I'm looking into getting a newer truck, specifically a 2003 S10 Ext Cab 4x4
with the ZR2 package. I seen one that a dealer had online that only had 37k
miles on it, with just about everything I'd want on a truck. I drove the 25
miles to take an upclose look. When I got there I looked the truck over,
and then looked at the frame and underside of the bed though the rear wheel
wells. What I saw was a frame with rust on every weld seem, and a painted
bed support, square tube, with rust on it.
Should one expect to see rust like that on a 3 year old truck? Is that a
sign that this truck has seen some hard use? Or could it have been driven
on lots of country roads? Aside from a small dent in the drivers door, and
another small dent with chipped paint below the gas cap cover, the rest of
the body looked great.
Because of the rust I passed on this truck, but was just curious about the