13th Jun 2004, 00:24
I totally disagree with the comments of it being a poor quality truck. I think as long as you take care of your truck, it will take care of you. I own a 93 s-10 v-6, at 120,000mi. no major work has been done, I took a corner way too fast and the driver's side ball joint gave out, but I did not grease the zerts in forever. Brakes only had to be changed once, and then they were not in bad shape. I have never had a problem and not been able to fix it myself, and I am nowhere near a mechanic. Only engine mod is a K&N air filter, and that little truck has great acceleration... no problem passing others from the city streets to the Interstate. My truck is still running strong, with mostly original equipment. I will never get rid of this truck, and if I had the money, I would collect them..SERIOUSLY!!!
13th Jan 2006, 21:53
I disagree with the 1993 s-10 v6's being junk, I had a 93 s-10 pickup with a 4.3 and so far I have 260,000 miles on the orignal engine and transmission and all the work that has been done to either is all maintenance, even with the mileage the engine still has enough power to get all the work done that I need it to do.
24th Apr 2006, 18:41
I strongly disagree with the comment of 1993 Chevrolet v-6's being bad engines! I own a '91 4x4 4.3L S-10 blazer (this is the same engine that would be found under the hood of any '93 model) with 178,000 miles on it, no major problems, I JUST PERFORM ROUTINE MAINTENANCE on my vehicles. Also I own a '93 S-10 pickup with a 2.8L V-6,in my opinion another wonderful engine (179,000 miles). Of course you can always get a bad vehicle in any make or model, but take into consideration that if you buy a used car, that it has already been USED by the previous owner or owner's and possibly ABUSED as well, which can lead to problems down the road.
26th May 2010, 11:36
I have a 1993 Chevy Blazer 4X4 with the 4.3 V-6. It has been a great vehicle for me. It has about 140K since I have owned it. Only been a couple of things done to it; had to replace the fuel pump and the injectors, and replace the radiator.
But these are just things that will fail due to wear and tear.
I did not take good care of the fuel system, so it was probably more my fault than the car. I keep the oil and filters changed, and have it serviced on a routine basis.
The power window motors are bad, but I don't really want to spend $200 to get them fixed.
It smokes a little after sitting overnight, as it has some oil passing through the valve stems when it is first started when the gaskets are cold. But it does not use enough oil to add in between servicing.
It has never left me stranded, which I cannot say about some other cars that I have had in the past.
It is a great car in the winter, and does well in snow.
I could not ask for a more dependable car, and I am planning on running as long as I can.
Even if it were to start having a few issues, I would rather pay for a little maintenance than have a $400 a month car payment, plus the insurance is inexpensive on a near 20 year old vehicle.
18th Oct 2010, 09:12
This truck is amazing! Whoever said it's a hunk of junk because it needed a timing chain replacement needs to learn about vehicles. Timing chains don't last forever!
I don't even know much about vehicles but what I do know is that timing chains/belts need replacement every 60,000 to 90,000 miles. If it ran like a charm, then simply needed that done after 50,000+ miles of usage, you just proved our point! This vehicle rocks. Timing chains/belt, fluid changes, and brakes are all a part of maintaining a vehicle.
If is breaks down because you failed to do one of these, the driver failed, not the vehicle.