Briefly: I got a great deal on a new 2003 Chevy S10 extended cab model at the
local dealer's year-end close-out specials.
Unbelievably great price after nearly 2 days of haggling, good size engine,
nice extras, great color, interior, magnificent sound system, all the
amenities -- or so it would seem...
Friday, I went to stuff my laptop under the passenger seat, and to my
surprise, the space is filled [with an object] and neatly and completely
Hmmm, I peeled back some of the carpet from the trim, and it's an electronic
box of some sort. Can't really tell whether it's bolted or welded to the
I took her back around to the dealer; talked with the fleet salesman who said
he'd never seen anything like it, and I was referred around to various sales
and maintenance folks. Finally the truck manager looked up the vehicle's
records and said that they had acquired it from another dealer [in Atlanta] so
it may have had some speciality destination; however, he had no idea what the
object was/is/could be except that [according to his best judgment and
experience] it was included with the vehicle from factory manufacture because
of the way the carpet fit, etc.
Well, that was half a day down the tubes without any satifactory answer...
except that they are all pretty sure it's not going to 'blow up' (o;!
I wonder if anyone in here might know what is the deal, without me having to
tear out the seat, rip back the carpet, and generally dissect the vehicle?
Many thanks in advance for any information!