by Carlos on Mar 31, 2006 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB
First 2 S-10s I owned were 4-cylinder 2-wheel drive. Good bang for the buck little truck, but don't expect more than 100,000 miles out of them. The last one is a 4.3 4x4. Fun truck, good power and handling, great 4-wheel drive, But wheel cylinders and ball joints are junk and need to be replaced frequently, very expensive. I have replaced all the wheel cylinders at least once at $500 each. I replace at least two ball joints every year. Other front suspension problems as well. The 100,000 mile coolant needs to be changed at 60,000 miles or your heater core will get clogged and heat will stop working. Gas gauge stopped working in last two S10s, too expensive to fix.
by nickcon104 on Feb 20, 2004 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB
I have owned my s-10 Stepside for 4
years and have had overall a good
experience with my truck. The build
quality is starting to show its age.
The drivers door is sagging, the rear
tail lights and brake lights decided to
short out. The rubber window molding on
the door comes loose and flaps around
at high speeds. Truck is reliable and
sporty looking and the interior is
comfortable. I am in the market for a
new vehicle but as much as I would like
to stay w/a Chevy, I don't think I want
to plunk down my hard earned $$ for
another GM product :-(
by Danzjeepn on Jun 26, 2002 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB
Fit and Finish is poor - Rubber seal
around windshield flew off, seatbelt
gets soaked during rain for some reason
(dealer doesnt know either) making the
interior have a wonderful aroma, and
the rubber pedals keep coming off the
clutch and brake. The tires suck and
are downright dangerous in the rain,
for a 4cyl mpg is terrible, A/C keeps
cutting off during the commute, some
quirky thing about the 2.2 engine, but
it is brutal in the Florida heat.
Performance and durability enhancements have been made to the engine, exhaust system, manual transmission and antilock braking system, but they don't result in more horsepower. Trucks equipped with the ZR2 package get a new axle ratio designed to improve acceleration. Extended cabs are available in Base trim this year, and LS models have revised exterior moldings.