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Alright car
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By Adam
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1997 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

I bought the car with 135k miles on it and within 800 miles I needed a new transmission, but other than that its a good truck to have


Best Features

The 3rd door makes getting to the extended cab much easier


Worst Features

Fuel mileage


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Most Reliable Vehicle I Ever Owned
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By OregonDan
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1997 Chevrolet S-10 2dr Regular Cab SB


Review

I just read through a few of the S-10
reviews and thought I should add my 2
cents. Purchased the truck for $10K
drove it over 100,000 miles and never
had any problems except for a burned
out fuse ($5) and I replaced myself...
and I'm NOT mechanically inclined. I
sold the truck in 2001 for $5100 with
110K miles and regret not keeping it
longer. Used it for commuting to
college and hauling firewood. Great
little truck. I may have gotten the 1
out of 1000... but sold the truck to a
manager at Pepsi for his daughter and
he informed me that Pepsi runs a fleet
of lil S-10 trucks and all of them have
passed 100K miles+ with little to none
problems.


Best Features

Surprising build quality and durability. Decent on gas mileage, 20- 25 mpg. Excellent price and low maintainance!


Worst Features

Intermittent wipers standard equipment. 4 cyl a little weak climbing hills


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1997 S10 Etx Cab
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By Deerehere
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1997 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB


Review

I bought this truck new 7 years ago. I
has been a great running and reliable
truck.


Best Features

Third door, good performance and mileage


Worst Features

Ride is a little rough


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My S-10
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By papaptl
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1997 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

No mechanical trouble in 14 mos.
ownership, even though I just turned
151k mi. I just do regular maintenance
and put a set of tires on her.


Best Features

3rd. door is awesome. CD is great to have (aftermarket). 4.3 V-6 is awesome-lots of power even with auto trans.


Worst Features

Bigger box, eaiser access to #3 spark plug.


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Piece of Junk
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By Jhow0672
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1997 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Only 66,000 miles but already had
driveshaft fall off, computer died,
radiator leak, water pump died, intake
manifold leaked, air-conditioning died,
windshield wipers had a manufacturing
defect that I fixed myself.. generally
unreliable truck.


Best Features

None


Worst Features

GM can't figure out why they are having trouble competing, well this is why: junky cars.


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