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John K
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I am buying said vehicle in texas next month to sell in Vt. Any requests or advice?
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Bob
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Not sure is this John from Austin? Joe's brother?

Put an ad on Cragislist up here, pictures and a good description. Perhaps you can find a buyer before you get here. Bringing a rust free truck up here to die in the land of salt is kinda sad. Maybe someone will buy it just for summer.
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Good idea John, a rust free truck will sell quick around here. It's just too bad, that in a few years of Vt. winter driving, said truck will no longer be rust free. 
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john k
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to clarify, this will be a used, dealer buy, to avoid taxes,registration,etc. Choice is wide open. Texas is loaded with pickups, they're heavily subsidized here. I am seeking opinions on what is most desired in Vt. or if you or someone you know want's something specific.
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Dodge diesels 12V 5.9l, Ford diesels 7.3l.  Chevys suck! unless of course they are mid 80's. They were made of metal. Honestly a rust free rig is always a good buy up here. I have room if you want to leave one for sale.
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Something like this would probably sell. I looked in your local CL and didnt see much with an up side. If this was really rust free and you got it for 2500 you might make a 1000 or a little more. Hard to say, Vermonters are cheap.


https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/6014012309.html
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john k
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Is 4wd a must?
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John, get a pickup with a club cab if you can, they sell quicker and for more $$. No need for 4WD. A lot of folks don't want 4 WD,  or diesel's..... Now I'm talking your Burlington area buyers, they don't need 4WD, and like I said, a lot of them don't want 4WD. Low miles and no rust will get you top retail for any model year, here in the champlain valley. 
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DP
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Toyota Tacoma ...
They are pricey and hold an incredible value...
Extremely popular here in VT
Bash me all you want boys, but it's the truth
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DP, I couldn't agree with you more. Toyota's are well built, and don't rust nearly as bad as american rigs. I will always own a toyota from now on. Our Sienna is way better built than any american rig. I didn't mention Toyota to John, because I don't want him to get shot, down there in Texas. I bet there's a good selection of your standard redneck PU in Texas, that he can flip here in Burlington, without too much trouble. 
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Bob
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Good luck on finding a rig that you can flip for a profit. I looked all over Austin CL at all kinds of rigs. Toyota's cost the same down there as they do up here. A two wheel drive pickup handles like shit on any kind of slippery surface. The bottom line a cream puff is always going to sell. The hard part is finding one cheap. They pop up and are sold in a few hours usually.

Toyotas do rust by the way, that's why they ate all those frames. Its a great company, they stand behind the product. American rigs all rot up here. All you need to do is look around. 5 or 6 year old trucks with rockers cheese holed, bumpers with holes, fenders with holes. Ads read "Typical rust" like its normal or expected. GM /Ford/Dodge all end their concern at 3yr/36,000 miles which ever comes first. They want you to buy another truck as soon as possible.
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Ford seems to be the pickup of choice among loggers and foresters, people that need a dependable woods truck. I've seen a lot more Chevy pickups with the rear quarter panels completely rusted out.

I see more extended cab pickups than crew or club cab pickups. Four-door pickups seem to be more of a suburbia phenomenon; or utility company work vehicles.
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Tom, you're right about extended vs club/crew cabs..... I meant 'extended' cab, not club or crew. A 2 door truck with an extended cab.... Yeah, that's it. 
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Bob
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I bought a 2000 four door 3/4 ton Chevy new. IT was the biggest piece of shit I ever owned. It cost about 32K new. In the 10 years I owned it I logged 92K miles. In that time it rusted away.  All brake lines, transmission lines and gas tank and lines had to be replaced. All four doors fell apart inside, electric window gear rusted and failed. Two transmissions, two power steering pumps, Multiple brake jobs and the ABS system failed repeatedly. At times the truck would not come to a complete stop because the ABS system thought a wheel was locked up. This happened because the ABS rotors in the wheels  would rust up. When the power steering pumps failed the power steering and the power brakes failed. You had almost no control over the truck.  In the end I spent 2000 dollars to get it inspected and Sold it to Shane's brother Adam for 3000 dollars. It appears to be dead in his yard right now with a for sale sign on it. The dealer was almost no help. Never will I ever even walk into a Chevy or GM dealer.
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Just have to chime in here...I've had my Chevy 1500, V-8/5.3 L, 4wd, xtended cab, Z71, pickup (rated to haul 1750 lbs./tow 7500 lbs.) for almost 10 years now. It gets ~17 MPG with a tall cap, wind deflectors and step rails. "Stole" it at the height of the recession in 2008, brand new, for $22,750. The only (real) mechanical issue I've had with it is a ball-joint and a wheel bearing. Does it have rust? Yes, but up until this year it was only the underbody, and I still have the original exhaust system. It just started showing some bubbling at the bottom of the tailgate this year...and I've shoveled sand (with salt) into the bed (lined with a tarp) for 8 winters and I don't wash it that often. Does it have some quirks, yes...but all-in-all it's been one of the best, cost effective and most comfortable vehicles I've owned. Up here in northern Chittenden/Franklin county the Chevy and GMC 4wd, extended cab pickups seem to be the most popular. FWIW Sister Sue
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Thats great Sue, glad you got a good one. I live on RT17 which is a Ski area access road. This means the State salts the shit out of it. This is likely the root of the corrosion issues I saw. I have to tell you in 2000 GM did not treat the internal door parts with anything. The parts were raw steel, stamped with no finish. Add a little salt and a little water rust happens. The brake, fuel and transmission lines all were raw steel with no finish. I had a big block 454 engine so I could tow 10K pounds. That motor had issues with the intake gaskets. They failed twice for me in 92K miles and leaked antifreeze. I also think the 454 pair with the transmission installed was a bad mate. I hardly worked my truck but it ate two transmissions. I really didnt use the thing like you would expect a 3/4 ton truck to work and it failed miserably.  It turns out in 2000 they used all mid 1990s parts in the 3/4 ton trucks. It was the last year for that model. I thought at the time it should have been the best as it was the latest group of parts for a tested design. IT in reality sucked. Not making it up. My 1986 Suburban was 10X the 2000 truck in terms of durability. That thing cost me used like 3000 bucks and it provided more trouble free miles then the 2000 did.
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coal roller
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what ever you do dont bring north any more euro-trash, vw audi etc.
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this is cool and local. wish i had the time to frick with it.
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https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/6023737568.html
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That would be one to take to my neighbor. He has a box trailer full of motors and transmissions from that vintage truck. Its a 2wheel drive.

Euro-Trash lasts a lot longer then current crop of American junk. My fleet is aging some of them are headed to the bone yard pretty soon. MY green A6 is testing me today. Inspection needed but I have an Exhaust manifold leak.
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John K
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Thanks to all who posted, stumbled upon a 2003 Ford Super Duty 7.3 turbo diesel last night. Very clean, diesel mechanic's personal truck. 
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That's the engine everyone seems to like. I have a early 90's Ford 7.3 non turbo F350. Mine is a yard truck with a plow. Don't know that much about it really. I moved a lot of wood with it. Seems like a strong motor.

There are 6 or 7 2003 Ford diesels on the VT CL right now.
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John you have your very own personal assistant...... And he doesn't even ask for paycheck.

Nice job on the truck find. 
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Bob
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No really assisting anymore then you are Joe. Cars are a hobby, just giving input like you did. The Used market is full of niches. My likes are mine yours are yours its all good.

If I was John I would put an Ad up before he gets here. Highlight Rust free Texas Truck, all the details, good pictures and try for high book retail. Its like fishing, cast your bait and wait
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Coal Roller
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ford 99 and up e350 7.3 vans best junk wagon for the money. 
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