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97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual #4518902
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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.

Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high] #4518907
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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.



2018 Chevy Colorado
1995 Ford Thunderbird



Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high] #4518913
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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...

Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high] #4518928
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2,000 lbs. won't be an issue for it.



2018 Chevy Colorado
1995 Ford Thunderbird



Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high] #4518934
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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.

Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high] #4518944
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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.

Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high] #4518972
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Price is absolutely ridiculous. Fly out here and buy a truck and drive it home.

Also looks like a Hot Wheels toy


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 92k STP Synthetic HM 10w30 & Wix
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 233k Mobil Super HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 148k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: Nick1994] #4518976
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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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Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high] #4518981
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The plastic Lund junk is easily removed. I say buy it and drive the wheels off it. Well cared for GMT400s are great.


2002 Ford Ranger XLT | 3.0 V6 Auto 2WD | 227K miles
1994 Ford Ranger STX | 4.0 V6 Manual 4X4 | 201K miles
1994 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0 V6 Auto 4X4 | 247K miles
Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high] #4518992
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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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14 Civic EX Coupe - NAPA Syn 0W-20 TG7317, 64k
09 Accord Sedan 5MT - Traveler 15W-40 XG7317, 151k
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Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high] #4518993
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It's got really low miles!


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
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Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high] #4518996
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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.

Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high] #4519007
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Or leave all those accessories on it and add this:



1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum HM 10W30

Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: oilpsi2high] #4519021
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Way overpriced!$2500 tops


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Re: 97 Silverado 1500 5.0 V8 4X4 5-speed manual [Re: Chris142] #4519034
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
Way overpriced!$2500 tops

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


2002 Ford Ranger XLT | 3.0 V6 Auto 2WD | 227K miles
1994 Ford Ranger STX | 4.0 V6 Manual 4X4 | 201K miles
1994 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0 V6 Auto 4X4 | 247K miles
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