My Truck...

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Re: My Truck...

Post by Meds » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:48 pm

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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Re: My Truck...

Post by The Brown Wizard » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:06 pm

Nissan envy camper conversion. Almost like the vw westy but more efficient. 28mpg too...

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Re: My Truck...

Post by Aaronp18 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:26 am

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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Re: My Truck...

Post by Doyle Hargraves » 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
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Re: My Truck...

Post by The Brown Wizard » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:57 pm

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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