Time to move on .

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by dango, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The last brand new vehicle I'd bought was my 2004 1/2 ton Chevy Silverado . It didn't pass safety inspection this time . The rear frame was to rusted to hold my rear bumper safely .

    It's really too bad because the truck runs great . No engine or trany problems , just a rusted out rear frame .

    I'm looking at Toyotas and Suburus . Heard good things about the 2010 thru 2015 models on both . Did hear bad things about the V-6's but very good things on the "boxer type "4 bangers .
    What do you all think ?
     
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  2. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Be prepared to spend a bunch on a used Toyota. Why not go back to a Chevy? Their 2017-18 Silverado is top rated for reliability and can be found at reasonable prices. My 2018 with a 5.3 V-8 gets 18 m.p.g. in the city and 22 m.p g. on the highway and has plenty of power. Much better than the 2010 Ford Ranger with a 4.0 V-6 I traded in ever dreamed of getting
     
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  3. Bigcat

    Bigcat Well-Known Member

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    Toyotas are nice but price wise the market overvalues them by bit IMO.
    A hidden Gem are the Nissan Titans which are overlooked by the market and as a result can be had a 3 model years newer than the price equivalent totoytas.
    From the '17 onwards they came with a 6 yrs/100000 mile bumper-to-bumper (!) warranty and so a 17 is usually still under full warranty and will be for years to come.
     
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  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Balota and I drive Subaru. We love our vehicle.
     
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  5. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    If it is a good truck ..... why not weld it up & keep it . Has to be cheaper than buying another one .
    I just bought a new 250 last week & it cost more than my house did but still drive my 95 1500 too .
    Some TLC & a few bucks & they last for many years . My Harley is a 1982 & I still ride it . :p
     
  6. Ghost1958

    Ghost1958 Well-Known Member

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    Agree with old ron. If all it has is some termite damage near the bumper a few hundred bucks will fix that better than original.

    I guess I'm just used to driving old vehicles. Newest one I ever owned was an 06. Cant see paying for a vehicle what I could build a house for.
     
  7. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    You evidently haven't seen lumber prices lately.
     
  8. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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  9. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Treat yourself to one of those good looking, old dodge trucks.
     
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  10. Notrighty

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    The liquid salt they put on the roads in Pa combined with the crappy wax undercoating used on my 2012 Sierra has caused a lot of frame corrosion. If everything else is good with your truck look for a good welder to repair it. Trucks are so overpriced these days I’m gonna drive mine till it falls apart.
     
  11. Ghost1958

    Ghost1958 Well-Known Member

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    I have my own lol.
     
  12. Ghost1958

    Ghost1958 Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I drove my 86 f150 4x4 until the frame broke. Twice. Wife threatened to beat me if I fixed it again. It had one hundred eighty thousand on it.


    Drove the 05 f 150 4x4 after it to two hundred fifty nine thousand . Tranny went so traded it in on a 2005 f 150 4x4 with 85000 on it. We shall see how far it will go.
     
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  13. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What you need is a high mileage same model truck from the dry country to swap out the engine and transmission. There was a guy that would buy up high mileage cars and trucks with good bodies and haul them back east. Swap out the running gear and a good vehicle again. Look at ads from AZ, NV and non coastal SoCal.
    There is a really good looking Ford PU 4x4 for sale in the neighborhood. Was not interested so did not check it out. I think it is an F150. We see a lot of low mileage senior owned rigs too. Zero rust.
     
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  14. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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  15. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Mrs Buckhuntr and I are on our second Subaru. If it ever needs replacing, we'll get a third. It has possibly the best AWD around, and the Forester & the one Winds has are better than average reliability. It will not leave you stranded.
     
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  16. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How much money have you put in that dodge SRK? :p:D
     
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  17. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Wife and I both drive Toyotas, she a Camry and me a Tacoma, both very solid vehicles! My Tacoma will very likely make 250,000 miles or more. Down side even a used one is pricey but there is a reason they hold their value.
     
  18. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I’ve always wanted a Toyota but they are EXPENSIVE
     
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  19. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I had a Dodge Dakota I loved the size and the performance of the high output 4.7 v8. Ball joints were shot at 45,000 just the ball joint assembly were $450 each not counting labor. After that it really fell apart so no Ram in my future ever.
     
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  20. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim Well-Known Member

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    Two deer really loved wife's 2010 Subaru Impreza, the last one totaled it.
    She now has a 2014 Subaru outback, love the heated seats in the winter time. LOL
     
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