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
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"part" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"wheels" 2 reviews

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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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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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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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its a truck

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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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good performance, your friends who are moving will love you

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you need to load up the truck bed in winter to make sure it has enough weight

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I Enjoyed It, I Liked That Truck — A V-6 engine on a really light frame gave this truck some real get up and go. The cargo space was really light especially if it was raining since it wasn't an extended cab, so if you have one hopefully your passenger won't mind stuff on the lap. Must be a popular vehicle since mine was stolen.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab LB Review
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great gas mileage

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cuz it sits 2 low

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Fun To Drive — its a blue low rider with white ghost flames 5 speed a fun little truck to cruise in it gets 32 on highway its great on gas!! it gets me where i need to go and i want to raise it but just dont have the money but ya if u want 2 buy it we are asking 2500 or best offer

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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gets the job done

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not much power

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Hubbys Truck — stick shift so not much power but is used to get my husband back and forth to work. some dings on the outside now but interior is in great condition. gets the job done for hauling and moving things around.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS 4WD Standard Cab SB Review
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Sounds big-n-mean

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bed is rotted out

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Off Road Is A Blast In The Truck — I am able to take this truck off roading and not have to worry about scratching it up. It is a bit bad on gas but worth it. The truck is fun to drive because it speeds up quick and sounds good due to the exhaust i put on it.

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

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

Little Pitbull By MarcusPitts

In the ZR2 model this is really only a 2 person truck (the jump seat is uncomfortable for long rides). Affordable and drives amazing with the Bilstein Shocks. Even after 15 years the styling in the ZR... Read More

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

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