To find cheap Chevy S10 trucks for sale, scour vehicle listing sites such as AutoTrader.com or CarsforSale.com. Have an automotive budget to ensure you focus on affordable vehicles, and test-drive a truck before settling for it. Get the truck's history report to rule out potential problems, and have it inspected by a third-party mechanic. In addition, tie your offer to the condition of the truck, and negotiate the price to find the best deal.
Use a tool such as the True Market Value on Edmunds.com to determine the amount that buyers of a similar truck are paying in your area. Enter your ZIP code on CarsforSale.com, and select the make and model to find a Chevy S10 in your locality. Narrow your search based on the filtering options on the site to show listings that match your criteria. Configure your search by price, select a few vehicles in your budget range, and contact their owners to ask for more information about them.
Edmunds.com suggests checking a vehicle's specifications, pricing, fuel economy and customer reviews when appraising it. A pre-inspection helps you gauge a car’s condition and may point out hidden faults that are costly to repair. When negotiating the price of a truck, stick to your pre-determined high limit to avoid exceeding your budget, and be prepared to consider alternative trucks if the negotiation fails.