Overall this truck has been great! I drive 50 miles a day and have had no major problems. The 4.3L is peppy and gets 22 MPG on highway (not bad for a 6 cylinder). I have 175,000 miles on this truck, it does not burn or leak oil, and have had no problems except routine maintenence.
Plenty of power when you need it. Very reliable even with 175K+ miles on the engine.
The swaybar linkage broke and needed replacement. Needs a rear bench seat. The only reason I want something new is because I don't feel comfortable with kids riding in the small sideways "jump-seats" with lap belts.
I bought my S-10 used from a local
dealership. So far, it has ran
excellently but needed a few minor
repairs. A few specks of rust needed
painted over (costing approx. $50) and
the winshield wiper engine needed
replaced.I need to eventually replace
the speakers, the sound doesn't always
come out of both sides...Other than
that, I love this little truck!
The color!!! Called rasberry, but i
consider it more of a hot pink. The
extended cab is good for hauling my
friends around, and i appreciate the
fact that i can see over the steering wheel.
The seats could be pulled up a little
closer to the wheel...i'm only 5'2" and
sometimes i feel like my feet need to be
closer to the pedals. Better speakers, 4
wheel drive. And maybe better seat belts
in the extended cab...
I have owned this vehicle for about a
year now and have had no major problems
with it. It gets after it pretty well
with the quick 4.3 litre. I have only
had minor problems such as replacing
radiator hose and having the exaust
pipe crack in two. I since have taken
off the muffler and now it has received
the title of "the green machine."
I bought my S10 used and have only had
it for a couple of months but I like it
I use it to go to college and part time
work even though it is no speed demon
the little four cylinder has plenty of
pulling power yet save you tons on gas
the extended cab it great I have
children and some times they ride in
the back even if there is no one else
in the truck they love it. I am a male
about 200 hundred lbs and I have also
rode in the back it was not the most
comfortable ride but suitable when
neccesary. Love my litte blue skidder
(some times I help my brother drag down
timber out of his wooded area so that
we can cut it up for fire wood). Anthony
The sound systen is great with six
standard speakers and of course I would
not have it without the extended cab
Perhaps a little more room or better
sits in the extended cab area. better
wiper motor sometimes I have had
problems with the plug on it.