What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

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.

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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.

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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.

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