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Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by ChristopherClarke, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. ChristopherClarke

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    Well I've been truck shopping as of late and the 4 on my list are

    00 S10 ext 4x4
    04 colorado ext 4x2
    04 dakota ext 4x4 v6
    04 ranger edge ext 4x2 3.0l v6


    what is everyone's opinon that? I'm leaning towards a ranger because of the lower payments
     
  2. preludacris

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  3. PirateSteve

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    Knock anything that isn't 4X4 off your list, you do live in Nova Scotia...And without getting a V8, I'd opt to to look at the Chevy I-5, Same output as the v6's, possibly better economy.
     
  4. ChristopherClarke

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    Well I liked the I5 but payment wise it will cost be close to 450 a month and i don't think i can afford it,
     
  5. boing

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    If your leaning toward the ford go with the 4.0 you wont regret it.

    Boing
     
  6. billybob

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    S10 Zr2 4x4
     
  7. Eisenflower

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    Why do you want everyones opinion? :wtf:

    Here is the process of buying your OWN vehicle, I didn't think you were buying one for the rest of us..

    #1: Decide which vehicles you like in your price range.
    #2: Go test drive them all.
    #3: Decide which one you like the best.
    #4: Buy.
     
  8. bluenosersx

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    doesn't hurt to ask either incase someone may own one and can give their experience ("i've never had a problem" or, "i'm in every week with a different problem having it fixed") doesn't hurt asking or another reason to ask on here may be since there is a lot of automotive "guru's" on here they may know something good or bad about one of those trucks that he doesn't.

    most new vehicles will drive nice, You want to know if it has a good report of being good 2-3 years down the road after hitting a few pot holes
     
  9. Tony

    Think Happy Thoughts!

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    What happened to the Lightning Idea?
     
  10. ChristopherClarke

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    The Lightning the I found in my proce range managed to turn out to be a clone, and i didn't want that, I can't afford the 32 g that steele wants for their red one, besides I've decided to buy a new car anyways but that won't until spring. and it's not a Honda
     
  11. Scott

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    Forbes has a black 2001 lightning for 27G. My buddy was trying to get me to buy it..lol awesome truck!
     
  12. Eisenflower

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    STFU & GTFO!

    http://www.edmunds.com/

    The End.
     
  13. Wolfe

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    get a 4x4 Ranger etx cab w/4.0L... nice truck and loads of power
     
  14. John Doe

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    I'd go for a Toyota Tacoma. Why purposely fuck yourself with huge depreciation when you can get something that has great residuals for when you do sell it eventually, or awesome reliability if you don't? Best of both worlds...
     
  15. Killercod

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    I agree with Pat
     
  16. Still slow

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    I saw one in the auto trader a while back for 15gs I almost shit myself a guy here in Moncton bought it.
     
  17. bluenosersx

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    tacomas are a good truck the only thing i didn't like with it when i was looking at trucks was the interior size/space, I'm not that big of a guy 6'0 185 lbs but i found that i was cramped in it unlike a f150 that had a lot more interior space.

    Yes I know the tacoma is probally a better truck then a f150 for resale/reliablilty but if you are planning on financing/leasing a vehicle check the rates of interest out because ford can usually give you 0% where toyota and other imports have a hard time staying under 5% for trucks and such and this can add to a great savings in $$$$$
     
  18. John Doe

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    Saving money on the initial purchase *always* fucks you in the end. Always. Bigger rebates and better financing mean SHIT for residuals, which drives up lease costs... being that this is what leases are driven by in the first place (interest rates and residuals).

    The Ford F150 and the Toyota Tacoma compete in absolutely NO way in the marketplace. You probably did feel cramped in the Tacoma when compared to the F150 because the Ford is a FULL-SIZE truck and the Tacoma is a COMPACT truck. There *should* be a difference there! :lol: The Tundra is the equivalent large truck, and it is large! Try that one on for size, it might be a lot better competition since it would be the actual competitor! :lol:
     
  19. DC5-S

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    Also, the big incentives on new domestic car and trucks fucks up the resale of these vehicles BIG TIME. Why buy a 3 year old F150 buyback at used car rates (generally over 5-6%), when you can buy a brand new F150 at 0% with $6000 of free accessories and cash back incentives.
     
  20. John Doe

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    Exactly, but in 3 years... you'll be in the same boat trying to sell your Ford whereas your Toyota will sell itself at 65% of it's value 3 years on...
     

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