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    Mid-sized truck recommendations

    Looking for a mid-size truck.

    I test drove the 2012 Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline today. Tacoma = way too small [I'm 6'7"], and really liked the Ridgeline.

    Need a truck for lumber yard trips, hunting in the fall, hauling kids sports stuff, and golf. I'm not a construction guy or off-road guy.

    Appreciate thoughts/feedback from any w/ knowledge.



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    Re: Mid-sized truck recommendations

    Check the Frontier as well. Tacoma and Frontier are the top rated midsized.



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    Re: Mid-sized truck recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    Check the Frontier as well. Tacoma and Frontier are the top rated midsized.
    Have to check it out. Thanks.



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    Re: Mid-sized truck recommendations

    I have a Ranger and to be honest it's a waste. I get horrible gas mileage and can't really pull anything. If I were to do it all over I would go with a full size. Same gas mileage with a compact as a full size. Price is cheaper for a small truck but everything else is a wash or better with a half ton. This is my experience with a compact truck take it or leave it.


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    Re: Mid-sized truck recommendations

    half ton Ford with the ecoboost



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    Re: Mid-sized truck recommendations

    Depends on what you're using it for as far as mid vs full. I haven't researched the ranger, but the Tacoma and Frontier are good buys depending on your needs.



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    Re:Mid-sized truck recommendations

    Don't buy one. Half ton is the only way to go.



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    Re: Mid-sized truck recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Boorstin View Post
    Looking for a mid-size truck.

    I test drove the 2012 Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline today. Tacoma = way too small [I'm 6'7"], and really liked the Ridgeline.

    Need a truck for lumber yard trips, hunting in the fall, hauling kids sports stuff, and golf. I'm not a construction guy or off-road guy.

    Appreciate thoughts/feedback from any w/ knowledge.
    I agree with some of the other people in this thread. I have looked at midsize trucks and in the end you make a ton of sacrifices for one and they aren't all that much cheaper.

    I don't favor certain companies but the new Ford ecoboost engine (V6 putting out V8 horsepower and better fuel mileage) is nice from what I have heard and seen. I am trying to get a couple of more years out of my 97 f150, but if I were in the market that would be where I started.

    Jump to the half ton from any of the major companies and you won't regret it.



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    Re: Mid-sized truck recommendations

    Get a Town & Country with Stow&Go seats.


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    Love my Ridgeline. Thats all.


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    Re: Mid-sized truck recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by isufan View Post
    half ton Ford with the ecoboost
    I currently drive an '04 Tacoma 4x4 (the last year the Tacoma was a compact pickup and not a midsize), and when I decide to switch to a newer model, I'm about 90% sure this is the route I'll go. Pretty amazing that a half-ton truck with damn near 400 hp gets better mpg than my truck with half the hp.



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    Re: Mid-sized truck recommendations

    When i bought my truck, I was positive I was going to get a midsize. Walked out with a Silverado. Enough room for me at 6-2, plus it didn't cost that much more than the midsize. It is a beast in a parking lot, though.



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    Re: Mid-sized truck recommendations

    I really wanted a Tacoma or Frontier when I bought last fall but I was scared off by the MPGs. If you are not in a hurry I heard the new Chevy Colorado for 2013 is supposed to be something special and might give Toyota and Nissan a run for their money.



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    Re: Mid-sized truck recommendations

    Get a car.




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    Re: Mid-sized truck recommendations

    FWIW, I've heard the Ford ecoboost doesn't get nearly as good of mileage as advertised. If it were me, I'd think hard about a half ton with a small V-8.



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