1988 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1988 Chevrolet S-10 tahoe 4.3 from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72 miles
Most recent distance388000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Truck

Summary:

This one was built like a rock

Faults:

Other than normal maintenance I had to replace the a/c compressor at 155K. 224k New exhaust system. Total cost of unscheduled maintenance in 18 years 566.27.

General Comments:

Best and most reliable car I ever owned. The 4.3 that year was bulletproof.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th February, 2006

1988 Chevrolet S-10 2.8 liter from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 2.8 liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired300000 kilometres
Most recent distance325000 kilometres

Summary:

The best truck ever!!!

Faults:

Not a thing has gone wrong with the truck!!!

General Comments:

The truck is pushing about 200 horsepower.

Originally the truck had true dual exhaust coming out the back.

Later I had all the pipes redone and put Flowmaster 40 series mufflers on.

This isn't an average S-10 Blazer. It was made diffrent than other Blazers and the engine was made better. The truck is called a chu chu custom S-10 Blazer.

Eveything about the truck is in good condition. The paint job is still the original paint.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2005

1988 Chevrolet S-10 4 cylinder., 2.5L from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder., 2.5L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance205000 kilometres
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

Great little toy that is cheap on gas and fun to play around with

Faults:

Rust has been the main issue. The exterior of the car looks spotless, however the under undercarriage is hideous. The floor of the bed of the truck has rusted out almost completely. The Cab mounts and floor boards of the cab have also rusted out.

The rust on the cab mounts has caused the truck to sink down and rest on the frame, making the doors not close properly.

My electrical system is also a disaster. The instrument panel lights won't turn on, except for the turn signal indicators and emergency break light that constantly stay on. The gas meter also reads empty continuously.

General Comments:

I loved the power this 2.5L engine has. It is very quick and powerful for a four cylinder car/truck.

Has amazing exceleration!!

There are no preformance upgrades done to the truck yet it purrs like music to my ears.

I really enjoy the bench seat, although some people find them uncomfortable.

Really good on fuel.

The rear wheel drive combined with it being standard makes it a lot of fun to toy around with (burn-outs, etc.).

One major downfall is winter driving. This truck is strictly a summer or warm climate car. It cannot handle what so ever in the snow. Even with as little as an inch of snow, the car fish-tails, slides, and gets no traction what so ever.

My second major complaint would be its top speed. It is amazing for inner city driving, but there is not enough power to let loose on the highway and such. car only tops out around 135km/h. Can become frustrating/embarrassing when trying to pass 18-wheelers and so on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2005

2nd Mar 2008, 20:21

Something I have noticed is that the dash lights can be fixed by checking all of your grounds. Mine were broken and my dash lights didn't work except for the way he said. It was a broken ground wire under the dash.

1988 Chevrolet S-10 Long Bed V6 2.8L Gas from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6 2.8L Gas Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carBuick Skylark

Summary:

Great little work truck

Faults:

There was a nest of little fuzzy bumblebees in the frame behind the driver's side front wheel, which I finally got rid of.

The front turn signal socket in the bumper was bad, causing the left turn signal to stay lit constantly & the blinker not to blink.

General Comments:

The truck is great, even though I can't really drive a manual transmission. I liked it, but I wish it was an automatic with 4WD.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2004

1988 Chevrolet S-10 2.5 I4 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 I4 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired165000 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Great workhorse

Faults:

Starter went out at 168000 miles.

Clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder both needed replacement.

Rubber around both doors shrank and no longer fit.

Headliner fell down and had to be removed.

Heater did not blow warm at all.

A/C did not blow cold air.

Lock on passenger door would stick and you could not always get door to open.

General Comments:

This truck was a workhorse! Other than minor things and basic maintenance you would expect from a truck with close to 200K miles on it it ran great and never gave me a problem.

Engine was pretty gutless, but I could load the bed up and it always made it to where I needed to go. Never spent much time out of the slow lane on the highway, but I never worried that I wasn't going to make it to my destination. It never needed anything more than basic maintenance and was really bulletproof. The tranny always worked flawlessly.

On the down side the paint was totally shot after only 13 years and the interior was not much better. The weather seals around the doors had shrunk and no longer fit. The dash had numerous cracks, and the headliner disintegrated.

I would buy another in a heart beat, though, because of the reliability. These are great work trucks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2004

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 20 reviews