Opponauts,

It has come time to replace my 05' Jeep Grand Cherokee. It has 170k miles on it and while I really wanted to get it to 200k, I just don’t see it happening. The Jeep has small issues that have been slowly piling up and I think it is time to cut my losses.

So now comes the fun part of deciding what to buy. Like any good car person I’ve always been looking so I have a decent idea of what is out there (and that I can afford). I think I’ve narrowed it down to a 1st gen Tundra Double Cab from 05'-06' which can be had between $12k-$15k.

However, I’m looking for anything else I’ve missed. My budget is $15k which sure doesn’t seem to buy much especially considering my trusty Chrysler product is worth approximately nothing. I also would like a tow rating of at least 5,000 pounds as I’ll be towing a camper that maxes out at 3,750. I plan on keeping it at least 5 years and would like something reliable since my Jeep hasn’t exactly been a poster child for reliability. I also bought a house last year so a truck seems helpful.

Here is what I’ve considered:

Trucks (Crew Cab):

  1. F-150, Silverado 1500, Sierra 1500, Titan
  2. Honda Ridgeline
  3. Nissan Frontier

SUVs:

1. Expedition, Tahoe, Yukon, Suburban, Yukon XL

2. Toyota Sequoia

3. Honda Pilot

So Oppo, what would you buy? Let me know what else you may want to know!

Located in Akron, Ohio. 4wd is a must for Northeast Ohio snow & boat ramps.