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Old 01-09-2007, 06:51 PM   #1
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Whats the best cheapest truck out?

My gfs dad is looking for a new truck that doesnt cost alot for his mechanic shop....what do you guys recommend...

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Isn't that an oxymoron?

Base Silverado.
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:58 PM   #3
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haha yea i know sorry...long day at work...
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:07 PM   #4
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Whats he going to use it for. Just for running small parts i would say a base model Ranger but if he is wanting cheep. If he needs something bigger i agree with the silvarado. i own both and love each one. the ranger has had one hell of a beeting and taken it well. how ever the silverado has more than enuph power to hold its own.
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:39 PM   #5
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You can pick up a ford f-150 pretty cheap used. Ford has the best trucks in my opinion.
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Don't think you can beat the new Chevy.
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Or, a used toyota as well. It depends if you want a small 4cyl ( used toyota ), or a full size. If you need a full size, its a Ford or chevy base model all the way.
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Don't buy a Ranger.

It's a TIRED TIRED old platform that hasn't been updated in eons.

What Edmunds.com says
Built on an aged platform, the 2007 Ford Ranger falls well short of the competition in almost every category. Unless you're shopping for a dedicated off-roader, any of the newer compact pickups will serve you better.

WTG Ford!

Toyota was the editor's choice for both compact and full-size trucks for 2007 according to Edmunds.

WTG Ford!
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For cheap? decently reliable? handy? slow enough to not be a death trap?

4 cylindar Mazda B-series.
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The Ranger may be an aging platform, but its proven to be reliable. Everybody I know with one has worked theirs hard, and it has held up well. Friend of mine beats the hell out of his '00, and nothing has broken yet. He hauls, tows, etc. and its even on the original automatic trans still (4.0 engine).

Toyota has made the Tacoma bigger, so its not longer a compact truck. And they are way over priced, you cant touch one for what you can get a ranger for unless you go 5 or so years old.
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