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Posted: 8/23/2017 2:18:37 PM EDT
Seems like everyone around here suggests Toyota's, but I'm curious to see what everyone suggests this go around.

Got $20,000 to spend.  One brother has a 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500 and the other has a 2012 Ford F-150, both have crew cabs. I like both of these trucks a lot and I'm trying to get the best bang for the buck.

I don't tow anything and I don't think I will other than a trailer every once in a while. Looking for low miles, something to use in the winter and to haul stuff for the house/vacations/etc.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:22:55 PM EDT
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Toyota's and Nissian's have the best warranty, something to think about.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:27:30 PM EDT
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If you don't need to tow = Tacoma.

If you need to tow = Tundra.

You're welcome.  
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:31:04 PM EDT
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You can get a brand new 4 door 4WD SV trim Nissan Frontier for about 27K.

If you're anywhere on the West side the Nissan dealer in Muskegon also gives a lifetime powertrain warranty on new trucks.

Just sayin....
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:39:53 PM EDT
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Arfcom is eaten up with Toyota trucks.  Kind of like the bodies of said trucks are eaten up with rust.    

There is a reason the F-150 has been the best selling truck for 7 gazillion years now.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:41:34 PM EDT
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OP, were you the one who's blue car got hit?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:47:03 PM EDT
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You can get a brand new 4 door 4WD SV trim Nissan Frontier for about 27K.

If you're anywhere on the West side the Nissan dealer in Muskegon also gives a lifetime powertrain warranty on new trucks.

Just sayin....
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It's like stepping back to 2002!  15mpg two seat truck (because no one with legs can ride in the back of the crew cab) FTW!
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:53:18 PM EDT
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Arfcom is eaten up with Toyota trucks.  Kind of like the bodies of said trucks are eaten up with rust.    

There is a reason the F-150 has been the best selling truck for 7 gazillion years now.
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This is what I'm leaning towards.

I'm finding used 2012 trucks with ecoboost, crew cabs and about 60-70k miles for $20,000
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:55:03 PM EDT
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Arfcom is eaten up with Toyota trucks.  Kind of like the bodies of said trucks are eaten up with rust.    

There is a reason the F-150 has been the best selling truck for 7 gazillion years now.
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My last three trucks have been fords.  All 3 of them have had major repairs needed before 100k miles.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:55:36 PM EDT
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It's like stepping back to 2002!  15mpg two seat truck (because no one with legs can ride in the back of the crew cab) FTW!
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Actually, I average 19. I also don't need a truck that is a couch and media center like every other truck on the road....
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:57:23 PM EDT
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Don't buy a Ford with the 3 valve 5.4, don't buy a first generation EcoBoost, and don't buy anything with any flavor of cylinder deactivation (most GMs and Rams).

That should thin out options a lot.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:00:21 PM EDT
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Arfcom is eaten up with Toyota trucks.  Kind of like the bodies of said trucks are eaten up with rust.    

There is a reason the F-150 has been the best selling truck for 7 gazillion years now.
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Ford tuff!!!!
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:09:54 PM EDT
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It's like stepping back to 2002!  15mpg two seat truck (because no one with legs can ride in the back of the crew cab) FTW!
Actually, I average 19. I also don't need a truck that is a couch and media center like every other truck on the road....
I had one for a rental for about 3 months.  Just me driving it was fine, actually pretty fun, but no one can ride in the back.  Had to fill it up every other day, averages 15 mpg with a small gas tank, it was 4x4 so I'm sure that killed it too.  

And it was like stepping back In time, the latest engine technology/interior from 2002.  

More power to ya if you like it, it doesn't bother me

Op, if you like the Chevrolet and ford, just shop till you find one that's a good deal.  You doubled your chances going with two big brands
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:13:07 PM EDT
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In before the toyota fans ....oh wait. go with the Ford
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:18:21 PM EDT
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You can practically get a new F150 for $20k
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:20:08 PM EDT
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If you don't need to tow = Tacoma. Still has drum brakes

If you need to tow = Tundra. Was outdated in 2007 and overpriced

You're welcome.  
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:34:57 PM EDT
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I prefer Chevy or GMC with the 5.3 engine.
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