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Chevrolet S-10, Truck
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#501 of 648 May I join you?
Aug 13, 2001 (2:39 pm)
I've just purchased a 2001 GMC Sonoma SLS. Got all the goodies I wanted, 5 speed (real trucks have to be shifted) AC, AM/FM/CD, bucket seats etc. Rebates were the deciding factor, $3000 off sticker plus what the dealer chipped in. Really happy. I hope Edmunds is wrong in their "spotty build quality" statement in the review. The also panned the Toyota ECHO. I love that little car. I'll be reading other owner comments. If anyone knows of a Chevy S-10/ GMC Sonoma page similar to the www.fordranger.com page, please let me know.
#502 of 648 Chevrolet
Aug 13, 2001 (10:09 pm)
Chevrolet! What it really stands for: Constantly Having Every Vehicle Recalled Over Lousy Engineering Technology!
#503 of 648 How about Ford
Aug 14, 2001 (8:41 am)
I see the gov has finally forced Ford to recall about a zillion defective ignition switches that Ford said are ok,Ford thinks it normal for their vehicles to quit going down the road at any time.They all have their problems.
Aug 14, 2001 (11:24 am)
check out www.ZR2.com there is a lot of good reading over there with some links to other Chevy sites.
#505 of 648 Thanks barlitz, I'll do that!
Aug 14, 2001 (1:24 pm)
#506 of 648 $3,000 rebate was tough to resist
Aug 14, 2001 (3:45 pm)
cwo4, congrats on the SLS. Just bought an S-10 with the $3,000 rebate myself. Add that in to the package discount on options on the two vehicles and it was an incredible deal. My only gripe after 4,200 miles is the fuel tank seems to go from 1/4 to about empty within 10-15 miles, just think there is a sensor problem. Otherwise love the truck as a commuter vehicle. Be glad you got a 2001. Check out the price bump with similar equipment on the 2002s.
#507 of 648 Save that $3000!
Aug 14, 2001 (6:35 pm)
Save that $3000 cause yer gonna need it for future breakdowns and car rentals.
#508 of 648 I'm not worried
Aug 15, 2001 (7:40 am)
The S-10 and Sonoma are about as low tech and simple as you can get transportation-wise, I have no worries about breakdowns or problems. Now Jason, I realize you're a Ford guy, I have a 2000 8 foot bed 5.4 XL F-150, but hey a good deal is a good deal. The S-10 was bought solely as a cheap commuter vehicle. Though I did notice that the Ranger now has a $2,500 rebate and the F-150s have a $1,500 rebate with 3.9% APR financing. Also very good deals.
#509 of 648 I concur with auburnblu
Aug 15, 2001 (4:30 pm)
I also had a 95 F-150 and a 98 Ranger. Liked them both. The deal I got on the Sonoma was particularly good, totaling almost $4K below sticker. The local Ford dealer didn't try very hard to sell me a new Ranger, the GMC dealer did. I'm not anti-Ford, anti-Toyota or anti anybody. I am cost conscious though, and 3 years and 36,000 miles is plenty of time to judge the character of the truck.
#510 of 648 I agree that Rangers are too much!
Aug 16, 2001 (7:01 pm)
I do agree that Rangers are $$$$$$! But my Ranger that i bought was an odd ball. Its a Splash w/4.0, auto, reg. cab. Thing is i was told all Splashes come w/power windows & power locks. Mine has niether. Also 98 Rangers w/4.0 came w/ 5speed automatics. Well, my 96 has a 5 speed tranny. I like it cause no fancy stuff on it at all. It does have air and cruize. Guess i got a good deal on it. I bought it at a Chevy dealer for $9000 in Nov. of 99. Funny thing was is it was in a parking lot with nothing but full size Chevy pick-ups. Couldn't even see the Ranger once looking down that line of Chevys'.