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Old 01-31-2010, 07:15 PM   #91
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How short ARE you? The tailgate on my buddy's 4WD Tundra is only at about my navel when it's down.
5' 8". And "tailgate at navel" is much too high, in my opinion. Plus, it's nice to be able to easily chuck stuff in over the sides.
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:38 PM   #92
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I wish when Subaru brought out that Baja they would have instead done an updated brat... just a bit of storage behind the front two seats and a decent sized bed (maybe 5'), on their new Legacy/Outback mechanicals.

It would have been a winner.

Instead they put out a vehicle with a three foot bed.

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I could not agree more, I modern BRAT would have been a home run IMHO.
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:41 PM   #93
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I went out to write a check for a new ranger a while back. They said you can't have the limited slip rear unless you get the bigger motor. All I wanted was a light duty hauler with good economy and a limited slip rear for a rear drive p/u. Can't get it. Toyotas were huge ugly and expensive.

I ended up with an 82 VW diesel pickup, 5 speed, great traction, and adequate hauling for my needs. Last tank was 42+ mpg around town. 500 mile range.

The ranger's best mpg with the 4 was like 27 mpg. These companies are going to have to do better if they want me money.


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I always wanted the pickup version but the best I could get were my hatchbacks. Outstanding reliability with great gas mileage, I drove them until they fell apart from rust and do miss'em.
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:45 PM   #94
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Those small ute's like the brat and the rabbit p/u are just what the doctor ordered for folks that have to carry their tools and work clothes and the like.
Not everybody buys trucks to do dump runs or haul bikes.

They're a good size as a parts hauler, too.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:19 PM   #95
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Had a 94 Ranger with the 4cyl/5 spd combo. Was a decent truck, but driving hills with a load sucked. Kinda wish I still had it though, for those few times a year I really need a truck. Kinda looking around for something similar, but budgetary limits forbid getting serious.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:11 PM   #96
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A had a gorgeous custom-ordered 2004 F150, but a situation at work forced me to sell it (thought I was losing my job) and get an '08 Focus instead (fuel economy and no payments).

Now with the job secured, I'm in the market for a small p/u to replace the Focus. Want a manual trans. Suzuki's are re-badged Nissan Frontiers, but the only manual from them is on the base 2.3L engine.

Looked at Nissan's website and they have a 4.0 V6 with 6-speed manual trannies! OOOooohh...drool, drool...I want! Plus I get a discount on Nissan through work.

I had an '85 Nissan King Cab that was bullet-proof. 5-speed manual 4x4, it would pull some loads. Thing held up for well over 100k miles.

Pretty sure that's the route I'm going when it's time to pull the trigger.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:34 PM   #97
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I don't need a full size truck. I don't want a full size truck. I don't tow anything larger than a jon boat. I don't haul anything bigger than a motorcycle. I don't want a stepladder to get into the bed. I don't want to impress the idiot next door.


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Chevy Colorado -- Nobody wants one. :shrug




I take a lot of shit from the rednecks at work that drive bigass full size trucks for their daily drivers (I usually ride to work) for my "half of a truck"............but it does what I need it to do, I need the four doors for when I take my Mom or grandkids anywhere, I need 4-wheel drive at least once a month for the beach trips, don't need a lot of clearance (I think it might be the lowest 4 wheel drive truck out there), I thought of lifting it just 2 inches, but it's so easy to get my bike in and out of it, I'll prolly just leave it where it's at. It has a in-line 5 that has plenty of poop for what I haul (bikes in the back or bikes on the trailer) and it gets 20-22mpg.




Last summer at Glacier National Park, first long road trip in the little truck and I was pleased
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:30 PM   #98
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I've heard good things about that motor. How about the rest of the truck? Manual tranny available?
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:16 AM   #99
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cool concept. lots of money and the 3.2l in the XC only gets 22mpg highway. People have reported as low as 13mpg. My 2.5T only gets 25mpg highay
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:08 PM   #100
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cool concept. lots of money and the 3.2l in the XC only gets 22mpg highway. People have reported as low as 13mpg. My 2.5T only gets 25mpg highay
Damn.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:07 PM   #101
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How about this small truck?

I just signed up for the test drive when they arrive. 2.2l turbodiesel at approximately 30 mpg., 7.5ft bed, 2600lb cargo capacity and 5000lb towing. Unfortunately it looks like it's only being offered with a 6-speed auto tranny, and has power locks, windows, etc. IMHO, a true utilitarian version would be nice with a manual tranny, no power conveniences to break and so on. $22k is pricier than I had hoped, as well. We'll see when they get here, supposedly sometime this spring.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:43 PM   #102
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Love the Hi-Lift on top Apart from maybe the rear hitch, where exactly are ya gonna lift that vehicle with it?

I had a Subaru Ute for a while, great vehicle, huge fun on a gravel road, got a bit rusty though.



An updated version based on the Forester or Outback would be cool, one with Subaru's new diesel mill would certainly keep the mpg freaks happy.

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Old 02-01-2010, 06:03 PM   #103
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Rest of the world gets better trucks...
Rest of the world gets better bikes...

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Old 02-01-2010, 06:19 PM   #104
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Rest of the world gets better trucks...
Rest of the world gets better bikes...

Shitz.

Indeed.

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Old 02-01-2010, 08:23 PM   #105
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I've heard good things about that motor. How about the rest of the truck? Manual tranny available?
I've had it two years now, bought it with 18,000mi, now it has 38,000, no problems but a brake light switch that went out. And after using our 72 Blazer for road trips this thing feels like a Cadillac.
I don't know if they come with a manual tranny, but since I like to eat on the fly, and sometimes have my wife be a DD I need a AT
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