Used 2004 Chevrolet S-10

2004 Chevrolet S-10
List Price Estimate
$2,803 - $5,230

Pros & Cons

  • Torquey V6, nimble off-road, cheap price.
  • Spotty build quality, inferior-grade interior trim, low seating positions, poor crash test scores.
Chevrolet S-10 years

Edmunds' Expert Review

Held over until its replacement, the Colorado, hits full production, the S-10 only makes sense as a no-frills work truck.

2004 Highlights

The Chevrolet S-10, like its GMC cousin, the Sonoma, is only available as a crew cab 4x4 for the 2004 model year.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Chevrolet S-10.

5 star reviews: 57%
4 star reviews: 32%
3 star reviews: 11%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.5 stars based on 28 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • comfort
  • appearance
  • fuel efficiency
  • handling & steering
  • towing
  • engine
  • value
  • driving experience
  • acceleration
  • off-roading
  • wheels & tires
  • ride quality
  • oil
  • maintenance & parts
  • road noise
  • sound system
  • doors
  • lights
  • interior
  • seats
  • spaciousness

Most helpful consumer reviews

5 out of 5 stars, I love this truck
Cougar69,

This is my first truck and I am just delighted with it. I love its 4 wheel drive capability yet it is still a sweet looking truck. I love my truck, I think chevy may have gotten a lifetime customer out of me

4.5 out of 5 stars, 2004 s10
Jimbo C.,

I just bought this 2004 s10 Crew Cab and i love it i test drove the new Colorado and they are nice but i don't think they compare to the s10. The s10 is much more comfortable and has a lot more torque. I don't know why Chevy is getting rid of it. All i buy is Chevy vehicles i think they are the best and nothing else even can come close.

4.125 out of 5 stars, love turned to dislike
dakitn,

I agree with the other posting, love the truck, but it is a money pit. Had to put in another rear end at 70,000 miles, and know another guy also did. the road noise is terrible, wheel bearing bad, new radiator, gas tank broke between the nozzle and tank, fuel pump gone, just to name a few. I have had the truck from 13,000 miles. have had other s10's in past and no problems at the rate of this one.

4.5 out of 5 stars, Good value
E-Man,

I have two young daughters, 5 and 2, yet wanted a pickup. Bought the S-10 after a lot of research and shopping, comparing it favorably to the Tacoma (pricey) and F-150 (couldn't afford 4 doors plus 4WD). So far, so very good. It's a lot of fun to drive, handles exceptionally and was a tremendous value after the $4,000 rebate and other discounts. One suggestion: Buy a light color. I bought the dark, Indigo blue and, while I like it, it seems to scratch easily to a white undercoat. Otherwise, I bought a loaded pickup (all power, 4WD, cruise, CD, etc.) for less than $18,000, NOT including my trade. Until Ford makes a Ranger four door, I think it's hard to beat.

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Features & Specs

4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB features & specs
4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB
4.3L 6cyl 4A
MPG 14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
190 hp @ 4400 rpm

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FAQ

Is the Chevrolet S-10 a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2004 S-10 both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Chevrolet S-10 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the S-10 gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Chevrolet S-10. Learn more
Is the Chevrolet S-10 reliable?
To determine whether the Chevrolet S-10 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the S-10. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the S-10's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2004 Chevrolet S-10 a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2004 Chevrolet S-10 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2004 S-10 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2004 Chevrolet S-10?

The least-expensive 2004 Chevrolet S-10 is the 2004 Chevrolet S-10 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $24,660.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $24,660
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What are the different models of Chevrolet S-10?
If you're interested in the Chevrolet S-10, the next question is, which S-10 model is right for you? S-10 variants include 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of S-10 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2004 Chevrolet S-10

Used 2004 Chevrolet S-10 Overview

The Used 2004 Chevrolet S-10 is offered in the following submodels: S-10 Crew Cab. Available styles include 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2004 Chevrolet S-10?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2004 Chevrolet S-10 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2004 S-10 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2004 S-10.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2004 Chevrolet S-10 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2004 S-10 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

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