1991 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews - Page 6 of 11

1991 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe 2.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance125400 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

A good dependable vehicle and a good buy for the money

Faults:

The radiator went out after 7 years.

General Comments:

The truck has been unbelievably dependable.

Very economical, about 19mpg in town, 25-27mpg on highway.

Large 20 gallon tank is very handy.

It's a good truck for hauling and moving small and medium loads.

The truck has failed to start only twice in 13 plus years and the reason it didn't start was my fault, I'd left the interior lights on, which ran the battery down.

The 2.8 V6 could use more power, but hasn't bothered me enough to want to part with it.

They could have made the oil and fuel filter easier to get to.

Very good air conditioner and heater.

I'd like to buy a new one just like it for $8995.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2004

1991 Chevrolet S-10 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance154000 miles
Previous carGMC S-15

Summary:

A very solid little truck

Faults:

The brake pads were shot when I bought the vehicle, I replaced them immediately.

I also had to replace the horn, which did not work when I bought the truck.

The gas gauge was broken when I bought the vehicle. I never did fix it.

My brake line rusted through at 130,000 miles. It cost about $30 to fix.

My cooling fan (belt driven) went bad at about 140,000 miles, and I replaced it with a $25 flex fan rather than buy the $120+ part.

My clutch and bell-housing failed at 148,000 miles.

My water pump and head gasket failed at 152,000 miles. The mechanic told me I'd mounted the flex fan wrong.

The intake manifold gasket failed at 153,000 miles. I suspect my mechanic broke it when replacing the head gasket, but could not prove it. I fixed it myself and have not been back to that mechanic.

The head gasket blew again at 154,000 miles. I fixed it myself.

The oil pump and screen failed at just over 154,000 miles. This was caused by their sitting in water for several months, due to the blown head gasket. I replaced both parts myself, with great difficulty. Unfortunately, I did not get the oil pan gasket to seat properly, so I have a major oil leak.

Started burning oil at 154,000 miles.

General Comments:

This was the best vehicle I ever owned until things started going wrong. At 154,000 miles, it needs a full engine rebuild--but only because I screwed up the water pump by installing an unbalanced flex fan, and then didn't stop when I first saw the steam.

I really can't complain. I started at 100,000 and got almost another 50,000 miles with no major problems. Over all those miles, it left me on the side of the road twice. Not bad at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2004

1991 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe 2.8L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8L V6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired49000 miles
Most recent distance53000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

Like a rock- drives like a brick

Faults:

Paint is a joke- flaking off all over and the body is starting to rust through rather badly.

General Comments:

This is easily the most basic and uncomfortable car I've ever driven, but for short trips it's actually quite fun.

Great for hauling stuff around. Handles every load with ease.

Manual transmission is unrefined and a killer for long periods of in-town driving.

Handling is terrible with no load, but this is probably true of most pick-ups.

Dash/gauges are horrible and cheap feeling.

Power steering is excellent!

V6 is quite pokey once it gets going in 3rd & 4th gear. Seems like a solid, reliable engine.

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

Review Date: 29th February, 2004

1991 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer 2-door 4X4 4.3 Litre from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance97300 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

A real S-10 worth owning!

Faults:

The previous owner was a lady that really didn't take of stuff. the ball joints were bad, the water pump, alternator, etc. the biggest problem right now is she never took care of the rust that form in the front wheel wells or anywhere else on the vehicle.

General Comments:

Don't get me wrong, I love this vehicle. the first time I drove a S-10 Blazer 4X4 was when I borrowed it from a friend of mine. Hers had almost 180,000 miles on it, and it still ran like new (you have to know how she drives and beats this vehicle). this is a vehicle that has the right to be called a S-10 (Blazer or Pickup), but anything newer don't ('94 S-10 pickups and '95 S-10 Blazer).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th November, 2003

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 44 reviews