2003 Chevrolet S-10 User Reviews

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    2003 Chevrolet S-10 Review
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    5
    Cons: You get a fifty, fifty, chance to get a good one, I didnt! This truck leaks, SOMETHING, all the time, I fix a leak, another starts! The engine, BALANCE SHAFT TIMING GEARS, chatter during acceleration, the #3 cylinder misfires under full throttle, the doors rattle and have wind noises SINCE IT WAS NEW! I have to replace the heater core, leaks, remember?!? The Drivers Side Outer Door Handle rattles. Pros: Great gas mileage, 31 MPG. Great power, when it doesnt miss! Ice cold A/C, I keep it maintained just like the rest of the truck! Great Handling, I have the Z08 Package, I love my Truck, it doesnt love me!
    Power Ranked 2007 Toyota Prius worse.
    "Two more cylinders and and three times the displacement! Four gears in a TRANSMISSION, the Prius doesnt have a transmission!"
    Front Seats Ranked 2007 Toyota Prius better.
    "Better Bolstering, no noises when you go over bumps!"
    Value Ranked 2007 Toyota Prius better.
    "Pros: Better seating, Better visibility, Better Fuel Economy, Better handling (Will make a u-Turn INSIDE the radius of the S10!) Better brakes. Easier to park, one short car! Holds a Higher Resale value. Con: Expensive to maintain and Average A/C!"
    Would Buy Ranked 2007 Toyota Prius better.
    "NO PROBLEMS with the Prius, some problems are inherent to the S10, IT CAME THAT WAY and they will not warranty them! They just say, Oh, thats normal! Well, I have been in S10s that had their, 4.3 V6, motor rebuilt, NO IT IS NOT!!"
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    2003 Chevrolet S-10 4 Dr LS 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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    45

    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

    Pros: handles great, easy to park, very responsive on take

    Cons: gas mileage, maintenance

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    2003 Chevrolet S-10 3 Dr LS ZR2 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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.

    Pros: Lots of Torque, Good Strong Engine.

    Cons: GM Window Motors

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    2003 Chevrolet S-10 3 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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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.)

    Pros: 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!

    Cons: Not a lot of space in the back seats.

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    2003 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab SB Review
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    45

    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

    Pros: Great on gas, perfect size, smooth ride.

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

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    2003 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab LB Review
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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.)

    Pros: Reliable, powerful A/C unit

    Cons: 2 wheel drive

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    2003 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab SB Review
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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.)

    Pros: Perfect for a handyman. Very reliable. Controls easy to reach and use from the driver's seat. Easy to park. Very durable.

    Cons: 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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    2003 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab LB Review
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    Wouldn't Give It Up For The World...unless I Got An Eclipse. — Performance is great its needed a repair already but that was my dads fault the appearance is nice would be better with some seat covers though gas mileage isnt horrible but still pretty bad and yes its fun to drive.

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

    Pros: The handling.

    Cons: Not enough room for alot of people.

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    2003 Chevrolet S-10 3 Dr LS Extended Cab SB Review
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    35

    Why Did Chevy Stop Making This Model, The Colorado Doesn't Hold A Candle To It. — The Silver Bullet had a good run. In the end a near-totalling wreck in 2007 just prior to a few years of me being overseas and it not being used regularly caught up with it and its engine couldn't take the stress of a Texas/Ark/Alabama summer heat wave and that was all she wrote. Without the wreck in 2007 and all the replacement parts it had to sustain as a result, i have no doubt this truck would still be driving, well past 200,000 miles and 10 yrs of me owning it.

    Pros: One of the best small trucks on the market

    Cons: Its a small truck

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    2003 Chevrolet S-10 4 Dr LS 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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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.)

    Pros: Fun to show up the full size trucks

    Cons: speakers

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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

    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

    1999 Chevrolet S-10 Reviews

    This Is A Totally Cool Ride That Is Always A Blast To Drive! By Greatman

    I am very impressed with the Extreme I would buy another one any day. My wife says she wants me to build her one so that is saying something. But of course she wants one for the fuel Mileage.26+ MPG a... Read More

    Saved Me At The Time George W. Reccession Hit! By ironjaw

    simple truck for a simple man.go cats i luv american autos and trucks thank the lord i got to see when america was on top . i was born in hazard ,ky in 1954 i saw elvis,J.F.K.,The Beatles,ky basketbal... Read More

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