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1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series

Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy cab. Powerful V-8 engine options. Traditional truck styling.

  • Cons

    Aging design. Fisher-Price interior plastics.

  • What's New for 1998

    This year's big news is a standard theft-deterrent system, revised color choices and fresh tailgate lettering. The Sport package has been dropped from the option list. Second-generation airbags are standard on models under 8,600 GVWR.

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Customer Reviews

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Disappointed with chev

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB

I had a 1988 chev and was real happy with it. Bought a used 98 last yr with a 5 litre, auto, 2 wheel dr,and it has cost me plenty. The trani went for a $3,000 touch, rear pinon bearing, manifold gasket, drive shaft seal, thermostat, heater coupler, rad, fuel pump humms like a 747 ready to take off, it's been replaced once already, truck wonders on the road, no pulling power, interior lights work sometimes, frnt seats rattle and move while locked in place, rear seat does the same, squeeky 3rd dr, crappy tire jack design, try changing a tire at 30 below! I'm already looking for a different truck. Really disappointed in Chev.




Gm got it right on

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB

Bought with 38k miles on it, now have 190k with origional engine and major parts. Had to replace normal stuff like alternator, water pump, starter and things that wore out. Known problems with these are a short list. Intake manifold leak, usually around 120k miles or so. Once fixed it is great. Fuel pumps, weak, on my 3rd one. The Vortec higher fuel pressure puts a stress on the GM pumps and when they go, can be real pricey. Radiator cracked at plastic side tank. 5.7 Vortec engine is the greatest, real good power, and with the bed loaded I still get 17mpg highway which I don't consider bad for a truck of this size. Holding value better then any car or truck I have owned.




Reliable. powerful, but heavy.

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB

I got my 98 z71 with only 34k miles on it a few years ago. It's very well built. Easier to work on than other vehicles. Throw a lift and some tires on it and you're ready




Solid truck

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB

I have had great luck with the truck. No mechanical or electrical problems. I intend to keep it 18-20 more years and if and when I do have problems, most of the equipment is accessible




I am glad i bought

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB

I bought this truck new and the price scared me to death. However, I have had no major problem at all. Still looks great! Drives great! The paint shines up fantastic. Now that it is paid for I love it even more. 4wd is awesome & easy, power is fantastic and third door nice. Quiet also. I would definitely buy this truck again! Vortec engine is dependable and the ride of this truck is very nice.




One of the best

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB

I have 137000 miles on this truck and it runs great. The tranny died at 113k, but other than that this truck has had no problems whatsoever. It burns no oil, starts right up, and has held up really well. I'll get another 100k out of it no problem. I average 18 mpg on highway, and 12 in the city.I drove 13000 miles in seven weeks on a cross country trip about a year ago in it going as fast as the governor let me (98mph) and it did great. Very comfortable seats for such a long trip. It's a shame they don't build the new ones like this.



Full 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Review

What's New for 1998

This year's big news is a standard theft-deterrent system, revised color choices and fresh tailgate lettering. The Sport package has been dropped from the option list. Second-generation airbags are standard on models under 8,600 GVWR.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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