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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Regular Cab

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2nd S-10
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By Dale
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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab SB


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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


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dependable truck


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No more S-10
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By acmtx
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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab SB


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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!


Favorite Features

If you can keep it out of the shop, you'll enjoy the 4.3L engine.


Suggested Improvements

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 Letters!


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Not very reliable
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By tdkool
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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab SB


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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.


Favorite Features

Great interior, comfortable. Always starts, even in the cold.


Suggested Improvements

If you are looking at an older model (96), check the engine closely for oil leaks and listen for slips in the tranny.


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1996 S10 review
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By Bill Jones
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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab SB


Review

I have driven this 5 speed standard shift vehicle since purchased as new and have had no problems with it. I am only interested in trading to get a automatic shift.


Favorite Features

Reliable transportation, CD player, bed liner, and tinted windows.


Suggested Improvements

Touchup bumper scraches.


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