quote:LOVE the new truck. I do lawn maintenance on the side and it pulls my trailer like it isn't there...honestly. of course my current trailer is only a 5x10 open trailer that is only about 3k lbs loaded. HOPE to get at least a 6x12 enclosed before next season. My Tacoma didn't like pulling the 5x10 in this terrain, and knew it would be dangerous with an enclosed. The new Allison is amazing. Actually like the styling of the Dodge better, and liked the Cummins better also. The ride of the Chevy and the Allison sealed the deal though. Got a VERY good deal on an '06, and the price they gave me on trade for my Tacoma was WAY too good to pass up.
Originally posted by mcrn: Scooby is right 2005 was the first year you could get the double cab with a manual tranny. Only way I can tell you to find one is the look at the autotrader.com and you can refine your search to any distance and to show only manual trannies with 4 doors. Good luck. I think that would be a great truck. Scooby how do you like your duramax/allison combo?
quote:Let me just say that I was referring to the old 3.3L engine in the Nissan trucks that many complained were only averaging 12-14mpg. I failed to remember that the Nissan TRUCKS were now optioned for the 4.0L as well. I did have the luxury of owning a Nissan Xterra 4.0L for a short time, it was brand-new and averaged about 16mpg - however it was not worn in yet, so chances are it may have done better after a few thousand miles. Turns out my sister needed a newer SUV as her '02 Trail Blazer's transmission took a ****, and at the time, the Xterra was the new kid in our household that we were holding as back-up, sorta speak. Well, the truck it was going to replace ****ped out shortly after we sold the Xterra - wouldn't you know, however, we've decided that we definitely need the open bed. And while I know the gas mileage in the 4.0L Nissan engine's have improved, the 4-dr truck is still not as roomy as the Toyota's. So the '02's were good as well as the '05's; only the '02 comes in x-cab and not double cab - man that bites; have two boys, one with really long legs Guess we'll just have to cut him off at the knees
Originally posted by Rand: Can you explain use to much gas.. I thought all trucks that size were around 18mpg +-2 I'm pretty sure the double cab makes you take the biggest engine option.
quote:03-04 double cabs only come in autos, 05+ come with autos or 6 speed trannys.
Originally posted by Ramblin Fever: it be to find one? So far all we're able to find is automatics. We're looking for slightly used, say between '03-'05. Are the 5-spds hard to come by in the 4-dr; we're finding all kinds of 5-spds, but they're either single cab or king cab. We need the room of the 4-dr for sure. This will be a construction truck, but will get it's share of driving through the mountains, rough 4x4 trails, as well as pulling trailers, etc. We'd much prefer the 5-spd over the auto; our current '85 Toy p/up 22re has retired at 300k miles, still on original clutch. Any hints would be great - thanks!