6th Sep 2004, 10:59
I have a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 ZR2 and it has 110000 kms. I drive a lot, and it has not caused no problem with me yet. The only thing I had to replace on it, was the alternator. At this mileage, I would think the driveline would become weak or loose, but all the front end is still going strong. These little trucks are strong, and can go through anything. I take my truck 4x4ing a lot, and this truck does whatever I want it to do. It's nice to have a truck like these because I have put on after market parts in my truck such as throttle body spacers, lift kit, etc and no problems with them. I think when you are interested in buying a truck especially used look over the truck like you were a mechanic in his own shop to find the little problems.
5th Oct 2004, 22:15
My truck has 50000 miles on it and I have not had a problem with it yet. The only complaint I have is with the leaf springs. They creak and pop and squeak. I have tried to fix this many times. Anybody have a way to fix this for good? Please Email me at email@example.com. My name is Doug. Thank you.
5th Mar 2005, 09:55
Unfortunately, the guy above has a lemon. I have a '98 ZR-2 with 135,000 miles on it and it has never given me any troubles whatsoever. It looks great & tough, is tough, good gas mileage and feels very sure footed. The wide stance package (ZR-2) is great! All that I have replaced is the fan belt and tires!! I had a Toyota once, and it had problems. It just goes to show that ANY auto manufacturer can make a lemon. It is just a fact of the manufacturing world. Good thing is that they are always getting better. They are all making good trucks, it is my opinion that GM trucks are a cut above the rest. So, let's support OUR own economy and buy American trucks, GM, Ford, or Dodge.
1st Feb 2006, 17:55
I am having the same problem with brake-lights staying on in my '98 S-10. On advice from a mechanic I replaced the brake-light switch, then the turn signal switch. The parts were not free and neither replacement fixed the problem. I then cleaned the junction box that goes between the firewalls. This helped, but has not completely cured the problem. At times the brake-lights still remain on.
21st Aug 2006, 10:00
I want to clear something up.
Everyone always says, (I laugh at them), you have to support your economy and buy American. Well guess again. Look around and you find that almost all of the American vehicles nowadays are being made overseas and vehicle manufactures like Toyota, Nissan, and Honda are being made in the USA. So to support our economy choose one of those brands. I'm not saying anyone is better than the other, I'm just clearing up all the lies. In the past it was different. Now there has been a total 180. American = built overseas. Asian = built in America.
21st Aug 2006, 19:26
The post concerning Japanese vehicles made in the USA is a slight myth...
The majority of money that is generated will practically always find its way back to Japan etc...
The latter was forced upon the Japanese car manufacturer by the US Government concerning a trade agreement.
Sadly, the above is just the tip of the iceberg, this dilemma was never intended to get so out of hand as displayed today; snow ball effect!
The idea of saying "built in America, proud to be American" is simply a novelty.
The USA business man is probably the biggest thief on the planet, He/She will take advantage of every situation where money is involved.
As a consumer we are helpless, until our Government decides to step in and re-build the USA into a manufacturing country along with regulating trade in a proper manner we really have very little say.
Do not be persuaded into thinking you must buy from the country in where you reside.
You work hard for your money, buy what you like!