2002 Chevrolet S-10 LS 4.3 Liter V6 from North America


Great, simple truck with decent gas mileage and power


3rd door sticks sometimes.

General Comments:

Awesome truck. Exactly what we needed it for.

We get 20 mpg driving through metro Phoenix everyday. The 6 cylinder has surprising power, even on the highway. The ride is smooth and actually feels like a truck (something we didn't like about the Frontier and Tacoma).

I haul stuff all over town and this is just the most perfect, simple truck. We have the LS with the extended cab, which is enough room to put groceries and such. It holds more than you would think in the bed, and can pull quite a bit as well.

When we were looking for trucks, it looked like the same year, same mileage foreign truck ran about $2000 dollars more. We just didn't like the feel of them, they felt more like cars. And I am biased when it comes to GM, since my dad worked there for 38 years. Each company puts effort into certain vehicles, and they used to put effort into these S-10's.

I don't know about the 5 cylinder engine in the Colorado's... but the 4.3 liter (which was also in my 85' Monte Carlo) has been a proven, reliable engine. I like how trans shifts and the suspension feels great. My dad drove his 94' s-10 over 200k miles, and we beat the crap out of it on country roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2006

2002 Chevrolet S-10 LS Vortex V6 4.3L from North America




Other than my right windshield wiper control arm broke... nothing has gone wrong with the ZR2.

General Comments:

I love my ZR2. It is not just a truck, but an addiction. I love modifying my Z for looks. I'm big into Off Roading and the Z never has let me down :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2006

2002 Chevrolet S-10 LS ZR2 4.3 Liter from North America


Bitchin' mini-truck, full-size durability


Well, when I first started it to drive it off the dealer lot it ran as if it was missing on one cylinder. I think that when they washed it, a spark plug wire got too wet as I could hear the spark itself. When it warmed up, no problems.

General Comments:

- Transmission tunnel is rather wide causing my right knee to bend at an unreasonable angle causing long drive discomfort.

- Rattles and wind leaks are omnipresent, as with any s-10, I don't care.

_ Overall lack of horsepower, refined transmission almost makes up for this.

+ Good trail capability for a stock mini-truck.

+ They finally fixed the severely anemic brakes of the s-10. It actually does not scare my wife to drive this thing.

+ Real 8.5" rear axle with a locker that works.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2006

2002 Chevrolet S-10 LS 4.3L from North America


Not worth the money I'm paying for it


This truck has been nothing but problems, the first day I drove it off the lot I heard noises in the drive-shaft. The rear u-joints had to be replaced and they were, covered under the extended warranty. Then the 3rd door handle broke a nice 100 dollar fix then finally my trans just went with only 39000 miles on it! It's been problems so far, but I still love her, but next time I'll, but a Toyota.

General Comments:

Handles nice, and its got go with the 4.3L.

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

Review Date: 11th September, 2004

2002 Chevrolet S-10 LS 4.3 V6 from North America


A repair shop's dream


Everything has gone wrong with this truck. I bought it around 18,000 miles and it ran like a dream. Since then, things have just been going wrong constantly. Here is a list of all that has gone wrong. All were fixed under warranty except the third door handle.

Cracked oil pan and leaking front crank seal had to be fixed.

Crank sensor was bad and replaced.

Belt tensioner went bad and was replaced.

Intake manifold gaskets leaked and had to be replaced.

Front shocks were leaking and had to be replaced.

Weatherstripping on the bottom of the window came loose and had to be fixed.

The middle vent inside the car broke and had to be replaced.

Window wiper module went bad and had to be replaced.

Front brakes needed to be fixed.

Third door handle broke and I fixed that. This was the first and only thing to go wrong after warranty.

This truck also hesitates to shift down when accelerating. It vibrates bad on takeoff. The steering is also jerky. It makes a lot of fan noise from the engine when taking off as well that it didn't do before replacing the intake manifold gaskets. The dealer cannot find anything wrong with these and says they are normal.

General Comments:

This truck has very good performance when it is running. It is very quick. It rides good for a little truck. Cornering is very soft on this truck. If you are looking to buy one of these trucks, make sure you have an extended warranty. You will need it!

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

Review Date: 23rd March, 2004

12th Apr 2007, 17:15

The people that write in to these should know that every manufacturer and every car line going has problems that are common and sometimes not common. Vehicles are designed and built by humans and are not perfect.

4th Sep 2008, 21:18

These problems you mentioned are relatively minor and not that big a deal.

There are a lot of mechanical garbage cans out there, and 99.99% of them are built by the famous four-letter F-word, encircled in a blue oval. It could have been much worse.