April 21st, 2010 12:25 AM
Question about Trucks
So right now I am driving a Mazda Protégé (yah I know my car WANTS to be a car when it grows up LOL) and I really want a truck. Living in the South I figure I might as well assimilate.
I have narrowed it down to the quad cabs of these models:
Ok...so maybe narrowed down is not exactly accurate LOL!!! I would like some input on these trucks from anyone that might own one of the above models.
Thanks for reading my rambling post!!
April 21st, 2010 12:33 AM
I drove Fords for years before switching to a Toyota Tundra. While it was a few years back, the reason I switched was that Ford did not want to deal on the price they wanted. I don't regret the switch at all. Never been a fan of Dodge products and the Nissan just didn't flip my switch.
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April 21st, 2010 12:41 AM
I currently drive a Chevy 2500HD 4x4, if I had to replace mine with the choices you listed, hands down it would be the Toyota Tundra. Second choice would be either the Dodge or a Chevy again.
April 21st, 2010 12:53 AM
Driven the Dodge Ram (2008) many times, very smooth truck. Handles well for a truck, acceleration is very smooth, etc.
Originally Posted by hk45c
Also driven a Nissan Titan a few times (~2006), also smooth, decent truck.
Own a 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with ~120k miles. Works great, only complaint I've had is the power steering pump (had it fixed, still makes whining noise when wheels turned to limits) and the windshield washer system has a leak somewhere. It's a diesel, so it is loud (friend has a ~2009 Ford F250 diesel and it is as quiet or quieter than a gasoline truck).
My personal advice would be to go drive each of the models you are looking at (take it for 2 or 3 hours and really try everything out), find what suits you best. I don't think you could go wrong with any of them.
April 21st, 2010 12:55 AM
I don't have a Tundra but I do have Tacoma with 210,000 miles on it and it still run great, Toyota makes a good truck.
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April 21st, 2010 12:58 AM
Husband has a Tundra and I have a Tacoma. While they are older Toyotas, they have been GREAT trucks! Can't speak on the newer ones.
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April 21st, 2010 12:59 AM
Dodge 2500 here.. But if I could do it again I would get a 90's era dodge diesel and take it to ATS diesel in Aurora CO and get twins and all kinda goodies and still spend less than a used 2004++ model.
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April 21st, 2010 01:02 AM
I hate to admit it, but I'd probably buy the Yota.
April 21st, 2010 02:42 AM
I think I have the Tacoma beat mileage wise. Where I used to work, they had a 93 Chevy with 273K miles on it. It was a 1/2 ton and I drove it around with 2 tons of gravel in it for two weeks. The job kept getting delayed, so the gravel stayed. I pumped the tires up to 85psi, max rated pressure, and it drove just fine. 305 with a five speed. Hella truck. So, Chevy has always held a place in my heart as far as trucks go.
Yes, I am sure on the weight of the gravel, I got weighed before and after I got the truck loaded. It was a full bucket from the front loader. Dang impressive!
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April 21st, 2010 04:35 AM
I vote Tundra...it's my next truck...
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April 21st, 2010 04:58 AM
Toyota 4Runner isn't on the recall list!
SUV but on a truck chassis... not a car chassis.
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April 21st, 2010 07:41 AM
I like my Dodge, been a good truck. Of course my Dad worked for a car hauling outfit that hauled Chrysler products and the were eligible for the employee discount. He signed my purchase, and I got about $5,000 off the top. Had to go with the Dodge.
April 21st, 2010 07:52 AM
I'll go against the grain and recommend the F150
* It's a proven model (huge understatement)
* They didn't need a bailout (I believe in rewarding good behavior)
* American auto makers can do one thing right - and that is trucks
Plus, I'll admit that I've always owned Fords. They've never let me down.
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April 21st, 2010 08:09 AM
I have 15 years and 170K+ on my Nissan Hardbody. I keep saying that I'm going to replace it with a new Nissan, but so far it hasn't given me enough excuses to put out the money. My only major repair was in January 2009. I had to put in a new clutch. But after 150K+ on the original clutch, I’m not complaining.
The only other repairs I’ve done on it, other than routine maintenance have been :
And the starter didn't even go out. It was the solenoid, but I went ahead and replaced both since I had them out.
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April 21st, 2010 08:14 AM
I've been a Ford guy for a long time. My loyalty is not so strong anymore. They've always made rock solid trucks until they started redesigning diesel engines. The 6.0 is a nightmare and I own 2 of them. You're right for considering all. Good luck.
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