My tiny Nissan Sentra is killing my big dreams!
November 6, 2010 4:21 PM Subscribe
Looking to get a used compact to mid-size truck. What make and models should I be looking for?
posted by Asbestos McPinto to Travel & Transportation (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I are looking to trade our, decent but way too small for any cargo, Nissan Sentra for a compact to mid-size truck. We are looking at Nissan, Toyota and maybe Dodge. I am doing a lot of hobby welding and would like more room for hauling sheets of steel and sculptures around.
I am 6'2 and my wife is 5'10, so we are looking for a truck that can fit us comfortably for long drives, has 4wd, a manual transmission, an extended (not 4 door) cab and is reliable. Decent gas mileage is nice, but not a deal breaker. I am hoping to spend between 7-10 grand.
I am very interested in a pre-2004 Tacoma, but even the high mileage ones still go for a lot, plus I find the newer ones too large and I really dislike the styling. I know very little about Nissan (someone had suggested them in an older truck Ask Me) but I liked what I had read about the 2001 Frontier XE. The Dodge I mostly just threw in as to hear some opinions, as the ones I have been reading online alternate so wildly between "totally awesome" and "total crap".
Also, we are in Portland, OR if this matters.