2000 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews - Page 5 of 10

2000 Chevrolet S-10 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Cheaply manufactured

Faults:

Seat handles broke on my old s10 and my new s10.

Back window latch fell off along with all the other plastic in the vehicle.

Replaced fuel pump.

Replaced upper and lower ball joints.

Alternator went out at 25,000 miles.

Had to replace battery.

Replaced radiator cap there was a leak.

Replaced door pins.

General Comments:

This would be a great car, but it is very disappointing that all the plastic has fallen or broken off.

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

Review Date: 3rd February, 2006

2000 Chevrolet S-10 zr2 4.3 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carChevrolet C1500

Summary:

Disappointing interior comfort, good 'ole chevy drivetrain/performance

Faults:

Lower ball joints-replaced uppers and lowers along w/control arm bushings-$1000.

Transfer case--had clunking and "slack" in drivetrain (in 2wd drive) --$1500 for a used one w/50,00miles.

Replaced bad alternator.

Coolant leak--bad intake manifold gasket.

Slight oil leak--bad oil filter lines.

Third door no longer unlatches.

Some of the radio lights no longer work.

General Comments:

I bought this truck based on its aggressive looks and previous brand loyalty associated with the older full size chevys I've owned. That being said I'm a little disapointed in the fit and finish of the interior. I know these trucks aren't made with larger people in mind, but I'm only 5'9 195lbs and with a like sized passenger it feels a little crowded. I'll chalk that up to not being used to a compact truck, and not really a design problem. However, ever since I got the truck I noticed that I seem to really "roll over" the outside edge of the drivers seat when exiting the truck. At first I made a conciencous effort to "jump out" so I wouldn't wear the edge of the seat, but 70,000 miles later I just roll out like a normal person. The seat is not amused.

Whatever passed for support on the outside of the seat is gone, and I can feel the outside hinge bracket in MY seat, unless I lean in on the armrest while I'm driving. In short--the seats suck. The carlike seating position combined with the high ride height=worn out seat cushion. Leaning inward on the armrest has loosened and broken the armrest where it mounts to the floor in the front, and caused a lot of squeaks and rattles (plastic). Also I think the seat is about 4" too short, it doesn't give good support to my knees on trips over 80 miles (did I mention I'm 5'9?).

OK, on to the 3rd door. I really liked this feature early on, it makes loading groceries and cargo really nice. On the Z71 the 3rd door is on the passenger side. For the ZR2 it's on the drivers side. Like I said before really nice, when it works. Since around 130000miles I can't get it open. The top latch works, but the bottom won't release. OK, no biggie I'll just put up the seat to load stuff like in a 2dr ext cab. The problem is the squeaking and rattling from the body instability due to the 3rd door design. During moderate bumps and cornering I have a good bit of noise due to the fact the drivers door latches to the 3rd door. I'd take that as a tradeoff for the convenience if I could still open the damn 3rd door!

Interior cheapness not withstanding, I really like the truck. When I punch the gas it really takes off. (I added the K&N filtercharger). It almost feels like a turbo--a second of lag--then FOOM! The power seems to really kick in between 20-70mph. At 140000 miles I can't complain about the transfer case going out or the ball joints. Drivability-wise I love it, I just wish it had a tighter turning radius. It seems to take as much space to turn in parking situations as a full size. I guess that's due to the wide stance suspension package. Ah well, another trade-off. It wouldn't corner as well or be as stable off road otherwise.

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

Review Date: 30th January, 2006

4th Sep 2008, 21:19

I have a 2000 zr2 with 100k miles. The heater flaked out, the lights on the radio died, the cd player doesn't work, the passenger seat doesn't latch and the handle fell off, the slider window latch fell off, the fuel pump went bad, I had to replace the alternator and buy two new batteries. Now the transmission fluid pours out when I drive it - I carry quarts with me. No wonder GM is in trouble.

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