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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series

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Amazing. Just amazing
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By Austin
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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB


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I have beat this thing to death in effort to test just how tough chevy claims it is. I have hit trees, water, and even played truck tag haha. This thing won't die. I revd it to 5000 rpms and dropped it in drive in effort to blow the Transmission and it still shifts perfect. I have not changed the oil for 4 years. No engine knock. I have never seen something so indestructible


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319,000 Miles - Still Rolling!
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By Ezekiel 9:1
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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB


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I bought my '97 over a year ago for $450 - yes, $450.00 (that's not a typo or a missing 0 - four hundred and fifty dollars). At the time it had 312,000 miles on it and, due to the recent addition of a second teenage driver it has become my commuter. Thought the gas mileage is what's expected from a small block Chevy V8, I love my truck! Couple of things that are expected from an 18 year old vehicle but hey, it runs like a top! Original engine and tranny, no problems with either. This is the fist Chevy truck I've owned, and always been a Ford lover but "ole'red" has made me a believer in American made trucks. I still love my previous 3 F150s, but will now consider a Silverado in the future!


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234,000Miles and going Strong!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By stnrphilip
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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB


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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


Best Features

(Utility) model c/k 1500 series. Full size 8 foot bed, v6 4.3L engine and 5 speed manual tranny, has rubberized cab and floor, heavy duty 2.5 amp alternator and Marker lights on top of cab.


Worst Features

I can't complain but about one thing...I have noticed that mine can be stubborn when starting in the cold, and sometimes my starter will not throw right away, then again it may be due to the fact im running a 675cranking amp Battery and they reccomend a 800 one.


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1997 Chevrolet silverado 1500
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ramirezc
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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab LB


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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


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Old Reliable
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By big_blue97
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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB


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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


Best Features

ability to shift to and from 4x4 without having to stop the truck or put it in park


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