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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab - Consumer Reviews

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By James B
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Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab LS 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

I have not had one single major problem with this truck. I absolutly love this truck. When I first bought the truck my freinds said, "The transmission is gonna break down first. 225,000 miles later and still no problem. This is a very well built truck. Truly the heartbeat of my needs and Chevy is truly The Heartbeat of America.


Best Features

Smooth and stable ride.


Worst Features

Stronger center arm rest.


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Many Electrical and Engine Problems
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By jack
on

Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab LS 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

I purchased this truck used from a local dealer with around 97,000 miles on it. It has had constant problems with electrical shorts in the wiring bundle. ECM circuit problems including fuel pump and ignition . I will never buy a S-10 again after reading all the comments on numerous sites . Chevy will continue to lose capital if they don't do a better job on quality control. Any one want a 97 s-10 cheap? Looking at Toyota after reading consumer reports.


Best Features

Small, cramped. Cheap ride.


Worst Features

Elecrical rerouting. Emission controls improvements. Drive shaft balance improvements.


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Pretty Satisfied
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By Central VA
on

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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab LS 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Bought my S10 used 6 years ago, have driven it about 50K miles. Had to replace an alternator, battery and mirror, but otherwise nothing but tires and routine maintenance. Gas mileage isn't very good, but truck is good looking, fun to drive and comfortable. 5 speed and V6 are a good combination. Paid $9000 for it used, according to Edmunds, it's still worth over $4300. Pretty darn good buy as far as I can tell.


Best Features

Fun to drive, good looking, strong engine (V6)


Worst Features

Gas mileage, interior trim is a little flimsy and cheap looking


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Okay Car
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By Adam W.
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Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab LS 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

I bought this truck with 135,000miles on it. About 2000 miles later I needed a new transmission. At 142,000 I needed a new gas line, brake line, and gas tank. I still need to get a O2 sensor, fuel sensor, new shocks, my transmission still isn't that great, and the gas mileage for a 4 cylinder isn't that great. All in all I wish I just bought a nice sedan..


Best Features

I like the turning radius, good size bed for a small truck


Worst Features

Fuel mileage, quality of parts.


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Alright car
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By Adam
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Vehicle

1997 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab LS 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

I bought the car with 135k miles on it and within 800 miles I needed a new transmission, but other than that its a good truck to have


Best Features

The 3rd door makes getting to the extended cab much easier


Worst Features

Fuel mileage


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