I purchased this truck used from a local dealer with around 97,000 miles on it. It has had constant problems with electrical shorts in the wiring bundle. ECM circuit problems including fuel pump and ignition . I will never buy a S-10 again after reading all the comments on numerous sites . Chevy will continue to lose capital if they don't do a better job on quality control. Any one want a 97 s-10 cheap? Looking at Toyota after reading consumer reports.
Bought this truck used for my 16 year
old son. The V6 has good response and
is a positive. Transmission had to have
work after 5,000 miles. Side mirrors
rattle terribly. Cab fairly noisey. Had
to replace wiper motor after 3,000
miles. Two O2 sensors after 6,000
miles. At about 7,000 mile (now) the
a/c compressor is leaking. This truck
had one owner and looked very good for
it's age. I had it checked out by a
Chevy dealership before purchase.
Everything was checked to be
in "Excellent" condition. Truck had
112,000 miles when purchased.
S-10s are awesome little trucks,
especially the 4.3 with a five speed.
These things are verry quick for
compact trucks. Quick, nimble, good
gas mileage, looks good doing it. This
particular truck has the ZQ8 suspension
package and an SS motor. Also it has
been lowered and has performance shocks
and tires to enhance it's qualitys.
I have not had one single major problem with this truck. I absolutly love this truck. When I first bought the truck my freinds said, "The transmission is gonna break down first. 225,000 miles later and still no problem. This is a very well built truck. Truly the heartbeat of my needs and Chevy is truly The Heartbeat of America.
LS trim package Ext. Cab.
Purchased in March 1997.
Vortec V6 w/4-speed automatic tranmission.
Current milage - 75k.
Not a bad little pickup. The performance is nice, although I think the transmission could be a little more refined. It's had about $600 worth of repair work over the past 5 years, which isn't bad.
Despite the problems, the return on my purchase has far outweighed the problems. I am a satisfied customer.