by ironclad on Mar 25, 2014 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet S-10 2dr Regular Cab 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
Well, what can I say, LOL......I bought this truck back in 2002 as a puddle jumper for commuting back and forth to work.
I considered this truck a cheap consumable.
I figured that once it died I would buy another.
The truck will not die.
The truck now has 192000 miles on it and it rattles like a tin can.
I haven't treated this truck very well and have done nothing to it but oil changes, brakes when needed and a clutch job at 170000 miles.
I don't think the power steering pump even works anymore, but hey it still steers down the road.
The 2.2L engine is lacking in power but never fails to start, ever.....darn it, ever.....I've tried to kill it, but it just won't die.....
by JOHN on Aug 7, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet S-10 2dr Regular Cab 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
Great little pickup for light hauling. Drives smooth & straight with excellent brakes. Manual transmission is fine. My 4 cyl gets 23 mpg. I do have trouble with the emmision pump (so the computer says) system but it does not effect the running of the unit.
by brandon on Nov 20, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet S-10 2dr Regular Cab 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
Simply put you can't beat an S-10. They will take anything you can throw at them. Everything I have asked this truck to do it has. During week drove it back and forth to college and then to work all week and on weekend I do everything from service coal truck I haul big tireds, usally more that one 50 gallon drum and drove back on strip jobs where most people would never dream of taking a 2-drive. Not saying I didn't get stuck sometimes, and at same as time would take home from doing that wash it up and take out to bar. Even in winter went most people park their 2 wheeldrive I didn't. I would just throw 200 250 pounds in the back. Old 4.3 would just idle its way around. Sometime I had spend my way out
by Mi Yow on Aug 25, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet S-10 2dr Regular Cab LS 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
Mine is a 2 door black 4.3L V6 step side bed with the ZQ8 five-star wheels and it sits a little low. Every time I decide it's about time to sell it, I get it washed and someone compliments how nice it looks and they're right. The ride is so bumpy and hard that it is embarrassing for passengers, there appears to be interior room until you put someone in there, the brakes take a little while to get the million pound thing to stop, and it's not easy to keep the rear end still when trying to start off too fast, but all of those things are good too if you think about it. I just can't seem to make myself buy another truck. Spending +$25K to get something new isn't worth more than my 18MPG.
by MB on May 19, 2007 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet S-10 2dr Regular Cab 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
Personally, I have not had any issues with the truck other than the original battery leaking out acid from the positive terminal after 6 years of use. I never drive off road, and do not push it into 4WD situations, since I know this little 2WD would get stuck. I still have two of the 4 original tires with some tread left. I have taken it easy on the transmission and only rarely haul something heavy in the bed. Maybe I'm one of the few lucky ones, but by not abusing this truck and keeping it maintained it has given me no problems and has been amazingly reliable.
by Gordon on May 19, 2005 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet S-10 2dr Regular Cab 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
This was my first brand new vehicle and I have mixed feelings. It HAS lasted almost five years straight. I have driven it repeatedly off road and pulled little bush stumps with it. On the OTHER hand, with less than 1000 miles on it a coolant leak developed behind the dash, turning that new car smell into that rotting corpse smell. It's also extremely underpowered. I have actually considered turning off the A/C when merging onto a fast highway. And I have to replace a blown A/C fuse about twice a year. As it nears 90K miles, most of the engine seals are leaking. In the end, it is just what I paid for: a cheap little truck that will take care of you if you take care of it.
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