I would see items in the classifieds that I wanted to buy but no way to get
them home. I also buy a lot of plants, fertilizer, landscaping materials.
The bottom line use it for things I couldn't haul in the car. The S-10
would be fine except I like to take my dog (collie size) with me and decided
the S-10 would not be big enough inside but want to stay with the best gas
"Shades" <shades_1970(at)netins(dot)net> wrote in message
Or the crew cab. I actually wanted an s10 crew cab but decided I didn't
want to loose the 6' bad, I wish they had offered a crew cab with the 6'
instead of 4.5' but most people would do fine with the shorter bed.
I would look into a 3/4T(2500). Its better to have more than you think
you will need because you will need more than you have at some point.
1000lbs adds up REAL fast and today's trucks sacrifice load capacity for
ride. I was loading almost 2000lbs into an '87 K20 Chevy 4x4 and it squatted
much less than the '02 2500HD with 1000lbs. The '02 won for power but with
the 6L the MPG sucked compared to the '87's 350.
For strength, Ford and Dodge are better(Its a frame issue). For
reliability, power, and resale, Chevy/GMC is better. Ride is similar in all.
Capacity is close for all three to.
If you trust yourself enough to not overload your truck and follow
proper loading, you could go with a 1500 Z71 with the towing package and get
the 5.3 for mileage.
If you were considering the S-10 you might also take a look at the new
Colorado that replaced the S-10. Look at the extended cab if you want
more interior space. The 5 cylinder engine is targeted at people who
want better mileage without having to sacrifice all of the power.
I have an S-10 4cylinder and I can tell you it is way underpowered.
In the mountains, I have trouble keeping up highway speeds, otherwise it
is just sluggish. I have been looking at upgrading to the Colorado as I
don't want to feed the V8.
Dinah wrote: "Thanks. I was originally interested in the Chev truck S-10
but thought I might go a little bigger and I liked the size of the Ford
You want room, power and the works check out Dodge's new Mega Cab. Drove
one the other day with the Cummins diesel and that baby moves.
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