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Chevrolet S-10, Exterior, Engine, Interior, Truck
#25 of 28 Colorado has Izusu roots?
Jul 17, 2003 (10:10 pm)
I own an '87 S-10 4x4 extended cab pickup. 2.8V6, 4-spd auto transmission. 279,000 miles, original engine. It is my daily driver, I commute 60 miles round-trip per day. 17 to 20 MPG. I love this truck, it is the best vehicle I have ever owned! But this truck is getting tired, and won't last forever! So, when I first heard of the new Chevy Colorado I was excited. But when I heard that it is basically an Izusu designed truck with an American designed engine (the I-4, and I-5), my excitement soon melted away. Any truth about this Izusu connection? If true, then my initial impression and opinion is that the Colorado is no better than the fake S-10 Izusu Hombre (which is an American designed truck with an Izusu engine).
#26 of 28 lemko and ryanbab
Jul 21, 2003 (12:29 pm)
If you are looking for a stripped down 4-banger s-10 my suggestion would be to look used rather than new. I am not a fan of buying anything new in the car arena. Too much of a hit in value right off the lot. I would prefer someone else take that hit and then I will buy it from them down the road a few years.
I picked up my 98 S-10 4 cyl - 5 speed at a local auto auction for a winning bid of $3300 bucks. 60,000 miles and in great shape! I'll take that deal over new any day!
Jul 21, 2003 (3:47 pm)
oh I decided against a new truck. I almost got a base model sierra but i thought long and hard and decided to put it off and drive my truck and probably get a new one in 06. I need to think about buying a home in the next yr. I dont need a car payment and house payment (my current truck is paid off)
Aug 31, 2003 (1:16 am)
Hello to all...I used to have a 98 S-10 LS ext. cab, V-6. I bought it used in 2000 with 90,000 miles. The guy that had it before me must have taken real good care of it becuase it had no major problems. When I traded it in, it had 105,000 miles and the only 2 problems it had was a fan clutch going bad and the 3rd door rattled. The only thing I had to replace in a year of ownership was the front brake pads, they were the original brakes! The rear brakes were still good.
I have owned 3 other GM's over the years and the S-10 was the best I ever owned.