1987 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe 2.8 V6 from North America
Makes for a good beater and off-road toy
Windows are designed stupidly, so when the rubber goes bad, the glass likes to fall into the door.
Pennsylvania winters have turned it into a rolling rust bucket.
Motor has a misfire and (very) occasionally will die.
Shifter has gotten sloppy, so it is tricky to get things like reverse lights to work.
Headliner is falling down.
Rusted brake lines.
I owned an 87 S-10 Blazer when I was fresh out of high school, and the S-10 Tahoe is its pickup truck twin brother... so clearly I liked the 87 S-10 enough to buy a second one after the Blazer was destroyed in an accident.
They're good vehicles. This truck takes me everywhere I want to go, and very rarely does it give me any grief, which isn't all that common for a 25 year old vehicle.
The seats are comfortable, but they don't tilt, so if you're a short guy like me, you'll always feel like you're leaning back just a little too far.
The V6 is quite under-powered. This thing is SLOW from a stand-still, but it can get up to highway speeds without feeling too dangerous.
4WD has always been impressive for these little trucks. I've had this truck in mud, snow, fields, and on rocks. When I had the Blazer, it did its fair share of off-roading with little complaint.
It has rusted really badly in the doors, bed, wheel wells, etc. I just had to replace a brake line a couple weeks ago that had rusted out, but again, it's 25 years old, and has spent its entire life in Pennsylvania, where winters can be harsh and roads are frequently salted.
The back seats are tiny and would be best used for children.
I wish it had cup holders.
The heat blows crazy hot.
All-in-all a pretty good vehicle. I have very few complaints... great to drive through the winter months... and not too bad on gas for a 6-cylinder.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd April, 2013