1998 Chevrolet S-10 User Reviews

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    1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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, but doesnt have enough speeds to use the 4.3s power to full potential. Only problem has been axle shafts especially the rubber boots as they seem to get shredded with any kind of build up of snow and ice up underneath the truck.

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

    Pros: 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

    Cons: Its an automatic.  A little cramped inside, but thats expected.  Gets a little loud inside. Build quality is typical of mid to late 90s.

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    The truck suprisingly well towing a trailer. I turned up the torsion bars to level off the ride height and caused the truck to start destroying the boots on the front axle shafts and in one case managed to pop the left side out of the carrier. Besides that i didnt have many problems. 4.3 v6 is a great motor. 4 speed auto didnt really have enough gears to use the power very good but was very tough and reliable, one of the better auto transmissions ever made in my opinion. As far as off road ability, its no jeep wrangler but it does its job. id recommend a small lift with a regular 4x4 model or try to find a ZR2 model. Build quality is what youd expect in the middle to late 90s. Overall, I think it was a good truck. Recommend to anyone whos single or looking for a solid work truck. Not a good fit for a family as the regular cab and extended cab interior space in tiny.
    Power Ranked 1989 Jeep Wrangler worse.
    "The 5 speed manual uses the 4.2 I6 power very well on the jeep. The 4 speed auto on the s10 just doesnt have enough gears to use the 4.3 v6 power efficiently."
    Handling Ranked 1989 Jeep Wrangler worse.
    "Do i really gotta answer this? S10 has independent front suspension (kinda), end of story."
    Looks/Style Ranked 1989 Jeep Wrangler better.
    "Neither looks bad, but the s10 just cant compete with a lifted jeep on 33s."
    Front Seats Ranked 1989 Jeep Wrangler worse.
    "The s10s seats hugged and formed to my body better and were more adjustable. The cloth material in the s10 was very pleasant to the touch and certainly better than the jeeps."
    Back Seats Ranked 1989 Jeep Wrangler better.
    "Basically nonexistent in the s10 so had to give it to the jeep. Neither vehicle is one you would want to buy if youre looking for rear seat comfort and space."
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 1989 Jeep Wrangler worse.
    "S10 has a bed, jeep doesnt."
    Family Car Ranked 1989 Jeep Wrangler better.
    "Gave this to the jeep because it actually has a real back seat. Neither is well suited for a family with more than 1 child."
    Value Ranked 1989 Jeep Wrangler worse.
    "Jeeps hold their value ridiculously well even if theyve rotted into the ground. Good for resale but bad for getting a cheap deal on one in nice shape, risky paying less than $4,000 for one. The jeep is the cooler of the two but the S10 is more reliable and better on gas and repair costs are hilariously cheap. I hit a tree going about 35 with mine and it only cost $200 to replace the front bumper, lower valence, grille, all lights in front left, headlight bezels and a radiator support. Wasnt even worth using the insurance. A positive on both vehicles is you can find any part youd ever need for them very easily."
    Would Buy Ranked 1989 Jeep Wrangler better.
    "I love the off road capability and the cool factor of the jeep. Basically any vehicle with a manual trans is gonna win over one with an auto for me. You really have to own a jeep to understand why it wins over the s10. As they say, its a jeep thing."
    1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB Review
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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

    Pros: fuel mileage

    Cons: the size

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    1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr ZR2 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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.

    Pros: Most reliable vehicle I've ever owned.

    Cons: The seat back adjuster handles broke twice under warranty.

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    1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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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!

    Pros: Reliable Dependable with Good highway long distance fuel miledge.

    Cons: Light duty

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    I Saved It From The Scrapyard. — 1998 S10 SS Quick little truck. Problematic. Mine has 260,000 miles on it and it still goes. Had to replace MANY parts though. Factory SS package. with a 2"/3" drop kit. Minnesota truck so you know it's starting to rust out from the bottom up. Trying to rebuild it to its factory appearance.

    Pros: Snappy 200hp V6

    Cons: GM crap

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    1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab SB Review
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    Its A Great All Around Vehical — its a 98 5 speed manual 2wd 2 door so i cant complain for wat it was it ran great got great gas millage and i beat the hell out of it and it just kept goin and wouldnt quit

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

    Pros: great quality

    Cons: lack of top end power

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    1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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    9 G Bars — This car is sick with the exception of having no power windows. Which just means gotta be done the old fashion way straight crank. Word to the wise its a fun car to drive when you low to the ground, but it scrapes on virtually everything.

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

    Pros: I built it

    Cons: It scrapes on everything

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    1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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    Nice Everyday Driver — it is a nice overall vehicle its not the fastest but its a very nice truck great mpg and also good off roading great every day driver its a really fun vehicle its a very responsive truck when you really get on it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: its a great gas mileage vehicle and great off roading

    Cons: not the fastest performance vehicle

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    Peice Of Crap — Too small cabin interior, no power, fuel mileage nowhere near what should have been expected from a vehicle like that. It was a good looking truck and probably would be great for someone else, just didnt do it for me.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Nothing

    Cons: Too small. No power. Crappy gas mileage.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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 Chuck

    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

    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

    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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