So the new Frontier is a Tacoma?

lowatter

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I miss my '84 Chevy Silverado that I restored.

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My 2007 Silverado fills the void quite nicely. It still only has 42,000 miles on it and it's 14 years old!
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Shortly after we bought our CRV in 2018, we found that every new car on the road is a white SUV. Ours was hard to find in a parking lot. We found a sticker to put on it so we would know which car is ours.

it used to be that you could put something on your antenna to help find your car. those days are long gone!

i'm shocked that people buy black vehicles in places with hot weather. better get that ac going!!

play music!
 

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What's El Camino in Korean?

If we're not talking 엘카미노/elkamino, the Korean word for "the way" is 길/gil (or 가는 길/ganeun gil, literally "the going path")

The first consonant in 길/gil is halfway between [g] and [k], and kinda sounds a little like "keel", if you let your tongue rest on the roof of your mouth while enunciating the [l] sound at the end.

To be sure, the word 도로/doro that the other fellow mentioned technically isn't incorrect, but sounds more like "street" and has none of the nostalgic romanticism of el camino.
 
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We're looking for a used Tundra right now to replace our old F250 Powerstroke. Bad time to be looking at used vehicles. We need a truck - we live on a farm, so we're always hauling or towing something. I'd prefer a smaller truck, but the Tacoma might be a bit too small to pull a trailer with 2 horses in it, or a flatbed with a tractor on it.

No way could we afford the newer, bigger, uglier trucks anyway, so that's not an issue, but damn... $14k for a Tundra with over 200 k on it??

Well, took a co worker snow shoeing once. Borrowed the wife's FJ, and left his Range Rover parked back in town. He had nothing nice to say about the interior but I like it, so what. Two transfer cases and a turbocharger later on his Range Rover, my co worker was complaining about how much used Toyotas cost. Next he asked me if I wanted to sell him my 2003TRD Pickup. The answer was 'no'. It has 170k and consumes no oil between changes.
Unlike my sister's Pilot, which she bought new, the seats in my Toyota still look new, hers have disintegrated at 90k.

Used Toyotas cost what they do for a reason. I got lucky on mine. After a four month search, the guy I bought this one from sold it 45 minutes after listing it. He was only asking trade in value and was the second owner for most of the trucks life.
 

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216 Stovebolt, non-pressurized rod bearings, it's the original engine, 6 volt electrics, generator, all of that fun stuff... ;)
 

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I got this in October.
A Mitsubishi L200 Series 3 (K74) from 2003. aka the "Triton" in Aus but no idea if there's a US version.

After years of family saloons and SUVs, it's far more appropriate to where I moved a few years ago.
New chassis, engine, respray.....basically a nut and bolt rebuild by a guy in England who specialises in rescuing and rebuilding these particular models.
I've just ordered a 4 in row seat for the cab to ferry 4 grandkids.

I haven't driven it much yet but 'long illness' coming to an end so I'm sure it will be getting plenty use in the coming years; hopefully there's another 18 years of life in it, if I keep our local breed of tin worm at bay.

I've a 200 years old house to renovate; our rural roads are appalling; it also allows me to access the commercial forestry roads where we are allowed to take their 'wastage' for fuel; and also when health/circumstances allow, I'll get my PA and guitars in the back for gigging.
There is also the camping and fishing trips to look forward to.

So I think entirely appropriate for my circumstances. I'd never think of owning one of these if I was still living in the urban sprawl.

Priorities first though, it's only got a cassette player and the FM radio signal is non existent around here so I'm shopping for a decent sound system. Also a decent roof rack for trips to the saw mill.
Then of course, I'm going to need somewhere to plug an amp in the truck bed for a spot of 'sheep worrying'.

I might have just acquired a new variant of GAS!

That's a typical day's weather at Loch Lomond in the picture.

Congratulations on the new vintage resto-mod truck!
My condolences on the 200yo house to restore!
That was my work when I could still haul lumber; antique house restoration.
Sold my 65yo hot rod garage project too...
 

Andy B

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I'm hanging on to my 2012 Nissan Xterra. Solid reliable vehicle for me since I got it. I believe it was built on the same chassis as the Frontier.
 




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