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BigT716
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I only know one thing about trucks. I know that you can put shit in the back and not worry about getting anything dirty. That shit is hot.

Necessities for this mofo:

4x4.
Back seats.
Trailer hitch.
~15k.

What make really has the best trucks? Enlighten me good sirs...

6/23/2011 7:19:41 PM

sumfoo1
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whats your price range and what are you going to do with it?

I'd say



for a diesel towing vehicle



for anything else


well...



if you want it to drive as car-like as possible.

[Edited on June 23, 2011 at 7:26 PM. Reason : .]

6/23/2011 7:25:12 PM

BigT716
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Towing a 20ft skiff. Transporting bikes. Taking it to the lake with general grilling equipment coolers etc. Transporting a dog. Going snowboarding.

You get the picture.

The ~15k was the price range.

6/23/2011 7:30:09 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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you don't need 4x4

6/23/2011 7:57:58 PM

BigT716
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I'm well aware that 99% of the time I won't need it. That being said, I'm not buying a truck that's not 4x4. Out of sheer principle. And there are times driving around WV in the winter snowboarding when 4x4 is a definite need.

6/23/2011 8:16:59 PM

sumfoo1
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itt NeuseRvrRat thinks everyone should drive a truck....

but a gay truck.

seriously i'd go with an 06 tundra. my future brother in law has one with 160k miles on it and they still haven't changed the timing belt (and i've heavily reinforced this)

6/23/2011 8:23:24 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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hahaha

6/23/2011 8:39:49 PM

smoothcrim
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^^ what a resounding recommendation...
you can check the truck im getting. in fact, you should check it at CMP this weekend with Ahmet as your instructor

6/23/2011 8:51:51 PM

sumfoo1
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lol that came out wrong... i mean every time i drive the truck i say "have you changed the em effing belt yet or is it going to blow up on me"

6/23/2011 8:54:26 PM

Dr Pepper
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$15k for a crew cab gets you:

-possibly a nizzan titan, 13mpg but gobs of power.
-tundras in that range are basically what sumfoo1 posted... meh.
-you can get an 'older' 3/4 ton from any of the big 3, but there's going to be maintenance items to consider.
- you can get a chevy/dodge/ford for that price, 4x4, but mileage is going to be high..


if you go to extended cab the quality/age/mileage gets better, same for stepping down to regular cab.

6/23/2011 9:19:02 PM

SteveO
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http://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/2441589820.html

thats my buddies truck for sale, company truck, all serviced and timing belt already been changed...

6/24/2011 10:34:18 AM

smoothcrim
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for less than 15k I got a ford powerstroke f250 lariat with a hitch, 5th wheel hitch, and integrated brake controller. the rear seat is larger than the front seat in a compact car

6/25/2011 2:47:25 AM

rbrthwrd
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you bought a vehicle that no one wants because maintenance requires removing the cab

6/25/2011 8:14:33 AM

arghx
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just get a Dime-a-Dozen F-150. 4.6.

6/25/2011 8:17:40 AM

BigT716
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F150 is def what I'm leaning towards. If anyone sees a good one let me know!

6/25/2011 11:46:05 PM

sumfoo1
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what year ?

6/25/2011 11:55:19 PM

sumfoo1
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what year ?

6/25/2011 11:55:19 PM

Dr Pepper
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Quote :
"just get a Dime-a-Dozen F-150. 4.6.

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buh, do you know someone that tows with a 4.6 ? friend had an ex-cab short bed 4x4, manual - got 12mpg during normal driving.

6/26/2011 8:46:41 AM

BigT716
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^^ Anything from the current body style preferably. One generation older would be fine as well.

6/26/2011 11:18:15 AM

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in this price range the only 4 door f-150 he is buying is one of the ugly ones with the taurus-era round styling.

6/26/2011 5:15:32 PM

BigT716
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^ damn you should check the market before you make such broad statements. especially because you're just wrong. but i'm sure that's working out for you...

6/26/2011 8:22:15 PM

smoothcrim
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how much are you haulin? a tacoma is a pretty safe investment

6/26/2011 8:30:55 PM

rbrthwrd
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^^ i've been searching for awhile, show me where you are finding trucks

6/26/2011 9:23:02 PM

BigT716
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http://fayetteville.craigslist.org/ctd/2457869405.html

http://fayetteville.craigslist.org/cto/2455419701.html

http://fayetteville.craigslist.org/ctd/2453961317.html

just a few.

6/26/2011 10:18:37 PM

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i wasn't talking supercab, for some reason i read back seats as 4 doors. i guess i need to look east, raleigh you can only get into 2005+ with really high mileage for $15k. i'd check out that fx4 but the mileage is a little high for me.

really though, i'd spend a little more and go silverado. they are alot more comfortable and the visibility is a lot better.

[Edited on June 26, 2011 at 10:31 PM. Reason : .]

6/26/2011 10:27:31 PM

ewstephe
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I have an 05 chevrolet 1500 ex cab, 4x4, small v8, 89k, never worked with because it was my wife's truck. I am asking $13,500 never wrecked and I have a clear title. PM me an email address and I can send pics. we got about 17 with it on the highway. Bladen County, NC.

[Edited on June 26, 2011 at 10:51 PM. Reason : really good truck, not a family car though]

6/26/2011 10:50:20 PM

theDuke866
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my personal school of thought is that having a truck is awesome, but daily driving a truck would absolutely suck the cock. I also like being able to treat a truck, well, like a truck, and not feel bad about scratching or denting it. With that in mind, and also because towing a 20' skiff and going snowboarding are easily doable with any full-size truck (and probably a lot of compact/midsize trucks), I would recommend just buying a cheap, old, beater truck. It doesn't have to be a totally used up piece of shit, but I'd buy something with some scratches and dents in it already, and get it for cheap, and then beat on it however you want...

and then keep a car to drive day to day like God intended (*unless you ride a motorcycle day to day, which is really the most preferred method).

6/26/2011 11:42:28 PM

Skack
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SUV + $500 trailer + $75 permanent trailer plates > truck.

Just my personal opinion, but as rarely as I haul anything other than people and duffel bags of money I don't mind hooking up a trailer every once in a while to pull the nasty stuff.

6/27/2011 12:21:43 AM

smoothcrim
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I sat in the back seats of a supercab and they're not comfortable. They're meant for kids. That's the only reason I went for the crew cab

6/27/2011 4:29:47 AM

BigT716
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How big is a Supercrew with a full size 6.5' bed? I found one I'm somewhat considering. I don't want dimension numbers btw. I want real life practical is this thing cumbersome to drive type comments. Can you park the god damn thing in a decently busy parking lot?

6/27/2011 8:24:41 AM

Dr Pepper
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if you can drive, yes; I grew up with farmer friends who manuevered crew cab long bed duallies with ease. The biggest item is not trying to do the whole 'park in a spot that's immediately perpendicular to the driving lane im in' thing.


get it bo'

6/27/2011 8:40:07 AM

BigT716
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I drove a Tahoe for 6 years, so I'm used to bigger vehicles fwiw. I'll have to go test drive this one and find out.

6/27/2011 9:02:37 AM

rbrthwrd
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i don't know about the supercab, but the supercrew handles and has visibility like it is much bigger than it is. i've driven a lot of trucks, and spent a lot of time in the f-150 and in the new silverado. the new silverado is a much more comfortable ride, has more comfortable seats, handles better, has better visibility, and is easier to maneuver.

6/27/2011 9:06:19 AM

smoothcrim
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well, a full sized bed is 8 feet. the 6.75 foot beds are the short beds. those are big enough for most motorcycles but small enough that you won't be able to put a normal 5th wheel hitch in. I've got just about the longest you're gonna get and it's only 22' long, about the size of an older volvo wagon. in the f150 frame im sure it'll be under 18' and able to fit in most parking spaces.

6/27/2011 9:48:54 AM

BigT716
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I might be wrong, but 8ft is an extended bed isn't it?

6/27/2011 11:04:38 AM

smoothcrim
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickup_truck#Pickup_bed_styles
you are correct

6/27/2011 11:11:49 AM

moonman
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I also want a truck, but I do not want to have to trade in my TJ, which would be a necessity.

6/27/2011 4:27:14 PM

bcvaugha
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find a used mitfuso, best truck you can own... this one is a 4x4

6/27/2011 7:33:10 PM

Talage
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Dude wanted back seats. That thing barely has a front seat.

6/27/2011 7:52:35 PM

GRITS_Z71
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I have a 2005 Z71 Chevy Silverado extended cab and I love it! I feel like I am riding in the Cadillac of trucks I tinted my windows, got Mickey Thompson All Terrains, a leveling kit, and Flow masters, and I love it... I would never want a different truck. I'll be sad when it dies :-(

6/30/2011 9:34:29 PM

smoothcrim
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would an escalade not be the cadillac of trucks?

6/30/2011 9:56:50 PM

smoothcrim
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http://www.thewolfweb.com/message_topic.aspx?topic=615216

7/6/2011 4:25:06 PM

BigT716
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2wd

7/6/2011 4:52:06 PM

Jeepin4x4
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you want to buy mine?

2007 F-150 King Ranch Crew Cab
4x4
Audiophile package
towing package with trailer break controller
sunroof and sliding rear window
~45k miles

7/6/2011 5:19:37 PM

bcvaugha
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i happend to own a crewcab mitfuso

7/6/2011 5:36:32 PM

sumfoo1
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jeepin's truck is fancy pants...

7/6/2011 5:48:50 PM

smoothcrim
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you need 4x4 to haul a boat?

[Edited on July 6, 2011 at 6:43 PM. Reason : i guess if you go snowboarding some place covered in snow..]

7/6/2011 6:43:14 PM

Ragged
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Quote :
"you need 4x4 to haul a boat"


guess youve never had to bury the ass end of something in the water.

7/6/2011 7:09:50 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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4wd can be helpful at some boat ramps

7/6/2011 7:25:42 PM

jtw208
 
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set em up

7/6/2011 8:18:37 PM

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