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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CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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Jon writes:
1996 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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3

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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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5

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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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Alec writes:
1996 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab SB Review
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Uh, nothing is too GREAT about it. It would be a nice truck for hauling small loads on the road.

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No 4 wheel drive. The braking sucks, and I'd say it's a bit small of a truck for me.

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? — I honestly think it's too small for my liking. I do not own the truck but my grandfather allows the use of it all the time. lol. Honestly, if it were mine, I'd sell it and buy a 1500 4x4. This truck doesn't look horrible, but not great either. This is a strong truck for being it's size. The biggest problem with the truck is a head gasket leak. It should be fixed here before long, or there's gonna be an even bigger problem. I haven't opened up the throttle, but i'm shure this thing could get going in a hurry if you need it to. There is a small squeak coming from alternator pully i beleve. It seems to do pretty good on the road. Like all small trucks, the shocks are a bit stiff. Other than that, it's fine. The braking ,however, is not the greatest...it wont apply pressure until the pedal is about 3/4 of the way to the floor! The frame isn't too rusty, but the brake lines sure are. I'm starting to beleve that the rusty lines are causing the poor braking. A couple of new lines and if it comes down to it, a new master cylinder and it'll be good! There are a few relay problems I must note. When the high beams are OFF, the light in the cluster shows thaat they are on, then when the highs are ON the cluster shows they are off. The cluster also is stating that the parking brake is ON when it is OFF. And ever since i've been in that truck, the ABS light is on at all times. That would be the wire going from the front passenger side brake to the relays. I'm thinking that that wire being disconnected is what is causing the parking brake light to stay on as well.

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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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

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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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Christopher writes:
1996 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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unique, curbs are your friend, snappy

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the zr2 was never ment for road only

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Chevy S10 Zr2 Beauty At Its Finest — the zr2 comes stock with a 3 inch suspension lift and 31x10.5 tires, my truck has 33x12.5 stuffed, 240,000 miles and still runnin strong, the short wheel base of these s10 trucks do better than any other vehicle off road that iv been in, for dam near stock that is.

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

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

Great Little 4x4 Extended Cab Truck By Cars25c

This truck is great. It gives you a lot of things that the bigger trucks do with the fuel mileage of a little truck. The 4x4 works great, you can haul things, pull a trailer and take more than two peo... Read More

Work Truck By FordTough1989

Its great and works fine for a daily commuting car. not much power with a straight 4. getting to work and back is no prob. I don't like how it dosent take much at all to fishtail even with brand n... Read More

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2002 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

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

Could Be Better By tr2467

its a truck does what it should although not very fuel efficient because of a crappy intake design but other than that it has been a very reliable good truck good if you don't like driving a truck be... 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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