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Alright, Im looking at getting an S-10. What do you guys recommend as far as the engine. I've driven both then 4.3 and the 2.2s. What is the lifespan on the 2.2L and what kind of gas mileage are you guys pulling?

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Right now on my 96 im pushing 95k miles...no problems at all... and im getting round 22-25 mpg... or about 350 - 400 miles per tank
 

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A gently driven, well maintained 2.2 should last 200,000 miles.

I get about 28-30 mpg, but your milage varies greatly on driving conditions/habits. I just pulled my worst milage ever on Sunday, 22 mpg. This is with about 800 pounds in the bed (snowmobile, tools, etc), trying to hold 75mph+ through hills and valleys, and in a hell of a rain storm.
 

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My 2.2L has 103k on it and I get 22mpg on the street. Shifting at 4500. I get 28 on the freeway holding it at 90mph 4000RPMS with a 650 jet ski in the back and a weeks worth of cloths for 2 people a ice chest and gas.
 

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Ahhhhhhhhh Satisfying!!!
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I got between 23-26 on my old truck and it had 89,700 when it got totalled :(

The 03 is getting about the same

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I get around 23 mpgs in my 03 std cab 2200 auto. 2.2's are really solid engines and pretty old skool in design, if you just keep the oil changed and don't overheat it you shouldn't have any serious problems throughout its lifetime. I have had 2.2 L4 Chevy Beretta's that have lasted to 200k and then some! (I've owned 2 of those)

The 98-03 2200 engines may last even longer than the 2.2, with the redesigned cylinder head and roller rockers.
 

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my 99 has 179.000 and i havent' had any real problems with it. I think that it runs better than when i got it.
 

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Holy mother 179,000 miles on a 99? Where the hell you been drivin? ;-)




Has 1,780 miles on my 03 :)
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I had 125,000 on my 97, that thing was as strong as the day i got it. Just make sure that you do all your maintence on time.
 

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first oil chage at 700 miles, next one at 1500, then at 2000 switch to synthetic

whatever this puppy is going to wind up with on the clock wont be shortened by a lack of trying!
 

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What can i say i like to drive. Delivering pizza for a year helps too. I put 50,000 on it in a year.
 

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50,000 miles in a year is like over-the-road trucking company mileage for big rigs! Thats wild! You would have to fill up the gas tank every other day at that rate.. I gassed up my truck Monday, here it is Wednesday and I'm at 3/4 of a tank already :-(
 

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What can i say i like to drive. Delivering pizza for a year helps too. I put 50,000 on it in a year
Do you ever shut the truck off? lol!

My winter ride. 94' s with 2.2 5sp has 145,000 very very hard miles. You tend to drive the crap out of a high17 second truck when your summer ride runs low 13's. It just doesn't feel like its movin.
 

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Hey!!

The 2.2 hasnt treated me bad... I have a 94 5 speed 2.2 and I shift pretty high sometimes....mine has 236,000 miles on it and runs good still.
 
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