1996 Chevrolet S-10 User Reviews

1996 Chevrolet S-10 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 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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"fuel economy" 10 reviews
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"reliable car" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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Cravey writes:
1996 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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Intended acceleration, 23 mpg

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Unintended acceleration, a/c, shifter, radio, many others

Cravey
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Worst Lemon I Ever Sucked — I bought the S-10 new after rave reviews from friends for previous years. On the drive home from the dealership the idiot light came on... and my brief 2-year ownership was one frustrating idiot repair after another. The strong 4.3L V6 engine was an unintended acceleration nightmare that was never resolved. The cabin vents leaked rainwater, the air conditioning frequently failed, the shifter was noisy, brakes noisy, loose and squeaky interior, noises underhood. What a relief it was to trade it in!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cvbridgewater writes:
1996 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab SB Review
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Good all around truck

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Bench seat comfort little on the soft side

Cvbridgewater
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Good All Around Little Truck — Plenty of power with the 2.2 four cylinder. It gets Good gas mileage, drives and rides well in town and or on the highway for a small truck. Low cost to operate and maintain. All around reliable small truck. Great truck..........

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

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Jon writes:
1996 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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good beginner vehicle or for a small fuel efficient truck to haul small stuff around a farm or as a runner vehicle

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too small for family or long trips

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Not For Those Who Want A Real Truck — overall a decent small pickup truck, good mpg's, built pretty strong(mines been in 2 accidents and still running great). except for replacing parts that go bad with age its fairly cheap plus most body parts can be found at a salvage yard.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Casey writes:
1996 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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Everything you could ask for in one package.

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Never avoid the bowtie!

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One Of The Best Cars Ever Built. — Good power and excellent gas mileage. Gets about 15 in town and 20 on the highway. Great truck, small, but I don't need that much. The only downside is that the cab is a little small, but I'm good with it.

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Denise writes:
1996 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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Incredibly reliable and solid feeling.  No major repairs, just oil, tires and  other minor things.

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Running boards are a bit too low, makes clearing things a feat if you aren't careful.

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Solid And Dependable — I love my little truck for running errands around town and hauling things that won't fit in the car. Spacious interior, great gas mileage, and good overall handling. Mine is tricked out with running boards, fog lamps, etc. Two tone paint makes it stand out among the plainer S-10's. Good sound system.

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Alexandria writes:
1996 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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Good on gas

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Not a lot of room for passengers

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A Nice Vehicle To Start Out In. — She is a cute little truck, a nice start for me. It handles well, no real problems with brakes or steering. It needs a new passenger side door, from a previous owner. Just trying to find a good time to put the door on. Then that will be out of the way. The outside is all red as of now, but when the other door is put on it will be red with one white door. I payed only $200 for it, it came with a new motor and transmission. Very good on gas, it is like a small car. It is a lot of fun for me to drive she can go pretty fast :)

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Keegan writes:
1996 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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It's a truck

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It's an old model

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It Is A Great Get Around Truck — Great reliability, sturdy truck, looks great. It has been a reliable ride for over 130,000 miles, it lacks on acceleration but handles well as long as you have some weight in the back. It is a smaller truck so it is nice to drive around and you don't feel like your hogging the road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bobby writes:
1996 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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Great Gas milage for a truck, tons of custom options

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not much seating even with club cab, very limited towing

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Its An S-dime What More Needs To Be Said — You will hear me coming

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Drew writes:
1996 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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Blue Flames

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To many problems wrong with it

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Nice Looking But Has Its Problems. — The engine has its problems, I have already replaced the engine once. I had to bypass the heater core because it was leaking into the car. I have had to replace the water pump. I love the paint job on it because it has awesome blue flames.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mason writes:
1996 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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for good gas mileage, and to look good while driving it! lol

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starters go out on them quite often

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Sexy Mini Truck — very reliable truck, im my opinion s10's have the best body styles out of all mini trucks. the 2.2 liter s10's get pretty good gas mileage especially if u have a 5 speed. and it has decent power

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

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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

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

How To Burn Through Sawsall Blades By Tim

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" f... Read More

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