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Old 06-30-2006
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Dude you gotta look at more than just gas there. You say that you're sick of the gas milage, I'm going out on a limb here and saying that's because of the gas prices. How much do you owe on your truck? What are your payments like? More than likely the cost diffrence of that new car would more than what you pay for gas now. I like your thaughts, you are just looking at it wrong. You can't afford to put a little work into your truck but you can afford to keep puting money into the mustang? Come on man you're complainging about the gas milage of your truck yet you're pouring money into an even worse gas gussler which I expect dosen't see the road more than once a week. **** man if your interrior is falling appart like that WTH are you doing to it? Heck I got a truck that is 4 years older than that and the interrior is almost perfect. Hell even the 20 year old one isn't that bad comapratively, gotta figure it spent 6-8 years closed up sitting outside in a field south georgia, all it's got to show for it is a cracked dash pad and faded door panels, hell that interrior was built like crap compared to a newer one. **** man it's a truck put a little touch up paint over the scratch on the side, and it'll be good till you can afford to fix it yourself rather than relying on mommy and daddy to pay for everything. Heck man before you go complainaing about money look at what you have and what you're spending it on, and you got your parents help. We're about the same age, you were born approx. 11 months after I was, close enough. Hell I'm not working, I have the 99 that I am paying for myself, I pay insurance on both trucks, I pay for my own gas, I pay for repairs and maintinance on both, and I still afford to work on the 84 a little along, and that's just from what I saved while I was at work. And before you say I must have a good paying job I'm a mechanic, ya know turn wrenches for a living, and over the last 2.5 years I've only worked a year, in 6 month intervals.

From what I've read from you so far I agree with what the others said "Don't let the door hit you on the way out." Take responsibility for your self instead of relying on the "rents," think about what you're planning, the pros and cons, the gains and loses, make a more grown up arguement and quit trying to impress your friends. I can't speek for everyone else, but if you do these things you might get a better response from me.
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Old 07-02-2006
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I'd go the IS300 Route, nice loaded car with some power under the hood. Not to mention the JDM engine swap is nice.
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Old 07-02-2006
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Originally Posted by Sonic04Edge
and just think your putting your "hard earned american money in a non-american pocket"
im sorry but dont you have a susuki?
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Old 07-02-2006
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hey guys ya gotta remember that a ranger is a base model vehicle that is no better or worse than a base model civic, s-10, corrolla, etc...
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Old 07-03-2006
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i do like the is300.. i say that if u want a better built car with better gas mileage.. the lexus is definiely the way to go... nicer car, very good looking, quick as heck..
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Old 07-03-2006
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Why would anyone want to own a car that has over 200,00 miles on it anyways. So who cares if a ranger will get 200,000 mi. Keep the truck and look and act like a pimp.
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Old 07-03-2006
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Ok I don't see how owning a Lexus IS300 would do you any good man. It's still a v6 and it would stll yeild the same mpg.

Plus I think the instrumentation of the Tach and Speedo setup are weak..

I was thinking of getting a new vehicle because like you at one point I got sick of my truck, gas mileage isn't the greatest but my girlfriend reminded me of it this way.

2 grand got me a 'new' motor with 51k and even though the gas mileage is somewhat on the horror side, it rides comfy and plus Im not making any payments on it whatsoever.

I do plan on keeping it around for a good while though...mind you this is my second vehicle.
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Old 07-03-2006
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Originally Posted by 4X2XLT
im sorry but dont you have a susuki?
Yes it is my fiancee's car. I tried to talk her into an american car, but that's what she wanted because of how cheap it was. I tried my damnest to get her in a focus with no luck. That is also why I am not putting any money into the suki. She pays for it all on her own and it was also a last minute had no choice because her car died on her and we had to get her something and no one else would finance us.

I still have my truck and I am only buying american and it will always be like that.
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Old 07-03-2006
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my parents had a 99 toyota corrolla so many problems with burning out and cracked exhuast manifold and they babied it the new 06 focus they just bought is far superior to it alot smoother and quieter and well built than that toyota ever was.
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Old 07-06-2006
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Old 07-06-2006
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3/4ths of the posters in the thread are bigger whinners than Peter's initial post.

I think there are cheaper alternatives to gain MPG. Also remember that any car can get keyed. What exactly is falling apart on the interior?

I've fallen in love with a few different cars and trucks over the years and it's really easy to push the realities and negatives of a new vehicle off to the side.

just to clarify will you be paying for the new vehicle, because I don't see the logic that your parents won't pay for you to get your paint fixed on the ranger but they will buy you a new car?
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Old 07-06-2006
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I love my F150. I get 17 mpg in city, so I don't complain at all. I have my side project for gas mileage when it gets done.
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