1998 Chevrolet S-10 Owner Ratings & Reviews

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 - Still running perfectly at 220,000+ miles

Charles
Hazel Dell, Washington
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
Performance
4.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
2.0
Reliability
5.0
It's a good little truck for what it is. It's dependable and safe. It's still running well with over 220,000 miles. Great for people that want a daily-driver they can occasionally take off-road.
Story
One time my buddy went off the road in his Ford Bronco on Larch Mountain. I was able to pull him out of the ditch with this little s10!
Pros
Very little maintenance Performs well even with high mileage Highway gas mileage is much higher than expected (25-27 mpg) Strong motor Great transmission Easy to work on Can haul quite a bit Surprisingly good off-road
Cons
Poor gas mileage in city (approx. 16-17 Mpg) Gets very hot when driving on mountains Interior plastics of poor quality, break Plastic insert/interior lining on doors cracks very easily Suspension Repairs often are expensive Parts are hard to come by

1998 Chevrolet S-10 - Simple, no frills, not reliable

DG
Elgin, Illinois
Overall
2.0
Value
2.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
2.0
Fuel Economy
2.0
Reliability
1.0
I purchased this vehicle from an online site. I was in need of a pickup truck and the price seemed right at the time. The pictures online showed the truck as clean and well cared for. I like that I was a pickup truck. I like that it had air conditioning. I like that it was only a 4 cylinder, which I was hoping would save on gas mileage. I purchased the car used, so I had little to go on for the history of maintenance. Needless to say I bought someone else's problems. Not long after I purchased the car I ran into all sorts of problems. The most vexing issue was with intermittent starts. I had the car looked at by several services shops including a dealer. No one could seem to find anything wrong with the car. It took repeated trips to service shop and many needless repairs before ... (more)
Story
My wife and I like to garden. So we went to the local farm to pickup some compost. On the day we went it had rained a day or two before so the compost was really wet and heavy. Since it was a weekend and we needed to get this done. We loaded up the back. At any rate it was really heavy and loaded my truck down pretty good. It was like doing one of the low rider cars because of the excessiv... (more)
Pros
Small working truck with a nice size bed for hauling stuff. Nice efficient 2.2 liter 4 cylinder motor, which is decent on gas. Reliable air conditioner. Solid timeless style.
Cons
Poor quality for just about everything you could imagine. I've had electrical issues since I've owned the car and continue to have issues with the radio and power charger for electrical devices. The transmission went out, but since it was used I have no idea how it was treated. I never had an issue with the transmission on my foreign car which had almost double the amount of miles on it. The breaks wear fast and the replacement parts are cheaply made. I don't know a shop that's using higher quality parts.