1991 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews - Page 7 of 11

1991 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe 4.3 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance142000 miles
Previous carPontiac 6000

Summary:

Best vehicle that I've ever owned

Faults:

Rear main oil seal was replaced at 110,000 miles.

Rattling belt tensioner at 105,000 miles.

Digital instumrent cluster failed at 105,000 miles.

General Comments:

My S10 is unstoppable. I've run the truck into the ground, but every time I have that little 4.3 pulls through.

Great car for first time car.

The only thing I can say I would like to fix is the disappointing appearance of the dash.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd September, 2003

1991 Chevrolet S-10 4.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

One tough sporty 'lil pickup

Faults:

Clutch was badly worn when I first got the vehicle. Examining the plate showed that it had definitely been abused.

Starter motor now fails to engage the flywheel.

General Comments:

These things will take off like a rocket if you know how to work the clutch. I've always enjoyed seeing a punk in a little car at a stop sign, with bass thumping all too loudly, and stomping them at the age old race from the stop light game.

But for the more practical side, my s-10 has run very cheap since the day I bought it.

Also part of its low operating cost is the diminutive amount of maintenance required. The starter went out because the truck was driven into a river, and submerged up to 4 inches above the wheels, for almost 2 days. The starter aside, this caused no damage at all. Changing all the fluids and flushing the oil system using cheap oil mixed with kerosene was enough to make it run again.

The bucket seats are very comfortable. and so is most of the truck. I've never had any comfort issues, even on long drives (6+ hours), and I'm almost 6'5".

I would recommend an S-10 to anyone looking for a lightweight pickup, so long as they did not wish to do any serious towing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2003

1991 Chevrolet S-10 2.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.8 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 miles
Most recent distance215000 miles

Summary:

A newer truck that can actually take a beating

Faults:

The engine was rebuilt at 182000 miles.

The cloth bench seat is ripped all over.

It still has the original clutch, which will need to be replaced sometime.

The stock tape player was replaced with a cd player.

The heater blower went out at 204,000 miles.

The front anti-sway bar end links broke when I took a jump in the woods.

I hacked off the old exhaust after the catalytic converter and put on a glasspack. It sounds pretty good now.

Just for the heck of it I took off the old horn and put on a Oooga horn.

I also put on a push-bar on the front that I made.

I put on a set of wheels and center caps off of an older S-10. The look great.

I also put a vinyl seat out of another S-10 in back of mine.

My S-10 has a bit of a rust problem. the cab and box are rusty, but somehow the frame still looks as good as new. The tailgate rusted so bad that it was no longer operational, so it was replaced.

General Comments:

This truck was and still is extremely reliable.

It gets great gas mileage for a truck.

I have taken my 2 wheel drive S-10 out on the frozen lakes many times without getting stuck. I have however gotten the truck stuck in mud up to the doors though and had to walk out an honest 8 miles to a paved road to get help.

I think that I can honestly say that I beat the heck out of it. I take it out in the woods mudding on a regular basis, and it still runs great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2003

1991 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe 4.3L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired71523 miles
Most recent distance77589 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

A very reliable and high performance vehicle

Faults:

Heater Core went out at 73456.

Other than that regular maintenance.

Paint peels an little because of faulty primer. Will have a fresh new paint job soon.

General Comments:

Wonderful response when given enough gas.

Bench seats are killer on the butt, but bucket seats out of a 1991 S-10 Blazer, I am told, bolt right in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2003

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