Word to the less wise: Don't buy a General Motors product with a four-speed automatic transmission. I've had several and they will always break your heart. Two of the Chevrolets I owned were 1980's S-10s with 2.8 V-6 engines. They shared three common traits: both were blue, both had transmissions that blew and both leaked out the rear main seal of the engine. Incidentally, neither of them had air conditioners that would blow when I let them go.
The 2.8 liter V-6 seemed to be a durable, tough, hard pulling little engine. I cannot brag too much about its fuel economy, but it made up for it with sheer torque.
I've been told that the Ford Ranger is a better truck. If you look around, you will notice that there are a lot more older Rangers on the road than S-10s. This is a sign.
If you chance it, make sure to get a Chevrolet with a 5-speed manual gearbox. If you choose to stray from my warnings, my God be with you... Or at least a couple of quarts of Dexron II.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th February, 2003