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Nissan makes a good truck.

I would wait for the 2019's though on their XD's. Nissan tends to take at least a couple of years to work out the bugs in their new models, and I believe we are just going into year 3 with their diesels. That being said, the diesel was rumoured to be coming since like 2012 when I bought mine, and they took 4 years to actually deliver it, so maybe they got it closer to right this time.

I know when the Titan came out in 04 (or was it 05), there was a pile of little issues. One of the bigger ones was that it had too much power and torque for the tranny, and when towing you'd end up wrecking it because the engine wasn't even breaking a sweat but your gears were red hot. They fixed that and a bunch of other stuff by 2008 or 09, and then ran the same truck up until 2016 with no real changes in options. They had a bulletproof model, but by the time it was retired it was lagging behind everyone else in terms of options, HP, and fuel economy.

I bought mine in 2012, pulled a trailer across the country and back last year, and other than guzzling like the Dude on a Monday at the Astoria it was great. It's almost 7 years old and just getting broken in, but I'll keep it for another 5 years. I'd consider grabbing a new one, but the wife gets the next set of wheels, and honestly the truck still runs like a top.

Agree with the cab-to-box options. The imports have their heads up their asses there.

Everyone I've talked to who has driven the new XD's swears by them. They have a bunch of great features, and power for days.
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Nissan envy camper conversion. Almost like the vw westy but more efficient. 28mpg too...

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Might be altering my choice for the next truck. The light diesels you can’t get in 2019s and a lease for the business makes sense. Plus the light diesels don’t pull all that much really, and when they do have any load the mileage sucks.

New tops on the list Is the 2019 Sierra AT4. Hearing March/April will be truck month for GM so may as well wait for the best rates and discounts. Likely be the 5.3L as I’m not going to premium gas!

Even took one for a spin, damn nice truck. Factory 2” lift gives it a nice ride height and capable for everything I want!
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Pretty soon I gotta retire my old truck.

What is the best used pickup I could buy for under 20 K? Under 200 K on the odometer.

Gotta be a crew cab, 4x 4, don’t give a shit if it’s 1/2 ton or a 2 ton. Would prefer a 1/2 ton but it’s not the end of the world.

I’m not a Dodge fan but that may be best bang for the buck
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2010-ish tundra if box length isnt an issue (they always have tiny retarded box lengths unless you want the goofy extra cab)

Otherwise a chev/gmc after 2015 with the 5.3 but 20k might require hunting

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I’d even be fine with the Chevy with the V -6. Those base models were going for around 32 K in 2015 brand new, so I might be able to find something around 20 or 25 if I look hard enough. I just can’t afford to go new but I don’t want a hunk of shit either with 250 K on it.
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I have a 2015 Chevy Silverado, love it. Best bang for your dollar. Bought it for 30 k in 2016 with only 10k on the odometer. I’m sure you could find one for under $20k
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Chef Boi RD wrote: Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:54 am I have a 2015 Chevy Silverado, love it. Best bang for your dollar. Bought it for 30 k in 2016 with only 10k on the odometer. I’m sure you could find one for under $20k
You have the V-6 don’t you Chef? How are you liking that? Does it have enough snot? How much better is the fuel economy than the V8?
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Per wrote: Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:36 pm Or if you plan for the future...

https://insideevs.com/reviews/351063/vi ... is-pickup/
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I am on a 25K budget. I’m not a Swedish prince that’s gifted money and I don’t give a fuck who burns the planet down. I’ll be fucking dead. India and China are doing far more damage to the climate than me in my pickup
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Doyle Hargraves wrote: Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:56 pm
Per wrote: Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:36 pm Or if you plan for the future...

https://insideevs.com/reviews/351063/vi ... is-pickup/
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I am on a 25K budget. I’m not a Swedish prince that’s gifted money and I don’t give a fuck who burns the planet down. I’ll be fucking dead. India and China are doing far more damage to the climate than me in my pickup
Sure, if you just look at the initial price tag...

But if you factor in fuel cost (far lower for an EV), maintenance (far cheaper for an EV) and depreciation (much lower for an EV) you may get a different picture. Guess it differs from country to country, but here in Sweden road tax is also far cheaper for an EV. I pay like USD 35 per year for each of my hybrids, compared to the 300 I paid for the old volvo. Some cars pay up to USD 1000 per year.....

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Doyle Hargraves wrote: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:37 am Pretty soon I gotta retire my old truck.

What is the best used pickup I could buy for under 20 K? Under 200 K on the odometer.

Gotta be a crew cab, 4x 4, don’t give a shit if it’s 1/2 ton or a 2 ton. Would prefer a 1/2 ton but it’s not the end of the world.

I’m not a Dodge fan but that may be best bang for the buck
So I didn’t bite and buy one last year. Still driving the 05 F150 and it’s got almost 350 K on it. It’s been a good truck but it’s time to do something here pretty soon. I’d think in the next few months 20 or 25 K will go a lot further than a year ago. I might not have to buy a Dodge. I can’t imagine dealerships are going to be doing very well this spring
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Doyle Hargraves wrote: Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:57 am
Doyle Hargraves wrote: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:37 am Pretty soon I gotta retire my old truck.

What is the best used pickup I could buy for under 20 K? Under 200 K on the odometer.

Gotta be a crew cab, 4x 4, don’t give a shit if it’s 1/2 ton or a 2 ton. Would prefer a 1/2 ton but it’s not the end of the world.

I’m not a Dodge fan but that may be best bang for the buck
So I didn’t bite and buy one last year. Still driving the 05 F150 and it’s got almost 350 K on it. It’s been a good truck but it’s time to do something here pretty soon. I’d think in the next few months 20 or 25 K will go a lot further than a year ago. I might not have to buy a Dodge. I can’t imagine dealerships are going to be doing very well this spring
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