I bought my S10 brand new in 1994 and it has never left me sit. It runs great even with 160,000+ miles on it. There is no rust anywhere, which is great for having it up north in the snow. The 4WD works like a charm. The only problem I had with it was the anit-lock brakes. I kept telling them I had a problem. They caused me to slam a Honda Civic in the rear. It put the rear bumper of the Civic in the back seat, while I had less than $200.00 damage to the S10. The next week there was a recall for the anti-lock brakes. They have worked ever since. Take care of your S10 and it will take care of you. I love mine, probably never get rid of it. The paint is starting to show wear after 21 years.
I love the 4WD, the 4WD push button selector. The 4.3 L Vortec engine is the best. It won't stop running and feels like an 8 cylinder. Almost too much power in that small of a truck. With the tilt wheel and all power accessories it makes it feel very comfortable. I have an automatic transmission but that option was not available to pick for the review.
Power seats, Better rims. The aluminum alloy rims got ugly pretty quickly. Nothing you did could stop it. A larger tire made a world of difference as well. It would have been nice if it came with them.
Bought the S10 in the fall of 1994 because I just relocated to Northeastern Ohio and I needed four wheel drive for the winter. I have never been left stranded by this truck and beyond routine maintenance I have had no repair issues. I would recommend these trucks to anyone.
I like the 4.3l engine and shift on the fly four wheel drive. Gas mileage is not too back I average 21 on longer trips with reasonable speeds.
I'd like a bit more legroom, but I'm 6'3" and it can be a common complaint for me in full size trucks too.
I bought this truck in 2000 from the original owner for college and it has gone the distance. It just died after 237,000 miles with only minor repairs to the engine and body. This was a fantastic vehicle and loved the style and fuel economy it provided. I towed my boat and used it to move three times during its life. I would replace the engine but it is no longer worth the cost. I changed the oil every three to four thousand miles. If you take care of it; it will take care of you.
I don't know what most people think of the S-10 but I wouldn't trade mine for anything. I love this truck, don't get me wrong they do have some minor problems like, lack of room, the seats are a bit uncomfortable, and it's not to smooth of a ride either but the looks are incredible. The 4.3 vortec that came in mine can hold its own against any stock v8 I have encountered but a Chevy 350 swap is amazing in this small truck.
The small body, the smooth curves, and 4.3 vortec engine.
It could use a bit more room behind the seats in the reg cab and the 700R4 trans needs to be replaced with a turbo 350 or 400 trans.
I bought this S-10 thinking it was old and a pretty cruddy truck. I looked at the odometer and it only had 40,196 original miles on it. I love this truck. It has no rust, no scratches, and no dents or dings. It was taken care of. I continue to do the same. It has alloy rims and a 5 speed manual transmission. I have the 2.2L straight 4 engine in the truck. I have made some upgrades to the engine and boosted the horsepower tremendesly.
Fun to drive. Small and good on gas (unless you are going down the interstate), good everyday driver, only 60,000 miles on the odometer!
Way too light, anytime it rains I hydroplane going at low speeds, posi- traction stinks, the right rear tire spins constantly and left one won't kick in until the right one finds some grip, 4-cylinders are waste of engines in trucks. Bring back the S-10, scrap the Colorado!