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234,000Miles and going Strong!
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By stnrphilip
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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Extended Cab 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


Favorite 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.


Suggested Improvements

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
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By ramirezc
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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Extended Cab 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
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By big_blue97
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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Extended Cab 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


Favorite Features

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


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Not many miles but tons of parts
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By Johnny Driver
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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Extended Cab C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB


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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.


Favorite Features

It has not broken down in a few months. Inside has lots of room. Solid ride but smooth. Cab still air tight. Third door. Like the power of the 5.7


Suggested Improvements

Well to old of a truck to worry about that now. Just hope Chevy did improve over the years. Won't buy another GM truck ever.


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A tank with wheels
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By Tank
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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Extended Cab K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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I love this truck. Great on gas and average of 17 city. And will not get stuck no matter what you throw at it.


Favorite Features

Everything from the seats to the motor and that it won't get stuck


Suggested Improvements

There is no needed improvement in my book


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