1997 GMC Sierra 1500 Top Comparisons

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    Displaying 1 - 10 of 1997 GMC Sierra 1500 10 reviews.

    1997 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLE 4WD Extended Cab LBReview
    Quiahuitl writes:
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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 The truck is outdated, as there are newer models with so many more options.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

    Pros: 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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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    1997 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLE 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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    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

    Pros: its GM

    Cons: none

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    1997 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Standard Cab LBReview
    Clayton writes:
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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

    Pros: Its a great all around vehicle

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

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    1997 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLT 4WD Extended Cab LBReview
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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.)

    Pros: 5.7 liter V8 = lots of power  :D

    Cons: Gas mileage!

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    1997 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Standard Cab LBReview
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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.)

    Pros: 305

    Cons: none

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    1997 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Extended Cab SBReview
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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.)

    Pros: dependable / smooth ride

    Cons: likes to drink the gas when driven hard

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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    1997 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SLE Extended Cab SBReview
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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

    Pros: Power

    Cons: Body Rust

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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    1997 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 Special Standard Cab SBReview
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    Good Solid And Fun To Drive — I love this truck. It has taken every beating i can throw at it and then some. I did get lucky and find one of the Dixie Custom Conversion trucks. It comes with a few added conveniences but overall it is the same truck. Z71 package is awesome.

    Pros: can you say Z71

    Cons: gas

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    1997 GMC Sierra 1500 K1500 SLE 4WD Extended Cab SBReview
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    At First Reluctant. — I didn't like the though of owning a full sized truck, but I needed it for the utility factor. It's not fun to jump in and run errands around town, but it is great to crank up the tunes, driving 70 into the city to haul stuff home from Fleet Farm and Menards. For camping and fishing, it can't be beat. Unexpectedly, I get 17 to 19 MPG. I do wish it was closer to 30.

    Pros: 350 V8 power

    Cons: Drab to look at.  Low quality interior.  Seats rock back and forth just like every Chevy/GMC I've rid in.

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    1997 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 GT Standard Cab SBReview
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    This Thing Is A Beast! —

    Performance - This truck is fast! The 350 small block is extremely responsive and NEVER bogs down. Passing at highway speeds is effortless! All 5 gears work like new. It breaks well, but breaks are getting replaced within a week, as well as the shocks. It handles amazingly! Steering is so tight, you can turn on a dime. Build - For a 97 this truck is solid! Only some frame rust is all it has, absolutely NO body rust whatsoever, which is outstanding. Shocks are worn a little, and so are the breaks, but they are all original are are being replaces within a week. Frame is currently being undercoated with POR 15. No squeaks or rattles, just the nice sound of the throaty exhaust which i love! Appearance - I cannot get over how well this truck was kept. The body is mint except for a small dent on the hood from a broken fan belt and a small one on the tailgate. This truck looks so sharp! color really fits its style . Its a sport truck and has a mono body paint job. It also has the Chevy 454 rims. Cost - it gets 20 on the highway which is outstanding for full size truck with a 350! But with the rising gas prices, it can be costly. Maintenance is next to nothing, just a bath once in a while. Fun Factor - This truck is so fun to drive. The 5 speed manual does burnouts in 4 of the 5 gears! I just love going cruising in this truck. The stock exhaust sounds so good! It really grabs peoples attention when you drive by. I would absolutely recommend this truck to anyone!

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: too bad its 2 whell drive, and thats it. Other than that nothing at all

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

    Review By Guru9BRCGW

    GMC is giving the best deals and seems to have more inventory . Looked at ram trucks and the vehicle I was looking at went up on price around 10000.00 in last 4 months Read More

    Review By Guru9X6D6W

    GMC Sierra SLT. Is a step above the competition. Technology package shoul be included. Missing mud flaps. I love my truck Read More

    2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

    Review By goyo57

    I looked over a year specifically for this model had everything I wanted. It’s the mid line model but exactly what I was looking for. 5stars so far has just over 12000 miles and no problems. Great pul... Read More

    Review By lnabors

    Great looking truck with very good features. Time for an interior upgrade but still love this truck and would recommend it to to anyone Read More

    2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

    Review By Guru9CWPXC

    After having Chevys the last 6 trucks I switched to GMC. Partially because I dislike the grill style on Chevy, but mostly due to a much better interior on the Sierra. I bought an upscale model that ha... Read More

    Review By Guru9B8FQ2

    Awesome!! Huge upgrade from early models. Needs tonneau cover option for price Read More

    2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

    Review By Guru9B9SDC

    I bought a 2018 GMC Sierra SLT, it had 46k miles on it. It was a total cream puff. This is an amazing machine. I’ve been driving a 2011 Sierra sle and had about 234k miles on it so I am used to these... Read More

    Review By Jwilson2090

    Vehicle was a 2018 yes with decent mileage, but the ad did not list it as a rebuilt salvage vehicle. Your site listed it as a good value, that is totally incorrect, vehicle had 2 minor accidents then ... Read More

    2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews

    Review By zsbbledsoe

    Vehicle has active fuel management. GM has failed to address the problem. Been going on since 2007. These engines will tear up. Repair cost is very expensive. If in doubt Google it . 5.3 and 6.2 en... Read More

    Review By TTTM

    Gmc do I need to say anything else the best truck in the industry Read More

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