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March 19, 2013, 6:12 a.m.
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Becuz dey last foreva and I put tires on it. Solid axle!

Go in guns blazing to every one of those ads and you'll find one for 3000 by negotiating.

March 19, 2013, 7:39 a.m.
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Go in guns blazing to every one of those ads and you'll find one for 3000 by negotiating.

See that's what I thought, but they actually move on the island, and I've noticed that I get ignored if I go in too low on the initial offer. $10000 seems to be the standard expectation out here.

Being cheap is OK. Being a clueless sanctimonious condescending douchebag is just Vlad's MO.

April 4, 2013, 12:31 p.m.
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New mid-size GM trucks could arrive by late 2014

Looks like GM is getting back in to the game next year:

http://www.theprovince.com/cars/size+trucks+could+arrive+late+2014/8194367/story.html

April 4, 2013, 12:39 p.m.
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Who cares, it's ugly and they haven't mentioned any motors.

April 4, 2013, 2:06 p.m.
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so would that be more "Tacoma sized" than a small truck ala 90's toyota or now defunct ford ranger, if Tacomasizing works for toyota then maybe a good move for GM?

April 5, 2013, 12:36 p.m.
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Maybe Ford will bring in the international Ranger after all?

Ford, Chrysler Looking to Get Back in Small Pickup Market?

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2013/03/ford-chrysler-looking-to-get-back-in-small-pickup-market.html

April 6, 2013, 6:43 p.m.
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Like my 06 Tacoma, its a V6/Auto, not my first choice but I got it at a nice price at the time. Has 215k now, only replaced a couple minor wear items. Been wanting to get into a newer 2.7L 5spd but I'm waiting to see what Toyota, Nissan and Ford come up with next.

April 6, 2013, 8:29 p.m.
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Maybe Ford will bring in the international Ranger after all?

Ford, Chrysler Looking to Get Back in Small Pickup Market?

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2013/03/ford-chrysler-looking-to-get-back-in-small-pickup-market.html

i remember saying awhile ago, there was no way Ford would step away from Ranger sales in NA for long..

think i said like 3 years..

April 12, 2013, 8:32 p.m.
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Dumb question, do 4x4 vehicles use different front rims? This looks like a good deal if they would fit. I ended up getting a 2000 Mazda B4000 4x4.

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pml/pts/3736141501.html

I had a 4x4 Sidekick for 7 years and don't know this… is the hub portion part of the wheel or part of the axle? I don't know very much about vehicles.

www.gnarwhale.com

April 12, 2013, 9:04 p.m.
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Dumb question, do 4x4 vehicles use different front rims? This looks like a good deal if they would fit. I ended up getting a 2000 Mazda B4000 4x4.

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pml/pts/3736141501.html

I had a 4x4 Sidekick for 7 years and don't know this… is the hub portion part of the wheel or part of the axle? I don't know very much about vehicles.

all 4 are the same

April 12, 2013, 10:16 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 16, 2005

Maybe Ford will bring in the international Ranger after all?

Ford, Chrysler Looking to Get Back in Small Pickup Market?

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2013/03/ford-chrysler-looking-to-get-back-in-small-pickup-market.html

the problem is that it doesn't cost much more to produce a full size pick up so any new compact pick ups just steal sales away from the full sizes without commanding the premium price/increased profit.

I don't see any of the big three being too excited about compact pickups and will only go there if forced.

April 18, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
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Good article on the new mid size GM truck and the market for them

GM mulls new name for new Chevy Colorado midsize pickup

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2013/04/16/gm-general-motors-chevrolet-colorado-gmc-canyon-rename/2088431/

April 18, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
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WHY THAT FRONT END

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYy

April 18, 2013, 1:10 p.m.
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i think they are looking for that " big truck " look

sez right in the artical GM are going mid size to take market share from Tacoma while ford is staying full size with the F-150

maybe ford will go small again depending on things shake out for GM …
this should be interesting

April 18, 2013, 1:37 p.m.
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Looks like an updated Avalanche with a Trailblazer nose.

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