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Old 06-27-2019, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default I need a small pick-up.

My 21 year old Nissan is slap worn out. It has been the best vehicle I've ever driven. I bought it with ~80,000 miles on it when it was 3 years old. I paid $2000. The odometer hit 999,999 more than 3 years ago. It has been cheap transportation.

Right now, the timing chain cover has a really bad leak. I replaced the timing chain many years ago and it cost me close to 1000 back then. Sooo, repair is out of the question.

Which small truck would you buy? Certainly not a new one for me, at my age. I may wind up buying a car but I'd sure miss the handy pick-up. I looked at an '08 ranger with 90,00 miles fir $5000 until I realized it was a 5 speed.
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Old 06-27-2019, 09:03 PM   #2
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Get another Nissan. I had an '01 Frontier, and it ran like champ. After 14 years, sold it and bought a Wrangler - total piece of shit. Traded the Jeep in for a '14 Frontier and it's a very comfy and capable. The cab even feels roomier than the new Tacoma, Colorado, or Ranger. I bought mine off lease, LS model with 6K miles real cheap.
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Older Taco if you can find one that doesn't have the Hunting truck premium on it!!!!
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If all it needs is a timing chain cover gasket, I'll do it for you free of charge Ken. I'll even buy the gasket.

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What about a mini van? Seems it may be cheaper than a small truck but still have some hauling capacity.
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:56 PM   #6
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Default Joel, I'd absolutely take you up on that if I lived up there.

On this truck, I'd replace the timing chain too because once you get to the gasket, changing the timing chain is a logical thing to do. From all accounts, this is a pretty big job. I paid around $1000 for the job 17 years ago. I had the same big leak so I went ahead and did it right when the truck had about 250,000 on it.

With everything else on the truck plumb wore out, I doubt if it is worth fixing.

I darn sure appreciate the offer, though.

Since I got you laid in my tale, you do owe me one, however. Naah!
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CaptK, are you saying there's over 1,000,000 mi on the truck?

Nissan might be interested in the vehicle.
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[QUOTE=captken;7958502]
I paid around $1000 for the job 17 years ago. I had the same big leak so I went ahead and did it right when the truck had about 250,000 on it.

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Maybe it is still under warranty.

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I'm serious about contacting Nissan, look at this article about million mile Tundras.
Toyota gave the owner a NEW TRUCK

https://www.motor1.com/news/347462/s...million-miles/
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Since I got you laid in my tale, you do owe me one, however. Naah!
A good wing man definitely needs compensated !!

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