1992 Chevrolet S-10 LT 4.3 V6 from North America


Affordable small SUV, reliable


Starting to see some rust on body.

Replaced shocks at 60,000. Hasn't improved the ride.

General Comments:

This SUV seems like it doesn't have a lot of get up and go. When going up a hill, you need to really step on the gas.

Brakes starting to feel worn.

Puffs some blue smoke after cold starting, stops after a few seconds. Dealer says it the valve seals, and won't harm engine.

Great heater, and warms quickly. When AC is turned on you can feel a power loss in engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2003

1992 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Tahoe 2.8 from North America


Decently powered, decently performing, economical, reliable truck with much potential


Heater core sprung a leak at around 85000 miles.

Catalytic converter is starting to clog.

General Comments:

Very reliable, dependable, and decent power. Acceleration is there (better than the four cylinder), however highway performance leaves somewhat to be desired. If you are cruising at 70 and want to pass quickly, good luck.

I have air shocks in the back, and it handles great when hauling heavy loads.

It handles in a reliable manner and sticks to the road when its dry (I have 15x8 rims). However, the rear gets loose quickly in the rain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2003

1992 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe 2.5 four cylinder from North America


A better bargain than a full size truck


Engine Over heated and blew

Heater core has a small leak.

Exhaust manifold broke.

Catalytic converter plugged.

Heater only has one speed, high.

General Comments:

This truck came fairly equipped with fog lights, air conditioning, power steering, cruise control, and a factory CD player. All options still work perfect. I got the truck because some people were traveling through my state, New Mexico and were just running straight water in the cooling system. New Mexico is basically a desert and gets cold in the winter time. Their radiator froze and the engine over heated. They to get back to Florida so I gave them $500 for the truck. Surprisingly there is no rust considering the truck came from Palm Beach, Florida. When I got it to start again the engine was knocking. So an Engine rebuild and I have a Truck Worth $5000 in my area. Trucks are worth a lot here. I built the engine to put out a little more power. It will cruise at a 110 miles per hour easily. Or that's what I got a traffic citation for. Plus it gets 35-40 miles per gallon in town or freeway. Gas is easy to afford. The pay load is rated at 1340 pounds which is great for a truck this size. This was definitely a smart buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2003

22nd Nov 2009, 16:45

How do you get it to go 35-40 miles to the gallon?

23rd Nov 2009, 15:19

"How do you get it to go 35-40 miles to the gallon?"

He doesn't. He definitely calculated that wrong. There is NO WAY this thing is getting that kind of mileage. Sorry, I'm not buying it.

1992 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe 4.3 V6 from North America


Basic, reliable transportation with a bit of performance


Needed new fuel pump when I drove it off the lot.

Leaking water pump, still functioned, but was replaced at 130,000 miles.

Radiator had a tough job cooling the truck down when standing still with the temperature above 80 degrees and AC on, so I got a new one for around $300 total.

Ignition switch failed at 150,000 miles, and was replaced for $90.

No problems with engine or drivetrain.

General Comments:

The truck has plenty of power with the 4.3 V-6. I have pulled several trailers including a 17-foot boat with not much trouble as long as you take it out of overdrive.

Handles pretty well, but a bit too bouncy for my taste. Stiffer shocks help this problem.

Exterior has some rust, but that's pretty typical for a 1992 pickup truck.

Does very well cruising at 70mph on the highway, engine has plenty of power left for passing.

Engine and transmission have held up perfectly. Averages 20 miles per gallon.

Terrible on snow... this is due to such a light rear end and the V-6.

It's a great truck for somebody on a budget.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2003