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Old 12-30-2010, 06:29 PM
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i was thinking of getting a different truck that gets better mileage. was thinking one with a 4cyl and 5 speed. what year trucks are best all around. i want this thing to last. im thinking of something early 2000s but what do you think??????

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Old 12-30-2010, 06:54 PM
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from experience 98-01 2.5L's have been good to me.. got 286,000 out of a '98 (sold it) and its still running today... great gas mileage, and very dependable, relatively cheap. gave $1300 for the one I have now ('99 mazda 2.5L)
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:04 PM
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from experience 98-01 2.5L's have been good to me.. got 286,000 out of a '98 (sold it) and its still running today... great gas mileage, and very dependable, relatively cheap. gave $1300 for the one I have now ('99 mazda 2.5L)
ok cool. what do you think about the 2.3?

oh and i saw a truck on craigslist a 05 with 2.3 do you know much about those years?

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Old 12-30-2010, 07:05 PM
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i was thinking of getting a different truck that gets better mileage. was thinking one with a 4cyl and 5 speed. what year trucks are best all around. i want this thing to last. im thinking of something early 2000s but what do you think??????

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Depending on your budget, since you want it to last, just look for newest one with lowest mileage,etc. you can find. The year not too important I think. Good time to find one now since some predict 5 dollar/gallon gas in 2012.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:09 PM
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ok cool. what do you think about the 2.3?

oh and i saw a truck on craigslist a 05 with 2.3 do you know much about those years?

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dn't know much about the 2.3DOHC, but I can tell you there are plentiful amount of 2.3-2.5 lima engine parts, new and junk yards..
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:14 PM
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i've got the 2.3 OHV Pinto motor, it's pretty good so far.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:24 PM
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my 2.5 lima is bullet proof. 128k and it runs like new.
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my 2.5 lima is bullet proof. 128k and it runs like new.
and I just learned you have a mazda
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Hell yes, looks better than the ford. Flared fenders FTW!
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