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Old 10-24-2009, 06:54 PM   #18 (permalink)
LUVMY02CREW
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TANK the fifth - '02 Chevrolet S10 Crew Cab 4x4 LS
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Go for it! If you're just gonna keep it for a few months those costs sound very reasonable. Plus, you sound like you are probably not gonna be driving it every single day, so it'll probably be cheaper than renting a car or taking a taxi.

Now, to answer your questions:
1. I'm with my second s-series truck and I've always liked 'em a bunch. No experience with that combo of engine and trans(mine have both been 4.3L and 4spd auto).

2. I think it is definately worth buying. The peace of mind for your family alone justifies that cost. Plus, maybe you can make a few dollars by moving sfuff for folks, which will help offset your costs. When younger I was able to get bunches of pizzas and beer, and a few dollars here and there.

3. I think it'll be a great candidate for ecomodding. Like others have stated, you should be able to pull some very respectable mpg's with just a few tweaks and mods.
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