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Old 09-30-2010, 01:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I would LOVE to have an 18 wheeler for hauling wood.
Is your last name Bunyan, by any chance?

I find it pretty hard to cut & load more than a couple of pickup loads in a day, myself, and that's just cutting logs that hang over the tailgate.

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Old 10-03-2010, 02:04 PM   #22 (permalink)
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We need to get GM to actually bring the Chevrolet Montana over here. Imagine this thing with the Cruze's eco package or a small diesel. I am all about it. I am so tired of hearing how a truck can only be a monster body on frame rear drive contraption. I have hauled so much in my Element it probably puts 90% of truck owners to shame.



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Old 10-03-2010, 03:49 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I've hauled enough stuff in my Gold Wing to put 90% of truck owners to shame.

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I'm biased, but the Ranger is the best option. Other mini trucks have grown larger and heavier. Unfortunately, the Ranger v6's are antiquated, but the 4cyl is actually pretty nice. They just started putting it in the extended cab within the last few years. If I were to buy a newer one, I'd pick up a used 4cyl extended cab.
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We need to get GM to actually bring the Chevrolet Montana over here.
Not bad, but I think it needs another foot or two on the bed in order to haul 4x8 sheets of plywood, insulation, etc.
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I like it. Thats about the size I need.
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We need to get GM to actually bring the Chevrolet Montana over here. Imagine this thing with the Cruze's eco package or a small diesel. I am all about it.
When it was exported to South Africa a Diesel engine sourced by Fiat was available.


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I am so tired of hearing how a truck can only be a monster body on frame rear drive contraption.
Considering this beauty is an unibody, your objection to the body-on-frame with a front engine makes some sense
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A new blog at EV World I posted today titled "Rang Anxiety Driving a Gas Rig" about towing our 5th wheel trailer to California and back to New Mexico for a tennis vacation at Indian Wells. The weather conditions, and low mpg returns gave us range anxiety even with a 36 gallon tank. I end the blog talking about the possibility of towing such a rig with an electric truck and having a trailer that provides electric assist for the towing vehicle.
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The 4-cyl,manual 5-speed,2WD,T-100 was good for around 26.4-mpg,naked,at a steady 65-mph,on Regular Unleaded.
With the aero kit I've seen 39.9 mpg three times.
With a modern GDI engine you could multiply that by 1.15.
With a modern turbo-diesel you could multiply that by 1.3.
'Hope to break 40 next year.

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