1997 Chevrolet S-10 Consumer Review: Decent truck
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1997 Chevrolet S-10 - Consumer Review

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Decent truck
By Travis on

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1997 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2dr Regular Cab SB

Review

I've owned this truck since 2004 (I bought it with 120K miles) and I've put about 50K miles on it. Recently I've been using it to do a 400 mile round trip each week: its comfy for the long ride, its been reliable, and I regularly get between 22 and 25 mpg on these long trips. I've had no major problems with it. About 10K miles ago, the fuel gauge stopped giving an accurate reading (it drops rapidly and then hovers above empty). And simple maintenance is all but impossible because everything is packed-in tightly. Granted I'm not mechanically inclined... Installing a custom stereo was a pain-- the dash is hard to remove. I'd love to get a new car, but this thing just won't seem to die.

Best Features

Comfortable seats; compact, car-sized design; non-descript look

Worst Features

Since this truck is weak on power anyway, it might be worth it to reconfigure the engine for efficiency.
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