Aloha,
A job relocation between islands here in Hawaii caused my wife and I to consider selling the '97 K1500 and getting a 2007 or newer Tahoe/Yukon. The resale on the '97 is too low and used car price on a '07 is just a little too high. So we're keeping the '97. It only has 147k miles and we've sunk about $2500 on A/C, tires, tune up, ball joints, starter, and brakes in the last year. We'll just drive it until other things start going wrong.
Only gripe right now is that the replacement starter seems to run a bit long. It turns over great, but the engine doesn't seem to ignite right away. Is this a starter issue, or an ignition wire/computer problem.

Fred Cowell, Kaua'i Hawaii