You cannot kill this truck for I have tried unsuccessfully
Due to lack of maintenance from previous owner I felt obligated to preform the actions do I did standard tune up and brake job.
-front driver hub exploded at 103k
-when I bought the truck the vacuum line to the t-case was broke
-slight power drop off and I'm trying to track it down at the moment, but being lazy about it
-front skid plate shattered.
Excellent vehicle. reading what went wrong one would think wow I would never want that, but one must consider the use of the vehicle. this truck has seen daily off road use including recovery of disabled vehicles. many people tell stories of sucking up water and blown engines it is extremely hard to do with this vehicle. mine has been swamped numerous (water was seen entering the throttle body) times, but never failed to restart and run correctly. only modifications to this vehicle was the addition of a winch and brush guard, BFG mud terrains, and a k&N air filter in stock air box. This truck has never failed to recover a vehicle (including hummers). on road it gets as good a gas mileage as any light duty 4wd, but yet provides superior engine power. Due to the quality of design it goes though places where most other trucks can't or worst break. my 2000 ranger could never come close to this s-10 the ranger had 50k on it and was in the shop ever other day for engine problems. if your looking for a pretty truck that will get your grocerys and rides nice on the road this is your kinda vehicle, but its also the dedicated work horse comparable to the old military Willys jeeps.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd January, 2005