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Old 01-25-2006, 05:37 AM   #1
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Old cheap truck worth buying?

Atm I have an old nissan 200sx. Now this thing is crappy and beat up and well.. I just hate it... Now I doubt I could ever get 3g for it but I had a buddy that offered me about 3100 for it. Im currently in debt and looking for a way out soooo... I decided to get rid of it and buy just a cheap old suv or truck for about 1500-2000. My question is do you guys think that its even worth it to buy an old truck that would be that cheap. Most of what I have looked at have about 140k miles on them and I know its alot but I would only need it to last me about a year tops. Are any trucks known for being good and depenable with that many miles on them? Or would I just pay for something that would break down over and over again. Thanks for the advise
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Old 01-25-2006, 05:43 AM   #2
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A lot of trucks will make it past or double that amount if cared for properly and for a good price. My friend has an 88' S10 with 270,000KM (not miles but it'd be close) and it still goes strong, there was also an 88' S10 for sale recently for $500 with only 85,000KM or so. I'd say you could look at the small 'minitrucks' like S10/S15, of the little Nissan, Toyota or Mazda trucks (from the 80's or early 90's).
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:02 AM   #3
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Wow I never knew they could last that long. ITs funny the only reason I want a truck is because I dont care about driving around a beat up truck... but if its some crappy beat up little sports car. I feel like an idiot lol
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:04 AM   #4
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Haha I know what you mean, for some reason a beat up truck has character and people like or don't mind it, but a beat up car is ugly or a junker lol. There's plenty of options out there for you and for a good price.
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:04 AM   #5
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beat up old trucks do have there apeal. but if were going beat up and old im going for a rat racer
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Old 01-25-2006, 01:49 PM   #6
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: $1000 truck, 200 in cosmetics, 300 for exhaust, 600 for a paint job + whatever else needed = one bad truck for cheap $
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:24 AM   #7
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Doing buiseness w/ friends or family is never a good idea. Especially if it's a beat up car. You said you only need something for a little while, and you sound weary of buying a piece of crap, which is why I suggest renting a car/truck for a little while.
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:38 AM   #8
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Well dont worry about driving around a beat up sports car, because a 200sx isnt a sports car.
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:27 AM   #9
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Doing buiseness w/ friends or family is never a good idea. Especially if it's a beat up car. You said you only need something for a little while, and you sound weary of buying a piece of crap, which is why I suggest renting a car/truck for a little while.
That's a damn good idea. It shouldn't cost him too much to rent a car for "about a year tops". Did you even bother to read his post before you responded, or were you just in a hurry to sound like you knew something? That's a rhetorical question, everybody who took the time to read both posts already knows the answer.
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Old 01-26-2006, 05:20 AM   #10
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id feel confindent in buyin a beater truck for 1500 to 2000. your going to have some problems with a high mileage vehicle but your not lookin for a luxury car so i think you realize what you might be gettin into. just find ya a chevy with a sb. parts are relatively cheap, abundant, and they are easy to work on. just my
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:03 PM   #11
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I would say an older s-10. A buddy at work has a 91(?) and its got like 300k on it, beats the living snot out of it too.
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Old 01-26-2006, 08:40 PM   #12
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I do believe this is the most helpful forum I have ever posted in lol. Like a million good responses within a few days. Yea if I get a truck I Dont plan on replacing anything unless im forced to.. hence running it till its dead or till I get a new car.... which is when it dies probally heh
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Old 01-26-2006, 11:32 PM   #13
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Also those older trucks can take a real beating, they run forever and you can just suck all the life out of them, throw another engine in and there it goes runnin again
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Old 01-26-2006, 11:35 PM   #14
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Yeah, take mine for example, we got it for the cost of our neighbours car (free as he gave us the car) and its definately in beater shape but with a new starter and gas should fire right up (79' Chevy). You can get a Chevy truck like mine (73-87) for a good price (around $1000) with a 350 SBC and it'll last awhile and take a beating.
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Old 01-27-2006, 02:01 AM   #15
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That's a damn good idea. It shouldn't cost him too much to rent a car for "about a year tops". Did you even bother to read his post before you responded, or were you just in a hurry to sound like you knew something? That's a rhetorical question, everybody who took the time to read both posts already knows the answer.
My error wasn't in skipping through the post, it was me assuming that it was cheaper to rent a car then it really is. After checking Avis' site (which I should have probably done earlier), I realize that it costs alot to rent even a cheap car for a year.
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