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#4518902 - 09/17/17 07:47 PM 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual
oilpsi2high Offline


Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 1239
Loc: NY, USA, etc.
While looking for pickup trucks with manual transmissions and 4x4, I stumbled across this thing:

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/713187075/overview/

This looks like a very fun vehicle. I'm amazed at how clean it is. Tempted to go see it in person and make an offer.

I'd use it for driving around town, towing a small boat in the summer, driving in snowstorms during the winter, and general yard cleanup tasks.

Anyone with experience regarding that generation Silverado and that particular powertrain combo? I'm surprised it has a V8, 4-wheel drive, AND a manual transmission.

Thanks in advance.

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#4518907 - 09/17/17 07:57 PM Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high]
HM12460 Offline


Registered: 05/26/07
Posts: 2063
Loc: West Michigan
Those were pretty good trucks back in the day when they were new. The 5 speed manual in the GM and Ford both, as found in the 1/2 ton model's, were on the weak side. Don't try plowing snow or towing heavy loads with them.
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#4518913 - 09/17/17 08:02 PM Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high]
oilpsi2high Offline


Registered: 12/18/14
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I have a snowblower and the boat probably weighs 2000 lbs with the trailer.

It would be my around town truck, with the Cobalt SS reserved for road trips.

Dealer got back to me, is sending pics of engine and underbody in the AM.

Only odd thing is the only carfax record shows the truck as "dealer inventory" with current date and mileage. No other records...

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#4518928 - 09/17/17 08:11 PM Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high]
HM12460 Offline


Registered: 05/26/07
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Loc: West Michigan
2,000 lbs. won't be an issue for it.
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#4518934 - 09/17/17 08:15 PM Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high]
czbrian Offline


Registered: 04/10/15
Posts: 150
Loc: Houston, TX
My first vehicle was a 1996 GMC with the 5.0 Vortec but 2wd and with an auto transmission. The 5.0 made plenty of power in that configuration and was pretty reliable for the most part. Any repairs were easy and inexpensive (it seems the fuel pump and alternator were weak points that we had to replace multiple times). After graduating from college in 2006, I gave it to my dad who drove it until it had 297K miles on it before somebody hit him from behind at 70 mph causing him to go off the road and roll.

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#4518944 - 09/17/17 08:29 PM Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high]
oilpsi2high Offline


Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 1239
Loc: NY, USA, etc.
If the undercarriage is clean I might go for this, depending on how much they are willing to come down in price. Edmunds has dealer retail around 3500 in outstanding condition with 125k.

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#4518972 - 09/17/17 08:56 PM Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 9804
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Price is absolutely ridiculous. Fly out here and buy a truck and drive it home.

Also looks like a Hot Wheels toy
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#4518976 - 09/17/17 09:03 PM Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: Nick1994]
dishdude Offline


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8488
Loc: Phoenix
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
Price is absolutely ridiculous. Fly out here and buy a truck and drive it home.

Also looks like a Hot Wheels toy


Early 2015 I needed a pickup, nothing like this was around. Trucks are priced like they're made out of gold.

That's a nice looking truck, but those exhaust tips have to go!
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#4518981 - 09/17/17 09:09 PM Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high]
01rangerxl Offline


Registered: 04/08/06
Posts: 9232
Loc: Birmingham, AL
The plastic Lund junk is easily removed. I say buy it and drive the wheels off it. Well cared for GMT400s are great.
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#4518992 - 09/17/17 09:21 PM Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high]
redhat Offline


Registered: 12/07/12
Posts: 1701
Loc: Anywhere, USA
Good trucks, Dad has a '98 with a 350, rusty as can be but very reliable.

I want to LS swap a 3/4 ton GMT400 with a LQ4 6.0 and a 4L80e. Mild cam and shift kit in the 4L80. Will use the factory PCM from the newer truck and it shouldn't have an issue passing NYSI. Preferably a regular cab long box 4x4.
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#4518993 - 09/17/17 09:22 PM Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 17911
Loc: South Texas,USA
It's got really low miles!
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#4518996 - 09/17/17 09:23 PM Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high]
oilpsi2high Offline


Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 1239
Loc: NY, USA, etc.
Yeah, I was going to say, those tail light covers and wind deflector would be the first to go. Same with the vent visors and exhaust.

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#4519007 - 09/17/17 09:38 PM Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 17911
Loc: South Texas,USA
Or leave all those accessories on it and add this:

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#4519021 - 09/17/17 09:53 PM Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 16495
Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Way overpriced!$2500 tops
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#4519034 - 09/17/17 10:10 PM Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 04/08/06
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Loc: Birmingham, AL
Originally Posted By: Chris142
Way overpriced!$2500 tops

It is overpriced, but still a $4K-5K truck easily, at least around here.
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