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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Regular Cab

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Optional Vortec 5700 V-8, classic styling, passenger airbag, optional third door for extended cab.

  • Cons

    Aging design, interior styling, poorly placed dashboard cupholders, uncomfortable seats.

  • What's New for 1997

    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.

Full 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Review

What's New for 1997

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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Dad's truck

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series

This was my father's truck, I inherited it after his passing. I am a Ford girl mainly. But this truck isn't bad. Gas mileage however stinks horribly. But the truck overall is nice. Haven't had to do too much work on it, nothing major at least. Just your basic upkeep on a 13 y/o truck. It doesn't see much drive time due to its "open gullet" and constant thirst for gas. Also have other more fuel efficient vehicles. I like this truck, it has alot of 'get-up-and-go'. But this truck has more sentimental value to me. Overall nice truck but make sure you always have gas money on you!




1996 k1500 poor quality

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series

I bought truck new. At 24,600 miles the transmission went out. Out of 36 month warranty time. Called GM to ask about some help on repair cost. They said I should have bought extended warranty. I guess they know what kind of junk they are building. Alternator out at 39,000. Never ever buy another GM product.




Never again!

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series

Intake gasket blew at 75000, my friend has the same truck and his went at 50000. Transfer case went at 85000, this truck has cured me from chevys...I just hope I can find some sucker to unload this on.....Chevrolet U suck!




Great

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series

this truck is awsome




Owner

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series

EVERY THING ABOUT THIS TRUCK IS GREAT,EXCEPT THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS CONTROL BOX GOT WATER IN IT A COUPLE OF TIMES,AND SHORTED OUT THE WIPERS.




Great truck

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series

First new truck we had purchased. We are still very satisfied with it - pulls great and still gets good mileage. We regularly use it to tow up to 4000# and haven't had any problems yet. This V-6 has more power then the 318 (5.2L) in the 3/4 ton Dodge we traded in on it!



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  • 18
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