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#260 of 265 Buying a New Truck
Feb 26, 2000 (1:27 pm)
I haven't had a pick up for about 5 years. I used to drive a 1985 Toyota SR5 that I bought from my mother after my dad died. I have come to the decision that I want to buy a new, full sized pick up with an extended cab (have 3 kids already)with 4 doors and 4wd. I had decided on a Ford F150 but then spotted a Chevy Silverado and saw that the rear seat area was much bigger than the F150. I want the most room that I can get. However, I took one look at the invoice price of the 3dr 2000 Chevy at $29,019 and compared it to the 4dr F150 at $22,403. Is the Chevy worth it? Any help, comments, suggestions etc would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
#261 of 265 which truck is best
Feb 26, 2000 (9:12 pm)
I am planning on fulltime 5th wheeling in 2001, so I am in the market for the right truck to pull the load and still have a nice cab area, seeing as how we will be in the cab for extended periods. I know I am buying a diesel, either 2500 or 3500 ram, or f250 or f350 whichever is the best all around. My 5th wheel is 34 ft. long and has a dry weight of 13,300 lbs. Any help would be appreciated.
#262 of 265 Help! Buying a truck
Mar 08, 2000 (6:49 am)
I'm looking to by a lightly used ('98 or '99) pickup. This will be used for commuting and also for pulling a boat.
I'm interested in a 3 or 4 door truck so my kids have a place to sit.
I'm leaning towards the F150 or the Dodge 1500 QuadCab with 4WD.
Any thoughts/pros/cons that you can help me with will be appreciated.
Mar 11, 2000 (6:20 am)
Nibotl - I would check out a post by Brutus at the "Ford vs Dodge" topic site, he has given some excellent information from his own experience on what you might need for hauling. Also one by bmckenzie just prior to that. Sounds like you might need the 350 or 3500. Good luck.
#264 of 265 Work Truck
Mar 15, 2000 (8:10 am)
I have been shoping for a 00 Silverado 2500 or 3500 extra cab maybe, most important is that I want it with a CTEC work body on it. I've been to a few dealers however how do you decide what is a good price since there is no listing for commercial trucks price comparisons. Any suggestions?
#265 of 265 Front Porch Philosopher
Apr 15, 2000 (1:10 pm)
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