Last post on Apr 14, 1998 at 7:45 PM
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Feb 25, 1998 (6:11 am)
I have a 96 Chevy C1500 ext cab with 17k miles
I'am selling it , or trading it because I bought a
5th wheel , which it pulls fine but , it wiggles going down the road & I'am afraid I or my wife will wreck it.
Feb 25, 1998 (6:58 pm)
I am on the lookout for a late model Ford F-350, Crew Cab, DRW, 4:10 rear, Turbodiesel with heavy duty towing package.
#34 of 41 JTO
Feb 26, 1998 (7:48 am)
Toyota... is the best 'small' pickup I've ever owned. 70000 miles and the only thing I've had to change (with the exception of tires/oils) is a marker light bulb. Sure beats my friends ranger and s-10's... they've changed clutches, fuel sensors (in tank) and other engine sensors. I'm now looking for a full size, and wish toyota made one I could afford!
Mar 10, 1998 (3:39 am)
I have an 86 B2000 Mazda with 177000 miles.Its been great since day one the only complaint I have is about two years ago I said my nephew could have it when he gets his license. I didnt
know they get so early in Kentucky! best ride in a small truck Ive ever seen Im looking for a replacement.
Mar 16, 1998 (12:52 am)
I have a (obviously) 97 Isuzu Hombre. It has 3500 miles on it and I have only had it for 1 1/2 months does anyone know anything about them and if so what do you think?
Mar 19, 1998 (2:56 am)
I have a 1990 Toyota xtracab v6 4x4 that I love, I am going to order a 1999 superduty ford this fall. The toy has run well and I have no complaints, although any perspective buyers should know about the head gasket problems with the 3vze v6. Toyota sent out extensions of the factory powertrain warranty to owners and I have just gone over the 80k mark the extension covers. If you recieved a truck with the bad gaskets you will more than likely have problems with them blowing. Thats why you see people advertizing a fresh top end rebuild. There is no way to tell which trucks have the bad gaskets, at least thats what my dealer told me. I havent had mine fail yet , so I think I may have lucked out. The reason for selling is that I need more room, with one kid already and one on the way the toy is just to small. We just bought a sienna ( toys new minvan), and I still am not allowed to drive it. So Im going to get the truck of my dreams, and it wont be black (toy) and it will have ac (toy) although I know I wont be able to buy it for 10k and drive it four five years, putting 50k miles on it and sell it for 9k (toy). Best of luck to all.
Mar 19, 1998 (6:23 am)
I have a '91 Mazda B2200 4X2 with 112,000 miles on it. I use and abuse it-- like taking it down 4X4 trails about once a month- following my buddies in their Toys, Ford and Dodge 4X4's. I towed a 4 runner with a tow strap for over an hour to get him home (after he submerged it in a river and was pulled out by 2 4x4's tied together) Though it's a "crude" truck, is only rated at 2000 lbs towing,and stuggles to break 95 mph, it has never broken! I've changed tires, oil, brake pads, and batteries but nothing as ever "went out" on me. The little thing amazes me. I have a buddy with an '89 B2200 with over 160,000 miles on it with simular luck. It tickled me to death when my roomate had to get a new transmission and clutch on his '93 Ranger. That's OK, I had a '88 Ranger that lasted only 3 years till I got fed up with it's reliability shortcomings. So, in a nutshell, if you want a tough truck that's reliable as ----, and you don't need the power/size of a full size truck, I wholeheartedly recommend a '89-'93 Mazda B-series. The '94 - present ones are really Ranger which are bigger and more powerful, but a sacrifice to build quality and reliability. My 2 cents.
Mar 25, 1998 (5:01 am)
I have a 1987 chevy S-10 4x4 pickup it has 214000.miles in it and still running strong, as strong as the 2.8 ever was the only problem i have is with the automatic trans, it keeps hunting for 4th gear. any one know how to get this little v-6 some more horses i sure would like to know about it. love my chevy.
Apr 14, 1998 (12:01 am)
I just sold my 86 toy 4x4 std cab with 230,000 miles. Same engine, radiator, transmission. My key to all those many miles was oil changes and preventetive maintenance. I bought it when it had 8 miles..get my drift. I sold it for $4,000...can any one beat that....I hope so. I just purchased a T100 xcab 4x4 5 speed with a v6. I really like it, but my expectations are 200k + miles...well see.
#41 of 41 buy ricebox or american?
Apr 14, 1998 (7:45 pm)
My 85 dodge ram slant 6 engine has bad
cyl- otherwise auto/ps/full size/cap/217,000
mi/nice condx so will put it in paper as is
soon.. question is...haven't bought looked at
new/used ina long time...reliability is my
prime concern. looking for 1-3 yr old low
miles but i guess my first concern shud be
Toy/Nissan vs ForDodgchev's..
any help greatly appreciated... jim