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Help buying Geo Tracker / Gas mileage 8 cyl. vs 4 cyl.

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08-28-05, 07:12 PM   #1  
Help buying Geo Tracker / Gas mileage 8 cyl. vs 4 cyl.

I own a 1990 Ford F-150 with a 5.0 in it and have to put between $60 and $70 a week in gas. I am looking at a GEO Tracker for 2 reasons 1 it is a 1.6 liter 4 cyl. and the other is it is 4WD. I have never owned a 4 cyl but would like to know how much gas it would save driving a 4 cyl instead of the 8 cyl.
Also the Tracker has only 86,000 miles on it, and is an A/T is there a way a garage could check out the transmission to make sure it is good and not about to go out. The reason asking on this it would cost more to get a A/T rebuilt with 4 WD than the tracker is worth. Are the any other items you would look at before buying? Anyone know the reputation of these SUV's, I can't find alot on the internet. Thanks for any info and help.

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08-29-05, 02:40 PM   #2  
Try looking for Suzuki Sidekick
Same thing rebadged as a Geo, and then later Chevy
You'll save money in gas, you're more likely to flip over

If you really want to save gas go with a sedan, or a coupe....really
The Suzuki does not have the capacity of an F-150 at all
Towing, hauling...
If that's not important to you, and gas mileage really is, then you probably should be in a car

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