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NovaDK13

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Good small truck
« on: June 05, 2013, 07:03:05 PM »
Recently I been debating getting rid of my 91 ranger 5 speed 4.0 due to it getting kind of rusty and been throwing nothing but money at it recently new clutch, new starter, new exhaust new rubber brake hoses and so on and so on. I have no idea what I want to replace it so figure I'd get some ideas. I'm currently getting about 20mpgs give or take a few mpg prob 80% highway not bad for a big six but looking for around 25.

First of I'm looking for the best mpg's in a small pickup I drive all over gods green earth and have to eat the cost of gas.
Second has to be extended cab and 2wd I plan on owning it for as long as possible.
Third I'm looking for used under 6k not spend 20k on something new to get beat on at a job site.

I been eyeballing a 99 frontier (I had one for a while) but only thing I don't like on those is the extended cab part doesn't open like my current ranger, it's a pain to get stuff in/out. The toyotas around me go for 6000 bucks with 200k on the clock for a reg cab f that.

So any ideas or suggestions there's a ton of rangers and s10s but not sure what to do, need something reliable and ok power for a 4 banger.

Enlighten me.

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Re: Good small truck
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 07:47:54 PM »
Does Mazda sell their small trucks over there?  I love mine, but I'm pretty sure you can't buy it stateside... 3.0l TD as well :mrgreen:
And underneath it all its basically a Ford anyhow.
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Re: Good small truck
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2013, 08:11:56 PM »
Does Mazda sell their small trucks over there?  I love mine, but I'm pretty sure you can't buy it stateside... 3.0l TD as well :mrgreen:
And underneath it all its basically a Ford anyhow.

They were rebadged Rangers twords the end.

I say a vote for another Frontier. I should of kept my 4cyl 5 speed, it would have been payed off a year ago.
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Re: Good small truck
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 12:11:01 AM »
I'd say find another Ranger.  My 2003 2.3L 5-spd has been pretty much trouble free.  I've replaced the battery and fan clutch recently but that's expected with 175,000 miles on the clock.  I'm doing the rear brake shoes tomorrow and I'm pretty sure they are original to the truck.  Average 26 - 28mpg on the highway.
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Re: Good small truck
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 03:23:19 PM »
I've been getting 20-21 MPG in my 93 S10.  :)

Pretty much all freeway.

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Re: Good small truck
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2013, 04:02:14 PM »
Think im going to keep the rust box for a little longer the future wife needs a car and my weekend/camping truck is starting to get rusty which Id rather replace than the ranger. But I'll keep an eye out for something since Ill never know it it craps out or not