1993 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe 4.3 V6 from North America


It just won't die... It's a beast!!!


Valve seals and gaskets at 150k, exhaust rusted, A/C and water pump.

General Comments:

This truck rides smooth, is easy to work on and drives smooth.

Sadly I rear ended a minivan at 45mph and totaled the front end yet it still ran. Two days later I started it right up and drove it on to a car trailer. After taking of the quarter panels and inspecting the damage, I found that I bent part of the frame.

So now I am shopping for a new S-10.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2009

1993 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe LS 2.8L V6 from North America




Overall, only minor/known problems.

The heater core went out ~60K and was replaced for ~$300.

Driver side of bench seat started tearing ~95K.

Paint on the lower body is chipping and rusting.

General Comments:

This is my first truck and I bought it about 14 years ago. It is as reliable as you can expect a vehicle to be. Other than the heater core, she has only required routine maintenance but, now she needs some body work/paint, but what car doesn't after 16 years?

I have the Tahoe V6 2.8L model with a manual transmission. She gets great gas mileage and accelerates well when you keep the RPMs up.

I wish Chevy still made these little trucks. I will drive this truck into the ground and cry the day she dies.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2009

1993 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe 2.8 V6 from North America


Great vehicle


The clutch needed to be replaced at 110000 miles.

The clutch pedal squeaks and sticks.

A small oil leak is starting.

Rocker panels are all gone from rust.

The head gasket is starting to leak, and blows white smoke when started every once in a while.

Shocks are bad and need to be replaced.

General Comments:

Great reliable vehicle for being 15 years old.

Great on gas, getting 24 highway and 20 in town.

Interior is holding up great, looks like new!

Sounds good, nice and quiet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2008

1993 Chevrolet S-10 2.5 4 Tech from North America


A wonderful small truck!


The Catalytic converter died just after I bought it; $20 to straight-pipe it.

There wasn't a PCV valve in it when I bought it, and I'm not sure if it needs one, but it was a $3 part.

General Comments:

It's the first car I've bought, the other one was a first car given to me by my father. It handles really well except in the winter, when I have to put 200 lbs of sand on the axle.

The cabin in smaller than the car I used to drive, and there is no AC.

It runs beautifully, especially for a truck that is that old. It even handles all the Michigan potholes.

It gets somewhere between 20 & 23 MPG.

The body is almost rust free, and there are no major defects in the truck. The one thing I wish my model had is 4WD.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2008

1993 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3 Vortec CPI from North America


It's hard to kill


Lots of stuff: just had the transmission rebuilt, replaced radiator, A/C compressor, brakes have been done many times, front axle ball joints have all been replaced, and power steering rack replaced. Two power window motors have failed. Also have replaced fuel pump at least 4 times.

General Comments:

I look at the odometer and can't believe this thing is still running. We got it at a reasonable price and feel we've gotten more than our money's worth. The transmission finally gave out at 270,000 miles, but the local trans mechanic said it was a miracle that it had lasted for so long. He patched it together and for $900 it's running again. I think I'll just keep driving it till it drops.

The 4.3 liter motor is the "second generation" Vortec motor with the CPI fuel injection and the counter balancer, and it's quite a mill. Smooth and powerful, yet still delivering good gas mileage, it's one of GM's better designs. I keep it going with full synthetic oil, and hope it holds out for a while longer.

The downsides of these vehicles do exist. It's always had a rough ride, and the brakes seem weak. Rotors warp after about 3000 miles, and need to be turned. Handling is predictable but ponderous, like most trucks and SUV's. Still, despite the miles, this vehicle looks great and provides reliable transportation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2005