything

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Minor odd things (Easily fixed)

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1997 Chevy 1500 — Super awesome truck. Lotsa power, will burn the tires easily. Super smooth ride, even at 95 mph. Built like an ironclad, survives alot of abuse. Easy to maintain, little work ever needed. Ok on gas. Overall its a pretty bad ass truck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jordan writes:
1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reg. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 2WD Review
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4

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I'm a truck guy sometimes.

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Handles like a really pretty brick

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I Will Never Ever Get Rid Of This Thing........ever — rebuilt 4.3L, cold air, lunati cam, belltech suspension, hypertech systems Hyperpac, victory red paint, black rhino liner, stock wheels on BF Goodrich 265-70R15, automatic transmission w/ shift kit, APC racing buckets and simpson harness (that i never use). Over all this truck is just my first car and it took me 7 years to get it where it is now and honestly didn't cost me all that much money.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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George writes:
1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD Review
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5

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Reliability, off road ability, build quality

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A little rough, gas mileage is 18 tops on the highway

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Great All Aorund Truck, One Could Never Go Wrong Getting One. — Best all around pickup made by any auto maker. Reliable (180K miles), tough, engine has plenty of torque, and everything about it is perfect for being off the pavement. It has low end torque, high end horsepower, the toughest IFS ever placed in a pickup, and key design features that make it great off road. And, unlike any new trucks, it has their same capacity in a smaller package so I can work in places they could never go.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Chris writes:
1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD Review
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Looks good, power, very reliable, resale value

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Gas mileage

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1997 Silverado Ext. Cab 4wd — This is a great truck. It is very reliable, only broke down on me once. It's not exactly fast, but it's a work truck, and a great one at that. It is great for towing and hauling heavy things, like boilers and a/c equipment. The gas mileage isn't that great at around 14 mpg, but it's not that bad either. There aren't any problems with it as far as build quality goes, and it really keeps its resale value. My father purchased it in '04 for about $10k and it still has a blue book value of about $6500-7000. A great truck and would recommend it to anyone.

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Lance writes:
1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD Review
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5

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Having a 3/4 ton with 6 lug axle shafts makes this truck special. I got a 3/4 ton with a Z-71 off road package

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Automatic transmission

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Unlike Any Other — This chevy has never let me down. always ready to play or work hauling hay, or equipment. I couldn't ask for a better truck unless this one had a manual transmission.

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thelowrider writes:
1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Review
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5

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Great styling and modern comfort for a low price

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I can't think of any. I love this truck as much now as when I first bought her 6 years ago.

thelowrider
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Great Truck — My 97 Silverado has been a great truck in the 6 years I've owned her all I have had to replace is an alternator, water pump, intake gasket (very common problem with these trucks) and 2 batteries. It does have a slow freon leak that I can't seem to find but the AC still blows cold when full. I replaced the engine and transmission but because I wanted a V8 and Automatic, not because there was anything wrong with the 135,000 mile 4.3 V6 and 5 speed trans. They are both still running strong in another truck.

Owner for 6 years, 8 months

Miles Driven per Year:4,000

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imacummins67 writes:
1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 2WD Review
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3

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She is good on gas for a first vehicle

Cons

She has some engine problems

imacummins67
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Connected — My Grandfathers truck before he passed Given to me for a first vehicle Engine problems, wont start, thousands spent before my ownership trying to get running better Wont start under 37 degrees Beautiful inside and out other than engine problems

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Uangel2 writes:
1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reg. Cab W/T 8-ft. Bed 2WD Review
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Cargo, Space inside, a/c and heat work great..Runs great

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Gas Mileage

Uangel2
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I Love It!! — This V8 makes the miles per gallon a little more expensive but Its cheaper to ensure a month so it evened out.. I bought this truck as a work truck but is a great family vehicle as well with plenty of room. I cant compare with other trucks because this is my first but I absolutely love it!!

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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1999 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Love It By Brandon

i love this truck best truck ive ever owned the 4x4 is awesome an the motor has tons of power an it has 322,000 miles an is still a beast goes great in the mud and climbing ill never get rid of my tru... Read More

My Silverado By parkerlewis02

Hoping this truck will last til the economy picks up and we can afford to buy new ones . There too expensive and cheaply made . I've had stuff break or stop working on this truck that just shouldn't b... Read More

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1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

A Real Chevy By searcher1

I love my old Chevy and would buy another in an instant if they still made them like this one. She's approaching 2 decades of daily driving, kid transporting, commuting, towing, hauling, and upstate N... Read More

Fun And Drives Like A Dream, Full Size Pick Up And Gets Over 20 Mpg!! By bdvinco

I wish it had power windows and locks but that is just me being lazy and having to lean over and unlock the door every so often again not the trucks fault and not a reason not to pick one of these u... Read More

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1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

My Work Horse By David

I love the overall dependability of the truck. It is s simple truck with no bells and whistles, but she needs some lovin. She's never left me stranded, it just may have more wrong than I can handle ... Read More

Sweet Z71 Chevy Silverado By Burson5

I have thoroughly enjoyed owning this truck! It is powerful, aggressive, and useful in every way. The mechanical systems operate very well and maintenance costs are low. I feel safe in this truck a... Read More

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1995 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Reliable By Braden

I love ths truck. By all means, it isnt built for speed and to be a race truck. This truck was built work. Its a tough, reliable, fun little truck. I like the look of it, and the fuel mileage isnt hor... Read More

Reliable By Andrew

I dont see many 4.3 4x4 full size trucks. It has plenty enough power in this TBI v6. I love the simplicity of the throttle body, it's not the fastest vehicle out there but can cruise at 80 if i want... Read More

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1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Decent Work Truck By Jeremy

Its a pretty good truck. It has 239,000 miles on it, but it still runs just fine. I have to get new tires on it though, but that shouldn't be too bad. It doesn't have a radio in it right now, but ... Read More

Get It. By Stephen

This truck is a beast. If you want a reliable vehicle get a chevrolet. It has no balls because it's a v6 but it gets decent gas mileage. One day they will make this truck again. Do recommend. It is ... Read More

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