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1997 Chevrolet 1500 Regular Cab

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 19/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 3
Engine: V8, 5.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Chevrolet 1500 Trucks Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 1604 Ratings for the 1990 - 1999 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

I love this truck

By on Saturday, May 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 258,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable, basic truck easy to repair"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Purchased several years ago with over 200k miles on it, replaced transmission, other than that normal repairs for a vehicle this old: intake gaskets, tie rod ends and idler arm, rear axle seals- other that that just wear items like brake shoes spark plugs etc. I wouldn't trade it for any of the new vehicles that they are passing off as trucks nowadays."

First new vehicle I've ever owned

By on Thursday, May 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 280,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Rides great, comfortable, real gentleman's pickup"

Cons: "None that I can think of."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had this truck since new, purchased Sept. 1996 and it has been absolutely a dream to own. The only thing I have had to do was change the oil every 3,000 miles and other routine maintenance."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Reliable, good running truck.

By on Saturday, April 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 216,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Time to sell Dad's truck as he just no longer has a use for it, and it's been handed down to Mom who would prefer someting much smaller and easier to maneuver. Although in need of some minor repairs, it still always starts right up and runs good. Its Silverado decor package which includes air conditioning and leather seats makes it a comfortable vehicle to drive. It has heavy duty towing equipment, chrome wheels and a chrome rear step bumper, an easy access third door, as well as deep tinted glass. It's not as good looking as it once was, but still gets me where I want to go."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Fantastic truck!

By on Saturday, April 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 83,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable, fun to drive"

Cons: "No good in snow"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my 1998 Chevy C-1500 W/T brand new for $12K. Have 83K in 17 yrs. Only minor repairs (replace 2 alternators, 1 fuel pump, 1 starter). Kept truck washed and has just a little rust. The white body does not fade and looks good. Note:this truck was NOT garage kept. PA winters are rough on vehicles. Of course 2WD trucks are worthless in snow for driving. Other than that, this truck has been very reliable (at least 95%) of the time over the past 17 yrs. This was the first new vehicle I ever purchased and has lasted the longest. If I could be guaranteed that Chevy trucks are still built as well as mine I would purchase another one."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

one owner taken care of

By on Saturday, March 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "good realiable vehicle"

Cons: "hard on gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this truck in 1995 from a dealer a brand new vehicle I have taken very good care of this truck It has stainless steel ladder rack and side toolboxes and cross bed tool box"

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

One of my best over all vehicles.

By on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great driving machine. Reliable. Tough."

Cons: "Weak: tail lights, door hinges,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this truck new in 1998. That was almost 17 years ago. I have made several long trips in this truck and on the road it rides like a Caddy. Even in town it handles great and feels great. It's been a great work truck in the construction business; hauling trailers and lots of building materials. I would like to get a newer truck but this one is paid for. Besides I'm not sure I can find another one I like this much."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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