Need a work truck.. Dodge, Ford, or GMC?

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  1. SoySauciAl

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    I need something that looks professional and not just a beater. going to be using it for mainly work but also daily driver. Im leaning towards the durango.. how reliable are they? any problems since its a dodge? i normally frown upon dodge but so far, the dakota seems like a good choice. either that or a ranger or a s10/sonoma.
     
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    Seriously tho, all the domestic small trucks are complete garbage compared to the Toyota and Nissans... Even with full size trucks the new Tundra looks hard to beat... only downside is the high price.
     
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    are we talking new ???
     
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    Cherokee, or Grand Cherokee should fit what you're looking for
     
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    WORK truck.. used.
     
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    Taking into account used prices, I would recommend a S10/Sonoma. They're reliable, decent power, cheap to maintain, and low buy-in cost.
     
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    and yet you're looking at a durango
     
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  10. SoySauciAl

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    woops.. i meant dakota.
     
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    Small work truck, S-10 hands down. Cheap, reliable and abundant.
     
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    can't beat the cheap s-10/sonoma w/ the 4.3
     
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    Tacoma?
     
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    a used tacoma is a horrible choice, imo. Their high resale value is good for the original owner but a nightmere for the 2nd owner.

    A Chevy/GMC is definitely the best value. Cheap buy-in cost is a benefit of the poor resale value. Abundance of parts and mechanics also keeps maintenance costs low. The 4.3L is also a stout motor that will provde many many miles of service.
     
  18. SoySauciAl

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    how are the 4 cylinders on those trucks?
     
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    absolutely gutless. Get the 4.3L V6. You won't regret the V6... You will regret the I4.
     
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    No problems with my Dak. More interior room than my friend's s-10. I'd say if you want more room, go with the Dakota, if not, go with the s-10. Both are decent trucks. I'd stay away from the ranger though. The few guys I know that own them have had them in the shop quite a bit, and my former employer used them for delivery vehicles, also in the shop a lot.
     
  21. SoySauciAl

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    how are the 2.2l as far as reliability? i dont really care about power.. im not going to be hauling anything.
     
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    I had a 98 s-10 regular cab 2.2l purchased @ 84k and I drove it till 130k w/o a hitch. Yes the truck had zero power but seemed to hold together very well.

    The car I had before that was a 96 cavalier with what I believe to be the same engine 2.2l and that ran from new to 130k without one problem, I would probably still have it if it werent for be totaling it.
     
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    Not as bad as the dodge, but not as reliable as the 4.3L. You're best off with the V6 -- not just for power, but those are more reliable, too.
     
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    how bout the v6 rangers? any good with 100k+?
     
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    No personal experience but I've heard they're fine.
     

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