2004 Chevrolet S-10 4dr Crew Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
I have two young daughters, 5 and 2,
yet wanted a pickup. Bought the S-10
after a lot of research and shopping,
comparing it favorably to the Tacoma
(pricey) and F-150 (couldn't afford 4
doors plus 4WD). So far, so very good.
It's a lot of fun to drive, handles
exceptionally and was a tremendous
value after the $4,000 rebate and other
discounts. One suggestion: Buy a light
color. I bought the dark, Indigo blue
and, while I like it, it seems to
scratch easily to a white undercoat.
Otherwise, I bought a loaded pickup
(all power, 4WD, cruise, CD, etc.) for
less than $18,000, NOT including my
trade. Until Ford makes a Ranger four
door, I think it's hard to beat.
It looks great, rides solid and the
size is perfect for me (5 foot 9) and
my young family.
Quibbles: Door handles feel cheap. The
window tinting's a little dark for my
taste. It gulps gas, but I knew that
going in and it is a hefty V-6 with a
good payload and trailer capacity,
given the truck's size.