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Old 02-24-2008, 05:47 PM   #29
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As someone on Yahoo Scampers pointed out, the longer the truck (even the small ones), the harder they are to park.

However, the reason I own the truck I do is because it is a standard cab and friend bought it new off the lot, not realizing he would have no place to keep groceries dry if he had two people aboard. Sometimes I wish it were a crewcab or at least extended cab, but I'd have trouble making the tight turn into my garage if it was.

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Old 02-24-2008, 06:42 PM   #30
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How about Nissan Navarra 2.5l. dCi (British have no gas engine available for Navarra) with 8.5 or 9.2 l/100km (28.2 or 26.0 mpg). 2,700 Kg (5,940lb) towing capacity, 171 HP. http://www.nissan.co.uk/NMGB/en_GB/ebrochu...vara_Pickup.pdf

Unfortunately cost could be rather steep, $30K for the truck and $ millions for US road qualification.

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Old 02-25-2008, 05:45 PM   #31
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Here is something to consider:

On our 2003 Chevy S10, Extended Cab, 6cyl, 2wd, with Auto and Air we get 20MPG and it drives and rides rough.

On our 2007 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Classic with V8, 2wd, Air, Auto and E85, it rides and drives like a Cadillac. The V8 is so smooth and we get 18.5 MPG. I think the rebate on a still on the lot 2007 is now around 5,000 (Check Current Offers at Chevy.)

Not that much difference in fuel mileage for such an upgrade in comfort and towing ability.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:13 PM   #32
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Hi Darwin
I have basically same vehical as yours. It is a 2000 GMC sonoma, but is a 4x4.
We found about the same gas milage as you said. Its interesting what you said about a bigger truck.
4x4 is almost a must for us as too our location and the extra room in a crew cab setup is nice.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:14 PM   #33
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The Mazda trucks are rebadged Rangers rolling off the same Ford line in Edison, NJ as the Ranger.
The options may be packaged differently, but the Mazda IS a Ranger. Both trucks are evolved from
the original Ranger from the early '80's. There haven't been any real Mazda trucks sold here since
the old B-series was discontinued.
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:01 PM   #34
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Regardless of who owns what and what it's called, I find my Ranger has more in common with Japanese truck design than it does with Detroit Ford, at least in the little things like battery terminals, etc. I threw in the Mazda name to place it in the 'little Japanese truck' lineup
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:44 PM   #35
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Hi Ches,

I have to agree with the Toyota Tacoma or the Nissan Frontier.

A good thing if you're planning to buy new is that the higher dollar is now reflected in the sticker prices around here. Did you know that I could buy my same truck new today for less than I paid for it in 2005? What a kicker!
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Old 03-09-2008, 06:07 PM   #36
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Hi Ches,

I have to agree with the Toyota Tacoma or the Nissan Frontier.

A good thing if you're planning to buy new is that the higher dollar is now reflected in the sticker prices around here. Did you know that I could buy my same truck new today for less than I paid for it in 2005? What a kicker!
I agree Lainey.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:02 PM   #37
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Looks like your in Canada. If that is the case there is a whole different set of vehicles available to you that some here in the US would not know anything about.

IMHO.... I would look at the small diesels available to you. I would say particularly the Toyota's and Nissan's but I know little about what the available vehicles choices you have there. Mazda and Isuzu make great little diesels too now that I think about it.

Oh how lucky you are to have little diesel trucks available to you.
Maybe I read too fast but does this mean they have the four cylinder diesel Rangers and what not in Canada? I know thy have them in Europe. I would die to buy one if they had 'em here.

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Old 03-09-2008, 08:12 PM   #38
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Maybe I read too fast but does this mean they have the four cylinder diesel Rangers and what not in Canada? I know thy have them in Europe. I would die to buy one if they had 'em here.

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We may have them---BUT i have not seen them or heard of anyone who has.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:59 PM   #39
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Isn't the Ranger line going kaputz? I understand that Mazda is giving up on Ford since they haven't updated in eons. At least that's the rumor. If so then I'd be hesitant to buy one. By the way Ches. Our son in law and our daughter are in GP and they just got a much better deal on a Toyo by going down to Edmonton.
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Someone on Yahoo Scampers said Ford was dropping the Rangers to make a slightly bigger truck instead, but said Mazda-Ford will keep making the little ones.

http://www.twincities.com/ci_8442601

This is apparently the only plant making Rangers; don't know where they make Mazda. Reportedly, everyone was buying the crew cab models, plus the low end of the F-150 line gets about the same mileage as the Ranger w/V6 and has more capacities for about $3K more.

Time will tell.
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Isn't the Ranger line going kaputz? I understand that Mazda is giving up on Ford since they haven't updated in eons. At least that's the rumor. If so then I'd be hesitant to buy one. By the way Ches. Our son in law and our daughter are in GP and they just got a much better deal on a Toyo by going down to Edmonton.
I believe that. Too much money up here and dealers know that.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:57 AM   #42
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Here is a site which was PMed to me about some small truck comparisions.
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/hot_li...comparison_test
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