2000 Chevy S-10


Old 04-17-04, 06:57 AM
JungleJim's Avatar
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 56
2000 Chevy S-10

My son is looking at buying an S-10. It's a 2000, ext. a cab, 4.3 vortec with 82 thousand Kilometers, or 50K miles. I've never known anyone who has owned one. I thought I'd ask in here to see if there are any specific problems I should look for. It's loaded, not a 4x4. asking $12k Canadian. Thanks for takin' the time to look.
Sponsored Links
Old 04-17-04, 05:12 PM
WeldGod's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 616
S-10 Price

I have heard positive things about them; the only thing I would be sure to find out about is if it has been in any accidents or any problem with the oil pump. I remember quite a few hard problems, but that was a while back. But if it has 50,000 miles on it with no problems you should be safe. I got a standard price of $11,250 U.S. for a 2000 S-10 with a 4.3 V-6, LS Trim, Power Windows and Locks, and CD Player. So $12,000 U.S. seems like a fair price if the vehicle is in good shape.
Old 04-17-04, 05:34 PM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 388
According to edmunds.com in my area a 2000 S10 should seel by a private party for about 7500-8500 US. That's rougly 10k-11.5k CD. If you're buying at a dealer $12k CD might be about average. From a private seller you should defanitly be able to do better.

a quick scan of this S10 forum shows that transmission problems are something to watch out for.
Old 06-09-06, 01:21 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1
Talking Don't Do It!!

What a peice of crap. granted the engine is great 4.3 liter. lots of get up and go power. However propeller shaft is something to be desired. This is a problem for the extended cab since it is a split shaft and the universal joints have no lube points. I just had to replace the constant velocity joint which consists of two u- joints (dual cardmen). This would be something that you would expect to have to do if the vehicle had over 100,000 miles however I had to do this when the truck had only 43,000. Just out of manufatures warrenty. I'll never buy another GM product again. I know that the original posting was sometime ago but I just wanted to vent.
Old 07-28-06, 06:59 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 57
well, as a gm tech I am quite familiar with those...They have balljoint issues, oil cooler line leaks are quite common and they are a little tight inside. As far as the 4.3l, It is pretty poor on fuel, other than that there are not a lot of major problems, you'll find concerns with any vehicle.

just keep up on your maitenance and you should be fine...the price seems a little high to me, there are a lot of those trucks around so shop around a bit...

good luck

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes