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Old 05-31-2013, 01:54 PM
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new / newish vehicle

Well after my financially responsible side took over, I decided against buying a new 2012 dodge ram 3500. for now anyway.

But fact of the matter is , I will in the near future need a new or newish vehicle.
My current 97 4 runner is getting close to 500,000km, and its starting to show.

I cant however decide what I want, so im looking for some idea's.

This new vehicle must be able to hold 2 car seats while having some room for the dog. We currently have a tent trailer, but will be looking to upgrade to something a little bigger in a year or so. So it should be able to tow.


might as well add reliable and good fuel mileage
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fuel economy, able to tow ???


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Just start looking at slightly older dodge diesels until you get to the right price range.
You`ll never beat them for fuel economy and reliability. Specially with a load on.

The trick though is to find a good one for cheap...
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So it should be able to tow.

.....might as well add reliable and good fuel mileage
Tow and good fuel mileage don't go hand in hand !

I've put 14,000km on my '12 Ram 3500 and really wish I'd kept my '06 5.9 Cummins. The 6.7 gets shitty fuel economy and not nearly the same mid range torque but that could be blamed on the manual trans - they gave it 200 ft/lbs less torque then the autos. Still pulls hard on the highway in 5th/6th but around town it has no balls below 2100 rpm. Want to do the deletes to get more power and fuel economy but don't want to risk voiding the warranty and the service manager at the local dealer plays by the book.
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If you still like 4Runners, you could go up to the 4th gens. They have the 4.0L V6 which is much better then the 3.4L.
More room, power, and similar fuel milage.
We have an 06 4Runner, with the V8. I still like it after 4 yrs or so of owning it. I like the torque of the V8, but the V6 apparently does get a bit better milage though.
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Tow and good fuel mileage don't go hand in hand !

I've put 14,000km on my '12 Ram 3500 and really wish I'd kept my '06 5.9 Cummins. The 6.7 gets shitty fuel economy and not nearly the same mid range torque but that could be blamed on the manual trans - they gave it 200 ft/lbs less torque then the autos. Still pulls hard on the highway in 5th/6th but around town it has no balls below 2100 rpm. Want to do the deletes to get more power and fuel economy but don't want to risk voiding the warranty and the service manager at the local dealer plays by the book.
How did your truck turn out after the drunk wiped it out?
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Older trucks might be a better choice in that there is less emissions to affect your fuel economy
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I have a 95 dodge dually with a 12 valve 5speed
I kind of wish I had got a earlier one they were better on fuel than mine
Think of what you really need now the dually is kind of over kill
I don't haul a stacker racecar trailer anymore
The dually won't get the same milage As a single wheel truck
And it's a extra set of tires to replace
And really the price of a new truck ouch
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How did your truck turn out after the drunk wiped it out?
Had a few rattles in it at first that have gone away and rear ouput seal is leaking other then that it seems to be like it was before. Just left with a truck that's worth $10g less then its supposed to be. Tried to trade it in last month and dealer was going to give me $33000, ICBC said it was worth $46000 when I wanted it written off and I've only put on 7000 km since the accident. Crooks
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The 3500 I was lookin at was a srw. I dont need or want a dually.

The dealership will never give you what your vehicle is worth when you trade it in.

In fact most people find icbc values there vehicle less then what its worth
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Dodges are shit , I don't care what you say or what you do to them my brothers just keeps falling apart time after time , front ends are the biggest piles of shit out there , then you have the newer ford diesels there all just junk too motors may as well be a boat anchor , I have a 7.3 it's ok but I hate the stupid auto hubs and junky unit bearings fail just like the dodges , all I can say about Chevy diesels is I hate um never been a Chevy guy

I think one of the best trucks our there right now might be the newer ford f150s I'm not saying this because I'm a ford guy either , the new fancy overpriced Eco boost isn't getting the best reviews , but the new 5L seem to have good fule economy as well as an awsome interior for driver comfort , and there towing cap ain't too bad either
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Why two car seats, thought you were too old for those things?
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The 3500 I was lookin at was a srw. I dont need or want a dually.

The dealership will never give you what your vehicle is worth when you trade it in.

In fact most people find icbc values there vehicle less then what its worth
ICBC only values vehicles less then what they're worth when its a write off and you don't have replacement coverage. My truck was 3 months old with 7000 km so they valued it high so the damage was less then the 50% of assessed value so they didn't have to write it off. Whatever works in their favour to save money and pad managers bonuses. Going with private insurance from now on even if it costs more just so I don't have to give them any more then the minimum liability premium
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