1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 User Reviews

1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 52 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
"ride" 14 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"reliable car" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
"heavy car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews

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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reg. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 2WD Review
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Great looking fun truck

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none

mous0019
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Fun — This truck has been great. I have had it nearly 20 years now and only use it in the summer. It is becoming a bit of a collectors item as the rest on this generation of trucks is wearing out.

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

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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 2WD Review
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Carries my kids

Cons

Costs me a lot in repairs.

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Eh, Its Ok — Dont like how much it costs me to drive it. Goes through brakes like crazy. After I hit 150k miles it started to cost more than my payment every month. I would not recommend anyone buy a Chevy truck from the late 90`s.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 2WD Review
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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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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reg. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD Review
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It's fast, fun to drive, and it can pull anything I need to.

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Although it seats three, if someone sits in the middle they sometimes get in the way of shifting and bump the shifter.

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If You Need A Pickup, Buy A Chevy. — This truck has great power and is good for hauling. I sometimes haul project cars and have taken friends race cars to the track in the past and this is the perfect truck for me. It accelerates quickly, handles great, and stops pretty quick too. The only thing I would complain about is that the rocker panels and cab corners tend to rust out on these trucks. The gas mileage is alright for a truck, about 16 mpg. It is a lot of fun to drive and I would highly recommend this truck to anyone looking for a good reliable pickup.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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great power, smooth ride, cargo capacity, comfort, low maintenance

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none after owning for 10 years

kingdvb
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Dependable Truck — This is a great vehicle. I have owned it for for over 10 years and it has performed flawlessly. Towing boats, hauling material, or going on a trip. It is always reliable and ready to go. It is the kind of truck that you can depend on for doing whatever job needs to be done.

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

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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ext. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 4WD Review
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350, 4x4, and easily modable

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handling and brakes

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Amazing. — Its a damn good truck. 15 years old and drives the same as if it were brand new. 350 is debatabley the greatest engine ever made so theres no complains at all about the driveline. handles just like any other truck. brakes are pretty soft. not like any other trucks from 97 would stop on a dime either. awesome truck for the money.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chevy 350 V8

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Gas Guzzler

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Good, Reliable Truck — Bulletproof motor, good performance. Wouldn't try adding a lot of performance upgrades to the motor without beefing up the trans. Gas sucks at $4 a gallon. But you will not get stuck in snow with 4wd. As with any vehicle, maintain it correctly and it will last.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great for snow and hauling cargo.

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heavy

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Fun To Drive — Great for driving in snow. Handles well in snow. and drives right through it without any hasitation. Great for moving any heavy equipment or furniture. Also not to bad on the gas. Has a really strong built body. Overall a great pickup truck to have.

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

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Its a Chevy

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Kinda slow

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Great Truck — I love my truck Horrible gas mileage Very well put together I love the 5.7 engine Trans was weak but has been rebuilt It needs the be faster I would like more torque I love Chevys so naturally i love it

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

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ext cab chevy is like having a car that seats 6 people and a truck to boot!

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i traded it for a short bed 4x4! but traded it for another 97 with less miles and better shape!!

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I Love My Truck! — with over 300,000 miles on this truck when i got rid of it it still ran great and i wished i had never traded it off. it had 4.3 automatic in it and got close to 20 miles a gallon and that is awesome for a full size truck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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

My Oldest Having Truck Is Part Of The Family By Robert

jewels is a very good truck what she lacks in space makes up in speed and performance having over 600000 miles on her shre shows her age some but not like you think she is reliable and fast always... Read More

Powerful, Stylish, And Conveinent By dp11

The versatile vehicle I have ever owned. Whether I was hauling work gear to jobsites, or riding around town, this truck was a pleasure to drive. This is a sure American Classic Truck that is worth k... Read More

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1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

My 1996 Chevy 1500 Z71 By aa548098

Overall a fantastic work truck. Has been very reliable, and handles farm work well. Back seat for adults is barely a seat, but works in a pinch. Towing and hauling are excellent. I would highly re... Read More

Strong By dempcey

The only thing I don't like is the dash, I don't like having to "go round" the gear shifter to get to radio, lighters, cigarette tray, etc etc. If Chevy would have stuck to the old body type and impr... Read More

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1995 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Awesom By 549385

I never thought I would own a truck. Choosing this one, made me appreciate another type of driving. --I have owned mostly sport cars and mostly convertibles. Also, I was never accused of driving 55. T... Read More

Champ :-) By ShawnSJLBJ

There is nothing about this car that i did not like. Leather seats, great interior room. It gets up and moves with some slight mods to the performance of the vehicle. It is a truck and i treat it like... Read More

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1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reviews

Hard As A Rock By 1sickobs

ive always owned chevrolet pickups. i had to sell my 2006 6.0l 22 but at the moment i have a 94 manual 5.7 and it is very dependable. i also have a 2000 silverado i gave to my wife. it has over 200k m... Read More

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

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