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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mous0019 writes:
1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reg. Cab 6.5-ft. Bed 2WD Review
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5

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

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Carries my kids

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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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Uangel2 writes:
1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reg. Cab W/T 8-ft. Bed 2WD Review
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5

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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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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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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

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

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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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97chevy1500girl writes:
1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Reg. Cab 8-ft. Bed 2WD Review
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runs good always been happy with it

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when it brakes it brakes and its best to fix it with the best stuff you can

97chevy1500girl
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Small Yet Big Ready To Get Up And Go Treat It Right — i love my truck never have any problems with it :) when stuff does break i fix it withe the best stuff i can find, things to get good mpg things to make it look good smell good and what ever i cant to keep it shineing brighter then anyother car or truck on the rd. :)

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

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

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