The 2003 Chevy S-10 is a well-equipped compact pickup truck
that is offered in a number of different configurations
to meet the diverse needs of customers. Along with 2WD models,
there are 4WD models that provide the added ability of a
four-wheel drive configuration. Either way, both types of
2003 Chevy S-10s stick close to the trademark toughness
and long-lasting performance capability that flows down
the entire line of Chevy trucks. Lower in price than 4WD
models, the 2WD lineup offers steady pickups at a fair price.
Regular cabs have two-doors, while extended cabs add a third.
Regular cabs offer a short 6-ft. Fleetside bed and a long
7.3-ft Fleetside bed; all others receive the short bed only.
There is a base model trim and an uplevel LS trim level
that makes a flare-fender Sportside bed available.
Regular cab configurations of the 2003 Chevy S-10 seat between
two and three passengers (two with front bucket seats).
With extended cabs, there is a left rear door and one rear
jump seat, adding on room for an extra passenger. For 2003,
new cloth upholstery is spread over the interior of the
S-10, adding to the comfort of the ride. LS models also
receive new door trim panels.
The interior features of the 2003 Chevy S-10 are practical
and convenient. A delayed interior lighting feature keeps
the dome lamp lit for 15 seconds or until the ignition is
turned on after closing the front doors. The stereo, power
windows and other power options remain active for as long
as 20 minutes after the ignition is turned off or a door
is open, thanks to the retained accessory power feature.
For people who want to add a distinct look to their 2WD
S-10 pickup, an Xtreme model is available. Featuring 270-degree
ground effects, a front air dam with foglamps and optional
exterior stripes, it also offers a Flame/Heat decal.
The standard engine on the S-10 is a 2.2-liter L4 with 120
horsepower at 5000 rpm and 140 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm.
4 speed automatic transmission is standard on the regular
cab long bed and optional on regular cab and extended cab
short bed models. Those models receive standard 5-speed
manual transmission. The S-10 offers a good fuel rating,
at 19/25 mpg (city/hwy) for automatic transmission and 22/28
mpg (city/hwy) for manual.
The regular cab provides Smooth Ride Suspension. Both the
extended cab and the regular cab long box provide Increased
Capacity Suspension for smooth rides over the roughest surfaces.
Adding power is not a problem, as owners are offered a second
engine to upgrade to. It is a 4.6-liter V6 that dishes out
180 horsepower at 4400 rpm and 245 lb-ft of torque at 2800
Safety and Security
The 2003 Chevy S-10 has a sturdy construction that can withstand
impacts if needed. All models come with driver and passenger
air bags, antilock brakes, a PASSLock theft-deterrent system
and daytime running lamps.
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