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Bullet-proof engine and tranny, but....
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By hamhock
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1999 Chevrolet S-10 Regular Cab LS 2dr Regular Cab LB


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I've owned this truck for 8+ years and am generally happy with it. I replaced the alternator in 2006, but the biggest problem has been the fuel pumps. As of 2011, the truck is on its 3rd fuel pump. Local mechanic says Chevy/GMC fuel pumps burn out every 5 years or so, and as the fuel tank needs to be dropped (or bed removed), it is a very expensive ($700-$1200) repair due to labor costs. Recently, an exhaust manifold bolt failed due to corrosion, but it was a quick and easy fix. Overall, this truck is pretty solid. It's old, but the engine, clutch and transmission have been trouble-free. It would cost too much to replace, so a few hundred bucks a year sure beats a monthly car payment.


Favorite Features

Interior/exterior styling. Amazing HVAC (freezing A/C, inferno-like heater). Lotsa headroom for such a small truck. Decent MPG (22 city).


Suggested Improvements

Shoddy fuel pump design causes frequent failures (every 5 years according to my mechanic). Parking brake cable needs regular lubrication to function properly. Gutless, especially with A/C on.


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The Mule
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By The Mule
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1999 Chevrolet S-10 Regular Cab LS 2dr Regular Cab LB


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Fairly well buit truck although I like Ford. Everything with this truck is well build and fairly easy to take care of and operate.Also the v6 vortec. Easy to control larger 2-3 horse, horse trailers.


Favorite Features

The cup holders in the door for 3 person ride. Extra compartment in the arm rest, also the oil pressure gauge and volt gauge.


Suggested Improvements

Some engine access limitations such as spark plug access and the petcock on the radiator that needs certain tool to open.


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No regrets, but one...
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By hishiad
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1999 Chevrolet S-10 Regular Cab LS 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB


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I got this truck basically as a gift since I had been driving the cheapest thing we could fine when I start back on my associates degree. My parents were kind enough to pay for the truck (no complaints there!). Anyway I've had the truck over a year now and drove it daily. A few complaints I've had could be the reliability or the fact the previous owner didn't take too well care of the truck. First the seats I absolutely hate the adjustable handles are flimsy (both have been broken off completely!) and the material has ripped easily as well. It's the 4.3 vor-tec so it'll fly. I've no problem with how it drives, other than issues with break downs.


Favorite Features

Motor, exterior style/look


Suggested Improvements

Better quality seats, more space inside, more reliable motor


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2 cents worth
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By BriD
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1999 Chevrolet S-10 Regular Cab LS Xtreme 2dr Regular Cab SB


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Five yrs owned, have been super pleased with reliability and comfort. Well over 100k now and only cat cvtr. and TPS sensor replaced. Gets 19/26 real-world mpg. 4cyl gets you up to speed if you rev it high enough. Would definitely look for V6 if you plan any hauling or commute using freeways. Ride is rough with ZQ8 suspension and doesn't really give you above and beyond cornering abilities. Softer shocks help if you don't mind the more freqent bottom outs. Cabin:spacious. I'm well over 6ft/200# with plenty of headroom and side room. Ergonomics good. Minor knock: spark plug wires a headache to change. Overall:Unique look, sharp but basic truck with outside speedy look.


Favorite Features

Old 88-90 iroc look alike 16"rims. Starts every time, runs as smooth as when purchased. Hard to spot another among the many, many plain old S-10's


Suggested Improvements

Power.


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Love this truck!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Budget Tuners
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1999 Chevrolet S-10 Regular Cab LS 2dr Regular Cab SB


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This is a truck I have wanted for a while now and I finally got it back in Aug of '06. I got a '99 with the 2.2 5speed and I love it. I put an intake and exhaust. Sounds great, runs great. Power for the mods I have on it aren't bad. Looking to get more out of it soon but all and all a great truck to customize. A lot of parts that change out and soon I'm going to lower it a bit and put rims and tires on it. Love this truck. Best truck I have had


Favorite Features

5 speed, gas mileage, customizable, looks great


Suggested Improvements

Intake! Big improvement, more power


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