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Is this the Atlas I 6? #4436750
06/20/17 11:53 AM
06/20/17 11:53 AM
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Marshfield , MA
andyd Offline OP
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Marshfield , MA
https://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/ctd/6184900393.html My last GM was a '57 1/2 ton pickup. Would you buy a 150 K mile Chevy ute?. Duty would be as a local 2nd vehicle. TIA


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: Is this the Atlas I 6? [Re: andyd] #4436757
06/20/17 12:03 PM
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Phoenix
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Has the Atlas I-6. Would I buy? If I didn't plan to drive it much or mind doing some annoying repairs, sure. Keep in mind it is 13 years old and was average at best. $3k doesn't buy much SUV, and this one looks clean. Hopefully it isn't a rust bucket underneath.


2018 Challenger SRT 392 PUP 0w-40 Wix 57899XP
2018 GTI
Re: Is this the Atlas I 6? [Re: andyd] #4436766
06/20/17 12:12 PM
06/20/17 12:12 PM
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Waco, Tx.
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Waco, Tx.
I'm admittedly biased...i love my Fords. Those are either rock solid or they are falling apart, they don't seem to be in between. My grandma had one and it wasn't the greatest. I remember it using a at of oil every 1500 miles, the pcv was a bear to replace, numerous switches..etc. This was years ago, around 2005. I was a lot younger then.

Re: Is this the Atlas I 6? [Re: andyd] #4436775
06/20/17 12:23 PM
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Waco, Tx.
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Waco, Tx.
I'm admittedly biased...i love my Fords. Those are either rock solid or they are falling apart, they don't seem to be in between. My grandma had one and it wasn't the greatest. I remember it using a at of oil every 1500 miles, the pcv was a bear to replace, numerous switches..etc. This was years ago, around 2005. I was a lot younger then.

Re: Is this the Atlas I 6? [Re: andyd] #4436808
06/20/17 01:16 PM
06/20/17 01:16 PM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Go over it with a fine-toothed comb-a coworker had one about that year & it mickel & dimed him to DEATH-bad instrument panel, door hinges, transmission, etc., etc.


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: Is this the Atlas I 6? [Re: andyd] #4436867
06/20/17 02:51 PM
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Michigan
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If it is not the last few model years (2006-2008), don't even bother wasting the time.

I have a few friends that bought them used. One a 2004, the other a 2008.

The 2008 is doing well, though it had some little issues at first. (going on 110k now)

The 2004 is on the way to the junkyard...nuff' said......


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Re: Is this the Atlas I 6? [Re: andyd] #4436875
06/20/17 02:57 PM
06/20/17 02:57 PM
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Buffalo, NY
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I would agree that 2006-08 are the sweet spot for a GM T360 chassis with the Atlas, but for $3000, if it's clean, rust free, runs and drives nice, it's just as risky as anything else that age, mileage and price.


2017 Ram 1500 4x4, 3.6L. 2016 Nissan Quest SV (Babe magnet IV)
Re: Is this the Atlas I 6? [Re: andyd] #4436878
06/20/17 03:00 PM
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Missouri
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Missouri
They are great trucks. Only thing i see them come into my shop where i work is for suspension work. And some do burn oil.


2015 Malibu LT 2.5L PPPP 0w20 46.1K
2007 Escape XLT 3.0L 5Q STHM 5w30/1Q MC full syn 5W20 115K
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Re: Is this the Atlas I 6? [Re: andyd] #4436899
06/20/17 03:31 PM
06/20/17 03:31 PM
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Texas
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Texas
Yes it is the Atlas 4.2L I6. The 2004 was an ok year the year to avoid would have been the 02.

Be sure to have the front suspension checked. Tie rods, control arm bushings and sway bar end links always need to be changed by that mileage.

Other than that very reliable.

Also, to have some fun, you can get a custom mail in PCM tune for $99. Worth every dollar. wink


05 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3 CE 5w30 51042
06 Chevy Trailblazer LS 4.2 PP 5w30 XG9837
Re: Is this the Atlas I 6? [Re: andyd] #4437021
06/20/17 06:08 PM
06/20/17 06:08 PM
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Kalifornia Kollective
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Kalifornia Kollective
Looks good. As long as there is no huge rust issues, why not? That's what a B&B will cost you for a week on a get-away laugh


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Is this the Atlas I 6? [Re: andyd] #4437175
06/20/17 09:14 PM
06/20/17 09:14 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
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They're alright. My grandparent's have an 02' and while it has needed some strange work like window regulators, A/C electric motors in the dash, rear wiper doesn't work 95% of the time, bad electric seat motor, 5'-6' long power steering hose needed replacement, etc. it's been ok. Nothing yet that makes us want to toss it. Runs and shifts great.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 88k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Is this the Atlas I 6? [Re: andyd] #4437432
06/21/17 08:53 AM
06/21/17 08:53 AM
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Buffalo, NY
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Buffalo, NY
We had a 2005 Trailblazer LS 4x4. Bought it used in 2005 with 29K miles (was a rental) for $16K. Those were the days! They ride nice and are super roomy and comfortable. We averaged about 17-18mpg with it. I traded it off for a new Cobalt in 2007. Terribly flimsy bodies and interior bits on them. Like said, for under $3000? You're not going to get much.


2017 Ram 1500 4x4, 3.6L. 2016 Nissan Quest SV (Babe magnet IV)

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