2000 Chevrolet S-10 LS 4.3 from Sweden


Right owner, and the truck lives

General Comments:

I had a '96 ext. cab with 2.2 manual. Just ran perfect all the way. Just changed it for a '00 FWD 4.3/auto in what I can see very good condition.

I think the S10 is a good size for a play pick-up truck, and useful as well. Have had trucks from a ยด56 to this one over 35 years now.

Ohh yessss, I miss my California Yellow '56 with 350/400 combo!

Best regards/ swedp.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2009

2000 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2.2 from North America


Righteous little truck


Replaced fuel pump at 70,000.

Upper and lower balljoints replaced.

Rear U-Joint replaced at 130000 miles. Other 2 are original.

General Comments:

Best little "Gutless" wonder I have ever owned. Not many vehicles out there will let you rack up 242000 miles in 8 years and still be around. Wish it had more power, but hey, it has done its job and owes me nothing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2008

2000 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2.2 litre from North America


Needs way more power


At about 63,000 miles the radiator blew.

Then a couple of thousand miles later, the valve cover gasket blew.

General Comments:

I hate that I got the 4-cylinder model; it has no power at all. I put on a cold air intake, and Dynomax exhaust, and that gave it a lot more power. But still it has sorry performance, but good gas mileage.

It has a 2&3 inch drop and 16" wheels, and it still rides good. The seats are very comfortable, but the latches are broken on the passenger side, so it's all the way back or all the way forward. And the 3rd door handle breaks all the time; I have replaced it 5 times in 35,000 miles.

I wish after-market companies made more power adding parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2008

29th Jan 2013, 15:48

I have owned my 2000 S-10 since it was new; best truck I've ever owned. I had to replace the alternator, brakes, tires, battery and a few lights.

Other than that, one of the most reliable vehicles with over 175,000 miles on it. If you want a truck that's faster or more powerful, go buy a full size truck.

2000 Chevrolet S-10 LS 4.3 Vortec from North America


Poor quality, high maintenance


Ball joints.

3rd door handle broke.

Oil lines broke.

Seat adjust handle broke.

CHECK ENGINE light always on.

Pittman arm.

Idler arm.

General Comments:

I kept this truck garaged, and I babied it. On top of that, I only put 10k miles on it per year. But it doesn't matter.. these trucks are so poorly engineered and manufactured, that it WILL break, regardless of it being babied. The front suspension is fragile, and the interior is cheap.

The ONLY good thing I can say about this truck is the gas mileage.. If you drive like a little old lady and don't romp on the gas pedal, it can get very good mileage.

I would never recommend a S-10 to anyone, and am glad to say mine is getting traded in for a Tundra.

I always owned American trucks, but never ever again, after the experience with this Chevy, and the Ford before it. GM should be ashamed of this vehicle. It's criminal in this day and age to produce a vehicle that is this bad. With the quality Toyota and other foreign companies are famous for, no one should buy one of these.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th March, 2008

2000 Chevrolet S-10 LS 4.3 V6 from North America


Hello GM goodbye Toyota and Nissan!!


Replaced serpentine belt 191000.

Replaced door handle on 3rd door (extended cab door) 198000.

General Comments:

This has been a great truck so far. I had to replace the serpentine belt when I first purchased the truck because the previous owners hadn't changed it in 4 years and it was cracked and worn (typical belt wear). The door handle broke on the extended cab door, but it was very inexpensive and easy to replace. My biggest complaint with the truck is the thirsty 4.3 V6, but hey I knew that when I bought it. This truck has lots of power at almost 200000 miles! Pulls a boat and camper with no problems. Very peppy engine! The interior is in great shape as well as the exterior. This truck has a smoother, quieter ride than my wifes 2002 Mazda Protege (just ask her).

I had until recently owned a Nissan Sentra and a Toyota pickup. The Toyota was just pure crap!! It always gave problems and was never a dependable ride. The Nissan was better, it never left me walking like the Toyota did on several occasions.

I think GM has come a long way in recent years and the best is yet to come. I might would consider another Nissan, but Toyota will never get another penny from me. My heart is set on Chevy for now. This is the 4th Chevy I have owned and they have all been GREAT!!!

Please Toyota lovers, no hate mail. If you like Toyota then buy Toyota, but don't try to change my mind because it isn't happening.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th February, 2008

19th Feb 2008, 11:53

I agree with you 100%. I owned a 1990 Toyota truck with a little over 100000 miles on it and I had it in the shop many times. Also my uncle owned a Toyota van and it was junk!! He finally sold his van and bought a Ford Ranger and he loves it. Myself I sold my Toyota truck and bought a Dodge truck and I haven't had to do a single thing to it except regular oil changes and such. My uncle and I both vowed we would never buy a Toyota again. Which reminds me, I think my father in laws Camry is due out of the shop today!!! p.s. I always take very good care of my vehicles. They always get serviced when due.