We bought this
chevy s-10 new in 1992, and have been totally pleased with it. It
currently has 159,000 miles on it and there have been no major problems.
It still has the original clutch, battery, timing belt, water pump.
The only thing
we have ever done to it is to replace the tires, serpintine belt
and the u-joints. We have the extended bed with the regular cab.
We had a cap
on it for a long time, then replaced it with the tool box. This
has a 2.8 liter, V-6, and although many say it is not a good motor,
we have had nothing but great luck with it. We change the oil at
every 3000 miles, and the gas mileage is fine, about 20 MPH highway,
and all miles are highway miles as this is used for an hour commute
We have had
to replace the headlights at least 6 times, as they burn out quickly.
The interior locks and glove compartment latch is not very sturdy.
But the seats and floors have held up well. We plan to buy another
S-10 this year.
the review above helpful? Yes
How do I
gush about my sweet S-10 Truck...let me count the ways
My husband and
I have a Chevy S-10 that he purchased in April of 1997. It now has
100,000 miles and is running just as good as ever. After three accidents
(ok, I didn't say we could drive!), our truck looks like it has
been to the graveyard, but it is still running like the first day
we got it.
My husband goes
mudding in this truck, has used it to pull up to twice it's weight
(several times), and it just keeps on ticking. It has basically
been used to death! My husband is a field service technician and
drives this thing EVERYWHERE throughout the day. His drive consists
of a straight shot down a highway (approximately 30 miles), and
then stop and go traffic in downtown Memphis all day long.
Our Chevy is
a standard cab, 2.2 liter, 5-speed, MarkIII conversion truck. We
have had to change the front brake pads once since we purchased
it. The only other things that have had to be changed are the spark
plugs, air filters, and just regular oil changes (with synthetic
oil). All of which are just basic upkeep for any car or truck.
We were able
to pull great weights by adding a class three frame hitch. The bumper
would not have been able to pull any of the several cars and trucks
that we have moved on our 16-foot tandem axle trailer. We just wish
we had a truck with a little more power, but with a 4 cylinder engine,
the thing has some pretty good 'get up and go' and has pulled more
than most V-6 engines and some V-8 engines.
With a smooth
ride, this truck is definitely a keeper for us! We would definitely
recommend this truck to a friend...in fact, my husband's best friend
purchased a 1999 Chevy S-10 about seven months ago because he liked
ours so much. So far, so good on his end, too!