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Old 07-28-2021, 07:47 PM   #29
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A truck is at the back of my list however I do like the look of jeeps. Only certain twins I like because I could care less if it isnít fast but something aesthetically pleasing and thatís something different for every person. Probably one of the only hatchbacks I somewhat liked was a type r but thatís $$$.
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Find a used Taco (Toyota Tacoma).GREAT small truck. Put a roof top tent on top of the bed. Let the fun begin!
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Find a used Taco (Toyota Tacoma).GREAT small truck. Put a roof top tent on top of the bed. Let the fun begin!
that's going to be $10k minimum for a 20 year old truck with 180k+ miles, and 2wd. really. the toyota tax is real.

rangers are much, much cheaper(same condition will run about 2-8k depending on features/year), and just as reliable. i recommend a 1998-2011. nearly all of the parts are the same across those years, so replacements are plentiful everywhere and anywhere that sells vehicle parts.

main things to watch for in either vehicle is bed rot at the section closest to the cab, and frame rot--around the rear by the bed, as well as the center front core section between the front a-arms. rangers also had a very common issue where the rear leaf spring supports would rot out after about 5-8 years.

the first vehicle my parents let me use was a ranger. just a 2wd single cab, but it survived jumps, mudding, 3 accidents, and 4 teenage drivers before my dad finally got bored with it and traded it for an f-150 for himself. liked it so much, i got my own. just recently sold it off to get a '18 tacoma actually
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Just want to add my 2Ę here. I just recently got my FRS, and while I do love it, it's not the car I drive most often. My girlfriend hates riding in it, it's loud inside, the ride is harsh, and I never want to take it on long road trips, nor daily daily duties/grocery trips. It makes an amazing car for weekend fun drives on dry sunny days. I love it as a second car, but would hate it as an only car.

That being said, life's short, get what you want. Drive one and see if it's for you. These cars are awesome, and I think that's why the people in this forum bought one. If you like twisty mountain roads, maybe autocross, car meets, any mod you can think of, this car is a solid choice.

The other people in this thread make great points, and there are definitely reasons not to get it. They're speaking from life experience and it seems like they think you're going to crash it, or at least have to opportunity to make worse mistakes than you would with something else. The cars from my teenage years certainly did not make it out unscathed lol. Good luck picking a car, and if you do get an 86, welcome to the club!

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