I’m currently wrestling with upgrading my pickup OR keeping my pickup and getting an older SUV.
The facts are:
Current pickup - 1991 GMC full size, standard cab, full size box. 105K. New motor August 2000, new clutch August 2001, good condition.
I need a full size pickup with an 8 foot box for gear (personal, not work).
I’m trying to decide between buying a 1999-2000 full size Dodge pickup with an extended cab and 8 foot box OR keeping my current truck and buying a 1998-1999 Dodge Durango.
If I buy the extended cab pickup, it would be my main vehicle and I would trade in the GMC. If I buy the Durango, it would be garaged most of the time and used for road trips where I don’t need the pickup’s box capacity. My GMC would be the vehicle I drive every day.
Any thoughts on which way to go?
There are some other consideratons (read disclaimer), but none of them major.
Yep, I’m buying a Dodge. They look good. (insert comments about foreign vehicles, service records, having a mechanic check it out, etc.)
Insurance either way is not that much different.
I’ve been driving full-size American pickups for 25 years. I’m a little nervous about parallel parking an extended cab - not that I can’t do it, but after all these years I’d have a tough time getting used to the extra length.
The Durango would be garaged. The extended cab pickup would not - it won’t fit, or would be darned close