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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 10:41 am    Post subject:  Lookin to buy a new Car (Or Truck)... Not sure yet... Reply with quote

Well after my beautiful Brandi was totaled I figured I would wait a while before looking...

Its been 2 months.. and im itching like crazy LOL

So My Daughters have spoken and they want dad to get a truck. Ive been looking at Tahoes, but my budget is 7k... and from what i see they usually go for 8-9k.

Found some in the 5-6K range (But with mileage of 150k and up) but im wondering does anyone on the forum have any experiences with them so i can know what to look out for when im test driving? any major weaknesses? Costly Repairs? (like the Intake Caskets on the 3.8) Im not going to be doing alot of driving since I mainly take public transportation to work during the week so It will be mostly driven on weekends besides the occasional store run during the week.

I do run into on occasion of me having to be Uncle Domo and having to take my sisters kids on the weekends as well so space is a little important.

and if u suggest a minivan, ill shoot you. LOL

But I am open to other suggestions outside of chevy products as well.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My dad has a 02 z71 suburban (sport package) and after 130k he has had countless problems. Depending on year, chevy SUVs in general start to s**t out rather early, but there are some that can go the distance.

In the past 2 years, my dad has spend probably 2-3k in maintaining the car. Hes about fed up with it.

On the side note, if you can find a well taken care of vehicle and see maintenance performed on the car, then its your call.

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 4:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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On the side note, I might know one for you Wink


Fixed that for ya Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It just depends on how much space is enough space. I'm still shopping Imprezas and they do have quite a bit of room for a smallish car, but it might not be suitable for you. I'm looking for enough room for the wife and baby, and the associated baby stuff, stroller/playpen/bags/etc.

If you're dragging around 2 of your own kids plus one or two others, you might need extra cargo space if you plan on taking trips or lot of bags and such.

Best way to find out is to test drive Very Happy

7k is a pretty slim budget if you're looking for a reliable, cheap SUV or crewcab truck.

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Don't know much about newer ones. I know the ones from the 90s seemed pretty bullet proof. Know quite a few people with some with over 200k miles. A buddy of mines dad had a 94 Suburban with nearly 300k and it was still running strong, only got rid of it because the tailgate rusted through.

I'd check out some older 4Runners.

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

chibiblacksheep wrote:
gg05impala wrote:
On the side note, I might know one for you Wink


Fixed that for ya Laughing


THIS^ he'll sell it 6200 with a detail preformed by me included Laughing thats like a priceless value thats included dude Cool

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:34 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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chibiblacksheep wrote:
gg05impala wrote:
On the side note, I might know one for you Wink


Fixed that for ya Laughing


THIS^ he'll sell it 6200 with a detail preformed by me included Laughing thats like a priceless value thats included dude Cool


LOL!!!! Good Pitch! Idk about burbans. I drove one a few times and I felt like I was going to clip someone's front end every time i merged and had to keep driving around looking for parking cause it was long as hell.

I Know its a slim budget,(not for a car tho..lol) thats why im looking at the market to see if i need to go up higher or just look into a sedan and tell my 6 year olds they will live. LOL

Ill Look into the older market Too. Might have some better luck vs the newer ones.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

tell the girls in 10 years or so they can make the decisions in the family..... their own. LOL this coming from a guy who bought a car with a large, flat flip and fold rear seat to accommodate greyhounds, LOL enjoy the hunt! peace, john

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 8:54 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

john, that would make them around 16, lets not condone anything here Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:16 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

LOL Thanks! Yeah I dunno if I want 16 y.o. decision making skills... Especially thinking about the things I wanted at 16 LOL

I tell them all the time tho that they can do what they want whenever they move out, get they own place and pay their own bills. LOL until then, its my rules.
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