2000 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews - Page 4 of 10

2000 Chevrolet S-10 LS V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired17000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carFord Econoline

Summary:

Broken seat frame handle mounts is guaranteed to aggravate everyone that sits in the vehicle

Faults:

Both seat frame handle mounts broke. Found that when these seat handles break, it is not the actual handle that breaks, but the pot-metal knob - part of the seat frame, that snaps off flush with the edge of the seat frame, inside the cushion. You cannot simply buy new seat handles to fix this. Only way to fix it is to replace the seat frame part, which yes, is surrounded by the cushion and fabric. I know two other owners that had the same happen to their seat handles, one a 1998 S-10, the other a 1999 S-10.

Third door handle broke, which is the only item I will afford to fix. The seat frame handle mount (some people refer to them simply as the seat handles) should be recalled, as they are unrealistically cost prohibitive for most people to pay for.

General Comments:

I cannot believe that Chevrolet does not consider a recall on these seat handles, and here is why: Every time I reach for a seat handle to simply adjust the comfort level of the tilt of my seat (passenger or driver), I am reminded to not buy another Chevrolet. Rather than spend advertising money on TV, radio, or other marketing - word of mouth coupled with simple usability reminders like this will eventually erode any good GM reputation that exist. I am often reminded by my ever present problem of my simple yet broken seat frame handle mounts to not buy a GM product again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th December, 2007

24th Jan 2008, 12:44

I agree, every time I sit in my S-10 lots of things remind me of why not to buy another GM. This is a very costly vehicle to keep on the road, but strangely enough, very reliable. I have not experienced any drive train issues, and I use mine to pull a 2700lb pop up camper. This thing is an enigma. Lots of things are obviously cheap, and break, but this thing is also strong and reliable. It leaves you scratching your head.

12th Jan 2009, 13:22

My Chevy S-10 ZR2 seat handle broke also, just on the passenger side. My 3rd door handle also broke. Also my fuel pump has went out 3 times. Sadly enough I love my truck. There are certain things that make me keep it.

2000 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2.2 Liter from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

A piece of excrement

Faults:

Both Front Door hinges wore out at 25000 miles, but I didn't realize what the problem was until the warranty ran out. Guy at body shop said this is a common problem. Passenger reclining seat handle snapped off. Gasket for the oil filter housing to engine block blew at 36523 miles. Have had a rear window leak since day one. Two starters and two front end brake jobs has to be done every 20,000 miles.

General Comments:

I will NEVER buy another Chevy and I have owned 4 of them. Friend of mine works at a GMC plant and the joke is "get them out the door and let the dealer worry about fixing them".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st October, 2006

2000 Chevrolet S-10 ZR2 V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A good toy for the money

Faults:

The usual stuff, others have mentioned. The seat levers broke within months of buying, I replaced them with vise grips, that seems to work very well.

The rear door handle broke, I fixed that myself.

Alternator went out about a year after I got it, that was kind of expected though, since it just hit 50,000 miles at the time.

Battery replaced.

Serpentine belt, but I consider those maintenance.

The driver-side door recently came loose.

And the oil cooling line sprung a wicked leak. It was kind of an expensive fix, but I found a preventive measure for it.

Paint on the edge of the bed is chipping.

Brakes need more consistent replacing than my last car.

General Comments:

Overall, this is a good truck, it has a lot less maintenance and repair issues than my last car, although it really isn't as tough.

The interior is great, no wear or sun damage or anything like that. The back of the cab is surprisingly roomy.

I replaced the factory tires with Bridgestone Dueler AT's, and that seemed to improve winter driving, and wet weather driving very well.

The engine behaves very well, I have never had any issues with it.

Best of all, it's a great off road driver, and very fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd February, 2006

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 35 reviews