2001 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

2001 Chevrolet S-10 LX ZR2 4.3 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired41000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles
Previous carChevrolet C20

Summary:

GREAT!!

Faults:

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

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carFord Bronco II

Summary:

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

Faults:

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

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 vortec Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Great truck

Faults:

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

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.6 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

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

Faults:

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

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.0 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

Money pit not worth the money or the headache

Faults:

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

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 24 reviews