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I can't necessarily say that I'm "impressed"... as I feel it is definitely the weakest part of the car. As of this point, I've replaced:
Left Wheel bearing,
Both LCAs (left side twice),
Both Outer Tie Rod Ends,
Right Lower Spring Seat and Spring (found the spring was broken when I returned stateside in July)
Both Toe Adjust links
The front LCAs (both) have rear bushings delaminated again, rear LCAs a starting to get loose but I'm trying to put them off until summer (if I do 'em at all). Same goes for all four struts which are still OEM. I'm hoping that GM launches their 2014 "Colorado" in ~August with the 2.8L diesel offering that is available in the presently "globally" offered S10 (except here). If so, I'll be parting ways with my Cali.
As far as the estimate goes in terms of current repair options/availability... you can get Dorman replacement LCAs with all bushings and ball joints for $80 each on Amazon. They are pretty easy to do in the home garage (3 bolts each) and only require a fresh wheel alignment afterwards -- $160 parts, 1 hr labor, +$80 4 wheel align is almost reasonable considering that most will need to do it more than once in the life of their car.
Just make sure you use anti-sieze on the bolt shanks or the bushings might get frozen to the bolts making it harder to get them out next time. My front parts came out ok the first time, but the rear susp was a real PITA - especially the toe adjusters' inner ends!