Compact Pick-Up Truck

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

  1. cjsteineker

    cjsteineker

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    I picked up a 2016 Chevy Colorado new for $23 k.
    Real basic two door extended cab with the six cyclinder. I get over 22 mpg in town and almost 27 on the highway. It has 300 horse when I need ‘em.
    Love my Colorado.
     
  2. pittpa

    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    Put a diesel in it.
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  3. Borg Warner

    Borg Warner Free Full Clip!

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    $5,000 in 1978 → is equal to $19,324.31 1n 2018 dollars
     
  4. Joe!

    Joe! one two three get loose now

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    We almost got the little diesel Mahindra pickups, but the EPA and NHTSA squashed it.
     
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  5. pgg00

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    I was looking forward to seeing them too
     
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  6. tadbart

    tadbart duuuuude.

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    There's definitely a hole in the truck market that the Ranger and S-10 used to fill.

    And I really miss the El Camino.

    El Camino El Camino,
    Half car and half truck.
    The front is to drive,
    The back is to...
     
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  7. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    I gave up back in 2005 and bought a Jeep Liberty CRD diesel, and I drive it to this very day.
    I keep the back seats folded down, it pulls like a tractor, and gets 28 mpg. I've got 170k miles on it, so I'll keep my fingers crossed.

    When the inevitable happens, it's either a Honda Ridgeline or a mid 1990's ford f-150, new transmission and motor included.

    I'll be damned if I'm paying $50-75,000 for a ****in' truck.
     
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  8. northslope66

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    i only tow a trailer with a jeep , so didnt need a diesel really. besides im a diesel mechanic and dont want anything to do with the after treatment BS on newer diesels . the 392 hemi got plenty of grunt lol
     
  9. pgg00

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    Yep. I don't know if i would go for a new one either. Wish i could just get a powerwagon chassis and throw an old 12 valve and a 5 speed in it
     
  10. northslope66

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    now THAT would be an awesome project . ive got a buddy at work that put a 12v in a 70s ford and he says its amazing , looks great too.
     
  11. pgg00

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    Yep. Those projects are fun. I've swapped 7.3s into some trucks. A friend put one in his bronco. I've also helped with putting a coyote into an old f100
     
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  12. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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    Small trucks wont cut it eh?
    You ever been to Asia?
    Of course those folks are not all Beefalo's and ride a family of five on a moped, but this is "merica" and we have to have the biggest and best.........wait is that a smart car or a go cart that just passed me?
     
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    europe is just as bad , worked over there a good deal. they do have some cool small cars and trucks we dont have too
     
  14. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    I’m still on the lookout for one of those. ^^^^ I had an original Courier. What a POS. Couldn’t get out of it’s own way. I liked my Ranger, and I like my 94 F-150.
     
  15. M2 Carbine

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    I'm a small truck guy.
    I've had this Toyota since 86. Wouldn't part with it.

    Toyota and PPC.JPG

    When I was flying in the Rocky Mountains my mechanic would load his Toyota pickup with 55 gallon drums of jet fuel and drive roads I wouldn't drive with a empty truck.
     
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  16. Grumpy_old_man

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    Japan has had mini trucks for years under the "Kei Car" classification (kei means yellow, they have yellow license plates to designate them).

    They're available in the US, though not legal to drive everywhere: http://www.duncanimports.com/shop-new-and-used-mini-truck-inventory-sale.htm
    and http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/laws/minitrucks

    Prices are around $7,000 used. Japan models are all right hand drive which may or may not bother you. Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kei_car

    Grumpy
     
  17. AF-Odin

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    Had a Ford Courier back in the 82-88 time period. Bought it used for $1,500 (can't remember the year, think it was 76 or 78). 4 cyl four speed manual, basic little truck, no AC only a heater and a radio. Worked good for everything I needed except some of the bigger hills in Omaha, NE during the winter. I would lash a foot locker filled with sand in the bed over the rear axle. Many years later bought a 1999 Ranger XLT extended cab with the 6 cyl brand new. Great truck and had it for 18 years and over 200k miles. AC went out and it was going to cost double the value of the truck to fix. Dang, loved that truck. Currently driving a 2004 Silverado that has about 150k. Will drive it until it dies (and it is currently running just fine). Looking forward to the Ranger being re-introduced later this year, but would want a "fairly" basic model, but do want the extended cab--standard bed is good. However, would not want to go into the $40k or even upper $30k range for one.
     
  18. The_Dan

    The_Dan The underscore is silent

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    In 1964 the “Chicken Tax” was implemented to address all kinds of economic issues...one part of the Chicken Tax puts a 25% Tax on imported light pick ups.

    It is still in effect today...and is why there are no small imported pickups. Not lack of market demand, not that the manufacturers are too dense to see the need, just because of a tax that was supposed to send a message and improve domestic auto manufacturer’s ability to compete.

    If it were repealed or modified to exclude the light pick up trucks you would see them on every car lot and street corner. There is no doubt that the consumer demand for vehicles in that segment is high and constant.
     
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  19. ScarFace88

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    You can actually get some that are road legal, but they're going to be over 25 years old, as that's when the emissions and safety exemptions kick in.
     
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  20. Glock1963

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    Don’t get your hopes up on the new Ranger. I’m pretty sure they’re only offered in four door only.