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Old 04-12-2014, 06:43 PM   #1
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I'm looking to buy a truck. I'm leaning toward a *-10 or something similar. I'm not sure if I want something full size or not. I almost want a 4 cyl with 4wd if I could get it. What trucks are reliable? What are people having good luck with? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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I don't think S10'* 4x4'* come with 4 cylinders. V6 only I believe.

2000+ S10'* are fairly decent trucks. Aside from fuel pump, ignition switch and gasket issues, they are pretty good trucks. They can be a tad difficult to work on because of the tight spaces like the #3 spark plug.

I'm not familiar with the POS Rangers, so can't comment.

Not sure if Toyota even makes a small one anymore besides the Nissan T1000. LOL. Or was it the Pup?
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Toyota has the Tacoma.
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That'* full size Rich, we're looking for S10 size, or even Canyon, Colorado size.
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Mike, what motor does your bonneville have in it? What do you get for mileage?
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It has a 3.8 V6. The non-supercharged ones can get you around 30 while the supercharged ones get around 25 or so. It depends on what car its installed in. But they are all the same.
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Tacoma is toyo'* mid-size p/u, the Tundra the full size one. I've always thought with a grain of salt that they were trying to Americanize their brand with those names. Tacoma a city in Washington and tundra a peat bog in Alaska. Tundras are assembled in Tx and with the love that Texans and Alaskans have for one another, how ironic is that?

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Stay away form the Colorado and Canyon, they are junk and very uncomfortable to ride in. Go with the *-10 option if I were you. As mike mentioned the 4 cylinder option is not available in a 4wd. I have the 4.3 automatic in my truck, very min. problems with it and I still can pull my 16 ft trailer with it no problems. But fuel mileage isn't the best 18 at the most.
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Tundras are also built in Indiana. A lot of Toyotas are built in the USA and Japan. The only one that is not is the Prius. That is only built in Japan.
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the issue with 6cyl s10s is the fuel mileage, the v8 half ton gets the same mileage so there is no reason to get a truck that is uncomfortable small and hard to work on
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