1988 Chevrolet S-10 Base 2.5L 4 from North America


Spartan Rust Goddess


Replaced battery.

Rust everywhere, but floors are solid.

Needs drivers side door bushings.

Rear view mirror fell off.

General Comments:

I purchased this fine truck from a guy who had it since new, and kept it around to do dump runs and the like. He had given it to his nephew who had it as a first vehicle, and was going to junk it now that the need was gone. Am I glad he didn't!

This is the most stripped down vehicle I have ever owned -- power nothing. No power steering, no power brakes (but they are front disc), 5 speed manual, vinyl bench seat, rubber floor.

The 2.5 "iron Duke" inline four is noisy, and underpowered -- but delivers 31 MPG on the highway.

The rear leaf springs provide good hauling capacity (I have overloaded this truck considerably) and a very surprisingly comfortable ride.

The rust is horrendous, but it passes inspection without incident.

I take this truck up through the Adirondack mountains, and through the Catskills regularly. It makes the hills, even when loaded. It may only do 55 when cresting the peaks, but it does it.

I hope she runs forever, and being that she burns no oil, and has been maintained, I believe she might.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2010

1988 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe 4.6L V6 from North America


Very reliable truck, rusty but trusty


The box is rusted through.

Seats are worn, but a seat cover works!

Only gets about 17-19 miles to the gallon, which isn't too bad though.

Back tires wear out too fast, but that's the tire manufacturer's fault ;)

General Comments:

Lots of power!

Never stops running, I would take it on a trip across the country.

The cab is pretty spacious!

Can fit three people in cab without much discomfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2009

1988 Chevrolet S-10 2.5 from North America


I love these trucks


Rear end went out due to previous owner puncturing the diff. cover.

Original seat, but worn.

Have made a lot of rust repairs.

Brake lines replaced due to rust.

Replaced radiator.

General Comments:

The truck has its original engine that runs excellent.

It has become a member of our family because of its reliability and character.

We get a lot of grief from superficial people because it's not very pretty (we call it ROT, which stands for Rusty Old Truck), but we don't care, we figure it's just their ignorance speaking.

One time it pulled a dead grain truck home, and the only bad part was getting traction.

We will miss this little guy, for I think the body will go far before the drive train.

I'm surprised General Motors doesn't want to study these trucks to see what they did right.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2008

30th Dec 2008, 01:31

Chevy fullsize gas trucks rule... they needn't do anything... just don't be so wasteful and dumb with their money like it can never run out.

Glad you enjoy your mid size, the fullsize is even better ;-)

1988 Chevrolet S-10 tahoe 4.3 from North America


This one was built like a rock


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


The best truck ever!!!


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


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


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.