1986 Chevrolet S-10 User Reviews

1986 Chevrolet S-10 Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"ride" 2 reviews
"modifications" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 13 1986 Chevrolet S-10 reviews.

Aaron writes:
1986 Chevrolet S-10 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

fast, fun and unique

Cons

looked like crap

45

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.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Michael writes:
1986 Chevrolet S-10 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

mods, reliability

Cons

no power

45

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
cavaliers10 writes:
1986 Chevrolet S-10 Review
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:
5

Pros

Great power reliable

Cons

A little old

cavaliers10
35

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Ian writes:
1986 Chevrolet S-10 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Rock Solid, amazing

Cons

None!

55

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.)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Jesse writes:
1986 Chevrolet S-10 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

fast and sexy

Cons

purple

45

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Austin writes:
1986 Chevrolet S-10 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

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

Cons

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

65

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Tyler writes:
1986 Chevrolet S-10 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Re-built it myself------had fun doin it

Cons

Has absolutley no power at all

45

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.)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Tim writes:
1986 Chevrolet S-10 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

I'm the only one who has one like it.

Cons

roadster+rain and cold= sucks

35

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.)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Mark writes:
1986 Chevrolet S-10 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

it cheap

Cons

buy a real truck

55

Should Have Left It On The Lot — this is the worst truck to own,it pulles good a light load, the build of the truck sucks and the truck falles apart in alittle work, if it was four wheel drive it would have been fun to drive.

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

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
John writes:
1986 Chevrolet S-10 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Took many years of abuse... at my hands and of the hand of those before me... and kept on trucking

Cons

not much it did its job...

65

I Good Small Truck... — Well I bought this truck strickly for work... but it ended up doing so much more. I had it for a while... couple of years. I was a good truck. I bought it used and the engine blew... so I fixed that and it ran well for a long time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 13 1986 Chevrolet S-10 reviews.

Rank your car

Reviews From Other Years

1982 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Great First Truck. By Greg

When I was in HS, we lived out in the country and we "needed" a truck to haul the firewood, take the dogs to the Vet, etc. We could have done this with the family's mini-van, but definitely not my Mo... Read More

Good All Round Little Pick Ups By psmeds

Good overall, could use more power, and they should have made more 4wd, and they should have made a full 4 door S-10. I should note my views are biased (i did a frame off restoration and made it a s... Read More

Read all 5 1982 Chevrolet S-10 reviews

1983 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Get An Import By Josh

just a beater got me from point a 2 point b and anywhere in between some it was a good truck that will be missed hell i kinda wish i still had the damn thing so i had a car now Read More

Good Strip Truck By Sam

355ci aluminum heads all roller motor... lookin at about 500hp/650hp with nitrious express 150 shot. TH-475 trans, 8.8" ford rear with 4.56 gear. runs low 11's in quarter, mid 10's with the shot. runs... Read More

Read all 4 1983 Chevrolet S-10 reviews

1984 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Reliable, Easy To Work On, Cheap Replacement Parts. No Frills = Low Cost. By RobsToolBelt

Simple to start, easy on the wallet for insurance and gas. Nice to look at, really look forward to keeping this one for a long time running. Wife wont be seen in it...yet, but once it has the exhaus... Read More

It's Easier To Get In Tune With A Truck That Has A Carburetor. By ineffable500

I got up to 26.75 mpg by doing simple carburetor mods and maybe getting a boost from magnetic fuel treatment and a Jenny Cell aetheric energy generator and also a quantum coherence device and a Sophie... Read More

Read all 10 1984 Chevrolet S-10 reviews

1985 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Buy One You Will Love It Till The Day You Die By Corie

I had an 85 reg cab long bed 2.3 v6 2wd it had good mpg and ran like a dream. it was easy to fix win it broke down lots of fun to drive and have around. good work truck had enough room to haul anythin... Read More

85 S-10 By Dillon

The performance could be better, but it gets me where i need to be. when i open it up it can get to about 95 mph. Fun truck to drive. easy to park in a parking lot. Not to bad of a car. Read More

Read all 8 1985 Chevrolet S-10 reviews

1987 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Tinker Toy 11 By Moparx2

My retirement hobby/ Sharp and fun to drive: Draws favorable attention at shows: A great way to bond with my two grandsons, also my 15 year old granddaughter enjoys driving it Acceleration is unreal:... Read More

Great First Car By dorpinghaus2

1987 chevy s10 2.8 v6, 5 speed long box single cab 2wd durango package (57k miles) This is my first car and has been a great car being only repairs r replacing the original plugs and wires after 25 ye... Read More

Read all 13 1987 Chevrolet S-10 reviews

People researching a 1986 Chevrolet S-10 contacted a dealer about

Picture of 1986 Chevrolet S-10, exterior
Chevrolet S-10
27% of the time
Ford Ranger
14% of the time
Ford F-150
6% of the time
S-10
Looking for a Used S-10 in your area?
CarGurus has 1,664 nationwide S-10 listings starting at $1,350.
ZIP: