1997 Chevrolet S-10 User Reviews

1997 Chevrolet S-10 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 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: 3.8 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

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"ride" 16 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
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CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"wheels" 2 reviews

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Angellique writes:
1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS 4WD Standard Cab LB Review
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3

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Great mileage, roomy despite the small cab, long bed holds a LOT

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It does take work to upkeep it

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Lasts Long — This was a fun lil truck and took us far. I bought it for very little money $3K and got every penny's worth. It still does about 18 mpg which is great by today's standards. It's not all that fun but it did the job and was great moving when I had to cart things. People are always trying to get me to sell it and I've never done anything to upkeep the body (paint is still good it just has a loose side part near the bumper but still looks good)

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Steven writes:
1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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for the most part the parts are cheap

Cons

always working on it

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My S10 — from point A to point B there really isnt much more to say bout it. it has a Vortec V6 and it will get up and go before you can think about it. however after 100,000 miles ever thing went down hill. but that is typical on all cars unless they have been garage stored since they were bought.

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Daniel writes:
1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Tough truck with good gas milage, and alot of engine.

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Service engine light tends to missfires and the hazard lights sometimes dont work but then again never need to use them

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Chevy S-10 — Performance- I have the 2.4 litter engine and it's alot of engine for that little truck. Build Quality- Its a pretty sturdy truck and has seen a little abuse and has stood up to it. Cost of ownership- Is okay on gas about 20 miles per gallon, and its at 160,000 so parts are starting to fail but nothing major. Fun Factor- This car is fun to drive get good burnouts and is just really fun to drive, off the line really fast but govenor kicks in at 95 =/

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Kyle writes:
1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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4

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Light, great gas mileage, fun to drive.

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Slow, can't haul very much.

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Good Little Hauler. — I purcheased this little truck a little over a year ago, and I haven't had any major problems with it. I drove it from Grand Rapids, MI to Sevierville, TN and back, i averaged 30 MPG, and had a great ride. It can do a fair amount of hauling, even when overloaded. Acceleration is lacking due to its small 2.2 4 cylinder engine. It doesn't handel very well either, but it's a truck, so, that's ok.

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Fastfem24 writes:
1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab LB Review
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4

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Great get up and go for the Vortec engine.  It's a manual, which I love to drive, and it's a long bed which is rare and I can fit tons of stuff in it.

Cons

Nothing.

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97' Chevy S10 — Work truck, daily driver. I have had to put some money into this truck but I love to drive it. I put a new clutch in and reservoir this summer. Past owner let it just keep leaking and it finally ate the dust. Newer electrical work, breaks and basics to get it running good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Great small truck for the price.

Cons

THE MPGS

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Great Little Truck — Miss this truck. It was a sad day when the motor blew out on it then an even sadder day when the 2nd motor gave out. Pros- Small great for Trail Riding. Good cargo room Cons- MPG, back seat leg room.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab LB Review
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economy/affordability/gas mileage, utility. easy to drive, great view. great control

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limit to 1 passenger, 2 passengers is very uncomfortable. kind of slow

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There Is A Lot Of Things Better, But This Is Still Great For The Price — great and comfortable driving car. has almost no blind spots and goes where you want it with no problem. its not very fast at all and takes a bit to get up to speed but ince you get there it glides nice to save gas. once you hit any speed itll stay there with your foot off the gas(ofcourse if the road is flat). i really cant complain about it. its great for utility, not for passengers, but it works and its reliable. great mileage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eric writes:
1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab SB Review
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power mods are numerous

Cons

not a family vehicle

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Fun — Great little truck to fix up. Good gas mileage (if you drive it like a grannie) i've spent more money on cosmetics than mechanical repairs since i have owned it(10 years) The rear wheel drive is nice but wish it had a locked rear end

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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5

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When you don't need a full size truck to haul stuff.

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Poor gas mileage even for a V6.

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Great All Around Truck. — After 160,000 miles, it still runs like new. The 4.3 liter V6 has good acceleration, no leaks, no weird noises, transmission doesn't slip. The body is in great shape. Very little rust, minor dents. I've had it since 2005 and the only major repair was a new fuel pump and gas tank. I've added fog lights, a cd player, window vents and LED tail lights. I wish it had four wheel drive for the winter and a/c for the summer but other than that its a great little truck.

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

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Michael writes:
1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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its a truck

Cons

its old

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Its Ok — its good on gas and it has good pulling power and its ok on the up and go and it has a 4.3 vor tech V6 and its fun 2 go off road on and it drives good in all ways

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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