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1990 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer SUV


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Chevrolet S-10 Blazer Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 4000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1990

    The 2.8-liter engine is dropped in favor of a more powerful 160-horsepower, 4.3-liter V6.

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  Average Consumer Rating (5 total reviews)

19+ yrs old and still

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Vehicle: 1990 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer Tahoe 2dr SUV 4WD

One owner, 190,000+ miles and still runs great. Speedy takeoff, had to replace tranny and water pump. Love the squared-off look of this truck. Bad things: leaks about a quart of oil every 125 miles highway. Interior is all plastic and is pretty much shot. Headliner is hanging and pieces can fall off. Registered about 27 mpg if you baby it. All latches still open great but hood latch is hard to pull. 4wd still engages great, but put it in reverse to help disengage it. Got air to blow icecold after using freeon. And overdrive acts funny when flooring it down the interstate. Great truck for a begginer or restorer, it'll keep you safe, lower it or raise it, just needs some upgrades and tlc.

Great vehicle

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Vehicle: 1990 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer 2dr SUV 4WD

I bought this beat and rusted Blazer off a local guy for $500 dollars and never regretted a cent of it. The car has plenty of power and speed for the highway while being great fun off road. Despite having over 170,000 miles on it the most major repairs needed was a new serpentine belt and cap, and wire replacements. Besides that the motor and trans have never given me any problems despite being almost 20 years old and clearly roughly used. A Honda Civic hit me while parked a few months ago and aside from a dented bumper and fender it was fine while the Civic was totaled. A great car.

Model t of 90's

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Vehicle: 1990 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer 2dr SUV

My S Blazer is an 88'. It has the 2.5L 4 cyl., Manual trans, and 4.11 gears. Put simply this car Damn reliable. In 16 years the only problems have been paint peeling (common ailment of late 80's chevys), a water pump, a battery, a heater core, some tires & gas. Not a refined SUV, but UTILITY should be in all caps. Never lets me down and despite it's 88 HP engine, easily hauls four adults, or 1500lbs of cargo.

Gas Mileage


  • 15
  • cty
  • 22
  • highway
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What's New for 1990

The 2.8-liter engine is dropped in favor of a more powerful 160-horsepower, 4.3-liter V6.

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Even though we hear many horror stories in this forum, heres some good news. Ive owned a 1990 s-10 blazer with the 4.3 engine. 9 years and 213,000 miles later and ABSOLUTELY NO MAJOR REPAIRS, she is ...