1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7 V8 Vortec from North America
Thought my 1997 Chevy Silverado would be the vehicle I would own for a while, but I was wrong.
The intake gasket is gone, radiator is horrible, and the master cylinder and brake booster went out.
Really wanna buy a newer truck, but I guess fixing it will help.
I tow almost everyday, and never have had a transmission problem like what I been reading. Really it's just engine troubles.
Reliable? Maybe. Dependable. Maybe. But always fixing it is a pain.
Looking at a new/used GMC Sierra. The truck only has 135,500 miles on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th December, 2010
9th Jul 2013, 15:39
I HAVE to comment. Clearly, since you bought the truck in 2008 or 2010, whichever, and it's a 1997 model, the problems are caused by the previous owner's negligence and abuse.
Its unfair to you and to the truck that that has happened.
I hope that you can trust another one some day to purchase, because the 97 CK1500, IF TAKEN CARE OF, are the most dependable, longest lasting trucks ever made.
Hope yours has stopped giving you problems after you fixed it.
I seriously LOVE mine. 1997-2013, and still running strong. I have just always maintained it and treat it with respect.
29th Aug 2015, 17:02
I had a 95 Chevy. The trans went out, brake booster went out, master cylinder went out, radiator leaked.
Got a 97 Chevy 1500, also had a bad trans, bad brake booster too.
Now looking for a Ford truck.
31st Aug 2015, 08:38
Had the first master cylinder replaced at 187000 miles on our 2003 Silverado. Of course I don't tow everyday like this one. I would imagine towing might affect the braking system vs another vehicle that only has to stop its own weight