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nerdwithnofriends
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Icon 1 posted March 07, 2007 23:40      Profile for nerdwithnofriends     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey guys, I'm thinking about finally laying the '92 Ford Explore 2-Door Eddie Bauer edition leather interior 4.0L V6 5-speed to rest.

I need suggestions.

To replace it, I want a diesel. I do a lot of highway travel (read: for the past two semesters, I've done round trips of ~240mi every weekend) and I occasionally pull stuff.

Now, I'm a big guy, so most cars are out of the question. However, I recently rode in a VW diesel car (a rabbit?) and it seemed pretty roomy.

My ideal vehicle would be a small diesel pickup. Something slightly larger than your average Ford Ranger. I wouldn't turn down a bigger truck (not like an F350), up to and including something like a Chevy Silverado. No duallies, please.

So yeah, any suggestions on diesel vehicles would be appreciated. I'm unexperienced in this area, so I'm sure I'll ask additional questions.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted March 08, 2007 03:37      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
nerdwithnofriends ___________________________ I have had a lot of trucks.

Dodge: Their Diesel is a Cummings, rough ride.

Ford: Don't know who makes the Powerstroke, Better ride.

Chevrolet & GMC (same factory): They make their own Diesel, best ride almost car like.

If load hauling is your thing go Dodge, If ride comfort and or a Lady friend Chevy & GMC

Get the Cab and a half option then the passenger can tip back the right seat.

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Benjamin Franklin,

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Icon 1 posted March 08, 2007 06:34      Profile for Black Widow     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Being a Chevy person, of course I would say Chevy. Except their diesel engine isn't the best and they are overpriced.

My dad has a 12-year-old Dodge diesel truck that runs as good today as it did when he drove it off the lot. Of course, he's done every service on time and taken great care of it. For the money, I would go Dodge.

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nerdwithnofriends
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Icon 1 posted March 08, 2007 12:27      Profile for nerdwithnofriends     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
*cough* bump *cough*

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nerdwithnofriends _____________________ Silly boy (*cough* bump *cough*) If we are going any distance the Mrs's MoMan likes to tip the seat back a few degrees, That means on a regular cab she must move the seat forward, then there is no leg room. So unless we are hauling some thing we use the Van, I don't like the van because it says GRANDPA & GRANDMA all over it. (CUSTOM VAN)

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Benjamin Franklin,

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nerdwithnofriends
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Icon 1 posted March 09, 2007 11:08      Profile for nerdwithnofriends     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
nerdwithnofriends _____________________ Silly boy (*cough* bump *cough*) If we are going any distance the Mrs's MoMan likes to tip the seat back a few degrees, That means on a regular cab she must move the seat forward, then there is no leg room. So unless we are hauling some thing we use the Van, I don't like the van because it says GRANDPA & GRANDMA all over it. (CUSTOM VAN)

Well, I'd probably need something like that. I'm narcoleptic, but not extreme enough to have my licensed revoked; I can feel an 'episode' coming on long before it arrives, so normally what I do is pull over and take a 10-minute nap. So reclinable seats are kind of a must.

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