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#513 of 648 1 1/2 weeks ownership of a 2001 Sonoma
Aug 20, 2001 (3:45 pm)
2.2 liter, 5 speed. I continue to love this truck. 23 combined mpg, really comfortable with the lumbar adjustment, AC that gets you cold even on 95 plus days, great stereo and CD. Built well, no squeaks or rattles (yet). Like the TV Ad says about the Chevy S-10 "Like a Rock" and just as fast. The only complaint I have is the shift advisory light that comes on when it wants you to upshift. Is there an easy way to disable this function without voiding your warranty or messing with the wiring? Otherwise, I'm as happy as can be. My wife even likes the truck. Life is good!
Aug 20, 2001 (8:43 pm)
You could always disassemble the dash to get to the gauge cluster and put electrical tape or something heavy duty and not too noticeable over the shift light...
#515 of 648 new guy here
Aug 26, 2001 (8:15 am)
Hi everyone. I am new to this group, and my name is Tom.
I just bought a 1989 S-10 SWB, regular cab, two wheel drive truck that had 134,500 miles on it. It was a rebuilt truck that had been totalled by an insurance company.
The dealer that I bought it from told me that the damage was strictly comestic damage and that the truck should be fine. (It doesn't take much damage on such an old truck to have it totalled by an insurance company.)
I've had the truck since July 16th, and I absolutely love it! After the dealer repaired all the damage, that truck looks almost new!
I have already put 1800 miles on it, and it has not used a drop of oil. I get anywhere from 23 to 24 MPG in my normal commuting, a drive of 27 miles each way. The last tank of gas included one longer trip in addition to a few trips to work, and I got 25.6 MPG!
The truck has the 2.8 V6 with a five speed tranny.
It holds the road real well, with no pulling to either side and no wandering around. Drives like a new one!
I am totally happy with it, and I only paid $2450.00 for it with tax and all!
If you would like to see a pic, go to the jeep wrangler owners club and look in the photo gallery section. ( I own a 2001 Jeep Wrangler and am a member of the wrangler owners club. ) You ain't gonna believe how nice that truck looks for one that is 12 years old.
I think rebuilt is the way to go for an old truck, if you have a rebuilder that you can trust.
I'll bet that truck would have cost $1000 more if it had not been a rebuild.
#516 of 648 is there a group specifically for older S-10's?
Aug 26, 2001 (4:47 pm)
Does anyone know of a message board dedicated to older S-10's or just to older trucks in general?
#517 of 648 A week with only my two posts?
Aug 27, 2001 (5:19 pm)
Is this typical of this group? Here I am all excited about my little S-10 and wanting to exchange posts with others, and no one is posting!
Can someone tell me where there is an active message board for S-10 owners?
Aug 28, 2001 (4:30 pm)
99 S-10 3rd door LS
The 3rd door latch cable broke in a week. Both reclining levers have broke. Spark plug cable burned out. Left front bearings fell apart. Left front brake went out 32000 miles. 3rd seat rattles. All but brakes and rattle have been under warenty. trading in for yota.
#519 of 648 jim4444: 2002 S-10s still have numerous choices available
Aug 29, 2001 (7:23 am)
The edmunds.com site lists the following information under "What's New for 2002" for the S-10:
"Additional standard features are added to the S-10 for 2002 including a tachometer, air conditioning and a third door for extended-cab models. Vehicles sold in Northern states also get the Cold Weather package as standard equipment."
As for reviews, have had my 2000 extended cab with V-6 since new; bought it in June 2000. Loaded with air, power everything, automatic, CD, LS decor package, bedliner, alloys, third door, etc. Added a power sunroof and a bedliner a month after buying the truck. Love this truck!!!! MINOR glitches; had more trouble getting service from the selling dealer than I have had with the truck itself. Found a new dealer for service; problem solved! BUY! BUY! BUY!
By the way, I DID look at the Ranger and owned a Ranger in '92. Liked the '92; HATED the 2000 Ranger. The seats in the new Ranger look like they came out of a Metro subway car or bus---UGH! The Ranger interior looks like Ford spent $1.98 designing it.
#520 of 648 I agree PAman
Aug 31, 2001 (10:19 pm)
I was just saying that for '02 theres alot more standard and the way GM is making options available for the S10.....let me order an Xtreme and replace the ZQ8 for the Z85 and let GM keep the ground effects and I'd be happy.
I have a '99 S10 I have owned since new, 6 miles on it when I bought it. Mine is also loaded, V6, Auto, posi, AC, LS, CD, etc great truck.
#521 of 648 started a dissussion for older S-10's
Sep 03, 2001 (6:42 am)
I didn't see any edmunds discussions for older S-10's, so I started one. It is called "Older S-10's." Pretty imaginative name, huh?
I invite all who are interested to participate. The more the merrier.
Sep 03, 2001 (3:51 pm)
420 of 517 dravo by dravo Jan 27, 2001 (04:12 pm)
I have a 93 S-10 and this week the
odometer turned 410,000 miles and I
have had to fix nothing but items
that come with normal wear and tear.
Dravo, if you are still around after all this time since your post, I would sure like to hear more about your '93 S-10!
I have recently bought an 89 S-10 with 134,500 miles on it, so stories like yours are certianly good to hear.
I would love to know which engine you have and what type of service the truck has seen. Also, what oil change interval and what type of oil have you used?
If you would like, please post your response in the new discussion, "Older S-10's." You would be the "star" of that group!