If the first generation S-10 seemed like it was around forever it is because it was. It was produced for 12 model years with almost no visible changes. I’m not even going to try to guess what year this one is, but if I had to guess it would be in the earlier 6 years.
They were around so long because they were good little trucks. Many are still running around today, I see one actually mobile almost daily. This one is abandoned at my favorite dumping ground, the Wal-mart on Lakeshore of course.