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Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! #4516609
09/14/17 09:14 PM
09/14/17 09:14 PM
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MN
14Accent Offline OP
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I had a customer come in this week with a rather beaten up 2000 GMC Sonoma. 150ish thousand miles. It's puking power steering fluid from the pump, the oil cooler lines are ready to burst, the idler arm is wasted, and it needs front sway bar links. The outside has several rust holes, but the underside is surprisingly clean. Oh, and the drivers door panel is missing. Aside from that, it has a newer water pump and belt from what I can see, maybe newer tune up parts. Electric 4x4 seems to work as it should.

$150 for the truck, needs tabs next month. I figure with parts call is $400. If it gets me through a MN winter without having to buy snow tires for my Marauder, I consider it a wash. I should be able to get $750-$1000 out of it come spring time.

Oh how I hate S10's...


2013 Chevrolet Volt - Saves enough in fuel to pay for itself!

2003 Cadillac Seville STS - The winter "beater", it uses the Volt's fuel
Re: Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! [Re: 14Accent] #4516619
09/14/17 09:30 PM
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In the Garage...
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In the Garage...
They are not bad little truck and with only 150,000 miles it has lots of life left.


Mike
00 Trans Am WS6 5.7 LS1
02 Silverado 2500HD 6.0
14 Caprice PPV 6.0
15 Malibu LTZ Turbo
12 Passport TT
Re: Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! [Re: 14Accent] #4516621
09/14/17 09:32 PM
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West Michigan
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Hopefully you will not need it.



2018 Chevy Colorado



Re: Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! [Re: 14Accent] #4516660
09/14/17 10:44 PM
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Michigan
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Miss those little trucks....


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Re: Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! [Re: 14Accent] #4516675
09/14/17 11:32 PM
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Waco, TX
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Good Score!!

I hate the darn things, too - but working 4WD means it's worth an easy $1000.


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Re: Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! [Re: 14Accent] #4516727
09/15/17 03:54 AM
09/15/17 03:54 AM
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Indiana
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This is another reason I bought my truck although I must confess, I actually like them.

I put nearly 10k on mine already. Just did tune up repairs and new tires.

Oh and check your spring shackles!


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! [Re: 14Accent] #4516737
09/15/17 04:33 AM
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The Midwest
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Did the owner realize a salvage yard would probably have payed more than $150 for it? I wouldn't feel comfortable steeling
it from someone. A local salvage yard near me is paying $200 a ton regardless of the condition as long as the cat(s) are present.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Wanted: 2019 Ford Ranger
Re: Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! [Re: skyactiv] #4516790
09/15/17 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Did the owner realize a salvage yard would probably have payed more than $150 for it? I wouldn't feel comfortable steeling
it from someone. A local salvage yard near me is paying $200 a ton regardless of the condition as long as the cat(s) are present.


He said it was a customer..so maybe the OP has treated him well in the past..or will in the future for such a nice gesture.

Re: Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! [Re: 14Accent] #4516838
09/15/17 07:31 AM
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America's Dairyland
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America's Dairyland
Neighbor picked up a Sonoma for his daughter for $300 for a first car. Lots of corrosion but runs well and doesn't need a lot of work.


03 Honda Interceptor
11 Kawasaki KLR 650
12 Ford E450
17 VW GTI
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Re: Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! [Re: skyactiv] #4516935
09/15/17 09:29 AM
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MN
14Accent Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Did the owner realize a salvage yard would probably have payed more than $150 for it? I wouldn't feel comfortable steeling
it from someone. A local salvage yard near me is paying $200 a ton regardless of the condition as long as the cat(s) are present.


You have generous salvage yards! Around here $150-$200 is all you'll get. I think the owner would rather see it continue to be used. It really did seem to run nice.


2013 Chevrolet Volt - Saves enough in fuel to pay for itself!

2003 Cadillac Seville STS - The winter "beater", it uses the Volt's fuel
Re: Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! [Re: 14Accent] #4517983
09/16/17 03:45 PM
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OH
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You do realize that being well prepared pretty well ensures a mild winter?
LOL!


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Re: Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! [Re: 14Accent] #4518023
09/16/17 04:40 PM
09/16/17 04:40 PM
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WI
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Yep, that's exactly what'll happen. smile

Nice score. I bet you'll get more than one winter out of it. Probably worth using to keep the Maruader clean.


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07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
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Re: Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4518044
09/16/17 05:18 PM
09/16/17 05:18 PM
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MN
14Accent Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
Yep, that's exactly what'll happen. smile

Nice score. I bet you'll get more than one winter out of it. Probably worth using to keep the Maruader clean.


Ha! I'm not keeping the Marauder clean. It's beat. Rust is taking a toll and it's banged up all over. It's going to be hard to get rid of, I absolutely love the car. Other than being ugly it's been absolutely fantastic. 212k miles on the original 4.6 and it uses less than 1/4 quart between changes, which I do with Amsoil 5w30 OE. It has NO startup smoke, timing chain rattle, or any other issues. It will still chirp the rear tires at WOT going in to second!


2013 Chevrolet Volt - Saves enough in fuel to pay for itself!

2003 Cadillac Seville STS - The winter "beater", it uses the Volt's fuel
Re: Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! [Re: 14Accent] #4518329
09/17/17 05:02 AM
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Western usa
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I had a 1996 blazer 4x4 4.3 V-6 Back in 2006. Just owned it for 6 months or so. I don't know if it had tall gears or what but I got 24-25mpg.

Re: Found myself a 4x4 for the winter! [Re: Ammofirst] #4518490
09/17/17 10:03 AM
09/17/17 10:03 AM
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14Accent Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Ammofirst
I had a 1996 blazer 4x4 4.3 V-6 Back in 2006. Just owned it for 6 months or so. I don't know if it had tall gears or what but I got 24-25mpg.


That's [censored] impressive. I expect to get no better mileage out of the 4.3 than I do out of my 4.6. I figure 16 in town and 19 highway.


2013 Chevrolet Volt - Saves enough in fuel to pay for itself!

2003 Cadillac Seville STS - The winter "beater", it uses the Volt's fuel

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