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New truck purchase - Anyone got a carfax account I can borrow?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by newyorkin, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    I'd like to get a light pickup. Mostly for hauling stuff, like furniture.
    I originally wanted a mid-90's chevy, but I'm finding few affordable to me.
    What I'm finding fairly often, though are Dodge's and Toyota's. I'm going to check out a '94 2500 tomorrow night, and have been reading great things about them (except fuel mileage). I was also going to go look at a 97 S10 later this week.

    Any recommendations of what to steer clear of? Like I said, so far the Dodge has shown the most owner satisfaction.
     
  2. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    Re: New truck purchase

    my dad had a 96 silverado 1500. ran strong gor 150,000 and still is. very good truck.
     
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    Re: New truck purchase

    steer clear of the dodge 1/2 ton autos. the trannys like to go if you haul anything. and their expencive to rebuild
     
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    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    Re: New truck purchase

    96 was the first of the vortec engines, more power and better mileage

    96 pickups shouldn't be to hard to find at a decent price, esp one that was a work truck
     
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    mud390 1/2 ton status

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    Re: New truck purchase

    I'll second the steering clear of the 1/2 Dodges. Buddy of mine had one and had to have the tranny rebuilt 4 times. He never towed anything with it, and never overloaded the trucks hauling capacity. Just a crappy tranny.

    Kris
     
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    Re: New truck purchase

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    steer clear of the dodge 1/2 ton autos. the trannys like to go if you haul anything. and their expencive to rebuild

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    dito...

    my dad has 60,000 on his 97 half ton, tranny puked /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    I am in the same market but mine need to be able to tow..

    I was looking at s10's before, I see alot go for 2500-5500 for 94-98's with a single cab and 4 banger, not bad in my opinion /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    no I am aiming for a 88-92 full size chevy, I got some big plans /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  7. newyorkin

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    Re: New truck purchase

    So I checked out a '94 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 SLT. Frickin SWEET!!!!

    It has 150K on the clock, the drivers door has some weird wear that makes it clunk open (dried out springs, I'm guessing), and it smells a little cigarette smokey.

    He's asking $1800.

    I'm not so sure I want to be using a 3/4 pickup as my daily driver/train station vehicle, especially a gigantic Dodge Ram, but it is a sweet beast. I've been reading excellent things about it, too, owners have rated it great on towing and hauling loads.

    Any info to add? I'm sure I'll be blowing $40 a month in gas on this thing, probably more.

    Hey, can anyone run the vin for me on a carfax?
     

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