"I have had my 1997 chevy 2500 2wd for about two years now, it is the best truck there is. Mine has the 5.7 vortec w/auto trans in it and dose not, or has not, failed me once. This truck has the last year of the traditional small block and the chevy small block is the greatest motor to see the light of day. Comfy ride for what it is. I will never sell this truck."
Decent Fuel mileage (17-19 MPG) (6.5L Diesel)
Suspension parts are durable.
Very smooth ride
Glow plugs need to be replaced very often. (6.5L diesel version)
The doors are junk, and never close properly (requires large amounts of force to close)
Door handles are easily broken (both exterior and interior)"