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Old 12-06-2012, 07:54 PM   #121
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Somebody pm me when a 30mpg pickup comes on the market. I'll be first in line.
I HAD it and stupidly let it go... a 2002 Dodge 2500 cummins/auto trans with an exhaust jake/
I was getting 25mpg with a 3/4 truck- I NEVER got that with my 2009 4 banger Tacoma 4x/5 spd.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:30 AM   #122
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I HAD it and stupidly let it go... a 2002 Dodge 2500 cummins/auto trans with an exhaust jake/
I was getting 25mpg with a 3/4 truck- I NEVER got that with my 2009 4 banger Tacoma 4x/5 spd.
That's a lot higher than I got with a 1999 4x4 Cummins diesel, 3/4 ton. I think I got 21 or a bit higher on long highway drives, but definitely not 25. YMMV, as always...
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:55 AM   #123
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I HAD it and stupidly let it go... a 2002 Dodge 2500 cummins/auto trans with an exhaust jake/
I was getting 25mpg with a 3/4 truck- I NEVER got that with my 2009 4 banger Tacoma 4x/5 spd.
You're shy 5mpg!

Why not get an old dodge caravan and drop a junkyard diesel engine in? Big storage , tiny thirst.

My next shitbox truck will be a puke purple people hauler with a 5 speed oil burner swapped in.



Or a volvo turbo brick
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:36 PM   #124
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Driving on I70 near Effingham, IL, I saw a car hauler with a bunch of new Colorados on it. There were also some small trucks on there with some heavy camouflage on them. In addition to the normal 'dazzle' wrap, these had some padding on them to obfuscate the lines. That was a little odd since the Colorado is already on sale in other parts of the world.

Makes sense since Wentzville is on I70 but the camo vehicles are what interested me.

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:58 PM   #125
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2006 Toyota Tacoma here. 39,100 miles on the clock been getting 21 MPG average for the last 2.5 years. was getting 18 MPG when my work commute was only two miles one way, now its 8 and interstate all the way.
basic white work truck the only option is auto trans. 2.7 liter motor would probably do better with a man trans but they were dealing with this one the day I decided I was buying.
I really want a car truck like the no longer available el camino, ranchero, brat, baja, rabbit, rampage.
Am I the only one longing for a cartruck?
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:26 PM   #126
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Damn, I miss my BRAT.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:02 AM   #127
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You're shy 5mpg!

Why not get an old dodge caravan and drop a junkyard diesel engine in? Big storage , tiny thirst.
The old 4 cyl Dodge minivans had very close engine mount patterns as the older VW diesels sold here. A reasonably easy swap, especially if you had a manual minivan to start with.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:06 AM   #128
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I really want a car truck like the no longer available el camino, ranchero, brat, baja, rabbit, rampage.
Am I the only one longing for a cartruck?
I'm a city dweller. I don't want an car and a trailer, or a pickup with a bed above my waistline. A modern smallish cartruck would be awesome.

I keep cruising CL for an '81 baby blue el camino anyway. Just because.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:49 AM   #129
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I've had a few small trucks but this one was by far my favorite. My old buddy Brian and I welded in a 5 inch lift and built the bumpers at his shop, D+B Welding. Loved this thing. With the rear seats out it could haul my three wheeler.

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Old 12-23-2012, 06:15 PM   #130
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Update- "Salesman" Robert Hartley called me back after 35 minutes to say it got sold. Can anyone say "typical used car salesman'? If you ever want to get boned you should give him a call at 301-305-7242. That's Darcar Toyota of Frederick, Maryland. 250 mile round trip for nothing.
Made some lemonade out of the above. I found this beauty online yesterday and drove the 300 miles to pick it up near Pittsburgh. Took it over to UHaul and rented a tow dolly to get our car and this back home. I think it's a shame they don't make these anymore. They were even made in the USA.

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Old 12-24-2012, 06:15 AM   #131
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I'm a city dweller. I don't want an car and a trailer, or a pickup with a bed above my waistline. A modern smallish cartruck would be awesome.

I keep cruising CL for an '81 baby blue el camino anyway. Just because.
Not an El Camino but a Caballero.

Say it with pseudo Ricardo Montalban voice. "I drive a Caballero."

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Old 12-24-2012, 06:46 AM   #132
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Dude, first one that pops up when I search "for sale".

You still have time to get Jurgen's Christmas gift.

And it's right there in River City.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GMC-O...US_Cars_Trucks
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:07 AM   #133
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:07 PM   #134
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That is sad. I have had two Rangers and they are great for suburban duty I see lots of them pulling commercial and contractor duty. The F 150 is nice but too big for shopping center parking. Will miss the Ranger, someone please tell Ford.

Saw several small 4-door diesel powered trucks (Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi, Toyota Hilux) on my last trip to Scotland. This is the type of truck we need here: http://www.ford.co.uk/Commercialvehi...eandefficiency


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Old 12-24-2012, 06:51 PM   #135
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me too
Me three!

Just brought my son home from grad school, towed a 5' x 8' U-Haul through the gut of Boston back to NH. Zero problems, as I have come to expect. There are very few things about the Ridgeline that I don't like. It has been a great truck.
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