1986 Chevrolet S-10 User Reviews

1986 Chevrolet S-10 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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cavaliers10 writes:
1986 Chevrolet S-10 Review
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5

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Great power reliable

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A little old

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Good Ol Truck — It has great power for a 2.8 decent four wheel drive its long wheel base and the good part its orange we've haulers a ton of gravel in it but all in all its a really good truck for all.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tim writes:
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I'm the only one who has one like it.

Cons

roadster+rain and cold= sucks

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How To Burn Through Sawsall Blades — Nothing stock left. All done in my 2 car garage. Looks kinda cool and only have about $2500 invested in whole thing. Has 350 v8 with ported quickburn heads and solid lift cam. Engine set back 9" from factory 2.8 mounts, cab set back one foot and dropped. Over two foot bobbed from frame ends. When finished (air bagging right now) will be waist high at windsheild.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tyler writes:
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Re-built it myself------had fun doin it

Cons

Has absolutley no power at all

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1986 Chevy S-10 — Dad bought it as a project to learn how to do body work on. Was a rust bucket when I got it and turned out pretty good. Is a fun truck to jus cruise around in but not exactly one to throw you back in your seat lol

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Chris writes:
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Powerful, Smooth, and an experience to ride in.

Cons

Nothing was bad on this truck.

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Full Throttle Mayhem — At 115 Horsepower, The 151 Iron Duke was a large engine for a truck that barely weighed 750 lbs. With a 4 speed Borg Warner T-5 Transmission, This truck hauled more than ass. Topping out at nearly 140 mph, this truck would shake incredibley and lift off the ground. The white walls were a nice touch, but I never completed the truck. I sold it to buy my 96. Although the truck sold for 1,200 after being completely rebuilt and originally purchased for 100 bucks. I miss it. 28 mpg. and the front end would lift if you were on a hill trying to pull out.. this truck was almost too much to handle... Almost.

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Austin writes:
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Good on gas, small, nice, is great for modifications, AND ITS A CHEVY

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only fits two people(three if you squeeze), the four cylinder is powerful, but not that fast,

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Good Little Truck ( Bangin) — This truck is Bangin'. It is small so its easy to park and clean. the enterior is stylish for that of a 1986 model. a nice truck overall. it has a 4 cylinder engine in it so it gets around 25-28 MPG. so itll save a bunch on gas. it also comes in handy when moving furniture or whatever. this truck is like a blank palet when it comes to modifications, you can jack it up and put big tires on it, or you can put 22's on it like a donk( my choice), or you can put bags on it and drop it. whatever you want can be done to this truck. you came keep the four cylinder in it for gas mileage or you can drop in a V8 for more power or make it a racer.

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Jesse writes:
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fast and sexy

Cons

purple

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One Sexy V8ed S10 — its a mint 1986 s10 with built 355 v8 and a th350 for trans. its a american truck so there is no rust what so ever, which you just dont find in NB.everything on this truck is brand new....the motor might have 1 mile on and a few hrs of running time

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Michael writes:
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5

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mods, reliability

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no power

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I Like Them, Especialy Mine! — well... regularly, with the 2.8, its a slow truck with a real loose rear end in the winter. but its a cool truck and mods galore

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Aaron writes:
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fast, fun and unique

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looked like crap

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Fastest Thing I Ever Drove..and I Have Driven Over 20,000 Cars — belltech 5" lowering kit with rool pan bumper, 92 s10 chrome front end, shaved door handles, cowl induction hood, crushed black velvet interior, roll cage, b and m mega shifter turbo 350 trans with a shift kit, 66 327 v8 from a 66 corvette, demon 620cfm carberator, headers custom exhaust, hei distributor, no room under the hood, battery in the trunk.

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Ian writes:
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Rock Solid, amazing

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None!

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My Chevy S-10 — Like the ford F150, The Chevy S-10 is build to last, and Last it does!. This 20 year old truck runs and out performs my friends Ford Ranger 2003. The Chevy S-10 was one of if not the best car chevy has rolled out of there factory.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Steve writes:
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3

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I can't remember any

Cons

Pretty much the whole truck

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Typical High School Vehicle — It was ugly, loud, horrible on gas (it leaked what it didn't burn), uncomfortable, slow, and falling apart, but it my high school vehicle. The only major problem that developed in the year I owned it was a problem somewhere between the engine and transmission, but no one knew for sure what it was. It started me into off-roading, where the horrible ground clearance and massive lack of power and proper gears made it a non-performer.

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2004 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Great Overall Truck By Cakana

I got this truck for a daily driver and for the snow. It drives great and handles very good in the snow. Only things bad are the size of the truck bed and it eats through gas with its V6 engine. Read More

Great Vehicle That Could Use A Slightly Better Gas Economy By Zane

acceleration above par braking smooth and not too sudden handles fantastic, great power steering build only issue is the common one that chevrolets have which is the front left tire has an issue that ... Read More

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2003 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Great Little 4x4 Extended Cab Truck By Cars25c

This truck is great. It gives you a lot of things that the bigger trucks do with the fuel mileage of a little truck. The 4x4 works great, you can haul things, pull a trailer and take more than two peo... Read More

Work Truck By FordTough1989

Its great and works fine for a daily commuting car. not much power with a straight 4. getting to work and back is no prob. I don't like how it dosent take much at all to fishtail even with brand n... Read More

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2002 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

My S10 By chuckman

I bought this as my third S 10. It was in another state and we went and bought it. it has been a great truck a work horse when needed and a family vehicle as well. I used it for long and short trips. Read More

Could Be Better By tr2467

its a truck does what it should although not very fuel efficient because of a crappy intake design but other than that it has been a very reliable good truck good if you don't like driving a truck be... Read More

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Great Truck By Kyle_Long

Wasn't sure about the truck at first. Bought it for my son, then he got wife's Yukon after she graduated college. I drove it for the last year, and was surprised of the gas mileage, and actually how... Read More

Fun To Drive By RICH1LT

Loved taking it to car shows and winning trophies took 1st & 2nd place alot. the only neg thing was it was a 4 cyl and when the air was on it cound not get out of its own way. but i loved working on... Read More

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2000 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

7 Of 10 Overall By treedoc

its a great truck likes ball joints good gas mileage its a little small but great to run around town in. I wish all car were a little simpler to work on . so you don't have to go to a computer to find... Read More

S10 By bwiles711

Breaking was quick, vision was good (small blind spot areas), the manual transmission was fun to drive. Great gas milage for a 4WD vehicle. Had a bed liner for hauling whatever you want to, and had ... Read More

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