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Old 02-03-2005, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Rock Solid Pick Up Truck?

I'm looking to get a old used Pick up truck for dirty cheap. Probably anything from the 80's.

Do you guys have any experience with the domestic Pick up trucks? Like, strong engine, strong tranny pick up? I need it as a work truck to haul stuff from home depot back home or house moving.

Please teach this little chinese a lesson about Domestic trucks.
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Old 02-03-2005, 05:31 PM   #2
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TOYOTA?

watched one of the episode from TOP GEAR
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Old 02-03-2005, 05:47 PM   #3
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Get a Toyota, 'nuff said.

Go HERE to find the link to the Immortal Toyota Pickup from Top Gear.
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Old 02-03-2005, 06:07 PM   #4
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yeah
toyota is the way to go
forget domestics

or find a subaru brat
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Old 02-03-2005, 06:13 PM   #5
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Bwco, If you want to find a cheap vehicle I suggest going to the public auto auction on king george hwy. They have hundred's of different truck's,vans & cars. The keys are left in them all and you can go start,drive, inspect. There is no salesmen to ask question's but you do get a hostory on accident's and thefts recovery's. One friend of mine almost has a used car lot in his backyeard from all the vehicles he get's there example: '89 prelude $100, sabb 9000 turbo $500, '91 maxima $1100, '93 caravan $950, F-250 pick up $400 and he has a bunch more all purchased at the auction.

I don't know much about trucks. Good luck.
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Old 02-03-2005, 09:02 PM   #6
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I had 88 ford ranger long box, the thing was so reliable. I fit queen size bed and boxspring and used it to move on many occasions. Way cheaper than a toyota as well, and parts are everywhere.
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Old 02-03-2005, 09:03 PM   #7
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TOYOTA?

watched one of the episode from TOP GEAR
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Old 02-03-2005, 11:52 PM   #8
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80's Fords are considered the best pickups from that era for domestics. Dont get a dodge
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Old 02-04-2005, 12:36 AM   #9
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Do you need 4 wheel drive or will 2wd suffice?

My brother is looking for a cheap 2wd pickup, and I tossed out these recommendations to him.
-Nissan Hardbody -Uses the KA24 driveline (it's used in the 240sx too, so parts are cheap).
-Mazda B2200 - There are a million of these out there, so parts are cheap and easy to find. They're also a very simple truck to work on, so repairs (inevitible) are cheaper.

I'd personally go with a Mazda.
Can that shyt to the ground, and drop in like 30 speakers.

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Old 02-04-2005, 01:45 AM   #10
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Mazda B2200 for sure. Prices are cheap as I was just loooking two days ago on buysell.ca
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Old 02-04-2005, 04:48 AM   #11
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Do you need 4 wheel drive or will 2wd suffice?

My brother is looking for a cheap 2wd pickup, and I tossed out these recommendations to him.
-Nissan Hardbody -Uses the KA24 driveline (it's used in the 240sx too, so parts are cheap).
-Mazda B2200 - There are a million of these out there, so parts are cheap and easy to find. They're also a very simple truck to work on, so repairs (inevitible) are cheaper.

I'd personally go with a Mazda.
Can that shyt to the ground, and drop in like 30 speakers.

I read some similar response on revscene, was that yours? anyways, why a Mazda? From asian rumors, everyone says that Mazda is a POS back in the days until 02' and up. Also, mazda (new OEM parts) are hella expensive.

Ok, i'll look into a Mazda or Nissan pick up then.
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Old 02-04-2005, 04:49 AM   #12
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TOYOTA?

watched one of the episode from TOP GEAR

I know Toyota is the best/more reliable truck out there, but I'm looking for a dirt cheap one. Like.... $400? That's why I said domestic ...
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Old 02-04-2005, 04:50 AM   #13
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Bwco, If you want to find a cheap vehicle I suggest going to the public auto auction on king george hwy. They have hundred's of different truck's,vans & cars. The keys are left in them all and you can go start,drive, inspect. There is no salesmen to ask question's but you do get a hostory on accident's and thefts recovery's. One friend of mine almost has a used car lot in his backyeard from all the vehicles he get's there example: '89 prelude $100, sabb 9000 turbo $500, '91 maxima $1100, '93 caravan $950, F-250 pick up $400 and he has a bunch more all purchased at the auction.

I don't know much about trucks. Good luck.
I used to go to that public auction with my gf. We always wanna buy some cars to beat on... Most trucks at the auctions were domestics. But thanks for the suggestion, I'll definately go to the auction more often now...
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Old 02-04-2005, 08:24 AM   #14
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I don't know why but I feel like a kid in a candy store when I am at the auto auction. Strolling around playing with all the cars hahaha. That's where I got my west end parking permit that's good for 2005 It fell off I swear. Half of the people there are used car dealers getting supply for their lot total pro's writing notes and isht.
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Old 02-04-2005, 01:01 PM   #15
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i couldnt help myself
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Old 02-04-2005, 07:59 PM   #16
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Not trying to hijack this thread, but where exactly is the auction located?
Thanks!
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Old 02-05-2005, 12:51 AM   #17
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i couldnt help myself
That's the furthest from a
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I'm looking for a dirt cheap one. Like.... $400?
truck that I've ever seen!



nice truck though.
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Old 02-05-2005, 12:59 AM   #18
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I read some similar response on revscene, was that yours? anyways, why a Mazda? From asian rumors, everyone says that Mazda is a POS back in the days until 02' and up. Also, mazda (new OEM parts) are hella expensive.

Ok, i'll look into a Mazda or Nissan pick up then.
I don't think it was mine. I wasn't online much today.
Mazdas have always been good to the people I know. I've had dozens of friends with B2200 pickups. From 4x4's to lowriders, to hydraulic hoppers, to daily driven work trucks. Same thing goes for the Nissan hardbody. Those trucks don't die, they rust out and fade away.

I'd stay away from Chevy trucks from the 80's and 90's. They're America's poor attempt at fuel economy, and mass production, and it was a disaster for mechanics. For example, in an 87' S10, if you disconnect the dimmer wire from the stereo, you can disable almost 50% of the dash lights. That's the sort of thing that makes a truck a lemon, especially after years of use.

But don't expect much for $400.
I'm thinking something more in the way of this.


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Old 02-05-2005, 01:04 AM   #19
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If you just want a cheap truck for the summer to haul and beat on try one of the BC Hydro auctions or BC Rail. King George would be another place but I usually find that they have alot of exlease high Km truck that the crappy Surrey dealerships buy. Definately go Ford though.........
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Old 02-05-2005, 01:34 AM   #20
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If you just want a cheap truck for the summer to haul and beat on try one of the BC Hydro auctions or BC Rail. King George would be another place but I usually find that they have alot of exlease high Km truck that the crappy Surrey dealerships buy. Definately go Ford though.........

yeah, i'm looking after the bc auction lately. I'm gonna go to the ICBC write off auction soon. My friend have one of those license, so he can go with me for a decently crashed one (how ironic eh)...

Thanks !
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