I’m looking to upgrade my 1991 Chevy 1500 4x4 and I’m looking for advice on what to buy.
I’ve only got, at maximum, $13,000 to spend and I live in Montana. I’m looking for pickup primarily for hunting and occasionally towing a light trailer (fishing raft, sail boat). I really want a 4x4 for getting around in the mountains.
I don’t think I can finance anything older than a 2001. Banks don’t like to finance older cars, it seems.
I’d like an extended cab just to have some storage space/security inside the rig. The Tacoma seems like a perfect rig, but good luck finding one in that price range that doesn’t have a gazillion miles on it.
I’ve entertained the idea of the Ford Rangers and Dodge Dakotas. S-10s seem to have issues. I like the Tundra access cabs. The Chevy 1500s are pretty nice. I’ve got NO experience with Ford. My experience with Chrysler products is less than ideal.
Where/what should I be looking for? The Toyota trucks seem like they last forever. The Chevy and Fords seem to have more problems.
Consider this an open thread to debate the pros and cons of the various pickups circa 2001-2005.