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    I spent the extra couple bucks this last time around and bought a Tundra in hopes that it will last 250k+.

    Personally, I can't believe the Expedition made that list. The one we had made it to 85k, and was getting near the end. That was an '04 model, so maybe the newer ones are much better.
    Its nearly meaningless in that the highest percentage of any of them is 6.6%. For all vehicles it’s 1.2%.

    In our fleet experience if you spend the money on maintenance you can get just about anything to 200,000. But it probably doesn’t make economic sense.

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    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/fo...-for-2019-news

    “Look for the new Ford Ranger to hit showrooms in early 2019.”

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    Chevy going with 4cyl engines in the Silverado
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/auto...id=mailsignout

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    Chevy going with 4cyl engines in the Silverado
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    Interesting, I loved my Ford eco boost, will be fun to see how GM evolves with this.

    My 2015 sierra is almost at lease end. I’ll miss the 6.2 and that’s it. Certain parameters are limiting my next move so Toyota Tundra limited with the shorter cab and bed is next up for me. Test drove one last week and it’s a really nice rig. The ONLY downside to the switch is the tundra is slathered in plastic chrome shit, just like my current truck. I really dislike blingy shit.

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    Now if they did the turbo 4 banger, and ALSO fully aluminum bodied the bowtie, then it would probably hit it out of the park on MPG, driveability, etc. Lightness is an asset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Now if they did the turbo 4 banger, and ALSO fully aluminum bodied the bowtie, then it would probably hit it out of the park on MPG, driveability, etc. Lightness is an asset.
    Need to wait a year or two so they can do that and brag about even better fuel mileage. All part of the game.

    If MPG goes up too much too fast they can't bang the drum about unreasonable CAFE requirements all the time

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    Interesting, I loved my Ford eco boost, will be fun to see how GM evolves with this.

    My 2015 sierra is almost at lease end. I’ll miss the 6.2 and that’s it. Certain parameters are limiting my next move so Toyota Tundra limited with the shorter cab and bed is next up for me. Test drove one last week and it’s a really nice rig. The ONLY downside to the switch is the tundra is slathered in plastic chrome shit, just like my current truck. I really dislike blingy shit.
    My friend went from a 2013ish Sierra to a 2017 tundra. He loves the tundra, but is a little bummed that 1.) it rides much firmer than the Sierra, and 2.) at least the trim he has, didn’t come with some options like his Sierra had, like height adjustable seats.

    Also, the paint seems cheap, he has a few chips that went straight through the paint to the metal, as if Toyota’s paint is thin in layers or something. Just food for thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    My friend went from a 2013ish Sierra to a 2017 tundra. He loves the tundra, but is a little bummed that 1.) it rides much firmer than the Sierra, and 2.) at least the trim he has, didnít come with some options like his Sierra had, like height adjustable seats.

    Also, the paint seems cheap, he has a few chips that went straight through the paint to the metal, as if Toyotaís paint is thin in layers or something. Just food for thought
    Appreciate it, I know they have some deficiencies and donít really compete with the high end domestics. But this will be a corp supplied vehicle so any fucks given are really for comfort and my specific needs. I think it will be a great truck but time will tell. Iíll only have it 3 years so Iím hoping for the best. The few Tundra owners I know seem to like theirs.

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    Toyota kicks ass with the Tacoma but the Tundra seems stuck at 5-10% market share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Toyota kicks ass with the Tacoma but the Tundra seems stuck at 5-10% market share.
    My opinion on that is, the Dakota and ranger currently donít exist, while many buyers would never consider a tundra over a Silverado/ram/f150 (Iím dying to know how many ram buyers pass on tundra to buy ĎMurica when really they are buying Italian)...

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    Being a Tundra owner, I will say the fit and finish is a bit lacking. Paint quality is an issue, washing mine the other day you could see the different spray patterns in the metallic on the corners and non-flat surfaces. The paint has a few more chips in it than I'd like to see, but small ones made invisible with a paint pen. Interior has some squeaks already at 38k. I have the SR5 and the cloth seats are tough to keep clean.
    Overall, I really like the truck. Good power, drives nice, bit on the stiff side, hauls a ton and then some.

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    Going back to the hitch carrier question with cars... I spotted this at Wareham yesterday.

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    I would not be comfortable with that.

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    Uuummm, yeah, that's fucked up on multiple levels not the least of which is the 2 smoker on an electric car, but I guess ecologically he's maybe breaking even

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    While I absolutely hate Prii, I will say the ones I've known have taken a serious beating and still going fine.

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    Mocking Pius owners is fun and easy too. But lots of cabs are going that way and they are lasting a long time in city use. At stoplights, nothing is moving so nothing is wearing out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    Going back to the hitch carrier question with cars... I spotted this at Wareham yesterday.

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    I would not be comfortable with that.
    I wouldn't do that with my Tacoma.

    Not sure why people have such a huge aversion to a cheap HF trailer. I don't care how well it works, those hitch mounted carriers are sketchy as hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Mocking Pius owners is fun and easy too. But lots of cabs are going that way and they are lasting a long time in city use.
    Camry Hybrid is the sweet spot there. Much more space, very similar fuel economy and the Camry holds up better to the pounding in Boston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Not sure why people have such a huge aversion to a cheap HF trailer.
    Right now, probably because you can't buy one unless you go used. Sure there are other inexpensive trailer options out there but the cheapest of cheap are not for sale currently.

    Some it may be a matter of no place to store a trailer where the hitch carrier can go in the basement.

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    Re: Let's talk trucks

    I have both, but for a single bike i use the hauler every time. So much easier to park in town or turn around in traffic etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I have both, but for a single bike i use the hauler every time. So much easier to park in town or turn around in traffic etc.
    same here, have both, just used the carrier for a ~5hr round trip with some pretty nasty dirt road sections as well as slab w/construction zones. always glad i keep the carrier around, it comes in handy.

    an anti-wobble bracket is a very nice addition, rock solid ... although this is for a ~220lb dirt bike, nothing heavier ... i've only used it on pickups and a Jeep, no Prius'

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    I thought NH bubba said minivan gas mileage sucks compared to trucks

    Buy a truck he said

    This one shows a V6 3.x liter motor at 32mpg mixed...even more with the hybrid stuff

    Fuel Economy of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

    And you can get a class 3 hitch so I can carry a 1994 YZ250, and you can get a California carpool lane sticker...would I spend $35,000 to replace a $1,500 2001 F150?

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    I've been using a hitch carrier for years. I bought it when I first moved to Boston. If I'm just hauling one bike it's perfect.

    In the last month or two I've picked up two bikes with it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    I thought NH bubba said minivan gas mileage sucks compared to trucks

    Buy a truck he said

    This one shows a V6 3.x liter motor at 32mpg mixed...even more with the hybrid stuff

    Fuel Economy of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

    And you can get a class 3 hitch so I can carry a 1994 YZ250, and you can get a California carpool lane sticker...would I spend $35,000 to replace a $1,500 2001 F150?
    I kinda like what they did with the new Pacifica. Keep in mind a hybrid minivan won't be equipped with stow-n-go seating.

    The normal one is 22 combined MPG: Gas Mileage of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

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    Ya and the 32mpg figure is off...car and driver says weak AF 20mpg as usual on gas...they are averaging it with the electric motor

    Bubba speaketh the truth...new half ton trucks are comparable to minivans for gas mileage’s

    2nd row removal is 66lbs DIY to be flat

    I would likely leave them out most of the time for cargo space and sleeping quarters for moto/beach naps

    Honestly if I could get a tiny 4 passenger hatchback with good gas mileage and CA carpool access that can carry a dirt bike I would be happy...unfortunately anything that small won’t carry moto and no such thing exists on the HOv list. No 95-04 reg cab compact trucks. I want a back seat for people hauling and gear hauling.

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    Been seeing a lot more Colorados, and GCBC reports sales of 13,600 per month last three months, meaning they are at capacity. Thatís up 40-50% from last year. Seems like a practical size.
    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    Ya and the 32mpg figure is off...car and driver says weak AF 20mpg as usual on gas...they are averaging it with the electric motor

    Bubba speaketh the truth...new half ton trucks are comparable to minivans for gas mileageís //
    Bubba speaketh his truth, based on his commuting mpg in a Silverado.

    We owned an Odyssey and 2016 Tahoe (which is the 2014 Silverado platform) for nine months, so we could compare head-to-Head mpg in mostly city driving with some long highway trips. The minivan got 50% better mpg in those conditions, along with having much more room, much better ride and handling. The Tahoe trip computer has averaged 16% over actual use, which accounts for some of these high reports. Havenít figured out how to tune it yet: thatís usually in some dealer mode setting.

    The Tahoe does a great job towing 6,000+ lbs, but handles like a beam-axle truck it is, and weighs a lot. There is a reason why Crossovers have taken over most of that market. Weíre going to weigh the boat on the trailer without all the extra gear with the hope itís closer to 5,000 and we can dump the Tahoe for something more agile.

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