1995 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2.2 4 cylinder from North America


Extremely good truck


The heater core developed a small leak when I first got it. Dealer fixed it for free. Other than that, nothing went wrong.

General Comments:

I bought new, and have never had to fix anything on it. The original tires lasted 90,000 miles! All equipment (clutch, brakes, etc) is original and works well.

Driving it is like driving a Buick - very quiet and cushy. Not like my 1970 Dodge truck, which was like driving an old schoolbus with a bad muffler. (Note: the 1970 Dodge has the power steering valve mounted on the outside of the frame by the left wheel - factory installed that way!!! So every time you make a sharp left turn, the tire shreds into the valve. I went to a junkyard and got a manual streering arm and removed the power setup. Took lots of muscle to drive that pig).

The driver's seat foam wore out too quickly and cost too much to replace. That is my only complaint.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2001

27th Oct 2001, 22:11

My 95 S-10 is very similar...

Heater coil had small leak at 106K miles.

Replaced wiper motor at around 65K.

That's it!! No other problems.

Motor is low on power but also very light on gas.

Rear tires had 106K miles and still have HALF of the tread left!! (blows my mind)

Damn good little truck. This little guy really was "Like a Rock"!!

12th Nov 2002, 18:32

I have a 95' Chev S-10. I had the same heater core go out at 125k. But I do have another bigger problem...electrical. Once in a while, while driving, the engine will shut down, the gages will go awry, and it will only last for about 5 seconds then poof, back to normal. It has never let me down, but it makes me nervous. I had it to the dealer, but of course, they couldn't find any trouble codes or other problems. Any comments?

21st Feb 2010, 20:58

I had the same electrical problem with my 98... turned out to be the battery cables. I replaced the entire ground and positive, and fixed the problem...

1995 Chevrolet S-10 LS 4.3L V-6 from North America


I have had this truck for 5 years (50,000 miles) and it has been terrific. I had a fuel pump problem at about 20,000 miles that one dealer had difficulty fixing after 3 tries. I eventually took it to another dealer in town and it was fixed on the first try. The cassette player broke at 30,000 miles. Aside from basic maintenance (battery, brakes, etc.) those are the only items ever to break on my truck.

General Comments:

I have a 2WD automatic LS. Lively engine and good ride and handling for a truck. I use it for commuting, not hauling. I used the truck exclusively for moving into a house last year, and for various weekend hauling jobs from time-to-time. I would definitely recommend this truck to anyone. Sorry, mine is not for sale, I'll be keeping it for at least another 5 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2000

22nd Jul 2001, 14:57

I wholly agree with this commentary. I also drive an S-10, around fifty thou on it, just now it is starting to need a couple repairs. The exhaust system has rusted (that's what I get for living in New York), a couple things I did to it (broke left mirror, bent the bumper, etc.)

Only thing- the steel cable that suspends the spare below the bed has begun to unravel. I haven't replaced the assembly yet so no price tag, but once again, welcome to snowy New York.

Its a good truck and I find it to have relatively few problems. Its definitely a keeper. One complaint, those rear seats on the extended cab don't leave much room back there, but that's something else.