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satx78247

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Looking for a cheap 4x4 pickup. Ugly is fine as long as it runs well. Budget is around 3-4k.

Might also consider quads or some type of off-road golf cart type thing.

Prefer within a few hours of Austin but if it is the right deal further is fine.

Thank you!
crzyone,

Give me a few days & I'll find you an OLD-SCHOOL 4x4 Ford F250 diesel. in that price range = CRUDE, TOUGHER THAN A dollar steak & seldom breaks down.

LOTS of those on South Texas ranches. = The old 1986 model that we had on our farm for >20 years had over 500,000 miles when it was DESTROYED by a neighbors one ton Santa Gertrudeus bull.

FWIW an old-school 6.9 IH diesel with a manual trans is damned near indestructible.

yours, satx
 
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If you can find a Nissan Frontier 4x4, those tend to be solid, yet affordable trucks. Nissan/Renault hasn't screwed up that design yet.....

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crzyone,

Give me a few days & I'll find you an OLD-SCHOOL 4x4 Ford F250 diesel. in that price range = CRUDE, TOUGHER THAN A dollar steak & seldom breaks down.

LOTS of those on South Texas ranches. = The old 1986 model that we had on our farm for >20 years had over 500,000 miles when it was DESTROYED by a neighbors one ton Santa Gertrudeus bull.

FWIW an old-school 6.9 IH diesel with a manual trans is damned near indestructible.

yours, satx
They had a naturally-aspirated diesel,
they would just run and run .
 

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They had a naturally-aspirated diesel,
they would just run and run .
Mills,
VERY TRUE,

The "old school" indirect injection IH diesel will run fine on pump diesel and/or on any number of other things, including (well-filtered) USED MOTOR OIL, used cooking grease & a host of other things & "not miss a lick".
(When we had the old 1986, I mostly drove it on "used french fry grease", as an old school chum had 2 "fast food joints" & saved the leftover cooking grease for me. - 20 gallons of grease each week will run a 6.9 farther than I'll ever drive in a whole month.= I ended up giving my neighbor free grease to run his old diesel tractor on.)

NOTE: 10 gallons of CLEANED/FILTERED grease, mixed with ONE gallon of pump gas, works FINE in a "cornbinder" diesel.

Back then, I had four 55 gallon plastic drums that I used to "settle out" the water & other stuff from the used grease BEFORE filtering it.

yours, satx
 

satx78247

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Looking for a cheap 4x4 pickup. Ugly is fine as long as it runs well. Budget is around 3-4k.

Might also consider quads or some type of off-road golf cart type thing.

Prefer within a few hours of Austin but if it is the right deal further is fine.

Thank you!
crzy one,

FYI, there is a 2WD 1992 F250 (SINGLE CAB) with the MANUAL transmission for sale on WACO's craigslist right now for 2900.oo OBO, which desperately needs a new paint job. - WHITE outside/red inside. ====> It is a 7.3L IDI by International Harvester.
(IF I was looking for another "farm truck", I would go look at it, as the old-school IH F250 will "pull a house".)

ADDENDA: The OLD-School IDI/F-series diesels are said to be SLOW. = Our unmodified one would pull a 4-horse trailer, loaded with hay, over 85MPH.
(My 1st cousin got a ticket from the THP for 87MPH in a 55MPH zone in 1999, while towing a load of hay.)

yours, satx
 
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I'm in a similar position you are; I keep looking for a ranger or old tacoma sized light truck. I'd love a V6 manual ranger but ones that don't look like they were driven off a cliff and fewer than 200k miles are still $4000. I specifically want a very small truck, but there are many used F150s, F250s, and other similar trucks for $2500 around here.
 

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I'm in a similar position you are; I keep looking for a ranger or old tacoma sized light truck. I'd love a V6 manual ranger but ones that don't look like they were driven off a cliff and fewer than 200k miles are still $4000. I specifically want a very small truck, but there are many used F150s, F250s, and other similar trucks for $2500 around here.
Outlaw Star.

Right now there is a tan 1996 Ford Ranger with 5-speed & 140K for 2100.oo OBO on the Austin Craigslist.
LOOKS fine & is said to run fine, too.
(FWIW< the cheapest Tacoma PU that I know of for sale right now LOOKS "beat to death" & is 6000.oo. = Toyota cars/trucks are always GROSSLY OVER-priced IMO.)

yours, satx
 
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I am almost of the belief that there are not very many decent cheap trucks anymore!
 

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