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123hotdog
08-28-2012, 02:40 PM
I purchase a 1993 Isuzu Npr a year ago and will never ever go back to pulling a trailer again. I love it. However, I'm only getting 13mpg. It is a four cylinder turbo diesel automatic with the open bed and dove tail. I realize the fact that it is an automatic hurts the fuel mileage not to mention the 200,000 miles on it. Is anybody else using one and what type of mileage are you getting?

BrandonV
08-28-2012, 07:57 PM
I'd say you're about right on the money.

cgaengineer
08-28-2012, 08:16 PM
10-13 is about right...Ours is a 14' box
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tyslawnservice
09-05-2012, 07:46 PM
`91 3.9L turbo D 16' box. 10.5 to 12.5 mpg

tyslawnservice
09-05-2012, 07:48 PM
just over 300k miles!

Weekend cut easymoney
09-05-2012, 08:32 PM
I'm kicking around buying one used and modifying somewhat a Muddywater ...not sure what to look out for...thought this one was like 2006?

It had 130k miles...I'm thinking it might be worth 18-20k?

Duekster
09-05-2012, 08:45 PM
I'm kicking around buying one used and modifying somewhat a Muddywater ...not sure what to look out for...thought this one was like 2006?

It had 130k miles...I'm thinking it might be worth 18-20k?

There is a truck place up here that will put a ram / dove tail comb on it and ask around 20K.... I suspect they could turn them cheaper. How much is the question. Big city big $ as I have heard of less

muddywater
09-06-2012, 11:42 PM
An isuzu dealer would ask 18-20k. Prob sell on ebay for 13-15k What can you get it for?

BrandonV
09-07-2012, 06:56 AM
I just bought a used super lawn truck from the manufacuter. Isuzu crew can hyd ramp 55k miles diesel for 33$
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Weekend cut easymoney
09-07-2012, 03:54 PM
There is a truck place up here that will put a ram / dove tail comb on it and ask around 20K.... I suspect they could turn them cheaper. How much is the question. Big city big $ as I have heard of less

I'll keep looking...thought $20k for used was getting off easy, but as several have pointed out, there are likely better deals to be had--

I found one guy in Dallas ....www.iptruck.com that has a few trucks outfitted to do lawn maintenance for $23-24 k 14ft box with dovetail ramp 115k miles on a 5.2 diesel....

I guess the real question for these used trucks is to see the maintenance records and what it was used for maybe?

I really want a crew cab and those seem to be tough to find-

Weekend cut easymoney
09-07-2012, 03:55 PM
An isuzu dealer would ask 18-20k. Prob sell on ebay for 13-15k What can you get it for?

I'll call today--been backed up with lots of other paperwork--

Weekend cut easymoney
09-07-2012, 04:05 PM
An isuzu dealer would ask 18-20k. Prob sell on ebay for 13-15k What can you get it for?

It has 179k miles on it with a 16ft box 2007 Diesel and a lift gate on the box--E-track within--
$11,500 is what she told me was the lowest they would take for it-
used it for rental--here in Austin

cgaengineer
09-07-2012, 04:07 PM
Most of the NPRs I see are Rent A Center off lease vehicles...
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Weekend cut easymoney
09-07-2012, 04:13 PM
Most of the NPRs I see are Rent A Center off lease vehicles...
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so what do you think of the NPRs?

I don't like buying a vehicle that has 179k on it, concerned about the problems I might have and realize that less miles means higher price-

cgaengineer
09-07-2012, 04:27 PM
so what do you think of the NPRs?

I don't like buying a vehicle that has 179k on it, concerned about the problems I might have and realize that less miles means higher price-

I love our NPR, drives very good and once it's in the turbo it has great power...and I wouldn't buy one with 179k on it either...diesel or gas, especially gas.
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Weekend cut easymoney
09-07-2012, 04:37 PM
I love our NPR, drives very good and once it's in the turbo it has great power...and I wouldn't buy one with 179k on it either...diesel or gas, especially gas.
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just too many miles?

Patriot Services
09-07-2012, 10:28 PM
just too many miles?

My dad worked for a Isuzu/Mack dealer. With good maint they go 400k regularly.
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BrandonV
09-07-2012, 10:33 PM
my mitfuso dealer has one on the lot that needs a new engine. the old engine just gave out at 400k new engine is about $15k

cgaengineer
09-07-2012, 11:04 PM
my mitfuso dealer has one on the lot that needs a new engine. the old engine just gave out at 400k new engine is about $15k

Cost more than the truck running with good engine!
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Duekster
09-08-2012, 03:17 AM
I have been to the IP truck place. As CGA said, These are lease returns from RAC. Supposed to have been maintained well as a part of the lease agreement. Trucks are de-branded. They take off the lift gate and put on a ramp. I think IPTruck got the hint because they now put on an exterior dove tail to lighten up the ramp weight.

Supreme Body makes a nice vanscape body. My understanding is they are about 5K and you need a 14" chasis minimum. I think you are just about going to need to go new to find the crew cab. That gets you up to about 55K

Might be able to work out a 5 year lease then buy it to keep the payments down. I would likely only put 100 to 115 K on one in 5 years so I would get a lot of use out of a new one.

cgaengineer
09-08-2012, 07:06 AM
Don't know where the OP is but he may find the NPR he is looking for at Interstate Truck in Jefferson, GA...it might be Commerce, GA...
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muddywater
09-08-2012, 08:43 AM
I have been to the IP truck place. As CGA said, These are lease returns from RAC. Supposed to have been maintained well as a part of the lease agreement. Trucks are de-branded. They take off the lift gate and put on a ramp. I think IPTruck got the hint because they now put on an exterior dove tail to lighten up the ramp weight.

Supreme Body makes a nice vanscape body. My understanding is they are about 5K and you need a 14" chasis minimum. I think you are just about going to need to go new to find the crew cab. That gets you up to about 55K

Might be able to work out a 5 year lease then buy it to keep the payments down. I would likely only put 100 to 115 K on one in 5 years so I would get a lot of use out of a new one.

Or you could pay 20k for a used crew cab w 100k, use it for 100k miles/5 years and put 35k in your pocket. Or buy this one w 56k miles for a little more.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/3252289101.html

I bet they would do 25k. I have bought alot of equipment from this company.
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Duekster
09-08-2012, 08:53 AM
Or you could pay 20k for a used crew cab w 100k, use it for 100k miles/5 years and put 35k in your pocket. Or buy this one w 56k miles for a little more.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/3252289101.html

I bet they would do 25k. I have bought alot of equipment from this company.
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There ya go... It is not common to find these Crew Cabs, I think Landscape companies are about the only industry to need them.

I am pretty sure two men crews are most effective but some jobs do require bigger crews.

muddywater
09-18-2012, 08:00 PM
Just bought an 06 Isuzu NPR crew cab diesel with 79k miles for $8200. I need to put a box on it and do a couple things to it but I am stoked about this one.