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#23740 - 03/26/03 04:40 PM your opinion please.Chevy/Ford or Isuzu vehicle?
Edward Offline
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Currently I ahve an Astro van and i need to change it to buy a cube utility body something like the grumman olson workmax. However, i am not sure what vehicle to get. CHEVY,FORD OR ISUZU.

Please give me your advice.

Edward
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#23741 - 03/26/03 05:17 PM Re: your opinion please.Chevy/Ford or Isuzu vehicle?
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Registered: 01/12/02
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Loc: Holden, MA USA
My vote is for Ford. If I was looking for a new truck now I would check out the Isuzu. Chevys are nice too! You will get opinions on all three so I figured I'd get things rolling. Whatever you choose you will be taking a giant step up from the Astro Van.

[This message has been edited by Electricmanscott (edited 03-26-2003).]
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#23742 - 03/26/03 05:24 PM Re: your opinion please.Chevy/Ford or Isuzu vehicle?
txsparky Offline
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Registered: 05/25/01
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Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
Kinda like asking the ole Ground Pin Up Or Down Question

I prefer Ford F250 w/powerstroke
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#23743 - 03/26/03 05:38 PM Re: your opinion please.Chevy/Ford or Isuzu vehicle?
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Registered: 08/07/02
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Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Meanwhile...
http://www.thesitecommander.com/

Good luck!
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#23744 - 03/26/03 06:33 PM Re: your opinion please.Chevy/Ford or Isuzu vehicle?
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Registered: 02/07/02
Posts: 839
Loc: Connecticut, USA
Have you considered the new Mercedes/Freightliner vans? I don't know what they cost but I am seeing more and more of them on the road now.

The Isuzu cab-over diesels last forever, from everything I have heard, but I also heard they are dangerous in an accident. Is this true?
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#23745 - 03/26/03 06:42 PM Re: your opinion please.Chevy/Ford or Isuzu vehicle?
Electric Eagle Offline
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Registered: 04/20/02
Posts: 928
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
We just bought a "workmax" like truck. Actually ours is a 12 ft Supreme Spartan, it's the same thing basically only suposed to be a little heavier duty. Ours is GMC. We looked at Isuzu, but the body was too high off the ground. I liked the Isuzu, but in the end we went with GMC. We like the set up, but not the gas mileage. Also nobody wanted to drive it after we bought it, but they all like having EVERYTHING on the truck.
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#23746 - 03/26/03 06:45 PM Re: your opinion please.Chevy/Ford or Isuzu vehicle?
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6833
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
CT Wireman:
I guess if you are in front of the vehicle, sitting over the left front wheel, with a nice big windshield in front of you, and the "bus" steering wheel....and you hit something head-on....you're in deep trouble.

Drove a few ISUZU type, there fun, economical, last long.....but.

Like anything you drive, ya got to be careful.
John
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#23747 - 03/27/03 03:11 AM Re: your opinion please.Chevy/Ford or Isuzu vehicle?
Trainwire Offline
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Registered: 03/15/02
Posts: 364
Loc: Strasburg,PA,USA
Yea, just a cautionary note, my brother in law is going to be years in rehab putting his legs back together after wrapping one of those cab over thingys around them.

TW
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