1998 Chevrolet S-10 Consumer Review: Great value for a used truck

1998 Chevrolet S-10 - Consumer Review

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66 Total Reviews

LS Regular Cab Pickup (2.2L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Great value for a used truck
By Thekid on


1998 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2dr Regular Cab SB


I bought this S-10 with the 2.2L/5
Speed - yet otherwise it's loaded even
to having the premium CD player audio.
The 4 Cyl is okay power-wise once you
realize it comes alive up in the rev
band when you need to accelerate. The
A/C all but kills the poor engine
however - but it does blow ice cubes.
There is enough room for my 6'1" self -
the bonus of the lower seating. For
me, of course the seat is jammed fully
back without the luxury of reclining -
so I don't use those break-prone
parts... of course my lumbar support
is long gone. The seats are too hard.
The wiper control issue is a major
safety problem! Positives are great
economy and solid body at 100K+

Best Features

Solid tight chassis @100K+ miles and excellent fuel economy top my list. The 4 cyl power is better than expected if you keep the revs up. Nice paint job and better than expected room are a major plus. I like the retained power for the radio - along with the automatic exit lamps.

Worst Features

The windshield wiper issue should be a recall issue. Better interior materials and hardware (doors rattle from the factory stereo - yet never from the hardest bumps). The A/C should not choke even the high- reving/limited low-end torque 4 cylinder as much as it does.
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