Today's Mid Week Match-Up request comes from Matt C who writes: It would be nice if I had a tow vehicle capable of pulling around 4,000 to 5,000 pounds to pull a Dodge Dart race car and flatbed trailer. But not just a pickup truck - this would need to also double as a family mobile so it could haul two grown ups and two children, and be reliable enough to use as daily transportation. And my wife would want to use it for camping trips as well. I'm in the Atlanta area and the budget for this hypothetical purchase would be $6,000.
DT E-i-C Vince: The 21st century crew cab pickup is so much more capable than the things we used to call trucks back in the old days. You can drive them every day to work (as long as you don't mind burning fossil fuel) and they can comfortably fit a family -- heck, they even ride well compared to many SUVs on the market. Take a look at this 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab here on eBay bidding for $6,200 with 1 day to go, located in Levittown, PA.
What do you recommend for Matt? Comments below.