This was my second S-10. Great little truck, interior wasn't as nice as the later models but engine performance was good. No problems with the truck at all. parked the truck because I bought another and decided to do what Chevrolet won't do. I stuff a SBC 427 and Powerglide in it. To hell with fuel mileage, lets have fun, still racing her too
This is my third S-10 and for the most
part I've gotten where I needed to go.
The 1996 has been one problem after
another. In order Brakes, Wiper Motor,
Speedometer, A/C, Heater,Intake Leak,
Radiator,Transmission and now the Water
Pump! Throw in 5 Batteries, 5
Thermostats, Two Radios and a back
window. That's my 1996 Chevy S-10. All
at 74,554 miles! BuyAYORisk!
If you can keep it out of the shop,
you'll enjoy the 4.3L engine.
Chevy needs to take a look at their
warranty policy. Also poor grade of
paint used on the Base Model. My "Red
Flag" should have been the 3 recall
I bought this basic model (auto trans)
two years ago as a utility vehicle and
I've put 20k miles on it- still low
miles (72k) but I'm starting to see
some of the same issues as mentioned in
other posts. (tranny, leaky fluids,
etc). I don't rely on it further than
50 miles from home. Horrible mileage
and no punch at all.
Great interior, comfortable. Always
starts, even in the cold.
If you are looking at an older model
(96), check the engine closely for oil
leaks and listen for slips in the