"Bought this truck in 1992 with 117,000 miles on it. Used and abused it both in my construction business and pulling stumps out of the ground around my home. Paid $7,000.00 for it, am still driving it with 305,000 miles. Just bought another vehicle for my dog (crew cab), so this one is just not being driven anymore. Still a good looking hard worker that is fun and easy to drive. Will miss the reliability and dependability of this vehicle. BTW, it tows my boat (3,500#) like there is nothing behind it, up hills, wherever. Someone is going to get a great vehilce for cheap."
"Bought my 89 S-10 Blazer (2dr) from an old farmer's estate with about 235,000 on it.
Drove it for 2 years. Then, with 275,000 I finally blew the engine---not the truck's fault--- and gave it to my ex-wife's b/f to use the tranny in HIS S-10 Blazer (which is still running strong after about 6 months).
This was my back-up vehicle, so i didn't baby it at all...I WANTED to see how hard I could beat it just to see what it could take, and it took everything i gave it. I ended up using THIS as my daily driver and my OTHER car as by "back-up" vehicle)..1st time i slammed it into 4-wheel, it jumped like a jack rabbit! (glad i still had my foot on the brake and there wasn't anyone in front of me). I could not believe the stength and power to be had from that 4.3 Vortec V6..I LOVED this truck (suv).
and the turning radius is unbelievable..I could make a u-turn on just a little more than a 2-lane road.
About the only downfall, with today's prices, is the mileage...but then again, i don't suppose 17mpg is all that bad, all considered. (going to go look at a '93 this weekend)...I LOVED THIS VEHICLE!!!"
"Watch for fuel injection problems on these vehicles. The fuel injection regulator goes bad (& possibly other parts) which can be an expensive fix if you don't know what your doing. I Also had to change the distrubutor on my vehicle. The steering boxes are not the greatest either but I havent changed mine.
I have about 160,000 miles on mine and it is still going. It has the original engine and transmission. Its a decent vehicle overall but I feel there are better choices if you can afford them."
Pros: "Great value, great reliability, great engines 4.3"
Cons: "ball joints, electrical issues, rust"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have owned 4 of these vehicles and they are great. They just keep on going and are cheap and easy to fix. Some common problems include ball joints, fuel pumps, and some minor electrical issues. some have rust issues. Despite these issues it is a great vehicle. Much better than GM's new pieces of junk."