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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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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

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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

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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