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Old 09-22-2010, 05:02 PM   #11
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I read yesterday that Ford is doing away with the Ranger. In this economy, I am surprised at the prices on used vehicles, especially trucks. And, in this area, any used trucks you find will either have a ton of miles or be overpriced.

I am not sure if I like Subaru, isn't their logo the sign of the debil?

After my last car buying adventure, I think I would try the most patient man in some of my reasonings for liking or not liking a vehicle. I know most of the sales people were glad to see the back of me. lol. All i knew last time was the vehicle had to be either red, blue or yellow, get good gas mileage, be small and be in my price range. It was funny to me how every car salesman still showed me cars that didn't meet that criteria.

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Old 09-22-2010, 05:05 PM   #12
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I LOVED the old suzuki samuri's, but that is NOT a highway vehicle. I have heard some unpleasant stories on the sportages of yore, but not so much lately.

Personally, i'm in lust with my BIL's mini-cabover flatbed truckish thing, even with the steering wheel on the wrong side. Other than ground clearance, which isn't just horrible, it is good with the mud and such and gets very nice fuel economy, better in 2wd though. Suzuki Japanese Mini Trucks - Mini Suzuki Trucks, Japanese Compact Trucks & Vehicles His is like the lower picture. He is in the process of switching out tires & getting a tag, so that it can run parts for his shop.
That is awesome....doesn't look like a grocery shopping kind of truck though. I had a Geo Tracker a while back and loved that thing too. It would go through ANYTHING.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:17 PM   #13
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Not hard, just expensive.

JEEP = Just Empty Every Pocket.
LOL!

My sister just learned that lesson. Bought a new SRT8 (420 horse Hemi) because it was so "cool". Problem is she bought it without consulting me first. I'm the one that had to give her the good news about what it's going to cost her to maintain it.
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add another vote for Jeep

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Just buy a Mercedes Unimog and call it a day.

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I'm a big fan of Ford trucks. Maybe you can find another Ranger 4x4?

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I'm a Toyota freak, look into Tacomas new and used, it may be the last vehicle you buy, they like to last a very long time and maintenance is cheap compared to most other trucks out there.

I plan on keeping my 06 until I die, even if I buy another vehicle I'll keep the Tacoma and convert it to a full time Offroad monster, until then (2016 or later), this will be my daily driver.

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On a serious note, Unimog's are way too expensive, you may be able to find a Nissan X Terra pretty inexpensive and in good shape.

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Toyotas are just a little out of my price range if I want a 4x4.

I did find this, hope this link works.
Cars for Sale: 2008 Nissan Frontier SE in McPherson, KS 67460: Truck Details - 283295669 - AutoTrader.com wheel drive&default_sort=newsortbyprice_DESC&seller_type =b&max_mileage=&style_flag=2&sort_type=priceDESC&a ddress=66539&advanced=y&end_year=2011&doors=&trans mission=&max_price=20000&cardist=109&standard=fals e

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My best advice is to have a good mechanic check out any vehicle before you buy it. It will be worth the small investment in the long run.

I was an excellent carpenter, but I'm a lousy mechanic. So I rely on a trusted professional.

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