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Old 06-27-2009
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Icon11 Sold the Truck, Need Ideas

Well, I just sold the ranger. I got company wheels and I need something bigger that can fit more than two people comfortably. I am looking at three options:
1- F-150 Crew Cab
2- Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
3- Toyota Tacoma Double Cab.

Who has any suggestions? I am thinking probably a Dakota or Tacoma, I know this is blasphemy but Ford refuses to make a crew cab Ranger, and a Sport Trac bed is just too small for me. Thanks all
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I say get a Taco.

A lot of people here hate them but I've ridden in a few and loved them.
Once I go off to college I'll probably buy a double cab one as well.
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The taco will get up and go, at least the one i rode in, but it was so lightweight and plasticy inside. I haven't ever been impressed with a dakota. I m also biased on the F-150 but they are priced so good with gas going up and the mileage is not much different than that of the ranger, at least in my case it was similar (within 1-2mpg). I vote F-150 not because of brand loyalty, but because of value you get for the money. Do you need the screw? My scab has plenty o room for the occasional passengers I have.
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Out of the trucks listed... Go with a f150... They last forever, they have plenty of room and have way more power than the other two. Plus I've owned a new taco with a 4.0. They get about 13-15 mpg which is what you will get out of a f150. It's a no brainer! I mean come on F150's tow as much as most 3/4 tons.
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my buddy has a newer dakota with the v8. Its smooth, quiet and really quick. I'd get that over a taco. I think the tow rating is 7000 or so too. O and he gets the same mileage as my ranger
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I would say F150.

But if your never going to tow anything and its just a highway cruiser I guess the Taco would work. Im eating taco bell right now and its pretty good
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V8 Dakota FTW.
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The new dakotas are ugly, i dont mind the older ones though

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SCREW F150 has more than enough room. Plus they will tow a house if you ever get the urge to
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F150 Screw is going to have the most comfortable back seat, but personally, I'd rather drive the Taco.

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Plus they will tow a house if you ever get the urge to
Ive pulled a 2 ton truck pulling a garage up at the lake in 4lo in first gear when it couldn't make it up the hill cause the grass was wet, but not a house yet hmmm ill have to work on that one...
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V8 Dakota FTW.
Ewwwwwww.
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Well, I have been in all three. My dad had an 08 Taco for work and my aunt has an 06 Taco. They're nice, but they are also expensive for what you get. I like the F-150, but I don't really think I need a full size yet. Dodge I am just unsure of because I have heard few good things about them. Keep the info coming, this is very helpful! I am also resigned to the fact that I want a crew cab versus cab and a half. I may be short, but I know too many tall people. lol
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Ive pulled a 2 ton truck pulling a garage up at the lake in 4lo in first gear when it couldn't make it up the hill cause the grass was wet, but not a house yet hmmm ill have to work on that one...
I wanna see pics. of this!

I vote F-150. If I didn't have so much invested in my truck and like it so much I would jump on the 150 boat.
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I wanna see pics. of this!
I wish I had pics too, I was with my grandpa and his buddies they don't even know what a camera is or how to use one. Just picture an f150, a 3/4 alloy chain, a 2 ton truck, a trailer with a garage about 12 foot wide and a bunch of old farmers lol
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I can & was imagining that, but I like pictures better.
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I vote Taco unless you need more towing capacity from the 150.
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the dakota will be worth $5000 within a few years...

get the Taco.
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After doing more looking I have narrowed it down to the Dakota and the Taco. I think the F150 would just be too big. I found a nice looking Dakota I am going to check out later this week. I had to call and make sure they didn't make an error in the listing.

2007 Dodge Dakota, Burnsville, MN, Truck Short Quad Cab, Dodge of Burnsville Stock: 13967

If I could just find a slightly cheaper Taco I would jump on it, but the best I can seem to find is still right around 20K. Oh well, the search goes on I guess. Thanks everyone for their input. I really appreciate it.
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F-150. Your can never have enough room. Pluss the power is there when you need it. Dont need tons of power? Get a 4.6L then.
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Well, I ended up going with a full size. Got a 2005 Toyota Tundra Double Cab with the 4.7 V8. Rear wheel drive with LSD and less than 26,000 miles! Thanks everyone for your help. I know it's not a Ford, but R-F is definitely my home and I ain't goin anywhere. lol
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The 2005 isn't the one with the frame rusting problem is it? Or was it earlier. I think it was earlier. Either way I'd check it out.
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newer taco. thats what ill be getting when i buy another truck.
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F 150
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new tacos are nice with a small lift, and the dakotas are just butt ugly imo. to many wierd angles and driving one you have the worst blind spots from the headrests. i hated driving my grandpas when i had to a few times
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