truck recommendations? :D

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by MetalSmitten, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So in our quest to continue building up our TinyFarm, we've come to the conclusion that we really do need a truck. It just doesn't make sense to rent one every time we need to move big stuff. But we have almost no experience with trucks, so I'm hoping maybe some of you might have personal experience you'd please share?

    We're looking for:
    - a smallish truck
    - must have 4x4
    - as reliable as possible, cheap to maintain/fix
    - conceivably could be bought for $2k or less (in the Midwest)

    I know there's probably no magic truck out there with my name on it, but any recommendations for good, cheap old trucks would be very much appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4x4 nissan frontier?
     
  3. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ooo, I've never even HEARD of that one, gonna go look that up right now [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  4. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

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    I would say a Ford Bronco, but because they're a tad older they probably wouldn't be as reliable. [​IMG]
     
  5. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

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    How about a Toyota Tacoma?
     
  6. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ford Ranger
     
  7. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd heard bad things about the Tacomas... dunno how true.
     
  8. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    Quote:x2....... they made a bajillion of them and last one owned had 320k miles on it.. it was literally rusting apart faster then we were wearing out the engine at that point.
     
  9. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found an ad for an '89 Bronco II XL2 that I can afford... any opinions? [​IMG]
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    A Ford Bronco isn't a pickup truck? I'm pretty sure it's an enclosed body, SUV type.

    I've had 2 Ford Rangers, both have been hard working and reliable.
     

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