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#51 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:34 PM

If your main purpose is "handy man" type stuff, you might want to think through bed size on the smaller trucks.

Sheetrock and other items can be a pain in the but to haul with small beds. Once or twice, no biggie, but continually having to compensate for small bed issues can be a hassle


i dont remember how big the beds are on tacomas. i was able to fit everything i needed in the bed of my ranger... i can't imagine the tacoma's bed is smaller

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

i'll be in the market for a new truck in about six months... my faithful ford ranger that i've had since high school blew up this summer and i've been getting around in a 1987 volvo station wagon that looks like it belongs on a brady bunch set. i'm trying to get into flipping houses as a side project and i can't exactly haul around sheetrock and two-by-fours in what i've got.

anybody here got opinions on toyota tacomas? i'm leaning towards an 03 or 04 model, my parents owned one when i was in high school and from the little bit of driving i did with it it was outstanding.



Honestly dude, just go with an older model ford or GM fullsize.

You are going to pay out the ass for a Toyota just to beat the hell out of it.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

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



Agree 100%.

Had one of these as well, tried to kill the thing.

Those and the 4.0 Jeep as well as Ford were all but perfect engines.

#55 PhillyB

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

Honestly dude, just go with an older model ford or GM fullsize.

You are going to pay out the ass for a Toyota just to beat the hell out of it.


i've found 2002-ish toyota tacomas for $5-6000. they also have decent maintenance records and relatively good gas mileage.

everyone i know who drives a GM, fullsize or otherwise, tells me not to do it.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

I have a little ranger with a 4 cylinder that I run the heck out of. One of the most reliable and easy to maintain vehicles I have ever owned. Only issue I have ever had with it was the battery died about a month ago, at 60,000 miles. On the very rare occassions that I need to haul something bigger than the ranger can handle, I borrow my buddies trailer.

Most any brand will be ok if its been taken care of and had all the regular maintenance done. Generally speaking, trucks are usually pretty well put together. If you have verifiable maintenance records for the truck, and you like it, then that is what I would go with.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:26 PM

i'll be in the market for a new truck in about six months... my faithful ford ranger that i've had since high school blew up this summer and i've been getting around in a 1987 volvo station wagon that looks like it belongs on a brady bunch set. i'm trying to get into flipping houses as a side project and i can't exactly haul around sheetrock and two-by-fours in what i've got.

anybody here got opinions on toyota tacomas? i'm leaning towards an 03 or 04 model, my parents owned one when i was in high school and from the little bit of driving i did with it it was outstanding.

Zod is a Tacoma man

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:53 PM

Tonka makes some pretty good trucks!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

My dream truck would be a 2500HD Diesel but I actually own an 07' 4 door taco 4x4 haha

Wanted new and a 4x4 so got it back then...I've never had a problem with it. If you're okay with a midsize truck, go taco, full size, 1500 or above.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

You already know this because you're a smart man but be careful of buying used. Make sure the seller has a documented history of the truck. I'm sure there will be 100's of flooded vehicles on the market. You don't want one of those.

Just sayin.


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