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Time for a new truck

Old 06-16-2013, 08:23 AM
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My Datsun (620) Pick up is getting a little ling in the tooth and I need to get a replacement.

I was thinking of going full size this time around as a lot of the new trucks get close to the same milage as my old datsun...

I only need to tow 4200 pounds max but it is only 8 miles to the ramp with a 30% down hill on the way there.
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You can also try the Honda Fit 3500.
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Tundra is not being considered?

I like the Tacoma, 6cyl, 4 door, long bed, 4wd w/tow package.


F150, EcoBoost if I only had one vehicle for the long work commutes and towing.

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I just bought a 2013 Ford F150 and so far I love the truck, no complaints.
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Originally Posted by Reef Raft View Post
My Datsun (620) Pick up is getting a little ling in the tooth and I need to get a replacement.

I was thinking of going full size this time around as a lot of the new trucks get close to the same milage as my old datsun...

I only need to tow 4200 pounds max but it is only 8 miles to the ramp with a 30% down hill on the way there.
35 years....heck, its just now getting broke in.

I think all the new trucks can go 300,000 plus if you take care of them. You know how to.
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Do yourself a favor and look at the Tacoma's. I've owned 4 in the past 25 yrs and currently have a 2010 4WD. I tow a 4000 lb boat wherever I want. You can't go wrong with these trucks. Good luck with what ever you choose.
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Spent all day shopping and I think I am leaning towards the Rav 4 2500, I drove the Sierra, Ram and F150 and all were a little big on me. I had a huge problem tryin to get in the Chevy/Dodge and Ford, would be helpful if they the nerf bars/side steps.

However the RAV 4 2500 had the best ease of access for me and my wife. For kicks and giggles we even looked at the Honda Truck (Ripline?) and the Tacoma, both had the same entry problems for us.

I like the TRD packaged available, it includes a chrome exhaust tip, remote start and class II 2" trailer ball, dealer also a supracharger was available also if I wanted 210 hp instead of 176 hp. 200+ HP seems a lot for a 3500# truck though
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I'd get a tundra, so I voted for the rav4 2500. Especially if you're buying for longevity.
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Interesting poll and choice of vehicles.
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Interesting poll and choice of vehicles.
I can't tell if this thread is a joke or not. Are we being forum-bombed by the OP or something?
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Originally Posted by makonnen View Post
I can't tell if this thread is a joke or not. Are we being forum-bombed by the OP or something?
Hardly.....vote for the Rav 4 for the best choice....that will help with his buying anxiety...

Seems as if he already has his mind made up...
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Originally Posted by Reef Raft View Post
My Datsun (620) Pick up is getting a little ling in the tooth and I need to get a replacement.

I was thinking of going full size this time around as a lot of the new trucks get close to the same milage as my old datsun...

I only need to tow 4200 pounds max but it is only 8 miles to the ramp with a 30% down hill on the way there.
isn't 30% pretty steep? And you have to drive back up that hill....right?
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I surely don't consider the RAV4 to be in the same league as the other choices.... Towing 4200 lbs? You are kidding right?

I am a Chevy guy, just bought my 4th Tahoe, after totaling my 3rd... My insurance covered a rental after the accident and I had a little mission coming up, go to my home in Jersey (from FL) finish the repairs from Sandy and get it rent ready, bring some stuff including a loaded utility trailer back south. So I rented a new F150 XLT, it happened to have 4 doors, so that's why I chose it over the Chevy, the 3rd choice was only a Dodge and I was warned by two people at Enterprise that it drank gas like a barfly..
The F150 was one very nice pickup! Very comfortable, it had a 5.0, got 17mpg, I would buy one in a heartbeat.
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isn't 30% pretty steep? And you have to drive back up that hill....right?
30% is pretty steep, but fortunately for us the community made that a one way road that goes down hill, to get back to my house I have to drive the coast road for 6 miles and the clmib back to my house is less than 5%. It was brutal on the Datsun Brakes the first couple of years, but I upgraded the brake package on it using parts from a 510.


I am going to look at the Tacoma this morning and a 4Runner today. My biggest problem is that I am 4'3" and my wife is 4'8" so we both have problems getting into anything with more than 6" of ground clearance.

The sales guy at Ford told me the the F150 was available with an adjustable suspension so I could make it lower itself to get in and out. That oprtion was 3500.00 and I think it was after market. I did drive the Eco Boost, what a ride, reminded me when I was first shot out of a canon when I was younger.
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Originally Posted by Reef Raft View Post
30% is pretty steep, but fortunately for us the community made that a one way road that goes down hill, to get back to my house I have to drive the coast road for 6 miles and the clmib back to my house is less than 5%. It was brutal on the Datsun Brakes the first couple of years, but I upgraded the brake package on it using parts from a 510.


I am going to look at the Tacoma this morning and a 4Runner today. My biggest problem is that I am 4'3" and my wife is 4'8" so we both have problems getting into anything with more than 6" of ground clearance.

The sales guy at Ford told me the the F150 was available with an adjustable suspension so I could make it lower itself to get in and out. That oprtion was 3500.00 and I think it was after market. I did drive the Eco Boost, what a ride, reminded me when I was first shot out of a canon when I was younger.

For reel? Pics? Gotta be a good story.


Start a new thread and put the link here.

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For reel? Pics? Gotta be a good story.


Start a new thread and put the link here.

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My uncle used to be in show business, traveled with one of those carnivals back in the day and he had a pnuematic midget cannon, he was a short guy, 3'8" to be exact, so when I was 13 or so my uncle was retiring and was selling his human canon, so we had a guy come by that was way to big to get in it, he was like huge at 5'3" tall so my uncle talked me into it, imagine a shop floor creeper attached to a pnuematic cylinder
attached to it, the creeper only moved about 36" but it was enough to catapult you out 10 or so feet, and the fact he was so short the perspecticve of it looked like he was travelling a lot farther and faster than you actulaly did. Realistically you were only going to fly 10' or so at about 6 mph, I am still trying to find a photo he took, bu I am not having any luck.
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Will went off script and bought a Toyota Tacoma, seemed to fit me well and was not to hard to find aftermarket running boards and stuff.

Luckily the Japs made the seats narrow enough for Europeans/ROW and it feels real good.

Having the running boards, clearance lights, receiver hitch and extra trans cooler installed next week, hope to bring it home on Wednesday. Will post pix then.

Also I went a weighed my boat dressed for fishing and it was lighter than I thought, came in around 2850#
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Originally Posted by HarleyFLHP View Post
I just bought a 2013 Ford F150 and so far I love the truck, no complaints.
I'll second this one. Just got one with Ecoboost, and so far the nicest pickup truck I have had to date.
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Too late now but I'd go with the Ram. Their quality has improved tremendously over the past few years, so right now they are a good deal. In a few years once everyone figures it out, the price will come up to match. If you get the SLT with the Pentastar, you can get 25mpg, which no other fullsize (and no V6 compact) truck can touch.
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