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Chevrolet S-10, Truck
#301 of 304 88 s15 performance review
Jun 28, 2002 (11:08 am)
My truck has turned 240,000 miles, (4.3, 4x4, automatic),the last three years plowing snow in the winter, pulling a boat in the summer. Its got some rust, but no mechanical problems until this year. Consumer reports should have rate this model tops! I will need another 4.3 before it hits 260,000, but I would say that should be expected.
#302 of 304 jgaines1
Jun 28, 2002 (6:26 pm)
VERY impressive! These little trucks are the greatest, ain't they?
My S10 rolled over on 149K on a short business trip yesterday, and I got 27.9 MPG for the trip! I was driving 70 to 75 MPH with the AC on too. I have the 2.8 V6 and a five speed in an '89 S10 SWB two wheel drive pickup.
Gotta love 'em.
#303 of 304 150K Club
Jul 10, 2002 (4:18 pm)
As I pulled into my driveway after work, the odometer rolled over onto 150,000 miles. I know there are many S10's out there with far more miles on them than that, but I feel like I have reached a milestone.
I think the 150K milestone is just the threshold of what should be considered "exceptional" service on a vehicle. So, at least I have made it that far.
The little truck is running like a new one, and there is no indication that it won't go another 150K! Wouldn't that be something? Realistically, I think I can count on seeing 200K with no problems other than routine wear items needing replacement or accessories going out.
What a great little truck!
#304 of 304 One year with my S 10
Jul 16, 2002 (4:24 am)
It was one year ago today that I bought that little S 10. It was the best purchase I ever made as far as value received vs. money spent.
The truck had 134,502 miles on it when I bought it, and it now has slightly over 150,000. I have put almost 16K on it, and all it has needed are things that you would expect to have to replace on a truck with that many miles on it. The engine is running like a new one, and it uses only a little more than half a quart of oil between changes.
Happy Birthday, S 10!