I bought my s10 with 94k. after i bought it the alternator went out. i replaced front pads, rotors, and wheel bearings at 100k. new tires and front ball joints followed at 130k. i've replaced the fuel pump twice. the truck now has 160k with no signs of stopping. its a dependable truck. parts can be pricey but with proper care, the truck will last as long as you want it to. gas mileage is great, its under powered with the 4cyl, but id prefer the gas mileage over the acceleration. if planning on lowering it like i did, be prepared for suspension components to fail.
styling, gas mileage, enormous selection of aftermarket styling options.
increase the 4 cylinder horsepower. its a straight slug from the start.
Bought this truck to replace an aging
Lumina 18 months ago. In that time
I've put 33K on it, with little
problem. Replaced a throttle position
sensor around 70K miles ($145).
However, replacing a fuel pump is NOT
cheap. The pump itself is $530, not to
mention the premium price that GM
Generally good fuel economy. Sound
system and comfort controls are easy to
grasp and use.
I hope the new Colorado 4cyl improves
the power that this 2.2L lacks.
I have only owned this truck for about
three months. The truck had 44000 miles
when I bought it and I have had to
replace many "expensive" parts. Guess
GM doesnt build to last. Also the real
kicker is this truck has the 4L60E
automatic transmission which is total
JUNK! It needs to be rebuilt and after
doing research on this trans I find
that GM has known abouth this problem
since 1996 but has failed to improve
the design if this trans. So at or
about 40000 to 60000 miles you can plan
on rebuilding this junk transmission.
Guess I would be happier if I didn't
have to look forward to paying 1800.00
for a trans rebulid. Start saveing OR
BUY A STICK SHIFT.
I bought the Chevy S-10 pickup based on
the experiences I have heard from
friends and family. It has lived up to
it reputiation for being reliable and
economical. The 4-cyl engine is not
the strongest but very efficient. I
don't pull trailers or haul heavy
things on a regular basis, it is all
light duty work that I have done and
the Chevy S-10 has worked out perfectly
for the job. I also have taken a few
trips and have enjoyed the high mpg. I
have not had any problems and plan to
have the truck for a while!
The daytime running lights are a great
help along with the sesor that turns on
the headlights automaticaly. I also
enjoy the stereo staying on while i am
still in the cab, while the key is
out. The volume going up while going
faster is well appreciated in the long
A few squeeks here and there in the
interior, can't figure them out??
Looking forward to the new model, but I
hope it also has the small pickup
qualities such as the current s-10
like, high mpg.