1997 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 5.7 Vortex from North America
My next truck probably won't be a GM brand
I recently purchased my '97 Chevy Silverado truck from a used car dealer locally and have only put 200 miles on it since driving it home.
When I test drove it, it drove and ran fine with only a few noticeable problems.
First the CD player quit working and ate my favorite CD. I replaced the radio/CD player with a new aftermarket one.
Now I am having trouble with the automatic transmission. It slips, shifts hard from lower gears to higher gears, and the speedometer quit working.
At the same time, the "check engine" light came on, as well as the "ABS" light.
I notice a "glitch" in the steering when turning right at slower speeds as per other comments in this forum.
While I haven't noticed any leaks in the cooling system YET, it appears I have nearly all of the problems previously identified with these trucks.
I wish I had known about the problems with these trucks before I bought mine.
I bought an extended warranty with the truck, and hope I can get the problems fixed by the dealer I bought the truck from.
I haven't had problems with the cooling system yet, but will be watching for signs of the problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th November, 2004