The Chevrolet S-10 was one of Chevrolet’s longer lived models, lasting from 1982 until 2004 when it was replaced by the Colorado. The S-10 was one of the more popular trucks that left the lines in the 80′s and 90′s – it has also been replaced by the Isuzu i-Series. The first models of the Chevrolet S-10 featured engines that ranged from a measly 92HP 2.5L to a 180 HP V6 4.3L – not very impressive by standards of today. However this first series, or generation, persisted all the way to 93, until being replaced. There were other engines that were compatible with it, and optional, but the most powerful of them was the final year of production’s (93) Vortec 4.3, which gave the truck a nice 195 HP, and in some cases could jump it past 200 horses. The vehicle also had a four door variant that was released in the early 90s, and finally, the next generation came out.
Angles sang, clouds parted, and a truck worthy of challenging its Ford rival rode in onto the scene, the Chevrolet S-10 came in packing a 4.3L V6 that left it with almost two hundred horses, along with a regular cab model, an extended cab model, and a regular cab long bed model – the fuel capacity was a good 19 gallons and it had either a four speed auto along with a four speed manual. Greatly improved and capable this model lasted for ten years without any major revisions that weren’t cosmetic. The Chevrolet S-10 was sold with two wheel or four wheel drive, and in the late 90′s SS packages were replaced by Xtreme packages. Although the S-Series has finished production – they are still being assembled and sold in Brazil, and come with 2.8 Diesels – it is the truck that won’t die. Because the engine size between the small block V8 and the Chevrolet S-10 are compatible it has become common for hot-rodders to “upgrade” the Chevrolet S-10 – giving it upwards of 300 or more horses.