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A small truck...

Hi there,

I was wondering, is there a small truck that can be bought? I'm considering getting a small truck to haul little things and time to time, pick up things that ok can work projects on. However, every truck I seen is those big ones. Any suggestions?

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Chevy Colorado / Toyota Tacoma maybe?
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Evil Baby wrote: Chevy Colorado / Toyota Tacoma maybe?
& Nissan, GMC, Honda. They all have "midsize"
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You’d be surprised how much a minivan can haul.
Theres models where you can Fold down all the seats flat to the floor. you can transport a surprising amount of cargo and bulky items with a minivan.
Good on fuel too.
It also seats 7 when you arent socially distancing.
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The old Ford Ranger is actually small and a reliable truck, the final model year was 2012, shockingly it was also decently safe...apparently fared better in crash tests than other trucks which was a surprise considering it was among the oldest. The later Mazda B-series trucks are just a rebadged Ford Ranger so they're pretty much identical.
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Modern "small" trucks are still pretty big. You need to go back like 10-20 years to get a properly small truck. But anyways, check out:

Chevy S10
Chevy Colorado
Ford Ranger
GMC Canyon
GMC Sonoma
Mazda B2200/B3000
Nissan Frontier
Toyota Tacoma
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As was said, a minivan is a great alternative. And cheaper on fuel, insurance, etc.

I have a $900 2003 Ram 4x4 V8 truck kicking around that looks like it belongs in the auto wrecker yard. Its haggard. I might be squeezing the last of its life out with my home projects. $60 a month to insure bundled with my other vehicle and my home. 4x4 works, just did an oil change on it for $20. Bit of a gas guzzler but the V8 sounds good at least. I believe a minivan would've been better for me though.
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inferno_gn wrote: Hi there,

I was wondering, is there a small truck that can be bought? I'm considering getting a small truck to haul little things and time to time, pick up things that ok can work projects on. However, every truck I seen is those big ones. Any suggestions?

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peteryorkuca wrote: El Camino, s10, utes
GM should have imported the Holden Ute and revived the El Camino nameplate. Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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mrweather wrote: GM should have imported the Holden Ute and revived the El Camino nameplate. Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
I think this was going to be a thing before GM killed Pontiac

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inferno_gn wrote: Hi there,

I was wondering, is there a small truck that can be bought? I'm considering getting a small truck to haul little things and time to time, pick up things that ok can work projects on. However, every truck I seen is those big ones. Any suggestions?

Ju Leon...
Nissan Frontier would probably be smallest and cheapest OP

Older Ford Ranger, Mazda B2000.

There was also the Subaru Baja.
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Swerny wrote: Nissan Frontier would probably be smallest and cheapest OP

Older Ford Ranger, Mazda B2000.

There was also the Subaru Baja.
frontier is pos...how do i know?...i have 3 of them(2014)..to many bs problems with this ,model
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A (folding) utility trailer might suit your light & occasional needs.
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Hi there,

Well, so far the trucks I seen usually have small back behind the driver, but I seen some without it, making the truck smaller. It is just to haul stuff here and there. Don't want to go crazy and don't want a POS that will die on me.

I have seen Ford Rangers but alot have the backseats. Is there a particular one without the back seat? Is it smaller with or without?

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Try a van. Generally cheaper. Use as a camper also. You can go big or little with a minivan. I'd go for a cargo van and use it for camping.
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Anything but a Honda Ridgeline. The last generation was a failure and the new one is worse.
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jackrabbit000 wrote: Anything but a Honda Ridgeline. The last generation was a failure and the new one is worse.
Replaced my Ranger with a Ridgeline. My opinion differs.
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