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

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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1982 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Great First Truck. By Greg

When I was in HS, we lived out in the country and we "needed" a truck to haul the firewood, take the dogs to the Vet, etc. We could have done this with the family's mini-van, but definitely not my Mo... Read More

Good All Round Little Pick Ups By psmeds

Good overall, could use more power, and they should have made more 4wd, and they should have made a full 4 door S-10. I should note my views are biased (i did a frame off restoration and made it a s... Read More

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1983 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Get An Import By Josh

just a beater got me from point a 2 point b and anywhere in between some it was a good truck that will be missed hell i kinda wish i still had the damn thing so i had a car now Read More

Good Strip Truck By Sam

355ci aluminum heads all roller motor... lookin at about 500hp/650hp with nitrious express 150 shot. TH-475 trans, 8.8" ford rear with 4.56 gear. runs low 11's in quarter, mid 10's with the shot. runs... Read More

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1984 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Reliable, Easy To Work On, Cheap Replacement Parts. No Frills = Low Cost. By RobsToolBelt

Simple to start, easy on the wallet for insurance and gas. Nice to look at, really look forward to keeping this one for a long time running. Wife wont be seen in it...yet, but once it has the exhaus... Read More

It's Easier To Get In Tune With A Truck That Has A Carburetor. By ineffable500

I got up to 26.75 mpg by doing simple carburetor mods and maybe getting a boost from magnetic fuel treatment and a Jenny Cell aetheric energy generator and also a quantum coherence device and a Sophie... Read More

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1985 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Buy One You Will Love It Till The Day You Die By Corie

I had an 85 reg cab long bed 2.3 v6 2wd it had good mpg and ran like a dream. it was easy to fix win it broke down lots of fun to drive and have around. good work truck had enough room to haul anythin... Read More

85 S-10 By Dillon

The performance could be better, but it gets me where i need to be. when i open it up it can get to about 95 mph. Fun truck to drive. easy to park in a parking lot. Not to bad of a car. Read More

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1986 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

Tinker Toy By Moparx2

I truly like to dabble with old cars and trucks. It also keeps me busy. It's great tool for working with your grandchildren. 350ci, Mild Cam, Dual line holley carb, Factory tach, PS, Tilt, PB, PWi, Gr... Read More

Good Ol Truck By cavaliers10

It has great power for a 2.8 decent four wheel drive its long wheel base and the good part its orange we've haulers a ton of gravel in it but all in all its a really good truck for all. Read More

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