1998 Chevrolet S-10 User Reviews

1998 Chevrolet S-10 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 38 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:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"fuel economy" 19 reviews
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CONS
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Michelle writes:
1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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It gets great gas mileage.

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It has some dings and dents.

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It's A Great Vehicle. — Performance-It's great, but only if you don't want to go from 0-60 in less then 30 seconds. Build Quality-It has needed repairs, a coil, stuff like that ya know. Appearance-I like how it looks. It's small, and looks great with whips. =P. Cost of Ownership-It gets anywhere from 19-28 mpg, so it's cheaper then most pickups. Fun Factor-It is fun to drive. I would recommend it.

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Dan writes:
1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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Great gas mileage for a truck, excellent low end power from a 4 cylinder, cheap and easy horsepower modifications

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Slow from factory

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr Ls Extended Cab Sb 2.2l 2wd 5 Speed — Its a pick-up that I reliably get 20-32 mpg with, is very durable, and drives amazing. A few hundred dollars greatly increases power and helps gas mileage. Rear wheel drive with 5 speed almost feels sporty. The interior is laid out great and its very comfortable for two people, but does seat 5. Its a little slow from the factory, and after-market parts sometimes require slight modifications, even though they say direct fit.

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Chevyguy1313 writes:
1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Its a Chevy....The 4.3 is a snotty little motor, real torquey. 4x4 works great. Gets suprisingly good gas mileage.  Starts great in -30

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Its an automatic.  A little cramped inside, but thats expected.  Gets a little loud inside.

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Good Little Truck — I bought the truck with 31,000 miles on it and its ran great for 5,000 miles so far. The 4.3 will suprise you sometimes with its power and the 4 speed auto connected to it gets the job done. Only problem has been the brakes but it was mostly because of faulty parts.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matthew writes:
1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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fuel mileage

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the size

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Great Truck — i loved this truck it was my baby i wish i had never gotten rid of it and i could drive it anywhere and do about anything with it. It never let me down i would have never bad mouthed it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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HotRod1 writes:
1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr ZR2 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Most reliable vehicle I've ever owned.

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The seat back adjuster handles broke twice under warranty.

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I Love The Look Of The Zr2. The 4.3 - 4l60e Power Train Combination Is One Of The Best. — The rugged off road look originally caught my eye. I knew from other peoples experience that one could get many trouble free miles out of the 4.3 V6. After owning this truck for 15 years it is like an old trusty friend.

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hulbert writes:
1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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Reliable Dependable with Good highway long distance fuel miledge.

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Light duty

hulbert
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Reliable Dependable Farm And City Truck — Outstanding reliable dependable pickup truck used for ranching, hunting, city driving hauling branches and fire wood. The 1998 manual chevrolet S-10 pickups are in high demand in western arkansas! These pickup trucks are used for ranching, farming, broiler poultry production, rabbit production, etc 16 to 21 MPG with adverage 18 MPH. Long distance highway flat roads has occasionly produced 40 MPG. I changed 2 air sensors!

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fondagiants writes:
1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4 wd ok, engine is a little sluggish, but it is 15 years old, tranny tight, accessories work great.

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If I had not changed the tires after I bought it I would still be destroying the wheel wells & trim.

fondagiants
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Average Vehicle — Overall I expect this vehicle to have the comparable life of a disposable lighter. Treat it like it's the only vehicle you will ever own. Unfortunately I had to load it onto a roll back 1 week after I bought it, (dead-drained battery). I had a difficult time getting it up the incline. I also cant clear the check engine lights or the ABS system problem. I bought this one because the first one could be used for parts to fix.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Whitney writes:
1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab SB Review
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Fun and great for hauling lightweight items

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none really, but does have suspension issues

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Great Little Pickup For Someone Who Does Not Need A Full Size — Great little truck. Has good pick up for a four cylinder. Biggest problem would be that the mileage kinda sucks and the truck will always have little problems popping up here and there. Needs tie rods with oil changes. Has almost no blind spots and fits where most big trucks wont. Dont think you are gonna rip out trees and haul your buddies engine, this is only a cavalier with a pickup shell

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bob writes:
1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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I love the body style

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It's getting old and has 175k miles on it.

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My S-10 P/u — What sold me on it was the fact that it is a 5spd and the color is Carmel Apple Red. It has the flair sides which helped me decide. I have had it for 10yrs and have yet to see one of the same color and body style as mine. I live in Kansas City, MO so....

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Justin writes:
1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab Stepside SB Review
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quality- performace

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gas mileage

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1998 Chevy S-10 — my truck accelerates really well for a 4 cyl as for the braking and handlling i have had my truck for about 5 yrs and not had any trouble out of either. you will be amazed at how strong this truck is built. i love the look of it. it is by far my favorite of all generations. maintenance has not been a problem at all just the routine stuff, i am am disappointed with the gas mileage it seems to get fewer than any 4 cly. i've ever owned. other than that there is no problems with this car. its is a blast to drive you get alot of looks and there is alot you can do with them so i will give them a big thumbs up!

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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

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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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