Which Year To Buy?

Discussion in 'Chevy S10 Forum (GMC Sonoma)' started by mrcaddy, Jul 31, 2009.

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  1. mrcaddy

    mrcaddy New Member

    I am contemplating getting an S-10 or S-15 as a second/back-up vehicle and light hauling. Nothing fancy. Hoping for a 4cyl, 5spd, long box. Any good years? Any bad years? Looking for fuel economy and reliability. Thanks,Scott
  2. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    My uncle had an 89' S-10 and he loved it, it ran forever I think it had a V-6 if I remember. I have a 2001 S-10 with the 4.3 V-6 which is GM's smallest gas hog, I would be amazed if I got 16mpg in my truck. When I bought mine I test drove a 2.2 and it had no power what so ever, which is why I decided on the 6 cylinder. I have had a couple expensive freak things happen to my truck, but that could happen on any vehicle. Most of the S-10's I see have a ton of miles, so good luck in finding one that's still in good shape.
  3. muddmonkey

    muddmonkey New Member

    get a zr2!!!!!
  4. retired2001

    retired2001 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    I've had an '88 w/2.8L V6 & '93 w/4.3L V6. Both were very good trucks, both had automatics. I'm sure there are a lot of newer ones out there worth buying. Good luck!
  5. harv51

    harv51 New Member

    they are all fun little trucks

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