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Old 06-11-2002, 10:30 AM
Okieboy42509 Okieboy42509 is offline
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What about an SUV?

Ok, has/does anyone use an SUV instead of a truck? I need a second family vehicle, so I was wondering what about gettinga chevy tahoe to use on the bis and for the family. I know it would be kinda hard to show what fuel was for the bis or not so I'm just not going to worry about that. Thanks Guys! I've learned alot.
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Old 06-11-2002, 10:53 AM
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im using a 94 toyota land cruiser - its a 6 cylinder, but an extremely heavy vehicle. it was previously the family car, but we took it over almost completely... we are using it till we can pick up a truck -disel f350 to be exact, but until then the only problem is the breaking, but with a break assisted trailer, i pull an 18footer which is about 2300 lbs empty. i dont know that a taho would do it however....the cruiser has a lot of power ,and once we get a truck, we are still going to use the LC for a 2nd rig - brush hauler, possibly 2nd mowing crew... also another pain is pitting out the interior, ours stinks of gas and we have had noumberous spills, and even throw a mower in the back once in a while depending on the space we have. its possible, but not reccomended

tucks will beat out suvs any day

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Old 06-11-2002, 10:59 AM
Okieboy42509 Okieboy42509 is offline
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Ok, I got quotes for a truck and a Tahoe. The Truck Either a 3500 dually GMC, or A K2500 HD, is around 44,000. My personal favorite truck, the sierra denalli, is the same price, but i would be so mad if i scratched that one! The trucks had the 6.6L deisel if that matters.Or (what the family needs) A Tahoe Z71 or Yukon denali, for around 46,000 but with, the 6 liter denali and 5300 Series for the tahoe. Thanks guys, I HATE BUYING CARS!
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Old 06-11-2002, 11:02 AM
Okieboy42509 Okieboy42509 is offline
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Thanks Know how, I guess I'll have to convince the little woman that a car will do cause' I need a truck. Unless she wants a trashy interior.
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Old 06-11-2002, 11:02 AM
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For taxes, as I understand it your best documentation is a daily log - not too hard to do, and well worth it. You can look at towing capacities for SUV's and I believe they will compare to a truck pretty good but you will have more expense as well as the cleanliness problem already addressed.
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Old 06-11-2002, 08:14 PM
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How about a 3/4 ton crew cab truck. They look good and will haul plenty. The interiors are very nice also.
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Old 06-12-2002, 10:14 PM
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sj, no disrespect to your 'Cruiser, its a fine rig, but a new Tahoe will pull rings around it. It comes with an up to 300hp V8 and tow ratings of over 8000 lbs. But I agree with you, given the choice I'll take an F350 crew cab diesel.
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