personally, I wouldn't touch it. a 4cyl S10 ( think they were a 2.2 in '98, but could be 2.5 ) is a gutlass wonder. with 205k miles it is well worn, and needing tires/ windshield and a battery, your probably in for about $300 in repairs at a minimum. you will probably find it needs an allignment ( $60ish ) possible shocks and balljoints, so you could add another $150 into probable repairs, and realisticly that $1,250 vehicle is going to cost you in the ballpark of $1,800ish ( give or take ) to get in shape. Truck with that kinda miles in 'good' shape may bring $2,200 or so at least in my area... Personally, I don't think offering $800-$1k would be out of line. that's if you really wanted it.. I personally prefer Ford Rangers, and would reccomend looking into them. I'v owed 3 Rangers in the past.