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2003 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab

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Not toooo bad...Not too impressed either
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By mwahlgren7
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2003 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab 3dr Extended Cab LS Rwd SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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My chevy is slow. That's a fact. Edmunds claimed my four banger has a 0-60 time of 8 some seconds. That is a lie. The true time is around 15 seconds. it's ok off the line but it simply doesn't move once you get up there, and god forbid if you should try to pass anyone. The interior feels durable but also cheap and ugly in blobular chevy style. Gas mileage is pretty decent, i get around 23 average. The gearbox in my manual however, completely sucks. I've hit third on accident more than once at a stop sign because they are so darn close together, and the clutch feel unfriendly and prickly-if you want to shift smooth, you have to be extremely gentle. Not a terrible car but i won't miss it.


Favorite Features

gas mileage, simplicity, durability


Suggested Improvements

Make the seats higher, make the interior less ugly, make the exterior less ugly, make the gearbox better.


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325,000 km and still runs like its brand new !
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By seth16
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2003 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab 3dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)


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Ive had this truck for a year and a half , before that it was owned by my uncle . This truck has 325,000km on it , most are highway kilometers but it still runs like its brand new ! It has plenty of acceleration for what i need and hp ! The seats are very nice and great for long rides and easy to clean also . The back seat looks very decieving ; everyone before the go on think that it wil be very unconfourtable as you look at the size , but when they are sitting in it ( even for long trips ) they rather have this seat than the passangerseat because of all the leg room . I also love how it doesnt have carpet , easy to not get stains . I love this truck for many different reasons !


Favorite Features

Seats ( very comfy and easy to clean ) Flooring ( no carpet but easy to clean surface ) power ( excellent for what i use it for ) realiablity ! ( 325,000 km with no replacment of transmission! ) radio ( very loud peakers and not cheap ) Ive taken it camping with very bumnpy and regit roads and i drove great on them , as the other "trucks" seemed to have more trouble. Great first truck ! :)


Suggested Improvements

Alot of plastic on dash ! 1st , 2nd gear have alot of power , 3rd starts to slum down a bit etc... More options for a 2003 model .


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2003 S-10 still going strong
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By Chevy Proud
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2003 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab 3dr Extended Cab LS Rwd SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased new in'03 the only trouble has been a battery replacement and a few exterior lamps. Still has original tires with 48000 miles. Good preventive maintenance is the key. The V6 4.3l engine is a bit rough on the wallet with gas prices as they are, but, all in all this truck can get out of its' own way when it has to.


Favorite Features

Victory Red has been THE color for this region. Southeast N. Carolina.


Suggested Improvements

Dear uncle GM, Please cancel the Colorado and bring back the S-10


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Best S-10
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By Pool_Hall_God
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2003 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab 3dr Extended Cab Rwd SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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This is the best s-10 I have ever driven in the s-10 models with the 4 cylinder engine impressed me very much so.. And the handling was shaky at first but found out front shock needed to be replaced after that it is a all around good buy


Favorite Features

Fuel economy


Suggested Improvements

little bit more hp in the 4 cylinder would be nice.


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ZR2 Wish They Still Made Them
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By twoeggsup
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2003 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab 3dr Extended Cab LS ZR2 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)


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I've always loved the stance of a ZR2. This truck has been extremely reliable with very few exceptions. The new Colorado is ugly so I was glad I was able to find the ZR2 and in my favorite color, arrest-me red. The wide stance of the vehicle makes it actually corner exceptionally well. Compared to my 1989 S10 Ext Cab 4WD the handling is like night and day. The 3.73 rear does seem to hurt mileage. With the taller 31" tires acceleration would probably suffer with a 3.42. Weak points, the taller springs give it very good ground clearance but it can't carry the load of my '89. The tank sender is a problem as is the plastic door handle for the 3rd door and the fogs are too high to be of any use.


Favorite Features

Stance, ground clearance is fabulous, this truck gets off-road every single day. 30 seconds to change a headlight bulb (if you're slow). The 4.3 has good torque but the MPI doesn't have the horsepower of the older 195HP CPI Vortec used from '92-'95.


Suggested Improvements

Plastic front valance can break hitting snow that's firm and too tall. Older style aluminum skid plates would be better than the carbon fiber ones. Remote filter on the fender was much better than the one behind the rad. Needs a real trans cooler, Better posi, works only when you wish it wouldn't.


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