I've been thinking about getting a truck... - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-02-2007, 11:50 PM   #21
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
EagleKammback's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 835
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
EagleKammback is on a distinguished road
Default

My uncle might be selling his raised Bronco II
or if you don't want something like that, go with the GMC Syclone
EagleKammback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 12:00 AM   #22
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: August 07 COTM....NEBF '06, CEBF '06 OHMM '06 ONBF '07 CEBF '07
Posts: 4,064
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
PRD2BDF is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EagleKammback
My uncle might be selling his raised Bronco II
or if you don't want something like that, go with the GMC Syclone
A Syclone, good luck finding one cheapish
PRD2BDF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 12:34 AM   #23
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 15,928
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonneMeMN is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EagleKammback
My uncle might be selling his raised Bronco II
or if you don't want something like that, go with the GMC Syclone
Syclones are neither cheap, nor beaters (for the most part), nor a great work truck?

Hell it'd be more fun than the bonne with some work..
BonneMeMN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 12:41 AM   #24
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wjcollier07 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xDRx
Oh yeah I forgot.

I'm talking Small/compact pickups. *-10/ranger size.
if you want speed, go with a base *-10, superlight. if you want TRUE reliability, get a stick ranger, those things run forever! not all that fast, but hey, its all good.

actually when i drove my friends ranger, had 2 people and a engine and trans in the back (big windsor 5.0) probably totalling 1700lbs and i barely noticed the weight. good truck.
wjcollier07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 01:21 AM   #25
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 3,693
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GoldenBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

i vote anything with a 4.3 liter in it. i love mine and its a beast, good power and decent gas mileage

edit: and if you can get the vortec 4.3 its much better than the tbi
GoldenBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 01:48 AM   #26
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Auburn, Washington
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000CadillacSTS is on a distinguished road
Default

Get a 5 speed 4.0 Ranger and you won't be disappointed...they are a bulletproof engine. I know of many high mileage Explorers that don't have any problems.
2000CadillacSTS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 03:06 AM   #27
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Climax Springs, Missouri
Posts: 2,493
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LittleHoov is on a distinguished road
Default

The 4.3 does suffer from manifold issues as well, but at least youd know what the problem was and how to fix it. They do seem to be good engines though, a friend of mine has one in her Blazer, and despite the fact it has a bad MAF sensor and she doesnt take care of it that well, it still puts down some good torque, even in that heavier Blazer.


But if speed and power arent your concern the Ecotec 2.2 in the S10/Sonoma has a good reputation, should be a little easier on the wallet than the 4.3 as well.


I dont know much about Ford'* 4-cylinder engines that they put in the Ranger.


Dont forget that the Mazda B-series pickups are essentially Ford Rangers if Im not mistaken, or that might be the other way around.
LittleHoov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 03:41 AM   #28
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Jenison, MI (Near Grand Rapids)
Posts: 1,070
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
theJMFC is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleHoov
Dont forget that the Mazda B-series pickups are essentially Ford Rangers if Im not mistaken, or that might be the other way around.
Little Isuzu trucks are just rebadged *-10 trucks, too.
theJMFC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 04:19 AM   #29
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Posts: 7,551
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSsuperchargedEi is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EagleKammback
My friend has a mid 90s V10 Dodge that gets 20 MPG at almost 200,000 miles
riiiight my '00 V10 ram got like 4-6mpg.
SSsuperchargedEi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 09:10 AM   #30
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
tallbump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Erie Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tallbump is on a distinguished road
Default

Alright everyone, don't shoot me, but if a compact truck is what the is looking for, honestly to me it seems the best choice would be a Toyota. I loved my *-10, but you can do anything in a Toyota and yo can drive it forever.
tallbump is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I've been thinking... chr0mius Lounge 0 05-23-2007 08:11 PM
So i've been thinking... Darrel Lounge 9 08-31-2006 06:10 PM
so i've been thinking.... xX1SSEI1Xx General GM Chat 10 04-10-2005 11:06 AM
News video of truck/car/truck crash. Amazing. randman1 Lounge 8 04-05-2005 05:46 PM
Getting new job.. getting paid, getting mods Wolfedog50 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 3 05-08-2003 02:31 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:16 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.