1987 Chevrolet S-10 User Reviews

1987 Chevrolet S-10 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 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:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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good  ride

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none

davidwaynearmstrong
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Good All Around -pick Up — goes n goes n goes n goes n goes. great gas mileage. nice ride. handles good. never let me stranded on the road. goes most any where want take it. good for work, pleasure, travel, small family. room inside . comfortable on long trips

Primary Use: Family transportation

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great little reliable gas saver

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gutless, narrow and shallow bed.

dorpinghaus2
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Great First Car — 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 years and the pilot bearing went out in the clutch. Gets around 19-20 mpg in the city (2.8, 5 speed) and have yet to test it out on the highway on long distances. Wish it had more power but has more then enough to make it a great truck and i would take fuel economy over power any day and these trucks where designed to haul stuff in the box, not tow. This little truck has a 1500lb payload limit which is outstanding for its size, just wish the bx was wider and deeper, i dont think its even wide enough to fit a 4 wheeler in it although i could be wrong. Over all its a great little truck and i would recommend it to anyone, and for being 25 years old it has yet to show any signs of leaking oil at all or any other fluids.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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I miss my little S-10

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N/A

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My Favorite Truck — This little truck was the best little truck I have ever owned. It may have been a rust bucket but it ran like a dream. I was given the truck for free and only had to replace the clutch in it. I then put a class 3 hitch on it and towed a 6x9 u-haul trailer fully loaded from upstate NY down to VA had absolutely no problems the whole trip. Oh not to mention the bed of the truck was fully loaded also. The only reason I got rid of the truck was because there was no way it would pass inspection in the state of VA.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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lots

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not lots

55

S10 — great fun to drive cant beat the old square body s10s the 2.8 really surprises with power everything is cheap and easy to replace and repair transfer case practically cuts the gears in half which is great for off roadin

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

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Good built truck

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wrecked

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Gone — Good strong truck, my wife wrecked it while I was a fort hood. She was driving and an avalanche pulled out in front of her. it flipped the avalanche over, and the s10 still drove onto the tow truck. Good looking truck.

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its a five speed

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its not running right now

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My Truck — this truck is a reliable gas saver, it gets me from point a to point b although i am having to replace the motor after two hundred and fifty thousand miles, overall this is a damn good truck i dont know what i would do without it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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very easy to mod.

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non

115

Awesome Good Quality American Car/truck — awesome love to modify it and make it uniqe performance is good but you can always modify it. cost is pretty cheap not to much. yes it can do anything if you modify it to your specifications so yeah awesome

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Learned lots doing engine swap.

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No v8 yet...

55

1987 S10 Project — This truck has pretty weak performance, but what can you expect from an 87. It needs some suspension work for tighter cornering and a more aggressive stance. Power wise it needs a lot more power definitely a v8 in the future if I end up keeping it. This is great fun in winter driving drifting all over with just a little weight in the box. The 2.8 v6 has almost 250 000 km's on it and it is still running strong, but does not get very good mileage which is a disappointment because of the lack of performance too.

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Strong Transmission

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Throttle body that just doesn't want  to power the car.

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Strong But Braindead? — This truck runs, occasionally. That's the best thing I can say about it. The manual 4-speed transmission can pull a full size truck I will give it that. The problem however lies within the engine and its crappy throttle body. I would gladly take a MPI, EFI, or even a carb. engine over this one any day.

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reliable as you could imagine,

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the center console should be replaced by a bench seat in my opinion

75

Great Truck — it's a great truck but mine has almost 300k on the ol ticker so it's starting to rust out pretty bad both frame and body and unfortunately as of last night the fuel like sprung a pretty bad leak and burst a brake line but it still runs strong as ever and i wouldn't trade it for the world

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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

Average Vehicle By kbrewer

This truck has served the purpose it was purchased for. You can haul a 4x8 sheet of plywood as I have on a couple different occasions with straps and the tie-off eyes in the bed. I have towed a 4x6 r... Read More

Great 4x4 Midsize By John

Is an excellent truck for offroad. At high speeds, the tires are a bit noisy, but that's what the great sound system is for. Is better on gas than you would expect in 2WD. If going on a long 4x4 ex... Read More

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2002 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

02 Huntin/fishin Truck By cannonguy

I'm very pleased with this as a Wi truck and would recommend this to anyone looking for an inexpensive yet reliable truck. Not for the Baja circuit but suits me just fine for the tank trails of FT McC... Read More

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

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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

Little Pitbull By MarcusPitts

In the ZR2 model this is really only a 2 person truck (the jump seat is uncomfortable for long rides). Affordable and drives amazing with the Bilstein Shocks. Even after 15 years the styling in the ZR... Read More

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

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