Chevrolet made an excellent small
truck in 1997. The mechanical and
structural aspects have stood the test
of time. The engine and drive train
have aged nicely without any major
repairs. The engines hummes the same
way as when I first bought it. It is
an excellent vehicle for someone with
light duty chores, but at the same
time offers a smoother ride than more
My favorite feature is the 4.3L Vortec
engine. The fuel economy is excellent
when compared with its V6
competitors. Simple maintenance is
easy and relatively inexpensive.
The only drawback to this vehicle is
the lack of space in a standard cab.
If I had it to do over again, I would
have spent the extra money to get an
extended cab. Another suggestion
deals with the light weight rear end,
in some instances more weight is
needed on the rear end.