I bought this S-10 with the 2.2L/5
Speed - yet otherwise it's loaded even
to having the premium CD player audio.
The 4 Cyl is okay power-wise once you
realize it comes alive up in the rev
band when you need to accelerate. The
A/C all but kills the poor engine
however - but it does blow ice cubes.
There is enough room for my 6'1" self -
the bonus of the lower seating. For
me, of course the seat is jammed fully
back without the luxury of reclining -
so I don't use those break-prone
parts... of course my lumbar support
is long gone. The seats are too hard.
The wiper control issue is a major
safety problem! Positives are great
economy and solid body at 100K+
Solid tight chassis @100K+ miles and
excellent fuel economy top my list.
The 4 cyl power is better than
expected if you keep the revs up. Nice
paint job and better than expected
room are a major plus. I like the
retained power for the radio - along
with the automatic exit lamps.
The windshield wiper issue should be a
recall issue. Better interior
materials and hardware (doors rattle
from the factory stereo - yet never
from the hardest bumps). The A/C
should not choke even the high-
reving/limited low-end torque 4
cylinder as much as it does.