I am looking at purchasing a full-size truck however I have been thinking about an S-10 instead. My biggest concern is being able to safely tow a tandem axle car trailer loaded with a <2000 lb race car behind an S-10. I would definately buy the 4.3 V-6 and any kind of towing package availble for additional engine and transmission cooling, but most of all, I would like to here from people who have used their S-10's for the same thing. Do you think I should purchase an S-10 with an automactic or manual transmission? Will a long-bed or short-bed tow better then the other? Any ideas or thoughts about this topic would be greatly appreciated.