1987 Chevrolet S-10 User Reviews

1987 Chevrolet S-10 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • 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: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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"power" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
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CONS
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Moparx2 writes:
1987 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe Standard Cab SB Review
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5

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Looks great, shows well and acceleration is unreal.

Cons

The costs associated with it

Moparx2
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Tinker Toy 11 — My second retirement hobby,a replacement for Tinker Toy I 350ci, moderate cam, headers, bucket seats, Tach/w shift light, B&M shifter,Tilt Grant stirring wheel, Billet grill, 350 tranny. FlexLite aluminum radiator and electric fans, 2" drop in front, lowered 4" rear, aftermarket steel hood with 2" scoop with support shocks,, show lights underneath truck, fiberglass bed cover with support shocks, custom paint pin stripping 15" aluminum wheels. Sharp and fun to drive. It's time consuming and expensive However I enjoy playing with it.

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

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Ashton writes:
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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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Ed writes:
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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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Derek writes:
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Strong Transmission

Cons

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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dorpinghaus2 writes:
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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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Russell writes:
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light, good mileage, pickup bed

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engine can't heat itself under 40f, minimal power, noises, no options installed

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Basic No-options Farm Truck — dirt cheap no options farm truck. no power anything, not even steering or brakes. 4 speed manual, 4 cylinder, 2wd. gets decent mileage because of no accessories and only 2600lbs. lots of 'character': noises and the like

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Thomas writes:
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lots

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not lots

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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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Curtis writes:
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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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Alan writes:
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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

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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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Damien writes:
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4

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very easy to mod.

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non

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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1986 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Tinker Toy By Moparx2

I truly like to dabble with old cars and trucks. It also keeps me busy. It's great tool for working with your grandchildren. 350ci, Mild Cam, Dual line holley carb, Factory tach, PS, Tilt, PB, PWi, Gr... Read More

Good Ol Truck By cavaliers10

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. Read More

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