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What truck should I get

Uber truckyeah
Nov 4

Thinking of spending 30-50k on a rig. Can't decide. The taco seems well rounded and great off road capability but is a bit too small and a bit too car like. But I could get a manual which is a big plus.

The rebel looks great but I don't know much about them. Raptor is kind of the no brainier choice but at 50k you're not getting a well spec'd out one.

Finally kinda feel like a diesel 2500 or 3500 is just awesome. Especially if you can get a manual.

Really can't decide.

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  • Why do people buy trucks if they don't need it for work? Genuinely curious.
    Nov 45
    • Some girls like guys in trucks.
      Nov 4
    • PayPal Main
      Girls in Texas maybe !
      Nov 4
    • F5 Networks wait,what?
      Because some people own a house. Or generally go outside and do shit like camping, hiking...nvm. This site is fucking dumb. Actually, I’m dumb for trying to explain trucks to people who have probably never gotten dirty or sweat before.
      Nov 5
    • Did you just assume my profession? TRIGGERED!
      Nov 5
    • Microsoft / EngGs4478
      wow, didn’t know you need a truck to go outside, camp and hike. i’ve been doing this all wrong, damn, now I have to get a truck
      Nov 5
  • Microsoft / EngLudovic
    Where’s the option for “spend the money on penis enlargement surgery and stop destroying the environment”
    Nov 40
  • Microsoft / EngGs4478
    no matter what you get, it’s not getting any bigger.
    Nov 40
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

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    Taco ftw.
    Nov 40
  • AT&T / Eng
    DDM2K

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    DDM2Kmore
    Used diesel truck prices are ASTRONOMICAL. It’s senseless to buy preowned. Just buy new if you’re going diesel and plan on adjusting your budget. 65k range for an F250, Lariat, SuperCrew, 4x4 with the PowerStroke.

    The whole used market is kinda like that right now.

    You can get a new Tundra TRD Pro for around $50k
    Nov 42
    • Uber truckyeah
      OP
      I've heard bad things about the Ford diesels. I'd probably be going with the Cummins if I go down the diesel route.

      There's actually a two year old low mileage 3500 Cummins near me for 40k and it's a manual.

      But yeah used prices are stupid
      Nov 4
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

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      Yes stay away from model year 2011 Fords with 6.7L PowerStroke diesel. Glow plugs are 2-piece and snap off, engine eats the mess and voila $17k for a new long block.

      Either go new or the Cummins is a good idea. $40k sounds about right for a late model Cummins.

      Check out CarGurus.com to shop prices new and used. Great site if you want to get people to price match.
      Nov 5
  • Intel UGeJ58
    The raptor is going to have expensive parts and wait times on repair. A Toyota Tacoma's parts are cheaper and more widely available
    Nov 51
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

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      FYI there is also a Tacoma TRD Pro like the Tundra. Dealers won’t discount those models but they are pretty badass
      Nov 6
  • Microsoft / Engdeadpan
    What are you going to use it for? Towing? (How heavy?) Off road? (How off?) Hauling stuff? (Dirt, bikes, dirt bikes?)

    It's impossible to answer without knowing why you're looking at trucks in the first place.
    Nov 51
    • Microsoft / EngGs4478
      none of the above probably
      Nov 5
  • Google / EngBiggusD
    The Raptor will probably hold its value the best. It'll also be the most fun to drive.
    Nov 41
    • I can say from experience that Tacomas do too. 500k tc won’t mind losing a few k though.
      Nov 4
  • Cisco Infensus
    Taco, much easier to park than larger trucks, major consideration if you live in any city and are using this as a daily driver not a work vehicle. "Too small" you mean the cab? Or you just want something vanity-sized?
    Nov 41
    • Uber truckyeah
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      Bit of both lol. But yeah the cab feels kinda small. Just feels like a midsize SUV.
      Nov 4
  • Cisco
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    GMC canyon Denali or Chevy Colorado zr2
    Nov 40
  • Microsoft Jolos
    Buy a used truck, spend like 20k on it, then spend 20-30k to tune the truck, lift, new lights, suspension, hydraulics, etc...etc...
    Nov 42
    • Apple yEdW78
      What dumb advice, how about reselling it?
      Nov 4
    • Uber truckyeah
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      Nah. I'm a big believer in buying used but not a truck in this market unless we're talking $3000 beater. The used market for trucks is really stupid now and at any value price you're getting somebody else's beat up rig or project.
      Nov 4
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    that would be telling
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    4 door Rangers are also now available in the US market
    Nov 41
  • Pinterest Hulk
    Just keep waiting for a Tesla truck and in the meantime invest that 50k.
    Nov 41
    • Uber truckyeah
      OP
      Nah. I can wait till Elon makes a truck. I can't wait till he figures out how to make panels that fit
      Nov 5
  • Blizzard Torbjorn
    Someone said taco. I want a taco.
    Nov 50
  • Salesforce t00r
    Taco FTW. Mine is a DCLB 4x4
    Nov 40
  • Microsoft A9pO
    That's like the perfect place to ask 🙂
    Nov 40

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