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2002 Chevrolet S-10

   
 
Chevrolet S-10 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 120 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2002 Chevrolet S-10

  • Now eight years old (that's, like, 80 in people years), the Chevy S-10 is in desperate need of a redesign. That's coming, and soon. But for now, this middling edition is on sale. Try the Dodge Dakota, Ford Ranger, Mazda B-Series or Toyota Tacoma on for size instead, pardner.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fuel-efficient base engine, torquey optional V6, stump-jumping ZR2 off-road package.

  • Cons

    Spotty build quality, inferior-grade interior trim, low seating positions, poor crash-test scores.

  • What's New for 2002

    Additional standard features are added to the S-10 for 2002 including a tachometer, air conditioning and a third door for extended-cab…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (5 total reviews)


Good little truck

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet S-10 3dr Extended Cab 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Bought the truck from the original owner, Found out the little motor is suppose to get 22 mpg, I'm getting 14 right now with 63k on it. other then the annoying secondary air Injector tripping the check engine light constantly, the lack of power, lack of fuel economy, and being on the third. 3rd door handle (now an aluminum one from ebay) i'm very pleased with the truck. As soon as i find out what's up with the gas mileage




Was great until new engine

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet S-10 3dr Extended Cab 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

My S10 has 160k miles and counting. The truck has been very good to me with the exception of replacing the engine at 136k miles. Turns out the GM 2.2 L has a weakness in the valve guide design or fabrication. I lost compression in #3 cyl. I decided to spend the big $$ on replacing the engine rather than buy a $4500 used car. (The devil you know is better than the devil you don't.) Overall the truck is good. It can take 3 passengers, gets 25 mpg, and can haul and tow decent payloads. Unfortunately, it doesn't do any one of these thing exceptionally well, but is is a "do- all" vehicle. My biggest complaint is that I should get better mpg, cause that 4cyl is pretty wimpy!




Not so bad

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Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet S-10 3dr Extended Cab 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Hello friends, I am the owner of a 2002 3 door 4 cyl s-10 with 85000 miles. I bought it new, downsizing from a 8cyl Silverado. This is not a powerful truck. it is meant for light use. It literally has trouble going uphill. I've had to replace the battery, radiator and the a/c died at 75k miles and I have not fix it yet. I think that I have gotten good service from it, I am happy with it so far. I am getting 20 mpg plus. Anyway, I recommend this truck if you are not pulling or loading it with heavy items. Good luck!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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Full 2002 Chevrolet S-10 Review

What's New for 2002

Additional standard features are added to the S-10 for 2002 including a tachometer, air conditioning and a third door for extended-cab models. Vehicles sold in Northern states also get the Cold Weather package as standard equipment.

Talk About The 2002 S-10

2002 Chevrolet S-10 Discussions See all Started By

tallcat
tallcat
02-02-2001
Does anyone know if the Chevy S-10 Ext. cab will be available with 4 doors in the 2002 model year - the one that will be in the showrooms this fall? I don't mean the Extended Crew cab. I know it has...


PAman
PAman
08-29-2001
The edmunds.com site lists the following information under "What's New for 2002" for the S-10:...


malibu1
malibu1
05-27-2003
As you can see from the list below - the S-10 was already outselling the mid size Dakota - so not sure why GM felt the need to tweak so drastically. These stats are from www.pickuptruck.com - good sit...