With less than 100,000 miles and already on its second motor and needing a transmission, I am very dissapointed with the quality of this truck. The mechanicals are poor, the ride is not bad, the interior falls apart and has more rattles than a box of nails. I am afraid to put the windows down after having them work going down every time but a guessing game when going back up.
It has more power than my Ranger, but at no gain if I don't want to drive it because it is a poorly built truck.
Somebody at GM needs to stop building thier cars and trucks with "cost cutting" written all over them. The quality reflects it in every way. Does anyone at GM understand that people will spend hours, miles, relationships, vacations, memories, etc... in their cars?
Im not rich, so I looked for something
reasonable. The S-10 has satisfied me
in all aspects save for one. Its smooth
lines give it a sporty look, and with a
few minor engine adjustments give it a
rumble and growl that lead many to
believe it is a V-8. The black interior
glistens in the sun when I give it its
weekly Armor All treatment (the only
for the interior complaint is that in
california heat you need breathable
seats. Finally my truck may sound like
a V-8 but really it is a V-4, the only
thing keeping me here is the fact that
it is a stick shift otherwise this
vehicle would be way too slow.
1999 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB
I bought this truck new. It fits my
needs well. The truck has been back to
the dealer twice for minor repairs, one
muffler and one hyd.line. It averages
22mpg consistently, and will get 26+ in
extended highway driving. I have used
Amsoil since the first oil change,and
have experienced no oil loss to note. I
did have to replace the radio in 2002,
when the cd player quit working. The
lever for the driver's side seatback
broke shortly after purchase, due to
poor design, and inferior materials.
Overall, I have been satisfied with it.
Better attention to details, such as
the seat lever that broke on mine.