2000 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews - Page 8 of 10

2000 Chevrolet S-10 ZR-2 4.3L from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Good mid size 4x4, sporty

Faults:

This is about my 2000 Chevy ZR2 4x4.

Like others on this site I recently had a problem with breaking off the lever to recline the driver's seat. I was not pulling overly hard, and the lever just came off in my hand. The seat got stuck in the forward position and it was very difficult to get it back again.

This truck uses a lot of gas: 16 mpg average.

The 4WD works really great, just press a button. The 4.3L is a must for this truck, plenty of power.

I have a limited slip differential on my ZR-2, which makes both rear wheels always spin out on the snow, much more easily than expected. It's easy to fishtail in 2WD, but basically never in 4WD.

Interior is great, stock audio quality is fair to poor.

Have had some problems with the 3rd door handle sticking, but hasn't broken yet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2003

2nd Feb 2005, 19:04

I have recently purchased a 2000 Chevy S-10 SS. It was used when I bought it of course, and it has been a great truck I like it very much, especially since the guy that owned the truck before me put in a custom sliding sun roof. Someone had said earlier that they didn't have a problem with the third door handle other than it was sticking. Well, mine was sticking too and now it's broken. I've been trying to find the part recently and it's annoyingly difficult. One of the great things about the truck is though, the parts are cheaper than other cars, so is the insurance.

2000 Chevrolet S-10 ZR2 4.3 Vortec V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 Vortec V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired32500 miles
Most recent distance47000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Like A Rock

Faults:

Nothing except there is a noise coming from the front, they think its the hub bearing.

General Comments:

This isn't bad for a small truck, but not at all what I expected.

The engine is the only plus I believe in the truck, very reliable.

Very nice having the third door in the extended cab.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2003

2000 Chevrolet S-10 Extended Cab 4 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired186 miles
Most recent distance50400 miles
Previous carNissan Pickup

Summary:

Gutless Truck

Faults:

I purchased my 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup new in March 2001. I traded a 1984 Nissan Pickup that had 350,000 miles on the original engine and 5-speed transmission. The guy who purchased my Nissan says that it now has over 400,000 miles with the same engine and transmission without any problems. I never did anything to the truck other than replace the battery, tires, wiper blades and brakes. What a different story with the S-10 pickup. The first year I owned it I had it in the shop 14 times with problems ranging from the rear seal being replaced, the brakes being replaced, the brakes failing four times, the fuel pump replaced, seals in the engine and transmission leaking and being replaced, the air- conditioner failing numerous times and still not working properly, the handle to recline the seat breaking off, the passenger seat not staying secure and gliding back and forth as you accelerate or use the brake, a rear gear going out and having to be replaced, and numerous other problems with the truck. It has the 4-cylinder engine and is gutless. The stereo system works great, the ride of the truck is awful. I feel as though I am riding over a washboard when I drive it. It is very discouraging when you purchase a new vehicle and am afraid to drive it more than 50 miles from home. The purchase price was over $19,000 and I still owe a little over $8,000 and will trade this truck for either a Nissan or Toyota so that I will have a dependable vehicle as soon as it is paid off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th September, 2003

15th Nov 2005, 01:20

I had 2000 s-10 and loved it. I had to sell it in 2004 to help out some family, but would gladly buy another. As to your comment on the truck being gutless; any truck with a 4 banger is gutless. Nobody should buy a truck with a 4 cylinder engine. The 4.3 V6 is one of the best engines ever made. I have seen several with nearly 200,000 miles on them and they still squall the tires leaving the line and pull anything a normal person would need. So, to anyone considering the S-10, get the V6 and you won't have the trouble others have had. The ride is not like a luxury car, but it's a truck. The rear end is light, like all trucks, and the suspension is set up to take a payload. If you want a great ride, buy a town car. If you want a truck, expect some bumps and get the right amount of power. The S-10 is a great truck.

7th Dec 2005, 14:53

I too have a 2000 S10 and wow have I had problems! My master cylinder has gone out twice, now somethings up with the transmission, my headlights won't stay balanced and people think I drive with my high beams on all the time. My driver door hangs funny all of a sudden so when I close it I have to lift up on the door. My driver seat handle also broke off, and the black weather strip outside of the windows will not stay secure so when I roll up my window they go with it! Its been nothing, but problems! If anyone else has these problems please email me and let me know if you were able... cheaply to get them repaired! I have no idea what to do about any of them! Thanks! cherishedtiger@hotmail.com.

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