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Old January 8th, 2007, 03:25 PM   #21
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right, buy a ranger and have no room in the cab AND no power to pull stuff. not to mention you get smoked every time. by grandmas. he might as well buy a car.



of course with a dodge you can only drive it untill your tranny goes out or you get sick of the death wobble.


GET SMOKED BY GRANDMAS OR BUY A CAR. FINISH SCHOOL THEN BUY THE MOST BAD ASS RIDE HE CAN FIND, WHEN HE GETS A JOB !!!!


IT STILL COMES DOWN TO NEEDS AND WANTS
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Old January 8th, 2007, 04:13 PM   #22
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But......I need what I want......and want everything :tonka:

Can I ask....cause I'm in the market too. Why isn't Chevy an option?
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Old January 8th, 2007, 04:37 PM   #23
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dude by a beater, that way u can use the money for other stuff, once u enter the work force after school then u can afford that diesel 3/4 ton u know u want
I have a 2 beater thats why I need a reliable truck

looks like my dad is going to help me out once i brought this up to him since he wants a truck this summer for towing his boat instead of his mini van , and for getting lumber out of the woods upnorth. that is going to be nice not having to take out such a large loan.

Leaning toward the ram since i have a bit of seat time in one but am still looking at fords.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 04:38 PM   #24
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But......I need what I want......and want everything :tonka:

Can I ask....cause I'm in the market too. Why isn't Chevy an option?

it is now but i havent posted it. have been looking at them on autotrader.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 04:43 PM   #25
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buy a older chevy then wait and buy a 3/4 ton ford with the 7.4L diesel.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 05:45 PM   #26
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buy a ford f650 . you can tow my jeep to!
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Old January 8th, 2007, 06:35 PM   #27
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buy a older chevy then wait and buy a 3/4 ton ford with the 7.4L diesel.
I need a reliable vehicle now.

do not really need a diesel just to tow maybe five times a year and thats if I can gather enough money up to afford a car trailer.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 09:11 PM   #28
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Old body style ram in the 2500 flavor. Find a stick if you can.

Don't take a student loan on on it unless your going to pay more than the minimum balance. They have a lot interest rate because of the 20 year term.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 05:24 PM   #29
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I have a 2 beater thats why I need a reliable truck

looks like my dad is going to help me out once i brought this up to him since he wants a truck this summer for towing his boat instead of his mini van , and for getting lumber out of the woods upnorth. that is going to be nice not having to take out such a large loan.

Leaning toward the ram since i have a bit of seat time in one but am still looking at fords.
IMHO, find a 96 or older F150 with a 300-6 and a manual transmission. They tow nice, get decent fuel economy and are hard to kill.

Should be able to pick one up in nice condition on the cheap.

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Old January 9th, 2007, 05:55 PM   #30
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Old January 10th, 2007, 04:10 PM   #31
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IMHO, find a 96 or older F150 with a 300-6 and a manual transmission. They tow nice, get decent fuel economy and are hard to kill.

Should be able to pick one up in nice condition on the cheap.

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I agree. I use a 1990 ford f-150 with the straight 6 and the 5 speed, 2wd, and I pull my mud truck behind it, and it has done it more than a few times. ITs a good daily driver, and they are hard to kill.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 04:20 PM   #32
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I personally like the 88 to 98 chevy/gmc trucks. Dependable, easy to get parts for, easy to work on,and reasonably priced. The parts coverage spans so many years that upgrades and parts are readily available anywhere you go.
They have excellent power also.
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I personally like the 88 to 98 chevy/gmc trucks. Dependable, easy to get parts for, easy to work on,and reasonably priced. The parts coverage spans so many years that upgrades and parts are readily available anywhere you go.
They have excellent power also.
i agree, i have a 95 k1500 shes a beast. go with the 5.7L though.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 10:24 PM   #34
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I personally like the 88 to 98 chevy/gmc trucks. Dependable, easy to get parts for, easy to work on,and reasonably priced. The parts coverage spans so many years that upgrades and parts are readily available anywhere you go.
They have excellent power also.
There's more aftermarket parts for those trucks then any other fullsize out there..
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Old January 17th, 2007, 10:31 AM   #35
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stay away from the dodge i had an 01 dodge 1500 4x4 and was in and out of the shop 3 months after i bought it for tranny problems. buy and 90's ford 3/4ton disel
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Well What Did You Get ?
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nothing yet, soon though.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 08:00 AM   #38
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I use a ford with the 5.4. I tow my Jeep with no problems at all. It will tow at 75-85 mph. It gets about 12 - 14 mpg when towing at a normal speed.Wife uses it as a daily driver and gets around 16mpg, and it's a 4x4 F250.

IMO you dont want anything smaller than something in the 5.4 class.
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looking at a ram 1500 hemi and a gm 1500hd with a 6.0, I have seat time in a f-250 and like them but just dont have the extra coin or need for a 3/4ton.

the thing I do not like about gm trucks is they look so small from the factory, compared to a dodge where I could level it and slap 35"s on with no problem expect for gears.
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