6th Dec 2005, 21:29
1999 Chevrolet S10 4x4 Extended Cab Pickup Truck.
I am the proud owner of a 99 S10 that has been generally low maintenence and a pleasure to drive. This truck rides nice (for a truck) and I have not had to spend much on repairs. I bought it with 38,000 miles in November of 2002 and it now has 92,000 miles in December of 2005. I change the oil and filters regularly and the air filter as well. Aside from keeping in clean in and out that's as much as I do for it, besides not driving it hard.
That being said here's my improvement suggestion list! I've had to replace the door handle on the third door three times now. I also replaced the glue/adhesive on the sliding window latch as well. This two seater has had both of the reclining seat handles break off as well. I have replaced all of these items myself and bought all of the parts new at dealerships. The price on all of the items I bought were relatively fair, but the quote I got from each dealership on fixing each problem were ridiculous to say the least. The most trivial problem I had was the oil filter cover box thing, the screw that holds that kick plate shut fell out and it's a bolt Chevy built so I had to buy it again from the dealership. That little bolt was something close to $20 with tax... I thought that was a little unnecessary, but who am i?
Lastly I'm having trouble with the 4 wheel drive. I can't seem to get the front two wheels to engage in 4 wheel. I push the 4HI or 4LO button in the cab and it blinks repeatedly. Someone told me to drive in reverse for 20 feet or so and then it will engage... nay I say. It will in the cab show as if I'm in hi or lo, but I'm stuck with the back 2 wheels working and not the front. I don't know how to fix that, but it would be nice to figure that one out.
Like I said I haven't spent hardly anything under the hood, it's all been in the cab. I like the truck a lot and would like to keep it for awhile, but if this 4wheel thing becomes expensive it may be someone else's problem. To the best of my knowledge in the three years I've had it the 4 wheel drive has never worked! Overall good truck out of a 1-10 rating with 10 being high I give it and 8!
20th Jan 2009, 07:33
I have a 1999 Chevy Blazer. Being the original owner, I know the vehicle well. With 168,000 miles on the original plugs, the engine is strong and starts right up.
The transmission and the body do not have the same rigidity. Ball joints, U joints, rear seals, 4 wheel drive actuator, door hinges and brakes have been replaced several (more than 3 times).
Step up to the plate Chevy and get it right.