1997 Chevrolet S-10 User Reviews

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Will writes:
1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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I can go most anywhere

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Not a ton of seating

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Great Buy — good power with the 4.3 2.8 is worthless, handles well, accelleration is decent, built well. overall no complaints, I would love to get better gas milage, but its a truck. its alot of fun to drive if you know how to go off roading and have a place to go

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

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Great small truck for the price.

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

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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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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

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

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posi trac rear end

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its curently wrecked but still driveable

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It Runs Great — its red has a 4.3 vortec v6 posi-trac rear end, 4 speed automatic runs and drives tops out at 97 i installed an aftermarket sound system with 3 12's 2 6x9's and 2 61/2's. Recently installed smoked euro style taillights. I get between 15 and 19 mpg. only had it stuck 3 times in 3 years. not bad for northeast missouri weather conditions

Primary Use: Family transportation

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

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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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Colby writes:
1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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It could haul little loads, and drove great.

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IT AINT A REAL TRUCK!! BUT BETTER THAN A FORD!!

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If You Want A Little Truck For Light Loads This Is Your Truck. — It is a ok truck for just light jobs, it wont seat many, COMFORTABLY. It ran great cant get a better runnin truck, it not very pretty it dont look like a real truck. It isnt fun to drive. It had great gas milage though.

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Jim writes:
1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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It's one of the smallest trucks you can find and it's a stick shift.

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If you can't drive stick.

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Could Definitely Have More Power But None The Less, A Good Vehicle. — I wish it had a larger, more aggressive, powerful engine. Right now it has a stock 2.2L four cylinder. If I ever win big in the lottery, or come in to a reasonably large sum of money, I'd like to put a small block Chevy V8 in that puppy. Another issue to be addressed is the rear fender and cab corner rust. That truck is still fun to drive, when I know no cops are looking, and rides fairly smooth for a lowered S-10.

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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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