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Pickup Recommendations

I am going back to a pickup and was looking for some recommendations.....I have owned Ford, Chevy, and GMC pickups in the past BUT have been buying SUV's for the last 10 years or so. I currently own my first Dodge (2014 Durango) and like it BUT wanted some real "expert" advice from you guys.
I do not use my truck for work so I do not need a heavy duty. I am looking for one with the 4 full doors.
Any info is appreciated to help me with my research.
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Re: Pickup Recommendations

Tundra hands down.
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Tundra hands down.
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Re: Pickup Recommendations

Being that your not planning on using this as a work truck I would take a Ford F150 for a test drive.

Just bought a 2016 SuperCrew 2.7 V6 EcoBoost and really like it so far. Plenty of room for my entire family and drives really nice.

I looked at the Tundra but the Ford F150 gets better gas mileage and had the highest crash test rating of all the trucks which is way more important to me than that silly bed commercial that Chevy put out.

I am not a brand loyal guy by any means and I think a lot of truck buying comes down to personal preference. With that being said, after a few months of searching the F150 suited me the best.
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Re: Pickup Recommendations

Not liking the Tundra gas mileage......
I am not loyal either BUT have only ever bought Ford, Dodge, and GM.
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No truck has good gas mileage.....just the way it is.
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I agree it's not like driving a Honda Civic but at the same time they're much better today than what they were years ago.

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Indeed.
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No truck has good gas mileage.....just the way it is.
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Not enough information to make a recommendation.

You didn't say if you wanted to buy a new pick up truck or a used pick up truck. A 2 wheel drive or 4.
If you live in the city or country, what your driving style is like.

Where do you live, what do you like to do?
Maybe you don't need a pick up truck at all?

Gasoline or diesel?

Do you have children, how old are they, do you have multiple family members that are going to ride in this truck? How tall are you? How much do you weigh?

Some of the new trucks I have looked at, the back seat looks more like the seat on a buckboard wagon than a car seat. The leg room in the back of most of the new extended cabs is a joke. I probably couldn't even haul someone in the back seat of a Chevy Extended Cab pick up truck.

Most of the trucks, the front seat does not go far enough back. My belly rubs the steering wheel.
The new Chevy's all comes with adjustable pedals.

The new Fords are OK as long as you do not plan on using it as a pick up truck! The aluminum body weighs more then the steel body and the bed is not durable.

The glued on bed on the GM trucks are no better.
I wouldn't put a ladder rack on a Chevy.

Dodge seems to be a pretty good truck, not a lot of complaints from the people I know that owns them.
The one my brother owned was really nice, although the front seat was very uncomfortable - like sitting in a church pew. Dodges usually rides like a buckboard - rough, at least the 3/4 and 1 ton versions..

I'm pretty much through with 1/2 ton trucks, too many problems with the brakes and wheel bearings..

The Crew Cab Chevy's are nice, but the short bed [censored].
It costs more for the plates then an extended cab 1/2 ton pick up. Most people complains about the length and how hard it is to park it at the grocery store or along the street. Problems weaving in and out of city traffic.

The old lady refuses to drive it because she can't see.
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