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The 2000 Chevrolet S-10 is equipped with a 2.2-liter, five-speed automatic transmission. This gearbox features an aluminum case and is capable of providing 250 foot-pounds of torque. The transmission is smooth and responsive, and the truck responds to traffic instantly. The earlier models were noisy and thrashy at high rpm, but this has been addressed and the V6 now offers an excellent balance between torque and noise.
The transmission is paired with a five-speed manual shifter. Both of these manual and automatic shifters are easy to use. The steering column has a large display for easy viewing of information, and the audio system sounds good. The transmission is a standard four-speed automatic, with a six-speed manual available as well. The V8 delivers 279 horsepower and 230 lb-ft of torque.
The S-10 tracks well and handles rough terrain well. The suspension is firm, so the vehicle isn't very maneuverable. Its predominant cornering mode is understeer, which suits a pickup truck. Adding a 600-pound cinder block in the bed will improve the ride and balance, but will significantly increase the braking distance. The cinder block will also mess up the fuel mileage in town.
The 2000 Chevy S-10 is equipped with a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine with an automatic transmission. The S-10 has a full instrumentation system and fully electronic four-wheel-drive controls. The part-time four-wheel-drive system allows you to shift on the fly, without having to pull over and disconnect the driveshafts. The radio is also large and easy to use, and the heating and air conditioning controls are easy to adjust.
The S-10 rides well over smooth pavement, and its tires are quiet. The engine is quiet when idling, and it isn't loud when driving at speed. The 2.4-liter engine is smooth, but its handling is not perfect. The S-10's chassis isn't ideal for heavy loads. A cinder block in the bed will ruin the fuel mileage in town.
The S-10 tracks well, but it has understeer, which suits a pickup truck better than a sedan. Adding 600 pounds of cinder block to the bed will even out the ride, but it will reduce the braking distances. Besides, you will have to make sure that the cinder block is in the bed, which will mess up your fuel mileage. Its weight will also add to your fuel bill.
The S-10 was discontinued in North America in 2000, but the company continued to build the S-10 in Brazil. The S-10 2.2-liter model was discontinued in North America in 2004. The 2.3-liter model had an automatic transmission until 2006. The S-10 was built in the USA until 2012, but was not sold in the United States. It was sold in Australia until 2020. Its price is very affordable, making it an ideal choice for most people.