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Discussion in 'New Members' started by 05TacomaPreRunner, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Apr 1, 2008 at 3:07 PM
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    05TacomaPreRunner

    05TacomaPreRunner [OP] Southern Alliance: Lil One

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    How you guys doing? My name is Cory, and I am considering a Tacoma for my first truck. I was looking at a '99 Ram 1500 with a 5.2L V8, but decided gas prices would be ridiculous. My only debate is whether or not to get an AC or a DC. I love the looks of the AC, but I will have passengers quite a bit. Any help is appreciated.

    BTW, I'm 15, and will be paying for the truck myself. No flaming, please.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2008 at 3:26 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    Get the torches!

    I didn't pay for my first vehicle, so congrats.

    Who's paying for your insurance? I don't really want an answer, but you might consider insurance costs of a car vs. pickup. For teenagers here, the most expensive vehicle to insure is a pickup.

    Don't plan on hauling people often in the backseat of an access cab. The double cab is great for 4 people and 5 people in a crunch.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2008 at 3:42 PM
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    2003greenbean

    2003greenbean Carolina Alliance Costal Div

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    welcome to tw the dc will prob be better for you
     
  4. Apr 1, 2008 at 4:00 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    definately get the DC if ur looking to carry more than u and 1 passenger on a regular basis
     
  5. Apr 1, 2008 at 4:01 PM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your choice, it is wise. Coming from a dc guy, yes they are nice for carrying friends and family. Fuel mileage is O.K., you can only get a six cylinder in the dc, but being that you are younger than most of us, trying to get established, might not have that job of your dreams yet. It would be wise to look at other options, maybe start with the basic truck, regular cab, 2wd, I-4, five speed. The cost is much less, fuel mileage is better, and your monthly payment would be smaller. Then down the road you could trade up, I bet 90 % of all of us started this way, and worked are way up to what we wanted. There have been more than a few people here that have lost there truck because it was too much to handle. Just my .02, best of luck to you. :)
     
  6. Apr 1, 2008 at 4:04 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    thanks, dad :rolleyes:

    Seriously though, I agree. It's easy to overestimate what you can afford. I'd be looking into an older, crappier truck or sedan.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2008 at 4:07 PM
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    05TacomaPreRunner

    05TacomaPreRunner [OP] Southern Alliance: Lil One

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    I've already gotten several quotes from several companies and have decided on a pickup. I understand the fact that it will be more expensive, and that I must pay for it myself. But a truck is a must because I tow jet skis, and I help people move. I appreciate the kind welcome. :D
     
  8. Apr 1, 2008 at 5:25 PM
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    Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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    The access cab could be a lot more afordable so it depends on how far you go and how large your passengers will be. Heck I'm 6'1" and I fit in the back of my access cab. (Not that I would volunteer for a 5 hour trip back there)Don't buy more than what you really need.
     
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