2003 Chevrolet S-10 User Reviews

2003 Chevrolet S-10 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 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 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"ride" 13 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"in snow" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews

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Jordan writes:
2003 Chevrolet S-10 3 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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Good looking truck, v6-okay power

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Not enough power =p

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Good Truck — Good truck, okay amount of power, fun to drive, not hard to drive, looks great, 27 miles per gallon. Great vehicle all around.. gave it a four on the performance because its only a v6.. wanting to put a v8, like a 350 or somn in it.

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

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kbrewer writes:
2003 Chevrolet S-10 4 Dr LS 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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3

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handles great, easy to park, very responsive on take

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gas mileage, maintenance

kbrewer
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Average Vehicle — 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 roll of hay a couple of times(they weigh between 1000 and 1500 lbs each) it done fine. I have had to replace the rear brakes twice in the 2 years I have owned it. replaced the radiator once and flushed the heater core 4 times. Today I will be replacing the front hub assemblies temperature permitting (I really dislike the cold HAHA). Overall other than gas mileage it has been a good vehicle for buying it used. 150,000 miles on it now it had 120,000 when I bought it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
2003 Chevrolet S-10 3 Dr LS ZR2 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Lots of Torque, Good Strong Engine.

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GM Window Motors

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Great 4x4 Midsize — 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 expedition be sure to have a full tank or bring some fuel.

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Cars25c writes:
2003 Chevrolet S-10 3 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Fuel mileage in a truck, 4x4, hauling, tow package, extended cab so you have a little more space than the regular cabs, runs and drives great!

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Not a lot of space in the back seats.

Cars25c
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Great Little 4x4 Extended Cab Truck — 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 people with you. The great thing is you have a truck and you aren't having to pay a full size truck price.

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

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FordTough1989 writes:
2003 Chevrolet S-10 3 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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Great MPG's.    Easy to fix into any parking space.

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Light weight. RWD.  Slides a lot on snow and ice. (even with sandbags)  Takes a second to long to upshift.  Fishtails real easy in rain/snow.

FordTough1989
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Work Truck — 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 new tires. But is ok for a little truck. (UPDATE: the truck got in an accident and the passenger side rear tire is pushed back about 6in and damaged the leaf springs, shocks, drive shaft, rear end, and bed. The truck was totaled so we junked it. Pictures will be posted) The

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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blanton1985 writes:
2003 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab SB Review
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Great on gas, perfect size, smooth ride.

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Can not fit a full sheet of plywood flat in the back of truck

blanton1985
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Great Truck — Perfect truck for me. Size was never an issue. It is perfect for the back and forth to work truck or a weekend truck for hauling supplies in. Got great gas mileage 20+mpg for a 4.3L thats really good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joe writes:
2003 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab LB Review
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Reliable, powerful A/C unit

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2 wheel drive

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Nice Little Truck — Very practical, bought the truck to tow a small u-haul to Texas. It performed great, had no issues at all. The bed is pretty big and it maintained the speed limit the whole way. I think its great for someone that needs a little truck.

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

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Sherri writes:
2003 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab SB Review
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Great All Around Vehicle

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Nothing.

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Great Small Truck To Own. — 5 stars on Performace, Great Quality only repairs I have had to do is replace a oxygen sensor. Appearance and styling well that is to one's personal taste. Very cost effective, very fun, great power and get up and go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Js08016 writes:
2003 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab SB Review
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Perfect for a handyman. Very reliable. Controls easy to reach and use from the driver's seat. Easy to park. Very durable.

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Not very powerful with the 2.2 L 4 cylinder. Rides like a truck, not smooth. Dreadful in the snow. Rear brake self-adjusters troublesome.

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Virtually Indestructible — I bought this truck in January of 2011 with 264,000 miles on it. It's a retired delivery vehicle from my job at NAPA. Now, with 274,500 miles it still runs like a charm. Haven't had to put any money in it since August of 2011. Other than the initial repairs needed when I first got it I've just had to do a brake job two months ago. This little truck just keeps on going. I use it mostly on weekends just to run errands. It starts and goes every time. Uses no fluids either. I am slightly disappointed with the gas mileage. Only about 22 MPG on the highway. I expected more from a 4 cylinder. Otherwise it's a great little truck!

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

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Danny writes:
2003 Chevrolet S-10 4 Dr LS 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Fun to show up the full size trucks

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speakers

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Yes Its A 4x4! — Bought the truck used when i got home from over seas been up grading it ever since.I have done all the work by myself lol mainly in my back yard. Aint to many like it around here like it and i try to keep it that way!

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

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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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