1997 GMC Sierra 1500 User Reviews

1997 GMC Sierra 1500 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"sound" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Andrew writes:
1997 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Standard Cab LB Review
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Awsome — this truck is awsome its just a good truck the braking handling and acceleration is good. the gas is pretty good and the motor runs smooth. it is a fun truck to drive and i cant get enough of it

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

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Quiahuitl writes:
1997 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLE 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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Overall good truck, power is great. Good looking truck. Gratefully this truck has served me well. General wear and tear is normal.  

Cons

-Hood doesn't pop up when i engage release lever.
-Front discs for brakes wear out unevenly. Passenger side caliper seems to go out. Replaced a couple times already.
-Both doors hang, don't close easily.
-CD player always goes out, replaced twice. Its a radioFM/AM with CD player.
-Installed AC Delco tape deck. It went out quickly.
-Not too great for parking into tight spots, steering doesn't seem to have too much allowance for this.

Quiahuitl
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Good Truck - Not So Bad! — Gas mileage is terrible. Power and take great when i first got the truck. I was almost 3 years old. Overall good truck, power is great. Good looking truck. Gratefully this truck has served me well. General wear and tear is normal. Towing package is good. I like the fact that it has 4 wheel drive selector with different options. The truck is outdated, as there are newer models with so many more options.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nathan writes:
1997 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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dependable / smooth ride

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likes to drink the gas when driven hard

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Good Truck — performance is wonderful no trouble to turn the tires over :P she also hauled one of the bigger kaboda escavators with ease. watch the cab corners cause they rust very easily! no problems with it except for regular metanace things (breaks tires etc) i must say this truck is fun and powerful even tho that it is the model with the smallest v8 avaliable

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

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Clayton writes:
1997 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Standard Cab LB Review
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4

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Its a great all around vehicle

Cons

Still a full size pick-up with a mid size motor

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I'd Recommend This Vehicle To Anyone — Performance : 4.3L V6 could use upgrading. It is seriously lacking in power and must downshift to make a hill. However for the motor itself has sufficient power if put in a smaller truck. Build Quality : Very good quality, next to no rust which is good considering its age. The truck has required little repairs outside of its general maintenance. Appearance : A very sharp looking truck both inside and out. I have personally redone the interior in black and silver adding the shine of chrome accents. The exterior has Aftermarket bumpers, hood, toneau cover and exhaust. This truck turns heads everywhere. Cost of Ownership : The truck, having a V6, is very good on gas and requires little if any maintenance. Fun Factor : I enjoy driving this truck. It is very fun aswell as cool to bomb around in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Justin writes:
1997 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SLE Extended Cab SB Review
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Power

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Body Rust

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Sierra — Acceleration is great. Lots of Power! Never had to do any major work to it. Very dependable. Very good look to the truck. If only it had a nicer grill and headlight setup. This is one of the funnest trucks that I have ever driven.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
1997 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Powerful, good handling, and effective stopping power.

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Tires are extremely expensive.

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Powerful And Eternally Reliable. — Strong running, powerful truck that has had next to no problems. Mine has 150+ thousand miles on it and I use it for work and trail driving only, basically i beat the doors off the poor beast and it runs like a new truck still.

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Mike writes:
1997 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLE 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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its GM

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35

Its Great! — I love my truck. It usea alot of gas, but then it is a truck, what do you expect. 4x4 is also really nice to have in winter, wish i had heated mirrors like my little truck i sold though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jordan writes:
1997 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB Review
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4

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5.7 liter V8 = lots of power  :D

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Gas mileage!

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Beast — This truck has been awesome. All except the a/c going on the frits and the leekey valve, even with the valve it has plenty of power. It is also a blast to drive, with its four wheel capibilites. This truck is a Beast.

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

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fondagiants writes:
1997 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLE 4WD Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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5

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Awesome power on the new Vortec engine. Unstopable 4WD. Sharp styling on the step side. The blue/green color gets lots of compliments.

Cons

Fuel efficiency of a monster 8 banger

fondagiants
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Excellent Winter Vehicle — I have had little trouble with the truck, but I bought it as the third owner. Initial investment was $2300. Crate motor $2800. New tranny $1800. The chassis is spotless with over 181,000 miles on her. Slight rust on the bottom of the drivers door. This is my mule.

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

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Aaron1728 writes:
1997 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLE 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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reliable, strong engine

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interior quality

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Great Truck Overall, Reliable And Strong Engine, Good Looks, Decent Interior. — I've had the truck since my sophomore year of high school and now I'm a sophomore in college. The only repairs I've made are a new fuel pump, battery, and alternator. The engine has been as reliable as anyone could ask it to be with plenty of power and torque. I love racing mustang GT's with my stock 350 vortec and beating them. It is showing some signs of age, however. The A/C doesn't work, nor does the windshield washer fluid pump. It is rusting above the rear wheel wells and inside the driver side door. The plastic dash is losing its paint and cracking around the bolts. 120K miles and it is still a great truck all things considered. I don't plan on selling it any time soon. 3" body lift with 32" Toyo Open Country A/T's, K&N filter

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1990 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

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1991 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

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When I got this truck it was a rust bucket, with potential. I think Ive done a pretty good job bringing some of that potential out. Ive replaced the front fenders, inner fenders, full body job, remove... Read More

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1992 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

Decent Truck. By yetilikesbeer

This original owner used this truck for work. Hauling and towing were among it's duties. I bought it for $4200 with 242,000 kms. The tranny went shortly after I bought it. I bought a used tranny and i... Read More

Black Beast By Thecardude10

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1993 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

Runs Forever By yz250chick

I bought this in 1994 with 110k on it. I've put almost another 100k on it and haven't had to do much beside normal maintenance. And a couple stock manifold header replacements. Put on a flowmaster cat... Read More

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