Compact Pick-Up Truck

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Adjuster, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. sciolist

    sciolist On the Border

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    If you're concerned about cost, can't you just buy a lightly used truck?

    I'd be interested in one with a reduced wheelbase, as opposed to being scaled down to a sedan chassis - like a Tacoma with an Access Cab and 5' bed.
     
  2. Adjuster

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    Yeh I think every driveway should have a small truck just the right size to haul a new dishwasher or several bags of mulch etc.. Small homeowner project type stuff.



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  3. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    I think GM needs to bring this to the US:

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  4. Borg Warner

    Borg Warner Free Full Clip!

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    If it was front wheel drive to begin with 4wd could be an option if you were willing to pay more money. The Jeep patriot came standard as 2wd front wheel drive but it was offered in 4wd for about $1000-1500 more. When I bought mine in 2011, I think the base price was about $15,000 but I ended up paying quite a bit more because I wanted not only 4wd, but I wanted the larger rims and the off-road package.

    All the auto manufactures need to do is to be able to offer a base vehicle at a low advertised price and buyers will voluntarily jack that price up as they pile on the bells and whistles.
     
  5. PBCounty

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    Even that tiny little van they sell, completely stripped, is mid-20's isn't it? I don't see them doing anything at 15k.
     
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  6. Stuntman Mike

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    I had a little Toyota 2wd manual that was a 93 model. Carried a hand winch behind the seat for getting unstuck. I loved that truck and just about drove the wheels off it over a decade.

    So I agree a little truck with base options like hand crank windows and no power locks is a missing market segment. But there is such little profit in a vehicle like that for the manufacturer I think is why we don't have one available today. It's a shame.
     
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  7. DAKA

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    $15,000....sure thing....then add +++++ this will NEVER happen, $20,000 plus ....$23,000 will be average price.....
     
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  8. G29guy06

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    I think they used to call “compact pick ups” el caminos?
     
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  9. Dynactus

    Dynactus The wind serenades a purified man.

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    That truck is soooo ugly..._______!
     
  10. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    I had a 78 SR-5 long bed, manual, no AC. I gave $5000 for it new. Good truck.
     
  11. northslope66

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    nahhh i want the biggest , heaviest , gas hogginest, nastiest lookin pickup i can afford . Powerwagon. cus Merica and all that. plus it came with a winch so i can pull Chevys and Fords out of a jam if i have to and then laugh at em
     
  12. ReaPer105

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    The Festiva of pickups. Heck no!
     
  13. Gonzoso

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    I’d buy one if it was a Toyota 5 years ago or in 16 years when my kids are driving.

    The little truck fills a niche and I wish they made one I’d have owned it. Resale on trucks is crazy and up here they only last 10-15 years before they rot from rust.
     
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    I had an Isuzu pickup I drove in high school that had over 200,000 miles on it. A friend had a Mitsubishi mighty max. Those were pretty small trucks. I guess the Honda Ridgeline is as small as they get now.
     
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    I’ve had the small chevy’s, fords, Nissans, and Toyota’s. The only one I liked was the Tacoma (and it was an 86 model).
    Small and got the same (ish) gas mileage of the full-sized trucks with half of the capability.
    Nope. Never again.
    Jeep (with small trailer) or 3/4 ton.


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    But you can't get the powerwagon with a diesel (winch is in the way for the larger radiator).
     
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    I always loved the ford ranger, I've had a few in my day. I would really love a tacoma but to get a 4door with a stick I'm flirting with 40k for a teeny truck!! At that point I would rather save a few bucks and grab a full size on year-end incentives.
     
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    I just want a simple, no electronic crap, crank window, regular cab, 4cyl 4wd with a manual transmission and have it come in under 20k. But those days are long long gone.
     
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    The days of real trucks are over, now they're 50-60k luxury vehicles. Most of these new trucks don't even have enough bed to haul anything. I've had trucks my whole life and use them like trucks but I refuse to buy new, I guess I'll just keep my local Napa store in business. And the midsize trucks are as big as a half ton.
     
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  20. Joe!

    Joe! one two three get loose now

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    There was serious consideration given to selling those at Pontiac stores, but...