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Old 12-20-2007
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whats better toyota or mazda 4 cyclinder

looking at a 2004 toyota single cab 4 banger 5 speed with A\C with 12.000 miles and original owner truck or 2006 mazda b2300 5speed loaded SE-5 single cab with 5000 miles original owner truck. both are mint condition, i already have a ranger 07 fx4 off road but i like the little 4 cyclinders for mileage and daily driver kind of truck. both trucks are pretty nice. ??.
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Well like 99.99999% of the people here are going to say get the Mazda because its just another Ranger but nothing beats a Toyota. My friend's motor just blew at 170K miles in his 1984 solid axle pickup. Yes that is low for a Toyota but his gf owned the truck before he did and she ran it 4 quarts low on oil for a month. I say Toyota.
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My other truck is a 89 toyota 4 wheel drive. Ive never owned a truck as reliable as that one. I love fords dont get me wrong, but it takes alot to kill a yota.
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trucks

i also have a ford but i need something reliable and daily driver. the tacoma is in very good shape with low miles. thanks. not that my 07 isnt reliable but i dont drive it much.
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How many miles do you drive a year? If it isn't more then 20k then don't buy a truck as a second daily drive. just add some engine mods and a tuner to increase the HP.

The depreciation, insurance, and gas o the 4 cyl truck will never cover the costs of your other trucks gas consumption.

or don't by a 4cyl truck period, just buy a compact fwd 4cyl sedan that will actuall get 30 to 40 mpg.
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thanks. i was looking at that also about the mileage. i use my 2007 fx4 maybe once a week and a bit more in the winter which is the reason i bought it. my other ride is a 88 mazda b2200 which runs pretty good now since i installed a new carb. thats my daily driver but i was going to sell it for something newer?. oh well. i just like those little pickups.
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or don't by a 4cyl truck period, just buy a compact fwd 4cyl sedan that will actuall get 30 to 40 mpg.

My 07 with the 2.3 I am very happy I went with instead of a v6 I have a 3.0 in my 98 and this engine out performs it hp and gas milage wise.

I get an average of 28 mpg city driving and have gotten up to 35 on the highway. Im glad i went with the 2.3
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or don't by a 4cyl truck period, just buy a compact fwd 4cyl sedan that will actuall get 30 to 40 mpg.

+1

in application, as a commuter, the best option is a fwd focus/corolla/civic

but I have a 4-cylinder 4wd tacoma, and while it lacks acceleration, it's pretty good for a 4-cyl pickup
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if i had the $$ i would go out and buy an old SFA Yoda... it would last me the next few years where as this pos i drive now keeps breaking lol
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if i had the $$ i would go out and buy an old SFA Yoda... it would last me the next few years where as this pos i drive now keeps breaking lol
why you might just slam that into a pole also
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i'm gonna say get the mazda, i have owned both, my 2001 ranger, and a 96 tacoma... and eventhou both run great, just kinda ford biased
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Buy American!!
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ya toyota can last up to 300k so ive heard,but my friends mazda lasted him 240k so id say mazda,atleast u will be sorta in the ford catagory lol
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toyotas run forever
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