But other than the short thing, I love how it handles, and I love the column shifter. It has been sense 1982 when they first came out. I would highly recommend this dealer. But i love her anyway. The only problems have been minor until now. Some rust is showing up around the rear wheel fenders.
He did just replace the power steering and fuel pump, but aside from that, it's had no issues aside from normal maintenence. I was very very pleased When I arrived at the dealership to look at the car. . I don't regret buying it. I still don't regret buying the truck but it will become my daughters truck when she starts driving. We'll put one in and after only an hour of listening it'll skip and when we take it out it'll be very scratched.
I am hoping to keep this truck forever. They contacted me within hours of my inquiry and answered all of my questions thoroughly. Sorry, I've been too negative. The jumpseat in the back is badly desined. So this truck has been great overall, and still runs strong.
It doesn't dent easily, and the paint lasts long. Now I have to replace the fuel pump. He wanted to make sure that I did not drive that distance for nothing. This car's been in a few minor accidents and aside from some dents it has no damage. It's been hit from the front twice, had a tree fall on it it was in the driveway and my uncle dropped a tree the wrong way. When my sister sits in the back, I have to pull my seat upall the way, which isn't comfy. Like all chevy's, it isn't too great cosmetically, but mechanicly it holds up pretty darn well.
They need to update their inventory on CarGurus and on their website. Aesthetics wise, this truck hits it right on the nail. To sum it all up, it is a good reliable truck, way better then the old Dodge I used to truck around in, and If you were going to buy a mid-sized truck, I would definately suggest the chevy S-10 of any year. Me and my wife bought a Chevy s10, and we have never brought them to the shop sense the day I bought it, exept for oil changes and tire rotation. We once had to drive through about a foot and a half of snow to get home. Also, the drivers side door doesn't open from the indise any more, and the passengers side door is hard to open. The cockpit style dashboard is easy to use and good looking.
This vehicle is still up. This truck is reliable, It has started up for me every morning sense I bought it in 2000. I drove it a few times, and I could barely see over the dashboard I'm 5'1. I purchased it that day and drove it home. I love the stick shift.
The third door never worked but we didn't fix it since it's useless. With the 4 wheel drive, it was no problem. If you don't have power seats, this is not a car for short people. The 4 wheel drive shifts after only 1 second of pressing the button. He just made it to 162,000 miles, and hasn't had any major problems yet. He's an electrician and works on commercial construction zones. I was driving a long distance to see the car, so he told me everything that could possibly be wrong with the car which was very very helpful.
He even sent pictures of a small dent in the vehicle. There is a dent in the roof and part of the bumper fell off, but he won't fix it since it's just a worktruck anyway. It had no body work done to it because it was only cosmetically affected. The only complaint I could make is the seats in my extended cab s10, they are tiny, and very unspacious, and my kids hate them, so we pretty much take my wifes crew cab s10 every where. The handle on the passengers side makes getting in and out and pulling the seat forward easy. I love the interior in comfort overall. And the plastic used for it is super strong and takes a huge beating.
It's really fun to drive. But it's great for only two people. I would not be surprised to see it go past 200,000 miles. His honesty and integrity was refreshing. It is much more spacious. Even with all the dents, scratches, rust, and faded paint, it still looks good.