Used 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series

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1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series

Pros

  • Optional Vortec 5700 V-8, classic styling, passenger airbag, optional third door for extended cab.

Cons

  • Aging design, interior styling, poorly placed dashboard cupholders, uncomfortable seats.

Used 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series for Sale

Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series 1997
161,099 miles
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Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series
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Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series 1997
165,487 miles
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Vortec 5.7L V8 SFI, 4WD. Clean CARFAX. Onyx Black 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Sportside 4WD 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive Vortec 5.7L V8 SFI We have an excellent selection of pre-owned vehicles in every price range. Recent Arrival! Find out why buying from Beyer is better.
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vehicle overview

General Motors' best-selling vehicles, as truck loyalists know full well, are the full-size pickups: half-, 3/4, and one-tonners with a reputation as reliable workhorses. Ford's similar-sized F-Series grabs the higher sales totals each year, but faithful Chevrolet buyers are seldom swayed. The pickup that feels right at home to a Chevy fan tends to send prickles up the spine of a Ford fan, and vice versa. Each is likely to declare the other's truck to be harder riding or anemic in acceleration, even if an impartial observer discerns little difference between the two.

This year's big news is the addition of a passenger airbag on all models under 8,600 lbs. GVWR. Those of you carting children in rear-facing safety seats need not worry how you'll load the kiddies into the 1997 C/K. A switch disables the passenger airbag when desirable. Also new this year is Electronic Variable Orifice steering, which reduces low-speed steering effort. Automatic transmissions receive refinements that result in smoother shifts and improved efficiency. The heavy-duty manual transmission offers better shift feel, reduced noise, and quicker response.

Three new paint colors are offered for 1997. The optional third door for extended cab models will be more widely available this year. In November, Chevrolet made the third door a required option on all shortbed extended cab C/K 1500 models. K1500 models benefit from a tighter turning radius, which should improve off-road maneuvering. An alternative fuel version of the Vortec 5700 V-8 is newly available, but to get it consumers must order a C2500 Regular Cab Longbed equipped with 8,600 lb. GVWR, a 3.73 rear axle ratio, and an automatic transmission.

Four-wheel anti-lock braking is standard fare, and models under 8,600 lbs. GVWR have an airbag installed in the steering wheel hub. Correctly fitted, a C/K pickup can tow as much as 10,000 pounds. Long-life engine components extend service intervals up to 100,000 miles on some items. For luxury-oriented truckers, a C/K can be trimmed in leather when the top Silverado trim package is specified.

When selecting a full-size Chevy truck, you have to face the usual bewildering selection of models, which vary by wheelbase, cargo-bed size, cab design, and Sportside or Fleetside bed styling. Don't stop yet: you also have to choose from five engine sizes (including two diesels), and decide whether you want two- or four-wheel drive. Then, you still have the dizzying single-option list to ponder.

We get tired just thinking about all those possibilities, but they come with the territory when you're heading into big-pickup range. Truck customers don't want the same hauler that everybody else is buying--they want one tailored to their own specific needs. Chevrolet provides these customers with myriad possibilities to create that special, one-of-a-kind truck.

1997 Highlights

On trucks under 8,600 pounds, the passenger airbag can be deactivated when a rear-facing child safety seat is installed. Low-speed steering effort is reduced this year, and a refined transmission fluid pump results in smoother shifts. An alternative fuel version of the Vortec 5700 is available, but only on a specific model. K1500's get a tighter turning radius, and three new colors debut. The third door option will be more widely available, because it is now a required option on all C/K 1500 short-bed extended cab trucks.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series.

Amazing. Just amazing
Austin,02/12/2016
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
319,000 Miles - Still Rolling!
Ezekiel 9:1,11/13/2015
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!
11 years strong!
ChevyMan75482,05/22/2008
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.
Gave more than what I expected
GloriJ9,05/22/2008
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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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 20 hwy
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5-speed manual
Gas
200 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
15 city / 20 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
200 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
200 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
15 city / 20 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
200 hp @ 4400 rpm
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Safety

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Used 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Overview

The Used 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include C1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB, K1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB, K1500 Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab 4WD Stepside SB, K1500 Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB, K1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB, C1500 Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab LB, C1500 Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab SB, K1500 Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB, C1500 Silverado 2dr Regular Cab SB, K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB, C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB, K1500 Silverado 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB, K1500 Silverado 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB, C1500 Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab SB, K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB, C1500 Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab LB, C1500 Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB, K1500 Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB, K1500 Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB, C1500 Silverado 2dr Regular Cab LB, C1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab LB, C1500 Silverado 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB, C1500 Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB, C1500 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab LB, K1500 Silverado 2dr Regular Cab 4WD Stepside SB, and K1500 Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB.

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