1998 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

1998 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2.2 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Good cheap truck to own for light work

Faults:

At 90,000 the fuel pump went out.

At 110,000 the clutch had to be replaced.

General Comments:

This car was my first stick shift car, and I really gave it a beating with my horrible driving skills (in the beginning). I was honestly surprised that the clutch didn't go out sooner; it lasted till about 110,000 miles, and only cost me about $600 to get replaced (I bought the parts and had a friend do the work).

This was a great work truck, very light and had decent gas mileage. However the weight distribution on this truck was not very even; the front was much heaver than the back, and a couple times I almost spun out on turns, at low speeds, switching from first gear to second gear (again, I was a beginner stick shift driver). It's a good idea to put some weight in the back of the truck for safety purposes.

Overall, I enjoyed owning this truck. Only seats two people, you can squeeze someone in the middle maybe, but it was cool not ever giving anyone a ride. Fun truck to drive.

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

Review Date: 2nd January, 2014

1998 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2.2 liter from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.2 liter Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carPontiac Bonneville

Summary:

Love this pickup!

Faults:

The only thing that ever went wrong with my pickup was the alternator at 53000 miles.

General Comments:

I love my little beast. Although I will say that the 2.2 could have some more power. But I know from first hand, that it does in fact have enough sack to drift on both gravel and cement in second gear.

I flew through cornfields and accidentally jumped it a couple of times, and she is still running strong. I also got 19 MPG city and 25 highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2012

1998 Chevrolet S-10 LS extended cab 2.2L 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.2L 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carLexus ES

Summary:

Pathetic piece of junk

Faults:

Power steering failed.

Heater core leaked.

AC doesn't work, the compressor is probably bad.

Heater vent for foot area is stuck, so my feet are always hot.

The climate control switch only works on 3 and 4 for both heat and AC; 1 and 2 doesn't do anything.

Seat recliner handles broke, replaced them with new ones and those broke too...

Mirror covers on the sun visors broke off.

Center arm rest is broken and loose.

EGR valve went bad recently.

Catalytic converter is broken.

Bumper is beginning to rust.

Shocks and struts need to be replaced.

Passenger seat is not bolted tightly.

The spark plugs are the worst to replace.

Alternator replaced, but is making a weird noise

Right speaker does not work.

The transmission is going bad, slipping and jerks when I shift to drive or reverse.

General Comments:

The 2.2L 4cyl engine is awfully underpowered. When there is a hill on the highway, I have to floor it so I can keep the speed constant. I would always have to move over because the truck is just too weak, especially with the AC on. I had to turn it off to gain some power.

Heater core was hard to replace, there were so many hidden screws.

I don't like how the headlights turn on automatically. There should have been an option to turn it off.

Window cranks are lame.

This 2wd truck does not perform well in the snow.

Fair gas mileage, I get about 17 city and 20 highway.

Truck looks good, but with all these issues, I hate looking at it now.

The cheap material used in this truck is overwhelming. The dashboard is falling apart, and I don't even drive off-road. It is losing its color, was dark blue, but now it's this grayish/indigo color. The interior rattles all the time, which can get annoying on long drives.

I use this truck lightly and take care of it as much as possible, but problems keep coming. The service engine light is always on and I don't want to fix it anymore. I am planning to sell it as soon as I graduate from college.

What I thought was a good truck turned out to be a poorly designed piece of crap. The slow underpowered engine coupled with fair gas mileage and several design flaws, make this truck utterly pathetic. Don't get me wrong, this truck sucks. I know some people love these things, but I absolutely hate it and regret buying it. This truck will be my first and last GM vehicle I will ever own. I will never make this mistake again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th January, 2012

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 41 reviews