What I'm saying is if a full size is just as reliable, can haul more, cost less, get better mpg than the mid sized then why bother with the mid sized regardless of brand then I gave en example of a full size model/brand and a mid sized model/brand to illustrate that.You know, these threads of "x" vs. "y" would be a whole more productive if the two vehicles being compared were listed by specs only, not name or brand. For example: I'm trying to decide between a full-size truck with such and such dimensions, weight and passeneger carrying capacity, and trailering capacity... And a mid size with truck such and such dimensions, etc, etc.
Once brand gets mention, all rationale thought seems to evaporate.
Been waiting to reply to this topic, so to mirror all of the relevant replies saying if you need the room, power, etc, get the full size.Except my Silverado has been more reliable than several Toyotas, is more capable and gets better gas mileage and that seems to be the norm.
Yes. As in my 4Runner got 12-16, the FJ-C similar, and the Taco 14-17, but without the bedcage/etc. so in my eyes it was a wash and met the other two. The Ram, 16 city, 21-25 hwy, averaging 15 in stop and go lately. **Yes, all my rigs are daily drivers also.Except my Ram has been more reliable than several Toyotas, is more capable and gets better gas mileage and that seems to be the norm.
Because not everyone wants the size of a full size, especially for technical backcountry travel. Different people have different priorities. (Why is this so hard for so many of is to understand?) I love extra the capacity of a full size but prefer a smaller truck for easier maneuverability.What I'm saying is if a full size is just as reliable, can haul more, cost less, get better mpg than the mid sized then why bother with the mid sized regardless of brand then I gave en example of a full size model/brand and a mid sized model/brand to illustrate
Oh, you're always going to get that when someone asks when comparing brands and models. Usually what I see is, people always recommend what they own, what they have experience with and are proud of...people tend to be very proud of their vehicles. (I am guilty of it too ) yeah, it always turns into a pissing match...me being me... I like to poke fun at the pissing match.I get so sick of threads like this one. It starts out with a good question. Then somebody starts talking about Toyota is **** no gm is **** so on and so forth. Who cares get back to the question.
^That. Forums should have their first clause you have to type your initials in to proceed asOh, you're always going to get that when someone asks when comparing brands and models...
In the end it's good here. If the O/P wasn't prepared for people's opinions they're here now. It's just opinions. Base your own decisions on what you find credible.This Is An Internet Enthusiast Forum. It's Full Of Know-It-Alls and Has-Been's. Flame Wars Happen. Wear A Fire Suit. You've Been Warned.
Really comes down to test driving them all, and see what you like. I have driven all of them recently, they all seem good to me. There is no clear winner anymore...too bad we can't take the best bits of all them, and build one super truck.Base your own decisions on what you find credible.
It is a bummer that most of the brands have gotten away from manual transmissions...that pretty much kills the idea of me moving into a full size truck. And really, the Tacoma is more than enough for my needs...I could get by with a vehicle like the Subaru Outback. Wagons kinda suck when you spill a can of gas inside them though...what this is really going to come down to is specs. What specs best fit your needs nothing else. This is not about the brands that everyone supports. test drive all of them. When i shop for my rigs i always take the whole family and i pile in two car seats to check for room and comfort. good luck.
Toss a super charger on the Tacoma will put 285 HP at the crank....240ish at the rear wheels...which is great for that little truck... stock 190 is plenty.OK I just spent 45 minutes of my morning finding all this
2004 chevy 1500 crew cab. 2004 Tacoma dcab
4 speed at. 4 speed at
295 hp. 190 hp
15/18 mpg. 16/19 mpg
9.5. Compression ratio. 9.6
416. Cruise miles 314.5
17.8. Power to weight ratio 19.5
5244. Curb weight. 3705
8.5. Ground clearance. 10.0
75.0. Height. 67.5
230.2. Length. 202.9
65.0. Front track width. 57.5
66.0. Rear track width. 57.3
143. Wheel base. 121.9
78.5. Width. 70.3
6. Seating 5
7500. Towing. 3500
8500. Max towing. 5000
1756. Payload. 1395
These are for American trucks this is what I felt important I have numbers for cab size if we need to go that far.