I have about 5 grand in cash to play around with and I need a used pickup. I don't know shit about vehicles. What is a good reliable pickup to buy in my price range?
Toyota pickup 2wd or 4x4. Get an EFI model
Mazda b2200 2wd
Mazda b2600i 4x4
Early 90s Ford f150 with the straight 6
Early 90s chevy 1500
Mid to late 90s ranger 2.3
All good trucks
The Mazda b2200 and Ford ranger will be the best mileage
Then you'll need something american, F150, Silverado or Ram, as what I mentioned >>14245032 here are shit for towing or offroad.
And 4x4 versions of jap trucks will be out of your price range.
23mpg Mazda b2600i vs 10mpg F150
90% of the driving is freeway
I spend $30 for a 300 mile round trip
My uncle and grandpa spend $100 round trip in their f150s.
I can haul just as much wood as they do in the bed of my little truck. Or a 4 wheeler or dirtbikes and still maintain 23mpg.
I'll save $70 per month on these trips
>10 mpg f150
Lol no, unless they are running some ridiculous lift or something
Im even doubting 23mpg in the little truck.
My experience is 18-20 in a little truck and 15-18 in a half ton
>You must be a liar!!!
Facts are facts. I spend $30 for that 300 miles. They spend $100.
Not just one of them. Both of them in two different F150s.
Not OP, but how about pic related for $600?
1985 S10 with the 2.8 V6, I haven't gone to look at it yet but talked to the owner on the phone and he said it just needed 2 tires and rear axle seals to pass inspection.
Doesn't matter, your going to see a reduction in fuel economy when your towing and hauling. Also, unless your uncles are running some kind of mud bawwgers built on 80s f150s theyre getting better than 10mpg empty. Mine make about 14 when I'm towing a trailer.
Don't fucking matter if its free way or not dumbass.
You're carrying more weight the engine has to work harder to maintain speed.
The 2.8 is a fucking dog, but ill run forever up until its start spewing oil everywhere, and maybe even after that.
Find one with a 4.3
That really is anout all there is for cheap trucks in NA. Ferd and Chebby (dodge is decrepit shit) 1/4 and half tons and the SUVs built on their frames, and tacos (tundras are out of your budget). Mazdas are fairly uncommon and mostly beat to death, ridgelines and avalanches are not real trucks.
>Mazda b2600i 4x4
Add the Mitsu Mighty max, because the Mazda used their engine.
Also the Mighty Max/Dodge Ram 50 in general.
Probably that, the 22R yotas, KA/VG Hardbodies are your best bet.
The 2.3 in rangers is a joke (It's a pinto engine), the 2.2 Mazda is a joke (Why not the 2.0 FEDE?!), the 3.0 in the middle 90's for toyotas is garbage.
Get something either with a 4GXX, 6GXX, KA, VG, or 22R for jap.
American: Ford; 4.0 V6, 300 I6, 302 V8. Chevy; dunno. Chrysler; read above.
they both make shit for power, and the FEDE is more reliable.
The Lima is junk and was only saved with FI, and in NA only stuck around because of twinspark.
is moot if the truck can't haul anything.
You want reliability? get a ford F150 with a straight six.
Ah good to know. Don't know shit about the G engines.
this idiot thinks an F2 and 2.3 lima make more power than a 300.
350 is also good, and probably as reliable. I've owned more fords than chebbies though so just my experience.
https://youtu.be/qPsmSm7klZw <<Taco vs Ram
https://youtu.be/7UbCnj8aMc4 <<Taco vs Silverado
https://youtu.be/Cfv_4A406OQ <<Taco vs F150
So there you have it, american trucks are best, but ford is and always will be a shit.
>pigfat trucks need huge brakes
>smaller truck doesn't have the power to move such American pigfat trucks
None of this proves anything other than full size trucks weigh more
"LOL BRUH, BUT BRUH THAT TRUCK IS HEAVY" Its a fucking truck, not a Ferrari. Also lol "BRUH ITS JUST BECAUSE AMERICAN TRUCKS ARE HEAVY" No, you fucking moron, its because the american trucks actually make torque, and pulled harder than that shitty Japanese truck. In america, we make reliable trucks that PULL, we don't give two shits about how fast it is, its a TRUCK. Basically with your logic, you lost that arm wrestling match with your girlfriend because she's 400lbs, not because you are a weak shitposter.