wildmanjoe

The Year Is: 1983

The Year Is: 1983  

16 members have voted

  1. 1. Which one would you pick?

    • Toyota SR5
      1
    • Plymouth Scamp
      0
    • Mitsubishi Mighty Max
      0
    • Mazda B2000
      0
    • Isuzu Pu'p
      0
    • Ford Ranger
      1
    • Dodge Rampage
      0
    • Dodge Ram 50
      1
    • Datsun 720
      0
    • Chevrolet S-10
      4
    • GMC S-15
      1
    • Chevrolet El Camino
      7
    • GMC Caballero
      0
    • Volkswagen Caddy
      1
    • Nissan Hardbody
      0
    • Other (Post a pic!)
      0


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wildmanjoe    21

The Year Is: 1983

The year is 1983 and you've bought your first house. She needs a little work and your current ride hasn't really been cutting the mustard when it comes to hauling building materials.

1983OL-Ventura.jpg

A full sized truck won't fit in your garage and you don't want to risk parking in the driveway or street, so you decide a small truck is in order. The only question is, which one?

Toyota SR5

1983ToyotaSR5.jpg

Plymouth Scamp

1983PlymouthScamp.jpg

Nissan Hardbody

1983NissanHardbody.jpg

Mitsubishi Mighty Max

1983MitsubishiMightyMax.jpg

Mazda B2000

1983MazdaB2000.jpg

Isuzu Pu'p

1983IsuzuPup.jpg

Ford Ranger

1983FordRanger.jpg

Dodge Rampage

1983DodgeRampage.jpg

Dodge Ram 50

1983DodgeRam50.jpg

Datsun 720

1983Datsun720.jpg

Chevrolet S-10

1983ChevroletS10.jpg

GMC S15

1983GMCS15.jpg

Chevrolet El Camino

1983ChevroletElCamino.jpg

GMC Caballero

1983GMCCaballero.jpg

Volkswagen Caddy

1983VolkswagenCaddy.jpg

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ocnblu    773

I chose S-10 because I had a black, shortbed 4X4 bought new in '83 and I'd do it all over again.

Edited by ocnblu

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dfelt    1,865

El Camino for me baby :P

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GMTruckGuy74    228

Given your premise, my #1 vote is the GMC S15 pickup as it could haul more than my #2 pick - the GMC Caballero. However, if I wanted more creature comfort and a better ride/handling package, I would have choosen the Caballero as #1.

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ocnblu    773

Love the El Camino/Caballero, but chose S-10 for 4X4 capability.

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Hmmm...1983. My Dad and brother both bought pickups that year, the first one for each of them. My brother bought a new silver and gray two-tone S10 regular cab short bed 2wd, and my Dad bought a low mileage used '79 Dodge Power Wagon short bed 4x4. I learned to drive in it a couple years later..

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balthazar    2,002

I really wouldn't want any of them. I suppose, as opposed to walking, it would be a dart toss between the Ranger, S-10 & Camino... but I wouldn't be happy with 'em.

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Camino LS6    866

For doing any real work, none of these would fit the bill.

That said, among the choices the Camino is an easy choice - short of 4x4 capacity, it can do anything the others can in greater style and comfort, and with more power.

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SAmadei    224

Where is the option for the '74 Ventura?

They sold those new in 1983? :huh:

You included the picture, not me. ;-) And your copy does not specify that the vehicle needed to be new.

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