I bought it in 2012, 135k miles. now 2017 149k miles. minimal repairs brakes, belts. some bigger items that go with the territory of an older truck and things needing done/replaced, average it out to about 500 per yr in repairs vs a 20, 30 0r 45k new(er) truck pymt, repairs seem better and a small truck, not these big ass trucks now as an only option. with the right tires, mine rides along and you can't hear anything, smooth and quiet. Great small truck that can haul whatever and not even hesitate. Cons - issues like everyone else, they might as well not have bothered with the side adjustment on the seats (both are broke off) and the extended cab on everyone out there has rust issues.
1998 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab LS 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB
This is a great little truck for a first truck. Got mine with 129 K miles. And just sold it for something bigger. The double Cardan u joint did make a noise but that just happens with the post 1995 models.overall was reliable and a great daily driver with the 4 cylinder engine. Not worth a lot of money but it gets you a bed and up to 26mph for inexpensive purchase prices.
Literally the biggest piece of junk I've ever had the displeasure of owning. Purchased it with 40,000 miles. If you enjoy replacing endless front end suspension and steering parts, then this is your baby. The interior levers and latches seem to be made of card board. Had to repair intake manifold gasket, oil lines, AC compressor, ball joints twice, front axle shafts twice, sway bar, steering gear box, and pitman arm. This is before 130K.The engineering team at chevrolet should be take out back and shot for the creation of this monetary black hole. If you are considering buying one of these bang your head against the wall a dozen times and you will have the same experience I have had.
1998 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab LS 2dr Extended Cab SB
I bought mine used in 2000 with 34k miles. Sold her in 2011 with 240k miles. Pros -never replaced clutch -brakes last long time -never any major work done -decent on gas -took the abuse I gave to it. -motor and transmission are very good Cons -cosmetic & electrical issues -a/c issues ( I gave up after 3rd time) -leaks oil at 100k miles -cluster went out at 200k Would highly recommend if you are looking for a reliable cheap truck.