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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    My Crew Cab Chevy fits in my garage (20'). Bumper almost touching the front, and I can just slip behind it with the door shut. Barely though. Any bigger of a truck wouldn't.

    I made it a point to get a 3 car garage that both vehicles could fit into. And leave the 3rd stall for all my crap



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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    I'm actually looking at getting a pickup as well and am running into the same sort of issues. I think that my garage is long enough by just a few inches but I'm concerned about width. I found the specs online for the F-150 and with the mirrors out I should have 2.5 inches of clearance on each side. Anybody know how wide the newer Chevys are mirror to mirror?



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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by Agclone91 View Post
    I'm actually looking at getting a pickup as well and am running into the same sort of issues. I think that my garage is long enough by just a few inches but I'm concerned about width. I found the specs online for the F-150 and with the mirrors out I should have 2.5 inches of clearance on each side. Anybody know how wide the newer Chevys are mirror to mirror?
    If you are getting a pickup and planning on garaging it regularly, seriously consider power-fold mirrors (if that option is available). If you will often have a passenger in the front, it's not such a big deal, but if you are driving alone, it does become a pain to have to get out and fold/extend the passenger mirror. To have ample room for both vehicles, I have to fold the passenger mirror on the Excursion.


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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    I don't understand why no one can build a good small to midsized truck. By the time you price them out it's cheaper to get a full size truck from the big 3 then get something like a Toyota Tacoma. In addition, their gas mileage is not much better. Maybe I'm missing something but it make little to no sense to buy a midsize truck when the Big 4 are discounting by $8k plus off their larger pickups?



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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I don't understand why no one can build a good small to midsized truck. By the time you price them out it's cheaper to get a full size truck from the big 3 then get something like a Toyota Tacoma. In addition, their gas mileage is not much better. Maybe I'm missing something but it make little to no sense to buy a midsize truck when the Big 4 are discounting by $8k plus off their larger pickups?
    I suppose if you just didn't want to drive a large pickup.




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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I don't understand why no one can build a good small to midsized truck. By the time you price them out it's cheaper to get a full size truck from the big 3 then get something like a Toyota Tacoma. In addition, their gas mileage is not much better. Maybe I'm missing something but it make little to no sense to buy a midsize truck when the Big 4 are discounting by $8k plus off their larger pickups?

    I like my Nissan Frontier, but I often wonder if I should have gone with a full-size truck.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I don't understand why no one can build a good small to midsized truck. By the time you price them out it's cheaper to get a full size truck from the big 3 then get something like a Toyota Tacoma. In addition, their gas mileage is not much better. Maybe I'm missing something but it make little to no sense to buy a midsize truck when the Big 4 are discounting by $8k plus off their larger pickups?
    Like most things good in the automotive world...the rest of the world has them, while the US doesn't.

    America misses the Ford Ranger | TFLCar.com: Automotive News, Views and ReviewsThe Fast Lane Car

    Available with diesel engines that make nice torque and good mileage...


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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I suppose if you just didn't want to drive a large pickup.
    I work downtown Minneapolis and park in a underground parking ramp. That alone makes me want to avoid a full-size pickup. I need a pickup, but a full-size one would just be too big for navigating my parking ramp.


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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Like most things good in the automotive world...the rest of the world has them, while the US doesn't.

    America misses the Ford Ranger | TFLCar.com: Automotive News, Views and ReviewsThe Fast Lane Car

    Available with diesel engines that make nice torque and good mileage...
    whoa, I'd get in line for that.


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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    If you are getting a pickup and planning on garaging it regularly, seriously consider power-fold mirrors (if that option is available). If you will often have a passenger in the front, it's not such a big deal, but if you are driving alone, it does become a pain to have to get out and fold/extend the passenger mirror. To have ample room for both vehicles, I have to fold the passenger mirror on the Excursion.
    Good advice and something I have considered. I don't think I am going to be able to afford to buy new though so my options are a bit more limited. Im looking n the '09-'10 range unless I can find a deal on one newer.

    While were on the topic, anybody know the best time to buy a pickup? I've always heard that during summer months they are a bit cheaper.



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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    whoa, I'd get in line for that.
    What I don't understand is why Ford is so gung ho about protecting the F-150 in North America. Is it so they can continue to win the "Best selling truck in America" award? Why not introduce the Ranger here and let people choose between the two?

    Then again, if the new Ranger ever did get introduced in North America, Ford would likely pull the diesels and replace them with underpowered, inefficient gas engines...


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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Would the European turbo diesel pass US emissions standards, especially CA emissions? How much would reengineering to meet US standards affect performance?

    Just asking, because I don't know...


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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    I think the builder hosed me on the garage. I just measured and it's 225" to the door. Does anyone have the number for Regency....



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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Another way builders cut corners is with the drive width. My bil and sil built a house with a two stall garage. I think the door is only 18' maybe 20' wide, and they poured the drive no wider than the door opening. You cant even park 2 cars on it side by side with out stepping into the grass/snow on one side, or banging doors on the other.



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    Re: Truck/Garage dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I think the builder hosed me on the garage. I just measured and it's 225" to the door. Does anyone have the number for Regency....
    Wow what a joke. I'm glad they are gone.



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