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chevy s10 4cyl vs 6cyl

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Aug 9, 2008, 12:24 PM

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I am looking to buy an s10 for carrying tools, steel beams, a generator and maybe moving furniture,
whould you recommend a 4 cyl or a 6 cyl...a 4 cyl might save me on gas but it might wear out quicker
from hauling wieght as opposed to a 6 cyl that will take more gas but last me longer thus less mechanical
problems and more power.

2.2 L 120 hp (89 kW) I4
4.3 L 165 hp (123 kW) V6

Any comments are welcome.... thanx

Jeff Norfolk
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Aug 9, 2008, 3:48 PM

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Go with the V6. It will likely get about the same gas milage as the 4 but have more power. It will be working less to move the same size truck therefor using less fuel.

Double J
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Aug 10, 2008, 1:09 PM

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I concur with Jeff
Go with the V6,you'll be better off and glad you didnt get the 2.2L


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Aug 11, 2008, 11:17 AM

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get the v6 4.3 the do have problems but theres more power and less strain on the engine to move ur truck which also means you might even get a bit better gas milage, but the extra power is better if u ever go offroad

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