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Posted: 3/10/2006 3:50:34 PM EDT
My car just died and I need some new wheels. I got cash but really don't know what to get. The drive to work is only about twenty miles round trip. Am thinking truck or SUV but a car is OK too. Should I go with a new base model F150 or go used Nissan/Toyota etc. Any recommendations and opinions are welcome. Am going to buy in the next day or two.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 3:55:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 3:56:22 PM EDT by Gun-fan]
Here in Columbia SC they are advertising brand new ex cab chevy trucks for $19,995. PW/PL/CC AM/FM/CD Remote entry. Of course auto, air and cloth interior. I actually looked at them and verified the price. No gimic. I can't justify one tho. I have an ex cab and a suburban paid for...
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 3:58:31 PM EDT
I really hate to say it, but all of the expert opinion that I have heard says Toyota Tacoma.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:04:52 PM EDT
I have expanded my price range a bit. Will take a look at Tacoma, Nissan Xterra and maybe the Frontier Saturday. Xterra looks pretty good - it would appear the base model with power package can be had for 23K out the door.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:17:41 PM EDT
There are lots of '05 Jeep Grand Cherokees around right now (mostly from fleet returns) going for just under $20,000 with ~20K miles. Xterras are nice as well.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:27:26 PM EDT
Used Tahoe. I bet you can get a really nice one for that kinda money.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:59:24 PM EDT
Can you still get a firebird for that price?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:03:09 PM EDT
A Jeep Wrangler may be a good bet, depending on what you want to do with it.


-K
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:17:19 PM EDT
Do you have any concerns about gas price?
If you drive 20 miles per day round trip from work I 'll assume you drive about 12,000 miles per year.
If you get a car like Honda Civic that gets about 30MPG you'll spend 400 gal of gas per year.
If you get a truck like Ford F-150 that gets about 16MPG you'll spend 750 gal of gas per year.
The difference of 350 gal of gas per year will mean about $1,000 per year (@ $2.85/Gal)

Something to think about.
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