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wrr377

Dude... If you don't want it, I'll fucking buy it! I had an '85 Impala with the original CAST IRON 262ci 4.3L V6 - that was a beast engine! Literally designed as a 350ci (5.7L ?) with two of the pistons removed. Same bore & stroke as the 350... I heard the aluminum-block 4.3's were nothing like the original cast irons, but then again, no aluminum block is really anywhere near the beefiness of a cast iron block...


spacesuitkid2

That 4.3 lived to see the year 2013. Source: my 2013 regular cab Silverado has that 4.3


MyStaffofMelchezidek

There is actually a version of it that was in production until very recently. They just replaced it with a 2.7 turbo four.


spacesuitkid2

The 2014-18/19 ecotec. 4.3. The vortec that everyone one is familiar with was in production up to the 2013 model year


oldbenja

As a former owner of the ecotec 4.3, it was an excellent successor to the old 4.3. Amazing power and capability for a v6, and 23mpg highway (2wd only)


spacesuitkid2

Everybody hates on the v6 but you’ll have a harder time killing it over the v8. The 4.3 will take a lickin and keep on tickin


1TONcherk

Same with the old 4.2L V6 they would put in base F150s. My friend has one that’s a Total pile nearing 400k miles. But runs great and shifts great. Pretty sure it’s a 2005. Never really heard of that engine before I was looking at his truck.


TexasSully

Yep I have a 2017 Sierra with the 4.3


Johnny_893

Meaning that, accounting for mileage and years both, that means it's got at LEAST 5-10k before the headgaskets blow.


temp_jits

Why must you share facts and ruin our day dreams


MyDixieWrecked20

Set it up for twin turbo


JonnyxKarate

Jesus that’s a mint find


knot-shore

Like a snapshot in time


Deluste

Or someone ran the odometer over


JonnyxKarate

See, This is why we can’t have nice things.


jwang203

In my auto shop class we had a 1990 K3500 with a 454. It had a 671 weiand blower on it, with 7 miles on the odometer. I loved that truck, even though it never ran right.


donorak7

13k damn. Wish trucks could go back to those prices.


jdd32

Well assuming you keep the v6, auto trans, and air conditioning (plus the destination charge would still apply), $17k translates to $29k in today's dollars. So really not all that much has changed. The base with a manual and 4 banger would be $22.7k in today's dollars. The most comparable vehicle available in the US is probably the Maverick. Looking at the build-your-own on ford's website you can get a base gas only 2wd auto maverick for $22.5k after the destination charge. And that includes AC lol.


JudgeScorpio

The problem with inflation is that wages stayed largely the same.


jdd32

That's a completely fair and accurate point


hobefepudi

Which wages? A lot of wages changes significantly. Entry level did not change as much.


RR50

I don’t know that I agree with that. I had a summer job at a paper mill in 2000, it paid 8 bucks an hour. They’re hiring for 20 bucks an hour now. The job I currently hold, pay is up 30k starting to what it was 10 years ago. I’d agree some places aren’t paying more, but find a new job right now if you’re underpaid, the market is phenomenal for employees right now.


nightshiftoperator

No reason to pay anyone more than $5.15/hr to flip burgers. /S


Sudovoodoo80

I bought my 4x4 V6 Colorado for 29k. So by that math compact truck prices have come down.


Cruisin_4_A_Bruizin

Is the maverick really a truck though?


Fancy_Chip_5620

No it's an escape with the back cut off


jdd32

As much of a truck as the S10, lol.


coyote_of_the_month

My 2WD S10 is rated to tow 6000 lbs from a receiver, 3000 from a bumper ball. A Maverick is only rated for 4000.


1995droptopz

Your S10 was also not tested for max tow per SAE J2807, which is a lot more stringent. Pretty sure a 5900lb trailer on a regular cab short wheel base s10 would be pretty sketchy.


jdd32

Yeah the tow ratings are very hard to compare from that long ago. I know I would not feel comfortable at all pulling 6k in an s10 lol.


1995droptopz

I towed a 6x10 enclosed trailer with my 2002 2-door Blazer empty and it was pretty sketchy on the freeway with all that frontal area.


coyote_of_the_month

Oh, I'm definitely not going to try towing 6000 lbs with a 30-year-old deathtrap of a truck.


Cruisin_4_A_Bruizin

I guess the new hyundai Santa cruz is also a truck?


jdd32

Just an ugly one, lol. More horsepower and essentially the same lowing/payload numbers.


Cruisin_4_A_Bruizin

I'd argue they're both Utes.


coyote_of_the_month

If I didn't plan on building a race car "soon," I'd have bought a Santa Cruz already. They're a seriously cool concept that will handle everything I want a truck to do... except tow a race car.


Cruisin_4_A_Bruizin

Not knocking the Santa cruz, cool concept but not a truck. That's like saying the Subaru Baja is also a truck.


coyote_of_the_month

I agree that it isn't a truck, but if I broke down and bought one I'd post it here anyway, just to bask in the warm glow of people telling me it isn't.


Cruisin_4_A_Bruizin

Lol I like your attitude


Sudovoodoo80

Why would it not be? It is basically as capable as this S10 and a whole lot more comfortable and economical.


Fancy_Chip_5620

It's a lot more truck than a maverick... It's got a longitudinaly mounted powertrain, a solid rear axle, a frame, and a bed The Maverick has a cars fwd powertrain with a cars subframes and a cars unibody It would be interesting to see a maverick tow it's rated towing capacity on a paved road in the rain Just like the lead engineer for the tundra in an interview "it's not about the numbers it's about the capability" Try loading a maverick to 2x it's rated capacity I know my tacoma did it regularly and wasn't hurt by it


FilOfTheFuture90

It's subjected to Ford's "Built Ford Tough" testing and it has a payload of 1500# in the bed. It's a compact that just barely scrapes by as a truck. Theres a [YouTube video](https://youtu.be/_cxGdlL-0OI) of tfl guys getting 1300# of logs in it on a 2 track trail which I was surprised it even could. And [this one](https://youtu.be/K4lbFAto_hI) of them doing light towing in the FWD Hybrid which isn't really for towing, the AWD 2L EB with the 4K package is for light towing is. Still though, this trucklet really impressed me for what it is, a (really) light duty compact truck.


donorak7

If it does truck stuff it's a truck.


Cruisin_4_A_Bruizin

Can it tow a sideboard trailer full of gravel?


donorak7

If it does truck stuff it's a truck stop.


1995droptopz

More capable than this S10.


Cruisin_4_A_Bruizin

Also two decades newer. There's awd crossovers that are more capable than a 20+ year old s10. Can't really compare the 2.


Masked_Fern

Is it RWD?


3031983

$17,196 with options


soggy_chili_dog

With inflation that’s about $29,200 today


Bishop_keto

Take my money.


Astros_alex

My all time favorite factory rims too


Shroedingerzdog

Came here to say that, I had a 2003 S10 2wd, as my second car, bought when I joined the Army in 2016, great little truck, never gave me any grief besides a failed ABS controller, and a small radiator leak. Loved the look of it.


hahamyass

For those that are not aware this is a car donated to a community college or trade school. They only have this many miles because when they are donated they are forever forbidden from road use or being retitled and sold. This truck has probably been taken apart and put back together again thousands of times. I saw a brand new Tahoe get donated because it had a small dent in the A pillar. They can’t sell it because it’s a structural liability for the dealer so they dump it and collect from insurance and tax right offs.


FloydBarstools

First new vehicle was a 1997 S10. The last year of its body style, at least in the front end and some interior work. Rakes me back! And iirc it was $12K


DogFarm

Why is it so scratched up?


CrazyColin16

Years of people leaning on it and using it as a place to write on papers


trd86

What is it doing sitting around? This thing would sell in an instant


gandhiatemypie

Possibly at an automotive school?


AdlerFMT

Yup, automotive school. Its not legal to register these vehicles unfortunately.


CrazyColin16

Most of the cars have a sticker that says they have to be crushed when the class is done with it


gandhiatemypie

Can you even drive them around the parking lot/block to keep them running?


CrazyColin16

Yeah just not on roads and they can't be registered


1995droptopz

Saline High School?


CrazyColin16

Yep


kangamata

That v6 votec engine can really move, especially after you cut off the restrictor plate.


Br0k3nAng3l_Myst

Now if this sold for $15-$30k then I would understand.


iamjomos

What would you understand?


Br0k3nAng3l_Myst

I would understand that the world is hige and we are small. We are just a spec on this world compared to the bigger picture. And now past the depressing shit....I understand we are now the best of friends!


ArmadilloAdvanced

Is that the same place that had the red 1997 Chevy k2500 with 150 miles on it?


smcsherry

It would appear so, look in the background of the first photo


applefandan

My first truck was a '98 S10. Got it used in 2001 for about $5k. I loved that thing.


Shroedingerzdog

I had a 2003 S10 2wd, as my second car, bought when I joined the Army in 2016, great little truck, never gave me any grief besides a failed ABS controller, and a small radiator leak. Loved the look of it. Especially those wheels.


justthatguy119

I want it


IncreasePossible

I have a 99 s10 with that engine. 268776 on it now. Great little beast. And it's a manual!!


thenicenarcissist

I got you with $10,500 cash