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Help Picking a Truck

So I'm in the market for a Pickup Truck ... and I had intended to buy a 2005 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner, but the insurance (SR-22) ended up being $500 more every 6-months than my minivan.

So my req's are:

Manual Trans.
At least an access cab
Decent MPG
Less than $15k
Less than 60k Miles

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Or any opinions on having a full-size truck or Long Bed vs. Short Bed

Also ... I don't really need 4WD
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Or any opinions on having a full-size truck or

Long Bed vs. Short Bed
to both of these, depends on what you are using it for.

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Just bringing motorcycle to trackdays and service ... having a trailer is not an option.
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why is your insurance so high, my 06 silverado 4x4 extended cab is $800 a year full coverage with statefarm

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why is your insurance so high, my 06 silverado 4x4 extended cab is $800 a year full coverage with statefarm

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(SR-22)

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Just bringing motorcycle to trackdays and service ... having a trailer is not an option.
how often do you do that?

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Sorry don't know what that is, I'll assume it's not good.

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Sorry don't know what that is, I'll assume it's not good.
its very not good

its a system set up to monitor "problematic drivers"



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Financial Responsibility Insurance (SR-22) is the mechanism in Illinois to monitor the insurance of problem drivers and authorize the Secretary of State to suspend upon cancellation (SR-26) or expiration. Through the SR-22 and SR-26 process, mandatory insurance is enforced in the most efficient way. Through the S&FR law, Illinois citizens are protected from uninsured motorists.

Financial Responsibility Insurance is required in Illinois by individuals with safety responsibility suspensions (Type Action 04), unsatisfied judgment suspensions (Type Action 06), revocations (Type Action 01 and 02) mandatory insurance supervisions and individuals who receive three or more convictions for mandatory insurance violations.

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Oh, in that case just buy a old beater ass truck to haul shit to the track, buy a nice truck later on when shit comes off your record.

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I have a 06 Tacoma Access Cab 4 cyln. Great mileage and good quality. The only downfall is that it has 180 ft lb torque and RWD. Great for light hauling though. Check it out
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if its just for haulinig bikes to the track i would do an s-10/ranger/nissan hardbody. something cheap along those lines. I would not buy a full size truck and use it as a DD with gas going the way it is.

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Stay away from Dodge. No problem with build quality but the gas guzzlers have elected a new king. I average 12mpg usually the minute I go over 55.
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I actually just traded my 2008 X-Runner in because I no longer needed a truck. I wouldn't get one due to the shitty transmission it has and it gets pretty bad mileage.

I blew up the clutch (literally blew out the center section) when the truck had 18k on it. Had it fixed and 6k later, I could tell it was going bad again. It's a very common issue that Toyota is ignoring for the transmission.

I think I averaged around 16-17 mpg over the life of the truck. Granted I was a little throttle happy in it because the rear end just loved to swing out, but it wasn't very good.

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Stay away from Dodge. No problem with build quality but the gas guzzlers have elected a new king. I average 12mpg usually the minute I go over 55.
really... my 98 v6 dakota pulls 2 bikes on an open trailer and gets about 18mpg. Ill have a more accurate number next time I fill up

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Get a Chevy Xtreme. Good gas mileage, lowered so it is easier to get your bike in and out, plentiful parts making repairs cheap.
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4cyl s-10 or ranger ext cab. 3-4k done

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and by getting a cheap truck u can cut out comp and coll

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I have an 07 Chevy Silverado 1500. Reg cab, long bed. Just rolled 36000 miles. Needs nothing. I drive alot to and from work, so I am looking at something with better mileage. I have hit 19 a couple times empty. Hauled 2 bikes to Tampa last fall and averaged 16-17 mpg doing 80 mph on the highway. Just throwing it out there. Any other questions just ask. Thanks. Lee.
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Screw this thread and get yourself a Sierra 3500HD

765 lb ft of torque baby!

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765 lb ft of torque baby!

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So with the truck ... it still has to look nice b/c of work.
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really... my 98 v6 dakota pulls 2 bikes on an open trailer and gets about 18mpg. Ill have a more accurate number next time I fill up
I got 10-11 on my 98 v6 dakota coming back from Gateway with a 6X12 behind it doing 90 all the way back on I55.

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