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Still debating on a daily driver.

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by 55Willy, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    My main concerns are monthly payment and insurance cost. then room and mileage.

    I'm in sales so I drivearound alot visiting customers. I have it narrowed down to the following

    99 Chevy s-10 blazer (trailblazer package before it became it's own)

    '05 dodge magnum, whole lotta run and power. MPG is 19-25

    '04-05 Toyota Matrix 30+ mpg 6 speed awd.
     
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    A friend just bought a 99 Dodge Durango. I'm impressed with it. Rides real nice, and does decent on the easy trails. His monthly payments and insurence isn't too bad either.
     
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    i vote for none of them, i would and wont ever own any such things, not as a driver or to keep, but to sell trade or cut up yes

    all are new, and all are plastic and all cost payments


    what exactly are you wanting to do with one of these, offroad or mainly street/highway ?


    are you another person who is getting turned on by POS shiny plastic trucks and away from real metal trucks of the past? lol

    good luck
     
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    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    get a truck dodge or ford 7.3 diesel i am not that sold on the gm diesel yet but i am /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif

    i am thinking that you will need a tow rig to to your old tow rig /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif and if you still have a need for a pick up you will get it back with the new truck
     
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    I will not pay $35,000 for a station wagon /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    I will not pay $35,000 for a station wagon /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif

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    i had to go back and fix it i was thinking of the magmun moter tin the trucks and dam you are fast on the reply /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    It's early, can't sleep in and I'm bored as hell /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    I was thinking about a truck but my brother is looking at a ford powerstroke extra cab or crewcab so I don't see a reason for both of us to buy a truck. (insite: he is my boss and we live 7 miles apart)

    also if you guys are looking at a $35,000 station wagon you must be wanting the Griswold family truckster because the magnum with a hemi and 6 speed is only $25,000

    -Jeremy

    PS my ideal rig would be a powerstroke excursion but that ain't gonna happen any time soon ($$$$)
     
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    the lady that came to look at my brothers Toyota echo they are selling (2 door the wife needs 4 for the new baby) and we were both looking at her excursion but it was a gas version (how lame /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif)

    what kinda mileage you get with yours. But I know myself too well if i got a 4x4 truck I'd have to lift it,LOL.
     
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    318 or the 4.7? what kinda mileage?
     
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    the 7.3 is getten 18 on the HW and 13 in town but the 6.0 should get better but i went with the no replacment for displacement /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif and the 7.3 is proven as a good moter
     
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    I need better then that for the price difference. I get 15mpg in my 6.2 burb. I got 10mpg 2 weeks ago with a k20 on a trialer pulling 3 good grades.

    and everytime I think of the dodge magnum wagon I think for 5 grand more I can get a crew cab dodge 4x4 2500 with the 600 cummins but them my monthly payments are gonna be higher then I want(can afford)
     
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    well you are right and 5000. will but a lot of diesel /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I think it's the 5.2 - 318. You could also get the 5.9-360. Couldn't tell you about the mpg's, but I do know it's alot better them my K5, LOL.
     

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