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Old December 2nd, 2013, 08:55 AM
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sh*t, shinola and Pick Up Truck

I only know about the first of the 3 and need advice. We are going to move across the country and a board member recommended to get a Long bed pickup and a trailer and sell it when we get there.


Trouble is I am not sure what models to look for such as XL, XLT, Extended cab, etc when I do my searches locally:


What I need is 4 doors (and they can be half doors in the rear no club cab just an extended cab)
Need 8 ft bed
Looking for 1999-2005 as that seems to be in the $3K-6K range
Don't need 4wd or a big engine.
Don't care if it is 6 or 8 cy or auto or stick. Prefer 6 cyl and stick for MPGs across the country.


So can some one tell me what model of Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra or Ford F150 I need to look for so I can get a 8ft bed, 2wd and extended cab as I don't know the trim levels..


Anyone want to chime in on the best Dodge to get for those years as so far my experience was with a lemon and they don't hold the value or ratings that the Ford or Chevys do.


Thank you in advance.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 09:06 AM
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I had a Dodge Ram before buying my D2. The Dodge had considerably more issues than the Disco. I'd steer clear of them.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 09:11 AM
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Kevin,
Thank you. The Dodge that I had the displeasure of driving across country had almost everything crap out on it. Now my Father in laws 92 Cummings Diesel Dodge was a workhorse and built to last, but we are looking for newer trucks that you can slip kids into and out of there car seats with an extended cab.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 09:34 AM
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Think about your potential buyers in NC... Look at Auto-trader and CL ads in Raleigh and see what is selling. I would assume a 4x4 would sell faster than a 4x2 in the south.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 09:34 AM
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Clay, with respect to 4wd you may not need it but 4wd helps resale value greatly especially a rust free California truck.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 10:42 AM
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Chevy seems to have the edge on trucks IMHO.
On the Silverado it goes WT as base, then LS then LT1, LT2 and top of the food chain LTZ.
Extended cabs were far more popular a decade ago than they are now.
V8s almost if not 100% universal.
1500 is lightest duty then 2500, 3500 etc.
Bed sizes from 8 ft and shrinking.
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http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/4183706979.html

Looks nice. If you could knock a couple bucks off, it would be perfect.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 12:08 PM
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4wd vs. 2wd

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Clay, with respect to 4wd you may not need it but 4wd helps resale value greatly especially a rust free California truck.
Agreed but prices are pretty comparable looking at Raleigh CL and San Diego CL for 2wd.

------ Follow up post added December 2nd, 2013 01:10 PM ------

Ron,
Thanks for poking around on CL. That one is a short bed so I am looking to cram in somemore items with a Long bed.
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http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/4183706979.html

Looks nice. If you could knock a couple bucks off, it would be perfect.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 12:10 PM
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4x4, crew cab, automatic, short box is the number one selling combo in nc and sc. Just asked a dealer friend in your target market. Stick to Ls models in Chevy products and xlt for ford products. The higher end models (let, lariat) in the year range you are looking for will have leather interiors that do not hold up well and in return will make the truck harder to sell.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 12:13 PM
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Thanks all for the advice - So if I wanted a long bed extended cab is there a specific prefix I am looking for...say F150 XL (or is that just the trim packages) and my search criteria will be "truck, extended cab, long bed". I am looking for shortcuts by using factory designations to cut my search to specifically what I want.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 02:54 PM
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So....

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That one has an 8' bed. Standard/Long is 8', short is 6.5'

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So unless it says short bed all standard beds are 8ft?
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4x4, crew cab, automatic, short box is the number one selling combo in nc and sc. Just asked a dealer friend in your target market. Stick to Ls models in Chevy products and xlt for ford products. The higher end models (let, lariat) in the year range you are looking for will have leather interiors that do not hold up well and in return will make the truck harder to sell.
Good advice. Long bed crew cab trucks can be a pretty tough sell, unless it's going to be a true work truck for someone...A lot of people don't like trying to park them in conventional tight spots, for daily household use.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 04:30 PM
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good advice but remember I am buying this to end up in a net = position. Buy here and fit all furnishings in a long bed and trailer get to NC and sell for what I paid. Not looking to flip just don't want to piss money away on a Pod or Uhaul. At this point I would have to loose $3K on the entire transaction for it to be a stupid idea and go with a Uhaul or Pod.

So Russell if you wouldn't mind asking your friend if a $4K F150 extended cab 2002 in CA would be a $4K extended cab in NC I would appreciate it.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 04:36 PM
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Another option is a suburban. They are cheap as chips and have almost as much interior space as a pick up and you can put clothes and stuff in bags on the roof.
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