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Old 10-02-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
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I had an SUV that functioned as a pickup truck when I needed it to - it wasn't perfect for the job but it worked. Some ratchets - flip the seats forward and pop the tail open.

I could fit quite a bit of stuff in the back.

But now I don't have it and it's driving me nuts having to borrow vehicles. I'm tired to trying to get people's schedules to match up with mine - especially my Dad. I feel like I'm 15 again trying to bum the car off of him for a trip to the store. I thoroughly hate the feeling of relying on others.

Do most of you at least have pickups?

If you're without is renting what you do? I've actually paid for deliveries in the past but that's so obscenely expensive and a waste of time (waiting - sometimes it's weeks)

I'm so sick of it - and it's only been 5 weeks without - I'm making paying off the car #1 priority and then I'll buy myself a dang truck and have it over with.

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Old 10-02-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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Before I bought my Tacoma in May I would borrow the father in-law's Silverado, he's retired and doesn't really go anywhere further than his shop, so it worked out ok. Except that I had the same feelings about borrowing that you do Snav. Or rented occasionally, but that got to be too expensive, so when our little suv started to go, I had to buck up.

Glad that I did. I feel all growed up now. It's my first truck and I'm pretty happy so far.


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Old 10-02-2011, 11:27 PM   #3
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Snav, you definitely need a pick up. I have one that's been my daily work horse for over 4 years now. Since it's getting up there in mileage I recently bought a used mini van that's decked out for cargo only, no rear passenger seats with cages over the windows. I only paid $1350 with very low miles. She's not pretty but she's not ugly. It's my "Just in case" vehicle, so I can work and still get around in the event my truck breaks down, knock on wood. Next day I bought a van, full size. I'm selling that full size van as I just don't like vans in general, not even sure why I bought it, and it gets horrible gas mileage. Had I not bought that van or if I had sold it already I would now be the proud owner of an '06 marroon F-250 that was sitting on the side of the freeway last week.

I have never seen such a beautiful truck! Next year, new truck.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:13 AM   #4
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I might buy a used truck, then - since I wouldn't be using it routinely it wouldn't need to be knew and top of the line or something. Just so I can putz off to the lumber yard. I'm sure if I had one I'd find many ways to make use of it.

Today I'm renting a truck from the Uhaul place. I'll see how well this works out - it might be my preferred default in the future until I get my own.
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if you don't use need a truck more than once or twice a month rental is the way to go. I used to rent cargo vans from Enterprise all the time. For $60-70 for 24 hours I got unlimited mileage in a brand new vehicle. You don't pay for maintence, or for insurance on a vehicle that would sit idle most of the time if it's not your daily driver. I never had any problems getting a truck or van when i needed one, as long as i was able to give them a few days notice ( especially on the weekends)

I looked into U-haul rentals but it never made sense for me since they always charged mileage and my trips were I needed a truck or van were rarely ever local
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I would be lost without my little truck.

'96 Ford ranger with 135,000 miles and still rolling.
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I drive a small SUV with 4wd. When I need it, I take DH's Dodge Dakota. I can't recall ever needing anything bigger.

FWIW, many lumberyards and apron stores will either rent trucks or deliver. Sometimes free depending on the amount of purchase.
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I drive my BF's '04 Tacoma. It has 135,000+ miles on it and has outlasted most of my family's vehicles. We've run into a guy while hiking who has a Toyota with over 400,000 miles on it that still runs perfectly. They are super reliable, IMO.

I help my dad when he needs a truck, but he recently traded his fixer Mustang for some giant Ford truck with a flatbed so he should be fine for now.
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I have an 85 Chevy K10 pickup. I have had it for 18yrs this month. I use it for truck stuff, but drive my car most of the time.
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I have an 85 Chevy K10 pickup. I have had it for 18yrs this month. I use it for truck stuff, but drive my car most of the time.
Sounds similar to my situation. I've had my 89 Chevy for 13 years now. It has gotten pretty darned rusty in recent years, but at 220,000 miles it runs perfect. I put very few miles on it, but when I need to haul building materials, tow something, cut up & haul off a tree, or any number of other things, it's priceless.
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I have a 97 chevy with 296000 on it. But now I drive my 2010 chevy. Buy one you'll be glad you did.....
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I have a pickup, a 1-ton box truck and a cargo van, yep I can haul my own stuff.
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By the time we can jump into another vehicle I'll be done with the house But I'll keep my eyes on the Chevy makes - I had a Trailblazer and a Blazer. my trailblazer - which I traded in for this something that all of us could ride in (a Mazda 5) was awesome - I had it for 6 years and didn't have a single mechanical or other problem. It ran like a dream.
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I have a pickup, a 1-ton box truck and a cargo van, yep I can haul my own stuff.
Yup. I'm never going to be in to renting or borrowing.
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Home depot around here at least rents by the hour. 20 bucks for the first hour. I've left my car there hauled a bunch of stuff and then gone back for my car a couple times.

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