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Old 04-10-2009, 05:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Shopping for a new Light Truck

My Work is going to bite the bullet and buy a small tray truck/pickup/cab chassis for me to use instead of my disreputable looking one
What would be a Mini Truck in the USA.

So far I have specified that it be 2WD (no snow here) 4 cylinder 5 speed manual Turbo Diesel.
My preference is for an alloy tray cab chassis -which is the most practical for the type of work I do.
Can anyone think of something I've missed? My aim is to get the most efficient vehicle.
Are there any recommendations?

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Old 04-10-2009, 10:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This vehicle would be for use in Australia? Kind of hard to make recommendations from the US. We only get crappy bloated guzzlers over here.

If ONLY we could get a turbo diesel mini-truck....
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah... a 4-cyl turbo deisel 5-spd truck would be so nice to have...
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Could you link us up with the options so we could better evaluate them?
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Its not a turbo diesel

But I have a 4 cyl. Ford Ranger which averages just over 28 MPG with the only mod being driving philosophy.

Good luck!
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No Turbo Diesel mini Trucks there? Every maker offers one in Australia.
Ford Australia - Ranger 4x2 XL Single Cab Chassis
Navara D40 Homepage
Holden - Colorado Single Cab Chassis 4x2 LX TD
Toyota HiLux: SR 4x2 Single Cab Chassis specifications here
Mazda BT-50 | Mazda Australia Zoom Zoom
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Nissan Navara is interesting - the 2wd 4cyl 2.5 ltr Turbo Diesel version claims 7 ltr/100 klm

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