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Pros: Just like the size and styling.
Cons: Gas cap wiggles and check engine light (emissions) comes on. But I've learned to cope.
Advice: Buy a light color. My indigo (dark) blue seems to scratch a little easily.I bought this for price, a little over a year ago. I was looking for a pickup that would seat my daughters, 6 and 3, yet not break the bank the way the Toyota 4-doors would have. Late summer, I landed this -- loaded, with 4WD -- for $18,100 not including my trade-in. So far, so good. I love the look, the girls like riding in it and it has all the power I need. Ride, handle are excellent. I added a roof rack for a dash of difference.
Pros: the 6 cyl
Cons: nothig yet
Advice: buy itwas very comfortable and had some pick up as i had a4 cyl before and this new truck is 6cyl ihad a dodge before now i have a chevy just have to wait and see how i like it
Pros: The Look and the 4.3L V6 Engine
Cons: The Bouncy Ride
Advice: You MUST buy this vehicle with the V6 Engine.The vehicle rides nice. It is bouncy even for a truck, but with all the features that the truck has I don't notice the rougher ride.
Pros: 4.3L V6.
Cons: Braking system and bouncing feeling.
Advice: Get the V6.An excellent value for the price. Going from a 99 stick escort and 35 MPG, it was difficult for me to even consider a pickup truck. However, Chevy has won me over. I love the power and V6 Vortec, I love the look & feel. Only thing I have noticed is it takes a while to stop. Brake system should have been designed better. Just today the ABS came on for no reason at 140 miles. Stopping feels very much underpowered. I also hate having to turn off Day Time Running Lights every time I get into the truck. THe extra power and room of the ext cab is definately worth the MPG sacrifice of a small commuter car as an escort! However it does seem to bounce a lot. I will be sad to see Chevy stop making the S-10.
Pros: the power and mileage of the 4.3 vortec engine
Cons: the ride(might have to much air in the tires-will check today)
Advice: GO FOR IT!!! the price is right and it's a nice little truckjust purchased this s-10 ex-cab, with the 4.3 vortec. power to spare. i'm 6'3' and 280 lbs. plenty of room(with the tilt wheel), great gas mileage, and a good looker. had an 87 jeep comanche with 290,000 mi.(it finally died)
Pros: 4.3Liter power
Cons: GoodYear Wrangler tires
Advice: buy it.. you'll love it!! : )just bought mine today...LOVE IT !!!! traded a 95 Lumina APV in.. and own a 91 S-10 4x4 std cab as a work truck.. this one is the crew cab and the wife has staked claim on it already..the only thing i dont care for is the wrangler tires... come on you guys at GM ... use BF Goodrich already!!
Pros: Great Looks-extended cab
Cons: Lack of power, poor mileage
Advice: Get the 4.3, same mileage with much better performancePurchased a new (2002 Ext Cab, 2WD) S-10 as a cheap commuter/work truck. It was to replace an aging VW diesel pickup. The salesman explaned the S-10 could be expected to deliver 28-30 mpg on the road and 25 in town. Vehicle is equipped with 2.2 Flex (Isuzu engine) and 5 speed manual. The S-10 actually delivers 20-21 mpg in town and 25 mpg on the road. On top of the disappointing mileage, it is underpowered, not much better than the dreaded VW diesel. With a 1/2 Yard of topsoil in the back (+/- 800 lbs), the truck sags badly and the brakes are not nearly as effective as when unladen. I have owned several Chevy pickups, from a LUV to 1 Ton's, and this one is unacceptable. It is for sale. I should have got a V6...