The jap trucks have only two front seats while the double cabs are too short on the beds, so as three up front is ideal, its likely that we need a vehicle from YOUR side of the pond.Considering a 1500 dodge ram magnum. I like the silverado too but know nothing of how 'fixable' they are, or how heavy on the gas they might be. Fuel here is at 1.35 per litre, I guess that works out at $2.12 which is approx $8.50 a gallon. Anyway, I need something presentable that the wife wont be ashamed to ride in, shes REAL fussy, three seats up front if poss, a bed long enough for bikes, so 7ft?, and lastly a vehicle that can be home-spannered and not need booking in to the shop for complex computery issues that need diagnostic crap. 70 mph capability would also be real handy if needs be. We do not need 4x4, but although 3 seats would do us, I guess 4/5 would be more practical if we need to take one of his friends out with us. Been looking at these..................... The first one seemed real simple will suit our needs and would still be an unusual head turner in these parts. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260890683807 couple of others http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160673445477?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170723566375?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 this one the wife really likes.............. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160680263354?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 and this would be my choice............ http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320792388658?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 Here in the UK there is a road tax where post 2001 vehicles are taxed per CO2 emmisions, pre 2001 its engine size, £160/$251 below 1600cc £210/$330 above that level. Pre 1973 vehicles are deemed historic and are exempt from road tax. As a post 2001 will be hammered with tax, as much as £450/$708, due to the nature of the vehicle, so i need to stay pre 2001. I have a 67 beetle which I guess is worth about £3000-£3500, that would be my ideal budget, I can throw in some more if I find something really ideal. I am a complete novice at this stuff and open to ANY input at all. Fixability MPG and Useability are the main concerns, I am all ears.