Does yours have power steering? I ask cause I used to have a 5-speed and it didn't get any better FE than my s10... slower too because it's 600lbs heavier
1991 Toyota Pickup 22R-E 2.4 I4/5 speed
1990 Toyota Cressida 7M-GE 3.0 I6/5-speed manual
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It doesn't have power steering when the engine is off..........
but yeah. The power steering/steering racks have been awful on every ford i've ever owned with the exception of this one, which is 14 years old, go figure. I'm half tempted to disconnect the pump.
It just took me 3 months of owning the truck to realize my economy isn't quite right. whenever i've been coasting i've left the ignition off and therefore the speedo/odo and so those km's with the engine off haven't been factored in..
now i turn the electronics back on when i'm rolling.
I'd imagine the 2.2 s10 is better on gas simply since its lighter, but i've never owned one.
From what I found having owned a 1985 Toyota and 1985 Nissan truck in the past, you are better off owning a midsized V6 sedan when it comes to mileage. I just have to wonder where all that gas goes in mini trucks, as the trucks I owned sure didn't go anywhere quickly when you stepped on the gas. Gas literally disappeared like it was being dumped on the road.