So i am about to buy my very first vehicle and am pretty excited about the whole deal. My budget is no more than 5k and I am looking to get me a used small pickup truck. It seems like my best options are either a T100, Tacoma, frontier or a b2500. Are those considered reliable used pick ups? What kind of year/mileage y'all think 5k could bring? I am thinking a 2000 with about 120000 miles. Does that seems reasonable?
The truck should be very reliable and could take some abuse, I don't really care about towing much because it will be used mainly for tools.
I know VERY little about cars and mechanics and wouldn't even know the first thing to look out for when looking at a potential truck... I've been told to insist on a clean title, see that the engine and transmission are in good order, and pass it by a reliable mechanic. Anything else?
Thank you for your time!
posted by Sentus
on Jan 3, 2012 -
We're choosing between a used Audi TT coupe and a used Volvo C30 hatchback - anything we should consider? Do you own either of these cars? Hate them or love anything in particular about them? [more inside]
posted by letitrain
on Nov 20, 2011 -
hi, i live in south west victoria, Australia. i am about to put a color bond roof on my weather board house, has any one done this lately? I am at a loss, of who to start shopping with for the sheets, hardware needed and the insulation. Which is my other problem i have been told to use sisalation (not right spelling i know) but i have had good reports on foil board, what have others used? i do have fiber blow in insulaion, but some of its damaged due to rain getting in, would it be better to replace this with pink bats or more fiber fill or what? i hope some one can help thanks
posted by the finishing post
on Nov 10, 2011 -
I'm a beginner buying used downhill skis at a swap soon. How long should they be? General advice also welcome. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants
on Oct 25, 2011 -
I've decided to buy my first upright bass to learn on (a used student bass). What to look for? [more inside]
posted by hanoixan
on Oct 21, 2011 -
Where could a person get a (working) used computer with at least 1 GB ram in it for $100 or less? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart
on Sep 16, 2011 -
I'm going to be buying a used car soon, for around $3000. Unfortunately, Consumer Reports doesn't have a reliability chart for beaters. [more inside]
posted by freshwater
on Sep 3, 2011 -
Help me decide how to finance my vehicle purchases. I need to get two cars for my family. Could be new, could be used. I want both of these cars to have very high safety ratings. Everything else doesn't really matter. I could pay cash for two new cars, but that just seems stupid to do on a depreciating asset. Is the best course of action to find two used, yet reasonably new cars and pay cash? What if we like having new cars? Should we just lease two new vehicles? I have read that the best course of action is to buy a used car and drive it into the ground. That's great, but what if I leave the country again in 5 years. And do I really want to be driving around in a Hooptie
in ten years. How do I approach the whole buy new / used, lease issue.
posted by jasondigitized
on Aug 10, 2011 -
What's the best way for me to find and buy a used car, given that I know what I want, have cash to buy it outright, don't want to spend lots of time and mileage and money "shopping", and don't know anything about how to tell a lemon from a peach? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady
on Aug 2, 2011 -
Used car advice. Looking for real world feedback on a couple of models I am considering. And for other suggestions as well. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah
on Aug 2, 2011 -
Best place to find a cheap used 35mm camera in Minneapolis?
posted by localhuman
on Jun 18, 2011 -
Got some used cars and I need to sell them, but I am not a used dealer nor do I want to be. Need some buyers. How can I find them? [more inside]
posted by avrobie
on Jun 9, 2011 -
What is the equivalent to Craigslist in Japan, perhaps the Osaka area specifically? [more inside]
posted by krilli
on May 27, 2011 -
I am interested in purchasing a gently used cross over vehicle for myself. I plan on paying cash and want to spend 10,000.00 or less. I prefer Honda or Toyota but am open to reliable well made vehicles. [more inside]
posted by gypseefire
on May 5, 2011 -
I'm selling my car. I'm pretty sure that this offer to buy is a scam, but how does it work? [more inside]
posted by Sutekh
on Mar 15, 2011 -
What is reasonable to expect from a used laptop? And from the eBay seller of a used laptop? [more inside]
posted by ferkit
on Jan 15, 2011 -
Tips for negotiating the price of a used car, namely a used Toyota Camry, years 2007-2010? [more inside]
posted by abdulf
on Dec 26, 2010 -
Can someone with minimal knowledge of downhill ski technology purchase appropriate skis at a ski swap/used ski sale? [more inside]
posted by genmonster
on Nov 24, 2010 -
My husband bought a new Tempur-pedic mattress/box springs set hoping to ease some back pain he's been experiencing. After only two nights, he concluded that the mattress is too soft for him to sleep comfortably, and that it only worsened his back pain. I put the set on Craigslist for about 1/5 less than we paid, but we---predictably, maybe---had no takers. It is, of course, too big for selling/shipping on e-bay. I think most people hesitate about buying used mattresses, however light the use. We could just donate the set to a thrift store, but I'd rather try to recoup some of the nearly $700 that he paid.
Has anyone had a successful experience selling a mattress? If so, how did you do it?
Many thanks in advance.
posted by ragtimepiano
on Nov 12, 2010 -
Hey folks. Long time reader, first time 'asker.'
Help me find a cheap, used computer parts store in San Francisco - I'm particularly looking for Dell laptop parts.
Just inherited a Dell D810 Latitude laptop - needs some love - almost free love, that's my budget... Any chance in getting a line on a used dell charger (type pa-10) or a used battery for a Latitiude d810 (type Y4367)? Anyone know of a recycle-ry that I can hit up for cheap? I've scouted ebay, put a call out on freecycle (Marin, SF), and scoured craigslist. Suggests?
posted by firestorm888
on Oct 26, 2010 -
Which beginner bass should I buy, the Ibanez GSR200 or Peavey Milestone III? [more inside]
posted by domnit
on Sep 16, 2010 -
I am looking for the best vintage/used-clothing store in the San Francisco Bay Area to SELL used clothes to. [more inside]
posted by serunding
on Sep 1, 2010 -
I've been using Amazon to sell used books but USPS shipping costs cause my net earnings to be nearly nil. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo
on Aug 30, 2010 -