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can you answer me these questions

1. what do you get for mpg

2. how big is the gas tank (gallons)

3. how much is insurace (if your over 30 dont bother because it will be different for a 18 year old)

i ask because i cant decided on getting a car or a truck, i know i want a truck but they cost so much more, MPG is my main concern with getting the truck. plus i like to hunt and ride DB so a truck would also be a help there, i also live in SD so a truck in the winter would be good, my whole life tells me to get a truck, but my checkbook tells me to get a car! what to do, like i said MPG is my main concern, do you think i could get 20 mpg out of a extended cab 4by4. like mabey a intake, exust and programer, would that get me up to 20....and of course most important to not drive like a physco. if gas stayed at $1.90 like it is now it wouldend be such big of a deal. i would be happy with a car but a car just isint me, you know

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My 95' Z71 xtra cab w/ 5.7 V8, 3:73 gears and BFG 285 AT's gets about 12 in town and 15-16 empt on the highway. The tank is 26 gal. which is standard on shortbeds. My dad has an 02' with the 5.3 V8 same tires and gears and it is only about 1mpg better than mine.

If you want 20mpg's forget about a full size 4x4, even with intake programmers etc.... It is what it is and they will not be getting that milaege as an average. Look for a 4 banger Toyota, S10 or Ranger.

As for my insurance its under $100/month because I'm over 30 and the truck is 14 years old, sorry...

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2001 ex. cab Z71 5.3 with 281,000 miles.

15mpg

I think around a 25 gal. tank

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2003 ext cab Z71 with a 5.3L

15 city, 18 highway

26 gallons

$75 a month, cheapest liability insurance.

Don't think you can ever get these trucks over 18 mpg, especially 20

Look into smaller trucks

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2007 Silverado extended cab

5.3L V8

4x4

3.73

P265/65R18

K&N high flow air filter

26 gallon tank

$72.50/month full coverage

City: 14MPG

Highway: Depends on speed. I have gotten 20.6MPG twice while driving from Phoenix to Glamis. I was loaded with ~800-1000lbs which included my quad, gear, water, food, and all the other stuff necessary to camp out there for 3 days. I did average 60-65MPH though.

I would plan ahead. Gas will not be cheap forever. Since you are young and don't have much money do you really want to piss it all away on transportation? Do your parents have something you could occasionally use during the winter if you needed it?

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1990 Chevy k1500, stock 350, custom headache rack, more lights than a semi, big beefy grille gaurd, custom stereo, true dual exhaust no cats. i love this truck and i drive it everyday and no one is gonna stop me haha. only thing is i only get 15 on the highway drivin nice and easy. but the nice dual pipes and all the chrome do turn some heads. get a truck man.

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I have a 1990 that will get 19-20 hyway if you drive easy. It is a 5 speed 4x4 regular cab, but all of the emissions crap is removed they dont do inspections here in Idaho.

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I have a 1994 Chevy 1500 2wd, 5.7L, AT, ext cab short bed. Driving empty with the topper on, I can get 20 MPG on the highway (we're talking long trips, the kind where to stop to gas and pee only), around home (rural area, 20 miles each way many times), I get 17-18 mpg.

Last fall, pulling my 5x10 V nose loaded with bikes and camping gear from MN to CA and back (taking the scenic routes), we averaged 14 mpg overall for the whole trip.

If it were 4x4, I would expect about 2 mpg less.

Insurance runs about $600/yr for full coverage, but I'm old and have a spotless record.

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I have a 1990 that will get 19-20 hyway if you drive easy. It is a 5 speed 4x4 regular cab, but all of the emissions crap is removed they dont do inspections here in Idaho.

really 19 to 20? did you put a cold air kit on it or is it still stock?

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02 Silverado 4x4 w/4.8

14 MPG city/highway (305 tires, cold air intake)

26 Gallon tank

I think insurance is around $110 a month, full coverage.

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2007 Silverado extended cab

5.3L V8

4x4

3.73

P265/65R18

K&N high flow air filter

26 gallon tank

$72.50/month full coverage

City: 14MPG

Highway: Depends on speed. I have gotten 20.6MPG twice while driving from Phoenix to Glamis. I was loaded with ~800-1000lbs which included my quad, gear, water, food, and all the other stuff necessary to camp out there for 3 days. I did average 60-65MPH though.

I would plan ahead. Gas will not be cheap forever. Since you are young and don't have much money do you really want to piss it all away on transportation? Do your parents have something you could occasionally use during the winter if you needed it?

right now i have a ford escort, and i have a 95 f250 diesel that my dad "gave me" so i kinda have a truck already, but i want a really nice one that i can 'make my own' if you will. i know its not the smartes to get a pickup but what ev. if i would go car i would get a supercharged grand prix, mabey i can just put a hitch on that to haul bikes? there would be no shortage of power lol. a truck looks so good on paper but i think i will end up getting a car.

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I had a 1996 silverado 4x4 regular cab with 5.7

I got 19.7 on the highway ( no stopping )

I got 14.7 hauling my 12' bike trailer full of crap ( no stopping )

I had the 3.73 rear end ... if I had the "cruiser" rear end, I'm sure I could have busted 20mpg on the highway.

in the city .. I don't even know .. it was bad, lol. Which brings me to one of my favorite points. Careful on the so called fuel efficient v6s. Oh sure, they'll kick the v8 butt in the city and when they are unloaded ... but that same trailer I reference ... the one I got 14.7 hauling loaded with everything I own. A certain v6 once tried to tow it, and we got about 12mpg. I'm not going to try to go into an explanation of it. I'm just saying ... sometimes a v8 will get much better mileage towing something heavy on the highway than a smaller engine. Standard disclaimer: Your mileage may vary.

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right now i have a ford escort, and i have a 95 f250 diesel that my dad "gave me" so i kinda have a truck already, but i want a really nice one that i can 'make my own' if you will. i know its not the smartes to get a pickup but what ev. if i would go car i would get a supercharged grand prix, mabey i can just put a hitch on that to haul bikes? there would be no shortage of power lol. a truck looks so good on paper but i think i will end up getting a car.

We had a 97 Escort with the AT, and a Class II hitch, and used to tow a 5x8 trailer behind it with a DRZ400, TTR125 and an XR 80 in the hills of the coastal range of OR with no trouble. Just had to turn off the AC on the uphills (literally....the thing would lose 15 mph just due to the AC)!

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i got a 350 ci engene auto trans 4x4 stepside its a 92 its got 201997 miles on original motor trans transfercase runs strong uses/leaks bout a quart a day i get 13 going to work or hauling wood about the same... i also have a 96 sl1 saturn ... i prefer the truck... insurance i have high $ amount coverage 150000 instead of 15000 property etc and comprehensive for deer coverage costs about 50 a month through nationwide.

best of luck

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The intake is stock but when the engine was rebuilt the compression was raised a bit. And the cat was removed and it has a good exhaust, and the 5 speed always helps it takes less power to turn them.

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oww yeah another question, how many miles can you get to a tank, 25gx18mpg is like 450 but we all know it doesnt work like that.....

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oww yeah another question, how many miles can you get to a tank, 25gx18mpg is like 450 but we all know it doesnt work like that.....

just figure a 2 or 3 mpg less than city mileage and multiply that by the capacity and be surprised if you topple that number.

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It not a 4by4 but its a 93 gmc standered cab long bed gets about 14 highway 185750 org miles . I think it has a 36 gal tank . Last time I filled it ,it had a 1/4 tank and it took 26 gal and milage was at 417 ..

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