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What kinda mail delivery vehicles? #4657719
02/06/18 09:36 AM
02/06/18 09:36 AM
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Chester County/Pa.
BAJA_05 Online content OP
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Hello everybody,

Just wandering what type of vehicles are used to deliver mail where you live? Where I live, 80% of the vehicles are older 4 door Jeeps & new Jeep Wranglers.


Thanks, Dale


2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo (hers)
M1 Euro 0W40 & FU (19K)
2008 Acura TL 3.2L QSHM 5W20 & FU (103K)
2005 Subaru Baja AWD 2.5L N/A 5spd.
Rotella T6 5W30 & Wix (91K)
2000 Ram 4X4 5.9L (93K) PYB & FU
Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05] #4657727
02/06/18 09:41 AM
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Great Lakes
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This kind:



'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)
Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05] #4657731
02/06/18 09:43 AM
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Campbellsville, KY
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Everything. More than a few XJ Cherokees and 4-door Wranglers, but one of the other tennants in our appt. delivers mail in an eyesore Chrysler Intrepid? and a friend used a CRV but got a Buick Century after he rolled the Honda.

Something I've wondered lately but think I know the answer - the Grumman mail trucks can't be sold surplus to the general public, can they?


I like Chevy and Valvoline.

'13 Cruze, 1.4T, 113K
'85 GMC C3500, 454, 130K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 169K
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05] #4657733
02/06/18 09:50 AM
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Idaho
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Jeeps.


"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf
Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05] #4657742
02/06/18 10:00 AM
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Nebraska
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Still see lots of Grumman LLV (long life vehicle) but I am starting to notice more and more minivan type vehicles running around.
For about the last year our delivery people in my neighborhood have been using the USPS vans mostly.


2010 Forester:122K
2009 Sonata :189K
2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4657744
02/06/18 10:01 AM
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Chester County/Pa.
BAJA_05 Online content OP
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Thats what makes up almost the other 20% I posted earlier.

Last edited by BAJA_05; 02/06/18 10:02 AM.

2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo (hers)
M1 Euro 0W40 & FU (19K)
2008 Acura TL 3.2L QSHM 5W20 & FU (103K)
2005 Subaru Baja AWD 2.5L N/A 5spd.
Rotella T6 5W30 & Wix (91K)
2000 Ram 4X4 5.9L (93K) PYB & FU
Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05] #4657745
02/06/18 10:02 AM
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Houston, TX
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It seems here in my Houston suburb they drive random personal vehicles. I think the one I see most often is a guy with a worn out looking Chevy Suburban from the 2000-2006 time frame. We don't have individual mailboxes so no need for right hand drive or anything.

Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05] #4657753
02/06/18 10:12 AM
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The Midwest
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I think those are based on a Chevy S10 frame and have the 2.5L Iron duke with a GM automatic transmission.
I read an article awhile back about the USPS saying the vehicle isn't ideal anymore because of the huge increase in parcels
needing to be carried due to online shopping which didn't exist when that vehicle was manufactured.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05] #4657755
02/06/18 10:15 AM
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The Midwest
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I should have added that rural mail carriers own their own vehicle. A small post office in a small village away from the city typically doesn't have USPS owned delivery vehicles.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05] #4657756
02/06/18 10:16 AM
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n.c.
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Rural USPS contractors in my area are likely to drive most anything, from luxury personal vehicles to beaters. One lady in my area drives a right hand drive fairly late model Subaru wagon.

Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05] #4657771
02/06/18 10:32 AM
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Outer Banks, NC
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In NC my rural mail carrier drives a RHD Subaru Legacy wagon that's beaten to h_ll. In FL my city mail carrier must have a drive out agreement to use her nice Acura MDX.


2017 Honda Odyssey SE, 15K
2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 87K
2007 Infiniti M35, 106K
Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05] #4657795
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Venezuela, South America
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Venezuela, South America
Mitsubishi Panel here in Venezuela

Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05] #4657824
02/06/18 11:28 AM
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Ohio
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Ohio
Ours is driving a new full sized marked RAM van.


2012 Honda Accord LX-P 93K
2008 Ford Mustang Pony Package Convertible 17K
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 76K
2003 Ford Ranger 3.0 Supercab 110K
Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4657829
02/06/18 11:31 AM
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Texas
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Same here. Grumman LLV (long-life vehicle). Based on the original S-10 chassis, Iron Duke, and TH180. Bare bones, no AC, not much else... doesn't get much "longer life" than that. They are getting pretty long in the tooth and being phased out, though.


Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
This kind:




'66 Dodge Polara & '69 Dodge Coronet R/T both 440/727
'08 Ram 1500 4.7/545RFE
'12 Challenger SRT8 392/6-speed
'99 XJ 4x4 4.0/AX15, '14 WK2 4x4 3.6/8HP
Re: What kinda mail delivery vehicles? [Re: BAJA_05] #4657878
02/06/18 12:14 PM
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Eastern Seaboard
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City carrier delivers mail in a Dodge Caravan and I've also seen them place bags of mail in and out of a Honda Accord before they walk it up and down the street.

They also have a larger truck about the size of what UPS would use. Those have Mercedes diesel powerplants, I believe.

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