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Old 04-23-2011, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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I had a '93 that had 186k on it when I sold it still running and driving. Outside of typical wear maintenance and all the abuse I threw at it, it actually held up. I now have a '91 with 147k on it still running pretty good. I've had to fix some small stuff due to age and neglect. I did have a '97 that had engine and transmission issues. Biggest problems of my older ones were paint peel issues. But the S-10's were often worked hard and hung up wet. Not so sure about the 1994 and up models but the 1986-1993 models were pretty good.

And the 84 to 93 years were good to turn into V8 powered rides when the work was done or just for fun work!
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Great Plains
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I had a 96 S10 with the 2.2 and an automatic. The auto gave up the ghost at 35,000 miles. It had other things go awry. I dumped it at 53,000 miles.

I had a 2000 S10 with the 2.2 and a 5 speed that was a actually a decent pickup. It was better than the 96.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Pomona
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I had a 96 S10 with the 2.2 and an automatic.
Ouch. So your 0-60 times ... was it still measurable on a sundial, or did you need a lunar calendar to measure it?

FWIW, I have a '95 S10 with the 2.2L and the T5 manual, and even then, UPS trucks have beaten me at the stoplight.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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A few things I have learned over the years.
You rarely if ever change political views.
You never change religious views.
You absolutely positively never change the opinions of who makes the best vehicles.
What if you've changed all three over the years?
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Central CT, sometimes NH.
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Don't agree. Especially with views on cars.
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:09 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Don't agree. Especially with views on cars.
Just like opinions are not facts, agreement is not a requirement to post on most threads.
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
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Ouch. So your 0-60 times ... was it still measurable on a sundial, or did you need a lunar calendar to measure it?

FWIW, I have a '95 S10 with the 2.2L and the T5 manual, and even then, UPS trucks have beaten me at the stoplight.
0-60? Yeah right. WIth the auto I'd often get 20 to 21 MPG. The 5 speed I'd get 24 to 26.

I didn't mind the 2.2 with the 5 speed. I would consider a Colorado with a 2.8 and a 5 speed. It should offer better economy than the 2.2
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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Maybe if you want to know why the japaneese will never take over the heavy duty pickups, it could be from a lack of ability on their part. BTW, I did see a couple 1 ton test toyota duallies. Diesel powered too. They simply were not getting the results they needed to market them is what the guy driving 1 of them told me. They were hot shoting them with 10,000 lbs total to tow and they were having too many issues with them. Following them were 2 teams of engineers driving Ford and Chevy 4 door ca trucks with full utility beds stocked full of tools. I kinda thought it was funny they couldn't trust their own truck.
After finishing getting fuel, I pulled out pulling the 48 ft trailer and 2 racecars in it with my F350 thinking, "I'm gald I have this Ford".
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:19 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Maybe if you want to know why the japaneese will never take over the heavy duty pickups, it could be from a lack of ability on their part. BTW, I did see a couple 1 ton test toyota duallies. Diesel powered too. They simply were not getting the results they needed to market them is what the guy driving 1 of them told me. They were hot shoting them with 10,000 lbs total to tow and they were having too many issues with them. Following them were 2 teams of engineers driving Ford and Chevy 4 door ca trucks with full utility beds stocked full of tools. I kinda thought it was funny they couldn't trust their own truck.
After finishing getting fuel, I pulled out pulling the 48 ft trailer and 2 racecars in it with my F350 thinking, "I'm gald I have this Ford".

The Duromax diesels are designed by Isuzu. Not sure if they are built here but the Japanese designed them.

When I worked for GMC parts I was at the local Isuzu dealer picking up parts when our stock was depleted..
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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Another thing to add to this is I turned 16 in 1996 but started driving long driving before that and have mostly driven 1970s built Ford pickups and have driven many long trips with these and have never had a unexpected breakdown at all yet. I have driven several hundred thousand miles on trucks that were already a few decades old and had high miles to begin with and only paid at most 2,500 dollars to buy it so can't beat that, at least to me anyway.
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