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Jan 05, 2001 (8:01 am)
Like I said in my previous post, I picked up a Space Blue 2000 S-10 LS, with sliding rear window, chrome bumpers, body side mouldings, CD, Air, 4 cly, 5 speed, mats, etc. for $10,000. It was used, but had only 1300 miles on it. The private party even paid the registration and half the taxes on it also. Looking in the paper the same car closed out in the low 12s to high 11s. Its retail price was 15,777, but Chevy also gave a rebate on that price reducing the MSRP to the high 13s.
#396 of 648 recent s-10 purchase
Jan 05, 2001 (10:15 am)
the 2000 s-10 i bought had a 2.2L L4, 5 speed, ext. cab, ls pckg, full size spare, bed liner, 8 miles on the odo, and an engine with a defective head (see post above). all this was had for $13,500 before financing. btw, the dealership refused to take the truck back until the owner of the dealership heard about it. he told them to take it back. i'm now waiting the 8-10 weeks for my new 4.3L v-6 w/5 speed LS ext. cab to be delivered. whatever you do, stay away from the 4 cyl. i've found more people in the last several days that are much happier with their 4.3 than the 2.2 (power & reliability wise). my personal favorite is the 2.8L v-6, great little engine, too bad the don't put it in s-10's anymore.
Jan 05, 2001 (6:30 pm)
Sorry about your bad lemon luck. I checked Edmunds before my purchase and they rated the 4 cyl. 5 out of 5 stars for the 2000. The 1999s and below had engine troubles, but supposeably they were fixed on the 2000 model. Maybe you got one of the 1999 motors in your 2000. I just drove it into the mountains, with my wife, and only had to shift down to 4th a couple of times. Going back home it remained in 5th the whole time. 23-29 mph has some sacrifices and power is one. With 2500 on the odo it runs great, doesn't knock when cold, doesn't shift hard into 2nd, and stops on a dime. For what I got, Vortec 4 and all, I am quite pleased. The ride is far superior to the small Fords and Dodges and for what you get for the money is well worth it. I know a guy that had the old iron duke 4 in his S-10 and got 200K+ miles without a problem. Maybe the 2000 Vortec 4s can be this same engine.
#399 of 648 pocahontas, thanks
Jan 06, 2001 (9:15 am)
somehow i completely missed that board. thanks for the link.
#400 of 648 What size Tires and Rims?
Jan 07, 2001 (5:41 pm)
Hey, I have a 1987 chevy s-10 pickup. It has a 2.8L v-6 4 spd auto(700R-4) I have some 14 inch rims with p195/75/r 14 tires on it. I want to put some "big meats" under my truck without having to deal with a lift right now. What size could I put under it and at what costs? Thamks for your help. Wishmaster350
Jan 08, 2001 (3:08 am)
You're welcome. Thanks for you participation.
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#402 of 648 1998 Chevy S10 cheap plastic?
Jan 08, 2001 (7:52 am)
I have a 1998 Chevy S10 truck. Overall the truck has been pretty good to me with a few exceptions. Every so often the "service engine soon" light comes on. It has been doing this for the past year or so and each time I have brought it to the dealer they tell me its the light itself and not a problem with truck. Also the handle for the extended cab door broke off while I was trying to open it one day, and the handle to raise / lower the seat back came off as well. Either I don't know my own strength or GM uses cheap plastic. Other than that its been pretty good. Starts up no problem, drives no problem either.
#403 of 648 2.2L knocking
Jan 08, 2001 (10:10 pm)
Am I the only one that is getting the knocking when cold on the 2.2L in my '98 S-10? Mine started when the engine had about 25K on it. It's noticable in cold weather until the engine warms up.
#404 of 648 Re: 2.2L knocking
Jan 10, 2001 (8:08 am)
What do you mean by knocking? My motor makes
some noise in the morning, but it disappears
after about 5 minutes. And what do you mean
by cold? How cold are your mornings? I've
been dealing with lows in the teens for the
last 3-4 weeks, so I expect some engine noise
on startup until the oil can begin traveling
throughout the motor. BTW, my engine now has
126,000 miles on it ('97 LS 5-speed).
I also posted earlier about some drivetrain
noise that I heard...turns out it was the
universal...when did GM start injecting plastic
into the driveshaft yoke in order to prevent
the joint from moving? What a pain in the tail
that replacement was. I tried to do it the
old fashioned, proper way by using a vise and
some sockets, but it wouldn't budge. Ended up
having to beat the thing out with a hammer.
And why doesn't the factory joint come with
a grease fitting like the replacement did?
Sometimes I feel that car manufacturers are
in cahoots with the parts dealers...