2001 Chevrolet S-10 LX ZR2 4.3 from North America




Third door handle replaced, driver's seat back adjust handle replaced, fuel pump replaced, brakes replaced, and lower ball joints replaced.

General Comments:

This little truck is reliable, solid, and well built. I haven't had any major transmission or engine problems at all. Love this little truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2010

2001 Chevrolet S-10 regular cab 2.2 4 cylinder from Mexico


Good interior, good motor, nice exterior, electrical system with some fails


Turn off the machine while running on way.

Fuel Gage unstable.

Lack of power on climbs.

Air noise from passenger door.

Radiator cover was cracked.

Noisy motor.

General Comments:

If don't know if the fuel pump is the cause of turning off the machine, I change the fuel filter but the problem doesn't stop; I will check the pressure before changing the pump, when the machine turn off while driving I need to try 4 or 5 times the Start before the machine turn on again.

I'm a little frustrated because with only me on this car driving in a climb (maybe 35ยบ) I need to get down from 5th to 4th and maybe at 3rd.

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

Review Date: 23rd August, 2008

2001 Chevrolet S-10 LS 4.3 V6 vortec from North America


Great truck


A/C compressor went out at 30000 miles. (under warranty)

Replaced plastic 3rd door handle three times. (finally put a stainless steel handle on)

General Comments:

Overall a great truck. Ride is very comfortable and it's a 4x4. Good handling and very reliable. Can handle pulling a load reasonably well, like a smaller farm tractor on a trailer. Gas mileage is around 18 - 20 MPG, not so good for a small truck. Full size gets this or close. 3rd door handle is/was plastic. They break easily and cost $30 to replace. I installed a new stainless steel handle for $25. Nice large side mirrors. Worth the money I paid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2008

2001 Chevrolet S-10 LS 2.2L from North America


It's not bad compared to most of the new junk out there


Well I'm not going to bad mouth the S10 too bad.

In the 2.2L S10, the transmission is weak and will break. It makes less gas mileage than the V6, and makes half the power.

I keep seeing people say they stall out. That is the ignition control module going out.

Other than that, it's a great little truck as new cars go, and if you're thinking about getting one, make sure it's a V6 with a manual transmission.

General Comments:

On single cab, if you're a tall person, you will hate the seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2008

2001 Chevrolet S-10 LS 4.3 V6 from North America


Money pit not worth the money or the headache


I own a 2001 s10 ext long-bed 4x4 with the 4.3 v6 and auto transmission. Nothing but a nightmare. the day I bought it the starter went out. Since I've owned it I've had to replace the following: both front hubs twice, brake shoes 3x, all front ball joints3x, both CV shafts twice, gears in rear axle twice, TPS, all 3 o-2 sensors,3rd door handle, recline lever (driver seat),thermostat, both front tie-rods, torsion bars bushings, bump stops on the a-arms, brake light switch, countless fuses, turn signal bulbs constantly, CD player, rear axle seals twice in the past year. There is a lot more than listed here. I can't even remember everything right now.

General Comments:

This truck has been nothing, but a money pit since I bought it. It gets poor gas mileage, does not hold its value at all, in my personal opinion it is a very poorly designed vehicle. The frame is too narrow for the length of the truck and it does not handle the power put out by the v6 very well at all. The suspension has not been altered at all on my truck, but it can't even fit the factory size tires up front; I have to put 30 inch tires on it instead of the 31 inch tires recommended by the manual. I will say I have not had any problems with the transmission, but I think that is the only thing I haven't had problems with. After owning this truck I will never buy another Chevy. I'm going back to dodge and that's where I'm staying.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th December, 2007

27th May 2014, 21:13

I've been owning a S10 ZR2 Chevy pickup for 13 years, and the only thing that broke so far is that plastic 3rd door handle, which I fixed with a homemade steel one!

And that driver's seat handle, which was fixed with a simple pair of small vise grips welded in place!

Overall review for mine, is 9.5 / 10.

Kick ass looking, performing, and reliable Chevy pickup!