2001 Chevrolet S-10 LS 4.3 from North America


Had some issues, But always gets me Home, and I love it


Annoying and expensive-Wiring harness melted, presumable from heat from engine-harness not insulated properly. Dealer wanted $1500 for replacement harness, did job myself using wires that costed me about $15, so far so good. Job took a week though.

Oil lines needed to be replaced, after 1 year already leaking again.

General Comments:

Other than those 2 issues, truck runs well and feels solid.

Replaced the laughable stock tires with some "truck" tires, now looks like the 4wd model, even though is 2 wheel drive. Also the change has improved rear payload.

Terrible gas mileage, not sure why, but 325 kilometres from 60 litres is pretty bad.-My previous silverado, which I sold thinking the S10 would be better on gas, got about the same mileage with the 4.8/4 speed auto combo.

Rear jump seats pretty much useless.

Comfortable to drive and sit in.

Power is decent with the 4.3 V6/automatic combo.

Despite some beefs with it, I love my S-10, and will be sad day when my wife forces me to part with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2007

2001 Chevrolet S-10 Crew cqpm 4x4 4.3L from North America


Total waste of metal and rubber


It was a total piece of crap.

It had a paint chip on the box; the dealer fixed it, but got red over-spray over the whole truck. Had the front bumper replaced due to the rubber molding warping.

General Comments:

I would NOT recommend an S-10 to my worst enemies.

The truck sucked, the dealerships sucked, and it got 10 miles to the gallon.

It was cramped and couldn't pull much, so I traded it in on an 02 Dodge RAM (full-size) Crew Cab with a 4.7L v8 that would get 17-22 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th April, 2007

25th Sep 2009, 11:46

C/mon 10 mpg???

18th Mar 2011, 13:06

The Dodge 4.7 liter doesn't get 17 mpg if you push it off a cliff. Mine never got more than 14 in all the years I owned it.

2001 Chevrolet S-10 ZR2 4.3LT (262CI) V6 from North America


Awesome truck one of my best buys


Lower ball joints needed replacing when the truck was purchased.

Not surprising - the seat latch on the drivers side was broken when the truck was purchased.

Left door hinge pins needed replacing soon after buying this truck. Cured third door and left door rattling on rough roads. Also cured wind noise at speed.

General Comments:

Bought this truck at a very good price because of the high mileage. The body colour is black, both the paint and body are in excellent shape, no dings or rust. The underbody still looks new. The repairs I have done to this vehicle are minimal considering the mileage.

I put synthetic oil in the truck about 4000 kilometers ago and it has not used any oil and the oil is just beginning to blacken now. The truck must have had synthetic oil in it for it's lifetime because I have no leaking seals after putting in the synthetic oil.

The engine runs like a clock and has lots and lots of torque, pulls very well. Fuel economy could be better, but that may be more of a case of my heavy foot simply because the truck is a blast to drive! This truck handles excellently and rides like a car, the enhanced suspension really does the trick.

I honestly cannot say anything bad about this truck, you would never know it had as many miles on it as it does because it drives like a newer vehicle. All in all a totally happy ZR2 owner, I wish all you ZR2 owners out there could say that!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2006

2001 Chevrolet S-10 ZR2 4.6 V6 from North America


Handles good, looks great, a classic some day


The previous owner spent around a thousand dollars on replacing a few things associated with wear and tear.

I replaced a thermostat myself.

The driver's side window stopped working due to loose wires, which I haven't yet taken care of.

I had to buy a new battery because the old one had cracked due to it being older than the truck. The mounting method of the cables to the terminals on the battery leave something to be desired--the winter contraction of the cables in Wisconsin's crazy climate caused the battery to crack and spill a cell.

Overall, I have paid a minimum of money fixing problems.

General Comments:

Thankfully, the previous owner treated the truck with kit gloves, which makes it easier on me. I know, however, that this model of truck has its own set of flaws that set in after owning it for a while, especially rusting of the exterior of the box.

That aside, the ZR2 is a very tough truck, both in appearance and performance. I think it has plenty of power, though I still felt the need to install an airaid air filter. I love the look and the feel of my truck. It is more comfortable than my 95 Grand Am (unless you're in the back seat) and it gets better gas mileage (the old car had a 4-cyl.)

The ZR2 is very accessorizable, but the one thing missing are aftermarket accessories with the ZR2 logo. GM still has it patented.

Hold on to your ZR2s, and keep them in good shape. With the demand for them and the fan obsession out there, combined with the susceptibility of the body to rusting, these trucks (which of course they no longer make) will be in great demand some day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2006