2000 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews - Page 6 of 10

2000 Chevrolet S-10 Sport 2.2 inline 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 inline 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

Good start to building a fun little truck

Faults:

Fuel pump went out at about 80000 miles. Needed more horsepower in low rpm range, poor acceleration, but suspension was tight and well tuned. Rode comfortably, but interior was rather small. Transmission shifted easily and entire truck held up well. Good on gas and overall fun to drive. Well worth the money paid. Good vehicle to run around in.

General Comments:

This truck handles very well, but it needs a bit more power on takeoff and up hills. Good looking truck with lots of potential.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2006

2000 Chevrolet S-10 LS extended cab 4.3 V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired22 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

I would buy it again

Faults:

The third door latch broke.

Handle for passenger seat adjustment broke.

General Comments:

Car has been very reliable. No trouble with engine, drive train or accessories.

Overall, I have been very happy with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th November, 2005

2000 Chevrolet S-10 LS 4.3L V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance80200 miles
Previous carBuick Skylark

Summary:

Goodbye GM... hello Toyota

Faults:

Heater went after 69,000 miles. two dealerships could not repair heater.

General Comments:

S-10 has a poor ride. Otherwise, no other problems with vehicle besides heater.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th October, 2005

16th Oct 2005, 08:10

Doesn't sound too bad to me if that's really all that's gone wrong in 80k over 5 years.

18th Apr 2008, 15:19

Anyone reading all these reviews better see a pattern. My S10 was a complete piece of garbage. Without a doubt the worst vehicle I have ever owned.

I was somewhat patient with my other American made vehicles, but this one pushed me over the edge. I am now a happy Toyota and Honda owner. No American car company will ever get a dime of mine again.

I am born and raised in the USA, and all I've got to say is GO JAPAN; you guys know how to engineer and build a vehicle!!! Sure, we need people to Buy American.. people who like spending all their money on repairs, just so they can say they are patriotic.

2000 Chevrolet S-10 LS 4.3L V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired43 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carMercury Cougar

Summary:

My S-10 has been great.

Faults:

The problems that I have had with my S-10 were that the upper and lower ball joints needed to be replaced on the control arms, the power steering pump seal and the passenger side front wheel bearing needed to be replaced. I probably could have prevented having the upper and lower ball joints from being replaced if I had not been driving through a couple feet of water while off-roading and if I had greased them as often as I do now. The other problems were just bad luck. The front brakes started to give me a problem because they were not disengaging all the time after braking which ended up being a problem with the master cylinder, but the front brakes also needed to be replaced and the rotors turned because of this. These problems were fixed under my extended warranty when the truck was just over 3 years old.

General Comments:

Other than that, the S-10 has been great. I had the Rhino spray-on bed liner installed soon after I bought the truck and a soft tonneau cover. The 4.3L coupled with the 700R4 transmission is a great combination. The engine has good low-end torque for accelerating and hauling. I have helped people move many times and the eye-hooks in the bed are very handy when strapping things down. One time I loaded the bed with cinder blocks, which probably exceeded the payload capacity of the truck, and the truck had no problems with it. It handled drastically different, but that was expected with that much weight. I have had the truck for 6 years and it just hit 50,000 miles. Recently, the brakes needed to be replaced during an inspection. This was the first time for the rear brakes. The rotors in the rear also needed to be replaced. The front brakes were replaced and again the rotors were just turned. I am beginning to hear a squeaking noise when I drive in reverse, which I think is coming from the U joints on the drive shaft. But all in all, I am happy with my S-10. I was tempted to trade it in because of the good deals GM was having with their employee discount for everyone, but I have become very attached to it. I have heard that the engine and transmission can last even into the 200,000-mile range as long as there is regular maintenance done. All manufacturers have their lemons from time to time, we just hope that we do not get one. I will probably keep the truck as long as I can.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2005

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