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New midsize pickup questions/help needed

Discussion in 'Automotive / Motorcycle Chat' started by Byrd666, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. dsgrey

    dsgrey Active Member

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    Drove pickups from 1980 until 2002. Due to gas mileage I downsized to something that could easily tow a 4x8 trailer when needed. I bought the trailer for under $1k and never missed not having a pickup for hauling general stuff (excluding boats, travel trailers, etc). Unfortunately nice pickups are expensive now.
     


  2. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Sounds like the Toyota or equivalent would work best for you. Check out whatever dealership sells it to you as to their ratings. Some are good and some are crap. I think mid-sized trucks are the best deal, especially if you're not pulling a big trailer every day. Again, check out the dealerships ratings very carefully for taking care of business. Good luck.
     
  3. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere TGT Supporter

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    I'll be keeping my full size truck for the heavier hauling and beater type stuff. She may not be a purty truck but, she's paid for, runs well and doesn't complain too awful much when I push the limits a bit.

    Good point on the dealer ratings, and glad you reminded me of that.
     
  4. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    I'm keeping my old Dodge 1/2 ton 6 cylinder because it's paid for and runs good. I wish now I'd gotten a small block V8 only because my "weak" six downshifts every time I go up a steep hill (which there are lots of in Kerr County).
     
  5. avvidclif

    avvidclif Sturgis '95, RFTW 2010

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    Need a bigger running start. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Yep!
     
  7. sidebite252

    sidebite252 Well-Known

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    If I was buying of those 2 it’s as simple as if you want a better ride the Colorado. If you want a truck that has a proven record for dependable & in my opinion a better looking truck I’d get the Tacoma.

    They’re both good trucks.
     
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  8. pronstar

    pronstar TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Comparing just Tacomas...the TRD Pro with 2.5” Bilstein shocks rides better than the non-TRD Pro.


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  9. Brains

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    lol.. TuRD ...
     
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  10. F350-6

    F350-6 TGT Addict Lifetime Member

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    Just a question. Are they the real bilstein shocks, or just private label cheap versions like Ford does with Rancho?
     


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