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234,000Miles and going Strong!
By stnrphilip on 01/20/14 08:16 AM (PST)

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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB

Review

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
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1997 Chevrolet silverado 1500
By ramirezc on 01/03/13 22:43 PM (PST)

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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab LB

Review

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
By big_blue97 on 03/14/11 09:59 AM (PDT)

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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB

Review

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
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Not many miles but tons of parts
By Johnny Driver on 06/12/08 21:15 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB

Review

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.
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Gave more than what I expected
By GloriJ9 on 05/22/08 20:44 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Regular Cab SB

Review

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!
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11 years strong!
By ChevyMan75482 on 05/22/08 18:44 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab LB

Review

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.
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A tank with wheels
By Tank on 04/05/08 18:14 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Review

I love this truck. Great on gas and average of 17 city. And will not get stuck no matter what you throw at it.
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American made
By Chris on 03/15/08 08:29 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Silverado 2dr Regular Cab 4WD Stepside SB

Review

I bought this truck with 110,000 miles on it and still drive it now, it has 235,000 miles on it. I service it myself, with all the best parts. I put a throttle body spacer, K&N air filter, Hypertec chip, true dual exhast, Accel super coil, and I get 16 in the city 19 on the Highwy with 32x11.50 tires. The vortec 350 engine is great for pulling. I don't care what anybody say's but my Chevy will out pull, out run, and out last any foreign made truck
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The heartbeat of America
By dukes on 12/11/07 15:38 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB

Review

I've only had my truck for about a year and bought it with 129,000 and it now reads 144,000 and I have already had to put brakes, tires,alternator, intake gaskets and fuel pump in that period of time but other than that my truck runs strong.
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Awesome Z71
By Tino on 06/13/06 13:29 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB

Review

I bought my Z71 truck in July of 2002. At first I was hesitant because the truck already had 150,000 miles on it. But test driving and having my mechanic inspect the truck and the great deal I got, I took it. Aside from the gas mileage I get but what can you expect from the 5.7 workhorse? Four years later and the truck about to hit 200,000 miles happy to say I have not had any major problems with the truck. Everthing is still working and it runs like a champ.
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