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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-14-2004, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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what should i buy for a new vehicle

Ok, i have no idea where to look. I just scored a pretty good job for myself, and i already have a bunch saved up.


I know i was looking into a vehicle for trailering cars, which might be what i go with.

I'm just not sure to stick with dodge or not, the intrepid was the first chrysler the family has ever owned, and it's sure to stick around for awhile.

I know you are gonna need some details.

My '94 lincoln is prolly gonna get traded in, which sucks, cause i love it, but in all honesty it just doesn't work for my every day needs.

I'm looking to spend a total of 20,000$ tops, and i'm not looking to buy anything new, as i feel used cars can be just as good. I know that this thread will prolly bring up a million and one different things to buy, but that's kind of what i'm looking for, different things to research. So thanks for any suggestions, lemme know if you need more info, but i'm thinking i'm gonna go with a truck. But is a big ass truck applicable for everyday driving and use.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-14-2004, 02:23 AM
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Since you're looking to trailer your baby, I'd go with a Dakota. It's probably got enough towing capacity to tow the trep, you can get extended or quad cabs for less than $20,000 used all day. V-6 or V-8 power 4x4 and 4x2, very broad spectrum of choice. My step father has a 2001 dakota sport and he loves it, great trucks, decent ride, even the 6 has decent power, but the 8 would probably be best for towing.
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My $0.02 is a 300M or a Dakota.........I find other trucks too much like "work" trucks.........and I don't think a S10 or Sonoma should ever be tortured into actually having to tow something :p



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I was going to say EVO, but I don't think that's what you are looking for.
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I agree with derek and say go with the dakota. It is in your price range, will give you the towing power you need, and they make a bunch of upgrades to mod that sucker out.

I can picture it now, paint the truck the same color as the car and show it off as a pair when you take your trep to shows
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I vote Dakota, or Toyota Tundra with the 4.7
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Oh god...please tell me your not turning your ride into a trailer queen...if you didnt drive it the show it shouldnt count
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I think he is still going to drive it, but (1) a good winter vehicle is always good especially when he put all that money with a new paint job, body kit, and suspension and (2) it would be good to trailer it to shows that are farther away and keep the miles off of it. I drove 2600 miles round trip to go to the int meet and I wouldn't want to do that everytime I wanted to go to a big show.
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Oh god...please tell me your not turning your ride into a trailer queen...if you didnt drive it the show it shouldnt count

what crash said
trailer queen yes, because i wont' stick that paint job on the highway at 65mph with air ride

but closer shows i can still drive it
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Nothing wrong with having a trailer queen!! I had 2 of them at one time. Only problem was that my hauler could only carry one of them at a time! :( But, it saved a lot on entrance fees!
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99+ Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra. Super reliable with endless aftermarket. Tons of factory toys (from Escalade) will work in them too if you're into gadgets.
I wouldn't call one of those reliable at all.
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I'll trade you my Neon for your Trep....even Steven.
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