18th May 2008, 10:51

This owner sounds so ridiculous. "what things have gone wrong with the truck"= uhhhhh my garage had has a bad breaker...???

I agree with the guy above, you need to learn more about cars/trucks. Too many people have the mind set that you get in a car everyday put gas in it and you should never have problems. Well engine systems and tranny systems are very complex and need MAINTENANCE! All manufacturers have problems. Not long ago I was pulling out of my driveway and a New Mercedes was broken down in the middle of the street. I had to help them push it to the top of the street. Owner say its the 3rd alternator. I love Chevys all my family buy GM and we love em. You get exactly what you put into them. Treat em well!

26th Jun 2009, 07:33

Bought my 03 S10 new and now have 121,000km/75600mi and have nothing but great luck. Have replaced a few minor maintenance items but nothing serious. Getting 22 mpg city and 28 hwy with the 4.3 engine. What is there to complain about. Like the others said, you get out what you put in. Spend a few bucks on regular maintenance and you won't have any problems. Quit complaining.

12th Jul 2009, 21:16

I have a 2003 S10.. works great still with 90,000 miles!

10th Jan 2011, 00:40

Well you guys seem to be impressed by your GM having like 90,000 miles.

I'll tell you what I have: 4 Ford Rangers; 1988; 1993; 1999 and 2010. The 88 has 215,000 miles, the 93 has 425,000 miles and the 99 has 295,000 miles and I can hook up to any S10 and pull them all day long.

So I think that's better than your GMs!

25th Mar 2015, 15:16

I have a 2003 Chevy S10 ZR2 4.3, and have 357000 miles on it and it runs like new, and I will gladly hook up to any of your Ford Rangers because I have not lost a race nor pull to a Ranger. In fact I have pulled so many Rangers out of the mud that I have lost count. Nothing Ford (Found on road dead) will ever make can compare to anything GM puts out.

25th Mar 2015, 21:08

Call me a skeptic, but the Ranger has 25 more HP than your truck, and theoretically should not lose in any race.

28th Mar 2015, 08:54

We had a new Chevrolet S-10 automatic and a new Ford Splash manual trans in the past. The S-10 was extended and very car like with a nice ride. Liked the rear opposing seats.

The red Splash was very cool looking, but had a bone jarring ride. Big tires and a short wheelbase. Saw the Splash on Baywatch on TV and just ran out and bought a new one. It was a very sharp truck when first introduced. It was actually pretty inexpensive to buy. Because the ride was so poor, it had little mileage on it when sold. It got a lot of thumbs up.

Of the two, the nicer one for us overall was the S-10. Buying these new, few issues were ever encountered. In time many step up to a larger truck.

We have since bought new Silverado trucks. The first was just an Artic white Silverado 1500 long bed, brand new work truck with just a 6. Had air and wind up windows. Not even carpet. But even better than the smaller trucks we owned prior. Good on gas and more versatile. I would strongly recommend even a slightly used late model 6 cylinder bare bones Silverado vs a new small truck. You will never go back. Just make sure you order one with air. With power steering and brakes, it's been our personal favorite truck to buy the past 11 years.

13th May 2016, 03:57

I worked at the GM Truck and Bus assembly plant in Dayton Ohio. I can state that if I didn't get the GM discount I would buy a Ford. I see how Chevys are assembled; I will pass.

13th May 2016, 21:05

I also saw the advanced tooling in a plant. Especially the DC Electric controlled tooling with smart transducers. If there's an issue, a ring of lights on the tool alert the operator. Even modern cordless with Bluetooth technology are being utilized. My 2 cents.