1997 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series Consumer Review: 7 Years of Great Service

1997 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series - Consumer Review

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HD Silverado Regular Cab Pickup (5.7L V8 4x4 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
7 Years of Great Service
By Mr. Safety on


1997 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series K2500 HD Silverado 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB


During the 7 years I've owned the
truck, I never had a major equipment
failure. The only cons were the tires
(Continental General Ameri 500) wore
out and cracked @ 24,000 miles. The
front brake pads were toast at 27,000
miles, which inturn ate my front
rotors. The rear shoes show little
sign of wear at 45,000 miles. The
body looks as good as the day I bought
it, thanks to Zimoyl wax, but New
England winters are hard on Detroit
iron and I am trading it before cancer
sets in (which is always terminal from
the copious amounts of salt used on
our highways). And yes, I am buying
the same truck in a 2004 model.

Best Features

Power: The truck has a manual 5-spd and in low range you can't stall it no matter what you do. I've pulled huge rolling loads up steep dirt hills effortlessly.

Worst Features

The locking differential is great, but it needs traction bars to stop spring windup and wheel hop.
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