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#25 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:50 PM

If you're looking at newer, the Tundras and Titans are definitely in play. My buddy has a Tundra and it is freaking huge.

If I was getting a truck, I'd want to take it on the beach and in the woods and therefore wouldn't really want a new one.

My dad has an '03 Chevy Z71 extended cab that's loaded. I've considered buying it from him, but honestly I don't really need it. It's significantly bigger than my current vehicle (which is an Explorer) and although the gas mileage is probably the same, I just can't justify a new payment since the Explorer is paid off. That Chevy is a nice truck... if was buying a newer one, I would definitely go Chevy/GMC over Ford... but would consider the foreign models too just because they are so nice.

Those new GM quad cabs are nice and like you Hawk, I really love the way the new Dodge's look too. Like I said, tons of choices.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:51 PM

Lol the headliner in my Dodge came loose and i had to have it fixed along with the glove box but it ran great since i've owned it.


300 is a great lil motor.

That 300 was a damned stump puller. I miss having one.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:54 PM

I get about 17 mpg in the Titan, 5.6L V8. My buddy only gets about 14 on his 2012 Tundra.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

I plan to get a new 1500 silverado in about five years. The current one is at about 105,000 right now, and my dad's 72 C10 made it to well over 250k with just routine maintenance. And he sold it for more than what he paid for it after owning it 10 years. So I've got plenty of miles left I think, and trade in value will still be decent.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:58 PM

That 300 was a damned stump puller. I miss having one.


Yep, we had a '82 Ford F150 at the company I worked for in college in 1993... we beat the hell out of that truck... hauling, towing, racing, and it would just go and go. It had about 300K miles on it when I last drove it, was all beat to hell and ran strong as the first day I got in it.

A few years later I bought a '84 from my FiL with that same motor and it was awesome. That truck would do anything.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

I went to a Nissan dealer and the sales dude told me not to consider a Titan....and I was like, WHAT? you sell them and you are telling me not to consider it??? he said, I'll sell you a Maxima or any other car, but I don't like selling the Titans because we have so many problems with them...true story!!!

Interesting opinion on the Dodge...we see alot of them in this area as fleet trucks in the oil biz too...I always thought it was because they were tough...but I never considered the 100,000 mile thing.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

Tundra Tundra Tundra

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:08 PM

I went to a Nissan dealer and the sales dude told me not to consider a Titan....and I was like, WHAT? you sell them and you are telling me not to consider it??? he said, I'll sell you a Maxima or any other car, but I don't like selling the Titans because we have so many problems with them...true story!!!

Interesting opinion on the Dodge...we see alot of them in this area as fleet trucks in the oil biz too...I always thought it was because they were tough...but I never considered the 100,000 mile thing.


I'm over 30,000 miles and haven't had a problem yet. My neighbor has 150K on his and no problems, just routine maintenance.

*knocks on wood*

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

Well, it can be a positive or a negative, the way you look at it...

Our fleet vehicles are driven by dozens of different people with different driving styles... Some may be extra tough on them... From the way they treat the interior, I'm not surprised some of the cheap body stuff doesn't hold up... Same may be true for the stuff under the hood...

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:10 PM

If you're gonna get a Toyota, get a mid 80's/early to mid 90's... Those will probably even run on gatorade or something like that...

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

Bose comes standard in my Avalanche... 2007 Z71... just sayin'



so why would you recommend the Avalanche over a standard pick up...what are some differences/advantages?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

I have owned Toyotas for years primarily because of the quality. All of them will suck as far as mileage in the category where you are looking, but heed Panthro's advice. At least in this thread, haha