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Old 02-14-2007, 10:51 PM   #21
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I have a 91 Sonoma with a 4.3 and it is reliable. The engine is a real stump puller. Gas mileage is not the best but it is easy to maintain. Picked it up a little over 2 years ago with 74K at a cost of $34. Put $1,000.00 into it and 30K miles later it is still going strong. Nice daily commuter.

I would buy it and just take care of it with regular PM.
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i was just going to use it as a daily driver. even knowing about the engine shortcomings, i still want it. if it dies, that just means it is time to do a 4.3 swap


...connected to a 5spd? that would be a little more fun than i should have. average curb weight on these monsters? anyone?
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average curb weight on these monsters? anyone?
2635 for short bed

2775 for long bed
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...connected to a 5spd? that would be a little more fun than i should have. average curb weight on these monsters? anyone?
A buddy of mine had a 87 to 90ish S10 Blazer with a 4.3 5spd.... It'* probably the same tranny.
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well, i FINALLY test drove the truck last night. had the money almost in my pocket and everything. bad news is, i dont fit in it :( steering wheel is in my stomach, and legs are too long for pedals, especially clutching. drove it for a few minutes and my left ankle started hurting, along with the right knee. all in all, it is a good truck, if i wasnt 6' @ 340lbs
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well, i FINALLY test drove the truck last night. had the money almost in my pocket and everything. bad news is, i dont fit in it :( steering wheel is in my stomach, and legs are too long for pedals, especially clutching. drove it for a few minutes and my left ankle started hurting, along with the right knee. all in all, it is a good truck, if i wasnt 6' @ 340lbs
I didn't know you were a Big guy... And yeah the Regular Cab S10 can get a little on the small side..

I'm not a Big ford Fan, but have you ever thought of say a 93-94 F150 with the 4.9 I6 or the 5.0 V8? Those were ok for what they were and not bad to drive either...

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well, i FINALLY test drove the truck last night. had the money almost in my pocket and everything. bad news is, i dont fit in it :( steering wheel is in my stomach, and legs are too long for pedals, especially clutching. drove it for a few minutes and my left ankle started hurting, along with the right knee. all in all, it is a good truck, if i wasnt 6' @ 340lbs
I didn't know you were a Big guy... And yeah the Regular Cab S10 can get a little on the small side..

I'm not a Big ford Fan, but have you ever thought of say a 93-94 F150 with the 4.9 I6 or the 5.0 V8? Those were ok for what they were and not bad to drive either...
meh, im not after a truck per say. i just happen to like the looks of that truck. im more in the market of a daily driver. if it happens to be a truck, then it happens to be a truck.
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if i wasnt 6' @ 340lbs
Yikes! Remind me never to pick a fight with you.

Sorry it didn't work out. You ever conside a Dodge Dakota V8 from the same era? I recall mine was quite roomy inside...more like a full size pickup
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Too bad. I am a big guy myself and fit in with no problems. Mine has bucket seats not the bench seat and it is the extended cab.
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Too bad. I am a big guy myself and fit in with no problems. Mine has bucket seats not the bench seat and it is the extended cab.
i was thinking of the extended cab maybe working out. also gives me room to put more crap <you should see my car, rear is starting to sag > i think i may have felt differantly about it if it was extended cab honestly. so, note to self, avoid standard cab s10'* and mazda miata <that was a nightmare>
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