by stnrphilip on Jan 20, 2014 Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB
I picked up a 1992 Chevy Cheyenne 1500 Full size pickup about two years back and am amazed at the quality, and workmanship put into these old beast's. Mine had 145,000 miles on her when i got it and she now has passed 234,000!! No major issues of any kind at this time. I do know i will need to replace the leaf springs and shocks and will add new tires in the spring when weather permits. Yet still she runs great. Mine has the 4.3L V6 engine married to a 5 speed manual tranny. New brakes, brake lines, clutch stage two kit, alternator, radiator, water pump, and oil pump. All that being done as a preventative. I sincerely recommend these trucks, especially the older ones 1992-97
by ramirezc on Jan 3, 2013 Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab LB
I bought my 97 silverado summer of 2002 with 50xxx. I still have the truck with 125xxx and runs excellent. definitely worth what i payed for. With no problems until today besides the maintenance. The only thing that i had problems these couple of months is that is has a bit of a hard time to start in the morning, other than that an excellent and fun truck to drive
by big_blue97 on Mar 14, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB
Bought this truck new in Sept. '96.
Used as a daily driver in a rural area with plenty of high way driving as well.
Used extensively and driven hard off road. Added a 6" lift and 35" tires, still drives like stock.
With an aftermarket exhaust and programmer, I'm still averaging 15mpg.
No major problems.
Replaced the transmission but was under warranty.
Had the A/C system replaced as well as radiator.. but there is also 140,XXX miles on the truck
by Johnny Driver on Jun 12, 2008 Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB
Found this truck with 84k on it.Looked good,ran good.It now has 94k. Replaced radiator, original shocks, original brake rotors and pads, front wheel bearings, intake mailfold gasket, rear differental seal, hoses, belt, idler arms, starter, fuel pump, original plugs and wires, cap and rotor, a/c compressor. Replaced all this as each item went out or was worn out. One thing still very good is the paint.T ruck was made in Canada and the paint seems better. Have friends with USA made trucks and the paint was big issue. I keep the oil changed at 2,000 miles. Not sure about past service of the truck. Next time I buy a used car or truck it will be with all records or I am walking away.
by GloriJ9 on May 22, 2008 Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Regular Cab SB
This truck has performed everytime I needed it to. I've hauled heavy loads (trailer) and it pulled it with no trouble. Drove through flooding and 17" of snow and didn't come close to getting stuck. Gave plenty of space in front and cab. I did have 2 problems: 1) front left brake sensor needed replaced and 2) intake gasgate needed replaced (which I found out is a common problem for this particular vehicle). Other than that, this has been a great truck!
by ChevyMan75482 on May 22, 2008 Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab LB
I've had this truck since 97 and since then I've put on 378,794 miles on it. I've never had a problem with the engine. The only major thing were the cruise control, and the fuel pump went out 2-3 times. This thing towed my boat better than my friends Dodge Ram v8. Never going with Dodge again after that. I have the 4.3 liter v6. Next vehicle will definitely be another Chevy.
On trucks under 8,600 pounds, the passenger airbag can be deactivated when a rear-facing child safety seat is installed. Low-speed steering effort is reduced this year, and a refined transmission fluid pump results in smoother shifts. An alternative fuel version of the Vortec 5700 is available, but only on a specific model. K1500's get a tighter turning radius, and three new colors debut. The third door option will be more widely available, because it is now a required option on all C/K 1500 short-bed extended cab trucks.