1984 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1984 Chevrolet S-10 Durango 2.8 V6 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired288000 miles
Most recent distance496000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

It never dies...

Faults:

It really likes its starters, I've replaced 3 since I've had it.

Idles very rough.

After a long trip, the starter sticks.

Rust in the front fenders.

Driver's side window off track.

Rear tail lights don't work very well.

Burns oil.

Heater doesn't heat up all that well.

Have to hold the 4x4 lever to keep it engaged.

A heater vent fell in.

Driver's side door hard to close and clunks open.

General Comments:

Got it from my dad.

Still on the original engine, transmission, and every other mechanical component, other than the starters.

Takes forever to start in the morning. Once it's warm, it runs fine except for idling.

Interesting to tow with...

Easy to drive.

Unbreakable. Will run forever. Just when I think it's about to die, it keeps on going.

Been through "the tuff truck" competition at the fair (jumps, mud pits, bumps, rocks) and is STILL running...

Easy to light up the tires, but it doesn't like doing it, as it bogs and sputters when done.

God... it just won't die.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2007

1st Mar 2007, 21:26

Wow. This one tops the highest mileage Ranger I know of (it had 397,000 miles on it). I guess this puts a kink in the import myths. There isn't a Tacoma or Tundra on the planet that has gone 400,000 miles.

1st Mar 2007, 21:44

I have an '84 S10 Blazer too,

It's got a 350 (5.7 liter) and numerous other mods.

Haven't gotten to drive it much because we've been working on the 4-sp auto transmission. It is really fast tho', can't wait till it's finished, after I drive it some I'll be able to write a review on it.

Good luck with the Blazer, they're great trucks!

1984 Chevrolet S-10 from North America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Jeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

I hope to have drive this truck till it can't run no more

Faults:

Changed tires at 8,000.

Seats needed replaced.

Small amout of rust.

General Comments:

This truck is 20 years old and was given to me by my soon to be mother in law after my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee blew up.

This S-10 runs like a dream it has 12,000 miles after the motor was rebuilt at 80,000. it is a 4x4 that is great on gas.

All around it is a great truck good job Chevy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2005

1984 Chevrolet S-10 2.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance275000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Can't complain about it since it was free

Faults:

Engine threw a rod at less than 100,000 mile, replaced with new factory engine.

Transmission has been rebuilt 3 times.

Other normal wear- alternator, brakes, engine leaks, radiator leaks, tires, etc. but what would one expect after all the miles/years.

Speedometer is broken and can't quit seem to get it fixed.

General Comments:

Driven daily, round trip to work is 160 miles on I-95 in the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area.

Hand-me-down from my father, requires more maintenance because of age and mileage, but is reliable.

Body has held up well, very little rust.

Was going to pass on to one of my sons, but am now having second thoughts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2004

1984 Chevrolet S-10 tahoe 2.8 liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.8 liter V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carDodge Van

Summary:

Unreliable, but great off-road

Faults:

The engine blew at 193,000 miles.

Two upper control arms collapsed.

C V Joint exploded.

Ignition Module failed.

Electric choke failed.

Ball joints went bad.

Front diff mounts broke, had to replace the whole case.

General Comments:

This truck has torque, but no power on the highway.

Very unreliable, but four wheels great.

I think my opinion about this truck is on the extreme bad side, because I have had to do so much work to it in 10,0000 miles.

When the engine blew I swapped in a 100,000 mile engine, but before I put it in I rebuilt the top and bottom end. When I removed the heads the cylinder walls were still in great shape even after 100,00 miles.

The engine now seems to be very strong, and runs great. I hope I finally worked out all the kinks on my truck.

On the up-side, the interior is great and has held up well. The only problem is the driver side seat has a couple cracks, other than that the interior and exterior are in perfect shape.

The truck handles well and It's gotten me out of some pretty tricky situations off-road.

This truck is very comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th May, 2003

5th Sep 2003, 13:44

This truck is awesome off road. I had a 1984 S-10 2wd and I took it every where off roading. Then again I had my 2wd higher than a 4wd. I hate replacing the carberator on these engines though because they cost around $800 and they stall on tight corners because of the float.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 9 reviews