by titanicbuff on Mar 5, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet S-10 2dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
We own a 2001 Chevy S-10 Extended cab. We've never had any major problems, although we did replace the radiator- but that was normal ware and tear. I do find I have to turn the key twice sometimes to start it and the rear door latch broke-
The 4.3 liter V6 gets great gas mileage and the truck drives more like a small car. It tows great wit the built in bumper pull package. In the snow even without sandbags it does fairly well. I've never really slid in it and eel safe. The drawbacks are the doors don't close all the way sometimes and The rear door handle is broken but I don't use the back door anyway. The truck gets to be a little noisy but thats just about right for any truck it seems.
by xeriminox on Dec 17, 2006 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet S-10 2dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
I have not experienced any problems with my 2001 ZR2 in its 57K miles. I love the way it looks and how well it handles in the snow. It is agile enough for city driving yet well prepared for off-road activities. The push button four-wheel drive is a great feature. Originally, I had my mind set on the Tacoma but was not pleased with the antiquated interior and bouncy ride. After considering the Tacoma, Frontier and Dakota I was most impressed with the comfort and convenience of the Chevy. This is my first domestic vehicle but certainly will not be the last!
by Stephen Wilson on Jan 23, 2006 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet S-10 2dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
The truck sounds great when it starts up. It has a hard time reaching a good speed without laboring. last time I checked it was getting around 12mpg on highway. When I go up a hill it will slow down quickly and lag behind. The gas pedal is too close to the brake pedal and can be dangerous if not carefull. That was an engineering blunder. The truck looks great, but what good it it to me that way. I wish I had my Toyota Tundra back.
by jackalous on Feb 4, 2004 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet S-10 2dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
This is my mom's truck, but I have
borrowed it enough to say I love this
little truck. My mom bought it repoed
from a bank who knew nothing about it
other than they wanted their money.
It's got a great 4.3L V6. The ZR2 is
a great package (style and delivery).
The pushbutton 4x4 is a dream in MN
winters! Only complaint is the 3rd
door. It's great to have and use, but
doesn't fit well! Other than that,
by Scooter79 on Dec 13, 2003 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet S-10 2dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
Have had NO problems whatsoever. Use
4WD daily during winter (October-May),
with multiple switches between 2WD and
4WD on-the-fly each time out. Vortech
V-6 is nice, but wish it had even more
power as to drive home I need to go up
STEEP hills, and pedal seems to be on
the floor alot. Posi-traction and 3rd
door are a must for my likings.
by nccpastor on Nov 25, 2003 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet S-10 2dr Extended Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
I purchased this truck for the real-
world...I don't haul massive amounts
of steel, gravel, or tow competing
makers up a hill. It is perfect for
throwing boxes in the back, helping a
neighbor move, getting a sofa to the
church, or other real-life tasks. The
4WD has gotten me out of the Chicago
snow several times. I love the 3rd
door and extended cab area - you can
fit a family of four in this truck.
The gas mileage could be better (I get
16-18), but it is a truck. Solid.
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