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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab

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This truck is the worst!
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By ozonewht
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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab LS 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

I drive the 4cyl. version. I bought
this truck brand new. I have had
nothing but problems. The CD player
has been replaced twice, the radiator
replaced, windshield wipers were
defective, the seatbelts were
defective, Im on my 3rd AC compressor,
the alarm was defective,the door
handle fell out of the door-had to
replaced, battery has had to be
replaced 4 times- truck wouldnt start
when I had to go to work, the gas
gauge broke after 3 years, rearview
mirror fell off. 3rd door rattles.
Seats wore out after 2 years.I bought
a extended warranty up 75000 miles,
but things really needed to be
replaced after 80000 miles.


Best Features

none.


Worst Features

Don't turn on the AC if your trying to get on the freeway!!


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mixed review
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By Jim1243567
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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab LS 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB


Review

overall truck has been dependable.
Looks good, body has held up well. v-6
has plenty of power. However, 4wd not
working right out of showroom. I found
out in snow storm. Trans went at 36437
miles, that's right 437 miles out of
warranty. Caused by faulty switch for
4wd. Turning radius is very poor for
such a small truck. Stepside box is too
narrow, you can't fit a sheet of
plywood in it. 3rd door rattles. Jump
seat is useless.


Best Features

3rd door is convenient. V-6 has a lot of power


Worst Features

Tighter turning radius. Real seats in extended cab. Bigger stepside box. Fix rattling 3rd door.


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Runnin' son-of-a-gun
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By HGW
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Vehicle

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


Review

I'm extremely happy with my S-10. My
gas mileage isn't too hot, but it's so
fun to drive, I don't care. Besides,
I'm probably most of the problem (quick
jackrabbit starts, driving fast, etc.).


Best Features

The 4.3L Vortec V-6 has LOTS of power and spirit, especially for a small truck. It's fun to stomp on!


Worst Features

Redesign internal/behind the dashboard to accept full-size aftermarket stereo without a dashkit that sticks out 1".


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Bought Used
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By StevL
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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab LS 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Bought this truck used for my 16 year
old son. The V6 has good response and
is a positive. Transmission had to have
work after 5,000 miles. Side mirrors
rattle terribly. Cab fairly noisey. Had
to replace wiper motor after 3,000
miles. Two O2 sensors after 6,000
miles. At about 7,000 mile (now) the
a/c compressor is leaking. This truck
had one owner and looked very good for
it's age. I had it checked out by a
Chevy dealership before purchase.
Everything was checked to be
in "Excellent" condition. Truck had
112,000 miles when purchased.


Best Features

V6, good engine, smooth, repsonsive, plenty of power for a small truck.


Worst Features

Interior, mirrors, a/c compressor (mine had been replaced once before we bought this truck and now it needs a second), and transmission could be a little smoother


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Biggest lemon ever built
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By Stomper
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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab LS 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Since day one never ran right with miss
in engine and stalling spent most of
first two years in service bays. Trans.
died at 75000mi. Compressor died at
20000mi. Movement in rear axle since
50000mi. Chevy says that is ok no
problem!!!. All S-10 have that problem,
learn to live with it!!!!


Best Features

Comfort, and a decient paint job.


Worst Features

Eliminate useless "JUMP SEATS" replace with a fold up bench seat. Move front speakers from doors they are to easy to break by being kicked or bumped. Glove box pretty small and useless.


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