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what kind of beater truck?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by RoyB, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Jul 10, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    RoyB

    RoyB [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Been thinking of getting a beater truck for work so mine doesnt get destroyed like it has been. Looking for suggestions. I would prefer a fullsize because I already have a compact. Thinking I can get anything decent in the 7K dollar range that will not break down on me and leave me stranded?
     
  2. Jul 10, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    usctacoma

    usctacoma Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    my brother just picked up an 04 sierra xtra cab with 70000 miles on it for under 10K. He wanted it for the same reason, just a beater truck to haul shit in. I can tell you that truck is the definition of a beater truck.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    Delmarva

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    00-04 Tundras out here are fetching 5-10k depending on options
     
  4. Jul 10, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    CRAIGSLIST!!! Fords would be hella cheap, most GM would probably be cheaper, Toyotas would be on the higher end.

    I'd say look for a early 2000's heavy duty Ford or GM first.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    the first gen tundras were not really....a truck ;) my main problem would be the fact that anything in that range would drive like crap. I was driving the company 3/4 ton ford work van for a couple of weeks. it drove like complete crap. I got back in the tacoma and it was so dead silent it felt like a caddy. i assume the trucks drive a little better. I suppose I could spend a couple hundred bucks and change the shocks out first thing....even though the van only had 17K miles on it, same as my tacoma.

    Ive had a 97 tahoe and it started to break little things at 80K. I dont know if I should go really old school, or say 5 years old. I am really digging the look on the new rams, even though every dodge truck ive been in has fallen apart by the time it hit 60K. Someone at work has a power wagon, which is out of my budget currently, but bad ass with a winch and auto unlock swaybars from the factory.

    I am kinda digging the diesel idea too. I drive 400 mostly highway miles a week and they add up quick. I am alreay rounding 17K with about 8 months of drive time.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

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    The Dodge Diesels are built like tanks. I've done things to them that would destroy my Tacoma.

    (Note, I've only driven the 2007-2009 Ram diesels)
     
  7. Jul 10, 2009 at 9:10 PM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 First I derp.. then I herp

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    get an one of the toyota t100's... those are a decent size. plus the old 22re engines are bomb proof. mine outlasted the body of my 93 pre taco.


    edit... nevermind. i read the whole thread.
     
  8. Jul 10, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    mid 90s ford.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    like what? how do they drive in general? ride, power, noise, etc?
     
  10. Jul 11, 2009 at 3:04 PM
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    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    get a chevy half ton or a ford F series. F250 has a really good diesel out there/
     
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