1998 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews - Page 3 of 12

1998 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2.2 four cylinder from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.2 four cylinder 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 acquired94995 miles
Most recent distance105680 miles

Summary:

Great little gas saving truck

Faults:

Other than regular maintenance.

Tie rods at 100,000.

General Comments:

I love this car. The cab is a bit small but it is usually just me in the car so it is not a problem. The catalytic converter has been going since I bought the car but I just drive it regardless because it is not too bad yet. I abuse that car and it still does not give me problems.

Since I have owned my S10, I have done regular maintenance like brakes, oil changes, and a battery. But other than that I just had a problem with the tie rods. The local auto parts store wanted sixty a piece, but I got them on a wholesale website for about eleven a piece. I did the repairs myself and saved a lot of money. This truck has never left me stranded or caused me any grief. I would recommend this car to anyone.

It also get amazing mileage since the truck is only a little four cylinder, or as I like to call it a sideways cavalier motor, it gets about 28 on the freeway and twenty one in the city. It is not meant for hauling. just because it has a hitch on the back doesn't you can put a trailer on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2008

1998 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2.2L from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2L Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

Good Truck

Faults:

Alternator 130000 miles - easy $100 fix.

Catalytic Converter 100,000 - Rattles hardcore but really doesn't affect anything.

Brake Line blew - 135000 - $170.

Nothing else other than maintenence such as plugs, wires, brakes, oil.

General Comments:

This is a great truck I have had hardly any problems with it.

I noticed the volts were dropping while I let out of the gas. It was accompanied by this humming. IT ended up being alternator.

MY catalytic converter rattles hardcore. I can have the music blaring and I can still hear it. It doesn't really affect any thing at all though.

Brakes blew one morning as soon as I turned it on. The pedal just went to the floor. It ended up being a pin hole leak behind a cross member.

Overall a great truck to drive and rely.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2008

1998 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2.2L from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Might not be too bad if you live on flat land

Faults:

A/c went out when purchased and bad flex pipe.

Oil pan gasket blew 4 months later.

Motor blew up 3 weeks later.

Needed a front end alignment.

Changed flex pipe 3 times never fixed.

General Comments:

This truck is easy on the eyes, but hard on the wallet.

I love the style, but starts to fall apart and is very underpowered. It don't get that great of mpg and I dread hills due to no power. The flex pipe sounds horrible when it goes out and is hard to replace since they all go bad. The handling isn't too bad its pretty accurate. There's not much acceleration in 3rd gear and shifts kinda hard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2008

16th Feb 2008, 18:38

Looks like the guy whom you bought or inherited from didn't take care of the truck very well. Although you should have never bought the 4 cyl engine anyhow, they are notorious for being underpowered. 120hp to move around a 3600lb. truck, what do you expect?

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

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.2 4 cylinder Manual
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance156600 miles
Previous carChevrolet C1500

Summary:

It has a good rating, but as for being dependable

Faults:

About 6 years ago, the dealer had to repair the throttle body as the vehicle ran radically, sporadically.

Also, one of the seat recliner levers broke; what's to be expected of cheap di-cast construction? For the most part, it has been a fairly decent small truck with inexpensive maintenance.

General Comments:

As far as comfort goes, the seats cannot recline in the standard cab as they hit the rear window.

The original exhaust system lasted 156,000+ miles and almost 9 years. Not bad. It cost over $500 to replace.

It has been running very flat (low power) and the new cat-converter glows red after only a couple of miles. I found a mouse nest under the air filter and cleaned it out, but it didn't correct the problem.

I replaced oxygen sensors, CKP sensor, both ignition coils, plugs and wires. The code reader cleared, but the problem persists.

Last hope lies in bad gas (the vehicle sat idle for months). May be in the dry gas which was methanol, the owners manual says "No-No" to this. I read it after the fact. A good truck, yet a dilemma. Sound familiar to anyone?

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

Review Date: 26th August, 2007

3rd Aug 2013, 19:04

I have a 1998 Chevy S-10 4 cylinder auto transmission; Have had it for 15 years, and have had some problems, but not too bad.

I replaced the cat. converter, alternator, IGR valve, water pump and heater coil. I know that sounds like a lot, but I am happy with it and it continues to run great, and gets not so great gas mileage, but decent. I only drive it around town; that being close to Chattanooga Tn. I drive it to play golf, haul garbage in and junk.

But overall I like it. The paint is dark green and shines like it is new, and I leave it sitting in the driveway all the time; it has never been garaged. I have been offered 5k for it, but didn't take it, so I intend to keep it until it quits. Like I said, I have spent some money on it, but not too much; less than a thousand dollars. It's a good truck, so I'm quite pleased with it.

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