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2003 Chevy S-10 (2WD)

2003 Chevy S-10
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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.

Available Models
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.

Interior Features
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.

Exterior Features
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 rpm.

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.

New for the 2003 Chevy S-10

New interior cloth trim for seats and door trim panels
New fuel-injection system for Vortec 4300 4.3L V6
New Flame/Heat decal for Xtreme (introduced mid-year 2002)
New Yellow exterior color (introduced mid-year 2002)
ZR5 Sport Appearance Package on Crew Cab models (introduced mid-year 2002)

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Fast Stats
Regular Cab: 2/3
Extended Cab: 3/4

Crew Cab: 5

MSRP from
Vortec 2.2L L4
Vortec 4.3L V6
120 @ 5000
180 @ 4400
4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
L4 man. 22/28
L4 auto 19/25
V6 man 16/22
V6 auto 17/22

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