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Old 12-17-2017, 07:59 PM
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Okay guys, I live in upstate ny and looking to purchase a truck for the winter, I haull sleds on a 2 place snowmobile trailer, looking for something practical (descent fuel mileage) but it needs four wheel drive. Budget ehh idk 5-10 k, Give me some ideas as i refuse to drive a 25k lbz in the winter especially after i just drove to Tennessee to get it!

Doesnt necessarily have to be truck, it can be what ever!
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:08 PM
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Reg cab work?
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:21 PM
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i was thinking probably have to be extended cab at least if i was to get a truck, sometimes carry three guys, and all the sled gear.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:27 PM
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Here in mn you can pick up pretty nice suburban and Yukon XL's for under $10k, the 5.3's are ok on power and get decent mileage. They seem to be a lot cheaper that trucks of same year and mileage.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:32 PM
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I was looking on cargurus and you can find high mileage lb7 trucks for well under 10k
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Yukon, nvr thought of that. Still a 1500 just more cargo room.

High miles lb7, also been thinking of that just because high mileage means Injectors probably been done before, what scares me away is NY rust. Rusty components under hood get exspensive super quick
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:52 AM
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Whatever you buy, you're going to have to repair it someday anyway.....who gives two cents what the body looks like?
Id find a rusted 1/2 ton 4x4 excab gasser that has a decent frame and drivetrain and just run it.
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I've pulled car trailers with a 4.3l zr2 s10 and you can find them for cheap.less then 5k and they run forever.
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:57 AM
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I was going to say ZR2 S10, but then I saw the part about needing to haul a couple of passengers and figured they would be a little cramped in the rear jump seat. I had one and loved it though.
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search auctionsinternational.com, get an old school district suburban or police tahoe. or you can be like everyone else upstate and get a subaru
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I was going to say ZR2 S10, but then I saw the part about needing to haul a couple of passengers and figured they would be a little cramped in the rear jump seat. I had one and loved it though.


Blazer version, but rust is probably going to be a problem.

What about the Chevy Colorado? I never really hear many people talk about them, so I donít know if theyíre worth a shit or not.


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Blazer version, but rust is probably going to be a problem.

What about the Chevy Colorado? I never really hear many people talk about them, so I don’t know if they’re worth a shit or not.


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Old 12-18-2017, 01:42 PM
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Damn fellas ! Some frican good ideas!I only been searching on Craig's for a bit. Never really looked on the rest
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Old 12-18-2017, 05:37 PM
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I picked up a 75 ford camper spec 4x4 for a beater. Loving it and it'll tow anything I can hook to it.. as for fuel mileage that's out the window
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