1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Review

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  • Roomy cab. Powerful V-8 engine options. Traditional truck styling.
  • Aging design. Fisher-Price interior plastics.
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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.

Most truck fans know by now that an all-new Chevrolet pickup is due in showrooms within months. Dubbed Silverado, this 1999 model will be available as 1500 and 2500 light-duty models initially, with the heavy-duty 2500 and 3500 trucks following a year or two later. So, it's not surprising that few changes are on tap for the 1998 C/K pickup. A theft-deterrent system is now standard, tailgate badging is updated, the Sport model is dropped and colors are shuffled.

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 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, and Chevrolet provides these customers with myriad possibilities to create that special, one-of-a-kind truck.

1998 Highlights

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.

Consumer reviews

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Still Truckin'!
v_nick,01/04/2012
I can't kill it! It runs and runs and runs! And it still looks great. I haven't had a significant repair in several years. In my last review (2006), I was happy, but more so now. 130,000 miles on the odometer, which would be significantly more had I not had other vehicles I drive to work. Friends compliment me on its appearance, and I have had offers to buy it. Bullet Proof Reliability is the slogan that belongs to this truck!
Truck with True Grit
98silverado,01/08/2013
I have a 1998 4x4 5.7 v8 extended cab despite the options given on the top of the page. It's got 68k on it, and I really do beat it up. Its been from Northern Illinois to Alabama where I go to school and the ride is that of a new tahoe. I've only had to replace one of the two cat converters, and a fan belt. Its candy apple red, and man, its a great looking truck. I take it on the dirt roads in South Dakota and it just never fails.
1998 2wd long bed 4.3 v6 auto
crack007,06/29/2011
Purchased this truck to keep miles off my 07 hd and for better mpg. It gets 23 to 25 on the highway at 70. average 16.5 to 18.5 close to home w many trips on the farm has a 95 gallon fuel tank w tool book in the back, loaded with 700 to 1300 lbs of tools and fuel in bed at all times. Has 125000 miles had to have the lock up sensor and the valve body bored out to fix a hard shift problem cost $250 to have fixed. Overall its a pretty good truck decent mpg and the v6 pulls it down the road well w out much shifting back and forth. For a decent work truck i can't complain about this truck, it does what it was purchased for well.
good truck
truckinkev,06/15/2002
I bought this truck used with about 20,000 miles on it. Since I've had it I've been very pleased with my truck. It's black with chrome wheels and is really sharp, even Ford guys turn their heads to look at it. So far the only major complaint has been the muffler. For some reason the stock muffler has a vibrating noise when the truck is cold. The muffler was replaced under warrenty 4 times and it still does it. I suppose I'll just have to live with it. This was the last year for this body style, you would think they'd have figured it out after 10 years! Enough complaining, I really love this truck. The 4.3 six with the 4 spd auto gets me 18-21 mpg! No B.S.!

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Used 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Overview

The Used 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series is offered in the following submodels: C/K 1500 Series Regular Cab, C/K 1500 Series Extended Cab. Available styles include Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Silverado 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Silverado 2dr Extended Cab SB (5.0L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), Silverado 2dr Extended Cab LB (5.0L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Silverado 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (5.0L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Silverado 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Silverado 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Cheyenne 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Silverado 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (5.0L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB (5.0L 8cyl naturally aspired 5M), Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), Cheyenne 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M), and Silverado 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl naturally aspired 5M).

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Should I lease or buy a 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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