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02-12-06, 12:38 PM   #1  
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I'm looking for input on buying a small truck.

Ranger or S-10?

 
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02-12-06, 08:51 PM   #2  
Posted By: Daniel Wachtel I'm looking for input on buying a small truck.

Ranger or S-10?




Pretty much a personal choice, I like chevys better I had a 1998 S-10 4 years ago and I abused it pulling a loaded trailer and never gave me any trouble except for front disc replacement which is normal because trailer didn't have any brakes on it.
I dont know how old you are but trust me sooner than later you'll want a full size truck so why not just go ahead and get a F150 or a Silverado...I got a Silverado extended cab after the s-10 and then a Silverado crew cab, if you want a small truck to save gas forget it it's only a couple dollars' difference.
Just my personal opinion.

 
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02-12-06, 11:18 PM   #3  
chevy guy too, if you get the s-10, they are fun little trucks, the 4.3 liter has a little fun factor to it, since its a 350 with 2 cylinders lopped off, some have fit 350's in them. though for the 4.3, they have a intake gasket leak problem.... http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2...14/252583.html

 
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02-14-06, 08:28 AM   #4  
Both pretty good
I'd go with price for condition
I think the Rangers are a bit easier to work on for DIY repairs, but that would not stop be from buying an S-10

You didn't ask, but the standby Toyota truck with the 22R (and it's versions) are very hard to kill and almost never a bad investment

 
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02-15-06, 08:52 AM   #5  
s-10

i have the four door s-10 and love it but i love all chevy's

 
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02-15-06, 05:50 PM   #6  
S-10 if you can't find a good used Toy as slick suggests.


Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.

 
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02-19-06, 07:17 AM   #7  
I wound up with a Dakota 4 dr. Neat little truck.

 
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03-04-06, 09:30 PM   #8  
congrats on the truck

i cannot believe nobody suggested the poor ole dakota(whats up guys?), smoother tranny straight or auto, better ride and control.

barry

 
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03-04-06, 10:28 PM   #9  
Posted By: brentwoodpmg i cannot believe nobody suggested the poor ole dakota(whats up guys?), smoother tranny straight or auto, better ride and control.

barry


I just don't believe on the " small truck " concept it's either a full size or no truck for me, I had an S-10 in the past with no trouble but got tired of being cramped inside all the time, lack of power finally got to me so i got a full size silverado 5.3L V8 , no complaints whatsoever & I won't look back.
(w/out mentioning safety )

 
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03-05-06, 06:06 AM   #10  
Fuel economy?


Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.

 
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03-09-06, 01:55 PM   #11  
I don't want to make your decision more difficult but I have a 98 Dodge Dakota I'm pretty happy with. It has lots of cargo room, (You can actually get an 8 foot bed) I'm 6 feet and I can't recline the seat much in my regular cab but I'm comfortable. Club cabs are far more plentiful around here anyway. Prices are pretty reasonable and the majority have a nice strong 3.9 V-6. I asume you don't need too much power if your looking for a small truck but you can get a decent V-8 in one. '

My $.02

edit: D'oh!!! I didn't scroll down to see all the replies! Glad you ended up with a Dak I hope you like it.

 
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03-14-06, 06:42 PM   #12  
So far I'm diggin the Dakota club cab. Lots of room, a decent size bed, rear seats fold upward for secured tool storage, and it handles like a sports car.

 
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