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Old 02-11-2018, 10:53 PM   #21
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Cant ever have too many trucks. I've got two, an 04 Dodge 2500 diesel, quad cab long bed with about 250k miles on it. I've replaced a couple things, but its a beast. Goes anywhere and, knock on wood, has never left me stranded. Even gets 20 mpg.

Just picked up a new Ram 1500 Ecodiesel. 4 door, short box, 4 wheel drive. So for, what a great truck. And, its getting almost 24 mpg.
SUV is pushing our limits. Never owned a truck.
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Speaking of pickup trucks who were, why did, the IDIOTS at Ford drop the Ranger midsize trucks from the product line? I had a couple of F150's they are now bigger than I need so had to go to Toyota Tacoma it is fine but I'd rather a Ford Ranger with 6' box.

It's back! https://www.ford.com/trucks/ranger/2019/

The Ranger is the perfect size for me. Big enough to haul yard and boat stuff. Small enough to maneuver like a sedan. I'm on my 3rd one. The first, actually a Mazda B2000, eventually rusted away, the second was t-boned and rolled. Currently driving the 2004 model. It will be my last unless it gets wrecked.
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:12 PM   #24
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That's an SUV with a birth defect
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Wifey B: We own Honda's for business. Civics. Accords. I don't know this Ridgeline thing. Is it like Fast Times in Ridgeline High?
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That's an SUV with a birth defect
Not a real truck.
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See now... I am 100% opposite. I am a FIRM believer that every family needs to have a truck (or a van) as a part of their fleet. We have always had one and we use it so much, I don’t know how anyone can be without. HOWEVER! I also want it to be my daily vehicle. I don’t want to own, insure, and maintain a third vehicle just to have a truck. Therefore, having it be comfortable and loaded with all the modern amenities as cars is a HUGE plus for me. It is my main vehicle, even for around town and back and forth to work.
I want a truck but haven't made the jump over to one yet. I'd buy used(always do).


I drive a Land Rover LR3 that can tow 8,000 lbs and has an awesome air suspension though. Wife took my Genesis and got rid of her BMW.. I really miss that 400hp V8 and autopilot cruise control but drive it on weekends/night out... All for under 30k with 19k miles and 10 years of warranty. I just don't see the truck value.

I have a small utility trailer that I hook up for hauling firewood and random stuff.. I also don't baby my Rover and throw filthy stuff in there too. It's an 06 so who cares.

It gets put to work.

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Who needs a truck?

We have a 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate wagon.

The last body on frame , the last of the greats.

Smooth quiet and holds 4x8 sheets of ply or wallboard with ease.

Tows a trailer to the dump, we don't worry about scratches loading or unloading.

In SW Florida trucks are in for kids , but I will keep the roadmonster with its Corvette L1 engine/tranny package .

At 75 being seen as cool hardly matters , being comfortable matters more.
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Yep, that's close. Except for where did the freckles go?
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You guys are too good. You should take your comedy act on the road. That would at least get you the hell off of TF!


Just kidding of course. I'm sitting here and loving it.
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Who needs a truck?

We have a 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate wagon.

The last body on frame , the last of the greats.

Smooth quiet and holds 4x8 sheets of ply or wallboard with ease.

Tows a trailer to the dump, we don't worry about scratches loading or unloading.

In SW Florida trucks are in for kids , but I will keep the roadmonster with its Corvette L1 engine/tranny package .

At 75 being seen as cool hardly matters , being comfortable matters more.
Those are very nice warwagons, still look good and are easy to add some musclecar parts. I had a neighbor that had one, complete with a bumpersticker stating: You just got smoked by a stationwagon. It could back that statement up. Performance and utility.

Even if not modded, they are a beautiful and unique looking landyacht.
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Well, the GM pickup truck advertising really spoke to me. I just couldn't resist going out and buying a big double cab 2500HD 4X4 GMC pickup. It has a DuraMax diesel engine and an Allison transmission along with 440hp and 910 ft/lbs of torque. This will pull my hogs to market in style. This truck sits so high now that I can barely climb up in it, and this is before adding oversized tires. Just the way I like'm
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When the air police and mileage police were measuring vehicles, sadly the station wagons pulled down the CAFE.

So the car folks built the SUV a truck standard , to have it measured with the looser truck rules.

As bright as an air pump to put air into the exhaust so the exhaust would be less dense,1070 style.

Happily the new tiny tiny engines with a couple of turbos and perhaps a supercharger can pump out great HP, and meet CAFE requirements , so the Station Wagon is coming back!!!

MB and Volvo have nice practical units , for about $70K , about what a fancy truck costs .
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I have 07 Dodge ram 5,7hemi 4wd. And a 2015 Mercedes Vito, service once a year,the Vito is my third,and last, never a problem on three different cars, since 2007.190hp diesel automatic gear, easy to load, haul like a Russian bear, and super, no fun and boring. My Dodge. One broken wheelbearing, front studs broke, cooler leak,water pump leak, thermostat lid, leak. Gearbox slipping and making noises, plus service every 3000 miles. So I have spent about 5 k, the last three years on my Dodge. And I love it, the Vito has to go, I don't need a van any more, but I will buy a new Dodge, that's for shore. Even that my Vito is easier to load, more mpg, and higher quality. I buy cars motorcycles and boats, with my heart. Not with my brain, and i always will.
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I buy cars motorcycles and boats, with my heart. Not with my brain, and i always will.
We buy business cars with our brains and personal cars with our heart. Have some SUV's but no truck. Never owned a truck. Never plan to own a truck.
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X2 on the Ridgeline, alomaria. Employees get F250s - I get a Ridge Gen 2. Terrific vehicle. If CJ5s count as trucks, I haven't been without a pickup 40+ years. Having a pickup allows me to have go fast cars with little or no hauling capacity as my other vehicle.
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