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Wanting to buy my first truck to haul around a boat and a jet ski. The weight is very small so hauling weight is not a worry for most trucks. In planning on spending like 10-16k on a used truck, looking more towards ram than anything else.

In my price range, most in seeing around mid 2000's with 100-150k miles. Is it worth putting that much money into a truck that old with that many miles? I'm sure truck engines are better with that high mileage than smaller cars. Any suggestions?
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Engines big and small live long lives now. Service any timing components, change fluid, and you should be fine. Might need an alternator and/or starter.
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>>22628514
My 2008 Expedition EL (5.4 3V V8) has 300K miles on it and is running fine.
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something that light, you can get away with a lot. I'd aim for less truck and fewer miles. A 3.6L ram isn't the most sexy thing in the world but it's decently reliable and comparatively cheap to fix
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>>22628514
if you are that worried about money, don't get a boat or jet ski.
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>>22628514
Consider a frontier for a mid size and a f-150 for a full size in that price bracket

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I want to live /debtfree/ and am planning on selling my focus ST and buying a used pickup. I also miss the old beater that I learned to drive on.

Wanted to completely pay it off with some change left over so something around 10k? Recommended models? Tacomas seem super overpriced and I always liked the look of rangers.
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>>22629222
I have about 4k left on the ST I was gonna pay it off and sell private seller first before all of that.

Im also looking into the f150s for the mid-late 2000s. They seem pretty affordable for around 80k miles no?
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>>22629232
Yeah not too bad. I just don't know if it's worth it. You got a nice ST only to sell it for a way older vehicle. Straight up downgrade unless you HAVE to do truckin things. I'm kinda in the same boat though. Sick of dailying a stick shift and I'd like to be in something comfy but my 07 mustang runs great so it's hard to justify a downgrade. So I'm sticking with it, saving up another 10k then I can at least get anything newer.
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>>22629232
No they are terrible trust me. I don’t know what year but as soon as they started using the triton motors they went to shit. Any of the trucks that have the 5.4 or 4.6 2v are mint though. Gutless but reliable.
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Brainlet here.

Why is the st so bad i you wanna live debt free if you are so close to paying it off?

>selling my focus ST

Post ST

i'm about to pay full cash for a used one in two days. what i'm im in for. Will i get bored of it or something? I found it for 15k and i will pay cash

>>22629253
>Sick of dailying a stick shift
how long is your commute and u got sick of it? u own an st aswell?
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Bump

"He thinks F1 is the pinnacle of motorsports."
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>>22624012
My dad is almost the same thing, he knows some shit about cars, but he's very boomer to deal with mechanics, he simply don't accept that we need to use the torque wrench or demineralized water for cars.
I don't like to ask help to him with my lil' shop because he would say this kind of shit.
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>>22626860
I need more episodes of him in Japan.
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>>22624005
glad i was born too late to work down the mines
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>>22627105
so incredibly based
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ9aO5yvT3k
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>>22626847
They’re sacrificing their lives for the Isle of Mann economy. It would be poverty stricken without the TT.

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Accidental punctured this thing.

What's gonna happen? Is my passenger airbag still functional?
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>>22629043
No you get a new car. If it was a horse it’d be put out to pasture.
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>>22629046
Then the process starts over

You are more reliant on your car than it is on you. Namely because it's an inanimate object.
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check it to see if it is damaged by putting 12 volts to the wires on the back, a green light should come on for the factory reset.
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>>22629061
Don't do this please
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>>22629061
>this
Just wire it up outside the car and see if you get the reset led.
If you don't, its toast and you need a new one.
If you do replace it, make sure yountest the replacement in the same way before you put it in

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Questions that don't deserve their own thread - Extra stupid edition.
Last one died. >>22602018

Why did Lincoln build the new Continental as a FWD?
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>>22628828
I'm in Canada so I think street legality isn't an issue considering I've seen these things on the road. Disappointing to know they're underpowered but I think having a neat truck like that would be pretty unique
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I found a 2007 PT Cruiser under 80k miles for under $4000. It's been for sale since November. My other car got totaled and the insurance money will almost entirely cover the cost of the car, I should end up paying at most $1000 out of pocket. Is it a good buy?
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is drifting actually an efficient way to turn assuming you dont crash?
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>>22629562
No
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>>22629593
so it's just for showing off?

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thinking about picking up a 370Z as a daily driver car in the next year or so. what should I look out for in these cars? also is the automatic or manual faster? traffic in my state is dogshit and I kind of prefer flappy paddles
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>>22629541
>traffic is dogshit
>which one is faster
huh
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>>22629543
not constantly but it can be. I'm leaning towards the auto due to convenience but if the stick is significantly better performance-wise like a BRZ or something then obviously I'd get the manual
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>>22629548
Honestly, I can't answer. It just struck me as a bit of a giggle. Me personally, I just plain like manuals, even in traffic, and something like a 370 has enough power for me that I wouldn't really care if one version gets slightly better numbers than the other.

If I were up in the air about it I'd look to test drive both versions to find out if one or the other obviously sucked compared to the other.
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>>22629541
Manual is faster and more of a fun drive but the secondary cylinder on the clutch is known to fail, so to be honest if I was buying another one I'd go for the auto.
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>>22629541
So I actually own a Nismo 370Z, and the manual is quite comfortable in traffic.

I've driven some friend's auto and the paddles are fine...but you lose some of the really wonderful mechanical feeling of the car. They're fun and responsive, but the car was 110% made for manual.

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Truck thread, yeah bby
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>>22626641
>Is it possible to do truck camping in a Toyota Tacoma regular cab (60”) with two people?
in a 5ft bed? its gonna suck, you can do it a few days but more than that and your back will be fucked

also if you have a narrow cot/bed its gonna really suck. i have a mattress in the middle and all my stuff on the sides in cardboard boxes

cardboard boxes flex and deform to your body unlike rgid plastic crates... they also mold so you gotta keep replacing them.
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>>22629434
>you mean a slide in camper
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What's the cheapest new truck that satisfies the following:
1. Full size pickup
2. Extended cab, standard bed
3. 4x4
4. Leather seats
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>>22629552
ram probably. fca is giving away midtier for corona. 4x4 is the sticking point
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>>22629564
Thanks. Just visited the RAM site and they let you configure the truck to an insane degree. Gonna have to study this shit.

Look at this fucking thing! Just look at this abomination and try telling me that there’s a God. If there ever was a God, then he left us a long fucking time ago.

https://youtu.be/QA-qgSB076c

https://www.caranddriver.com/ford/mustang-mach-e
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>>22628590
Poor NSX. seeing a car like that in ruine, makes me sad
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Inspired by tesla and f-pace?
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>>22624260
>The Mustang brand was always made to appeal to women
Stop excusing repugnant design choices you absolute cretinous Honda driver
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God this looks awful. Ive been saving my money up for a stick pony of my own and I dont know the best place to look for a used one since I refuse to buy new. Anyone know any good tips for them? Also WHO THE FUCK wants to buy an electric tesla c rip off stang? You buy a pony for the muscle and power not for eco and electric reasons.
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>>22629583
Most people are buying EV cars now due to the imminent ICE bans.

For ICE bois its over, time to find a new little hobby.

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I never understood why do a lot of car enthusiasts like this brand , sure they made a few cars that were great but i don't think any of them could be classified as legends. They never designed a car that looks amazing whereas even fucking jap brands have some breath taking designs , their newest cars are unreliable and most of them are ugly looking so why exactly do people like them ?
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>>22629116
people fuckin hate BMWs man. I get hating the drivers cause lots of em drive like total shitbags, but that doesn't make them bad cars. Plus there's an equal amount of beemer drivers that drive toptally fine, its just a confirmation bias thing mostly
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/sniff
/sniff
You smell that? Do you smell it? Huh!? -- DO YOU!?!?

Bangle turned that brand into one that sells cars that appeals to your mom and everyone else who doesnt care, and thus it is what it is.
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>>22622516
Reading this after his post made me laugh so hard. Do they make this in manual and he didnt get it or are they all automatic?
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>>22629417
they come as dual clutch autos or manuals
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>>22622485
it's a jewish car look how big those fucking nostrils are

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Anybody here rally in Canada specifically British Columbia?
How did you get started?
What got you interested in rally and any advice for a noob would be appreciated?
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Research specific drivers, specifically what kinds of licenses they hold. Then get that license.

https://carsrally.ca/crc-info/event-calendar/
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>>22628106
Thanks do you have any suggestions for cheap begginer car. I was thinking the Ford fiesta would be a good starter
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some drunk fuck literally just crashed his wrx in burnaby, was that you anon?
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>>22629487
Hahah what an idiot, that's probably some rich Asian kid there so many of them in Vancouver
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>>22627927
I live in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec but I haven't raced professionally since 2017.
I am still a test driver though.

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General Subaru discussion, and culture.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2plEfNQj2o8
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>>22628488
>>22628677
>>22628711
bros what the heck
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>>22626782
I’m interested from Boulder, kik or something?
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>>22628745
fuk yea added

#subielogic
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I un-ironically think I enjoy driving my shitbox straightpiped Forester St/b on wrx suspension than I do my e46 m3

It is just so ignorant yet practical

based

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I cant drive my car without my phone's GPS. The last time my phone's battery died I literally drove around for 4 hours just to get back to my apartment (which was only 10 minutes away from where I started)
Anyone know this feel?
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>>22626881
heres a solution. Just have a physical map of your local area stored in your car.
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>>22627240
i think its boxxy
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>>22626881
Have you considering looking at the street signs and curb numbers while driving.
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>>22627240
>Andy Milonakis

oh fuck when was this
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>>22629477
8 years ago
https://youtu.be/ZO9QK4Ry_RU
https://youtu.be/LW79kfILiw8

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You guys change your own oil...right?
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>>22617224
truck guys with tool boxes
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>>22621529
im thinking about getting one just for the chicken bakes
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>>22617452
hahahaha he said "a race car" my sides
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>>22617518
not him but i do it just for convenience
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>>22617519
>By the time I pay for my own, it isn't worth jacking up my car to change my oil.
I figured this and bought an oil extractor, jacking up a car just for an oil&filter change is a waste of time to me.

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Chev v Ford midsized truggg? No Tacoma because I'm over 6' and therefore not a FUCKING MANLET.
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>>22629047
The one we live in. Never bought a new truck I'm guessing
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>>22629006
you think people actually want to look at it
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Just get a Tacoma dipshit
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>>22621324
>car play
>meme feature
Boy you are fuckin stupid.
>>22627757
Yep... You think people actually stare at that shit.
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>>22621319
>Only manlets and women use midsized trucks, anon.
also hippies!

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You see this aut/o/mobile blinking its lights to you on the left lane. What do you do?
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>>22628768
What's the plan?
Wait until they're worth more than what he's going to spend on metalwork and paint?
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>>22628810
6cyl models in meh conditions are going for 50k.
The GT's are going for around 150k.
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>>22623742
Wonder how the fuck that model of Fiat made it to the US. Otherwise, do nothing and ignore them.
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>>22628918
San Diego gets tons of LatAm market cars.
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>>22623742
Get ready to see cops standing nearby


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