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04-04-2010, 10:42 AM #1
Extended cab or 4 Door
Just curious to know why you guys picked either an extended cab or 4 door?,and is anyone sorry they picked one and didn't go with the other.In my case the dealer gave me a 4 door hybrid to drive until mine came in.I went to pick up some doors and they didn't fit because of the short box when i drove home they were soaked because of a thunderstorm so i was glad i picked the 6'6"box extended.We also own a 2006 uplander so space for the family wasn't a issue when i purchased the truck.[/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"
04-04-2010, 11:14 AM #2
Anybody care to voice their opinion here?anybody?
04-04-2010, 12:22 PM #3
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The last truck I bought I chose 4 doors for convenience and it fit into the project I was planning (used early 80's dually 6+6 long bed) but prior to that I chose according to what I could afford at the time.
I havent looked at new trucks in a couple years but I'm sure theres still a noticeable price difference between ext cab and 4 door trucks.
I'll be looking at trucks in the not to distant future and I plan on getting a 4 door short bed, I know I'll give up bed space in this configuration but I have a 22' utility trailer I can use if I need more room and I dont haul as much these days.
04-04-2010, 03:20 PM #4
if i can do it all over again, i would get a crew cab instead of my extended cab. don't get me wrong, i like my extra cab. it served it's purpose when i wasn't married with a daughter. i'm still able to utilize the extra cab...but now i wish i would've spent the extra $$$ for the crew cab. but i still love my extra cab.2K Bowtie Silverado xCab 5.3L
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04-04-2010, 03:30 PM #5
I bought the Extended cab strictly for the looks. I rarely haul anyone in the rear and rarely haul anything in the box. I just happen to like the way it looks and it serves my purposes nicely.2014 Silverado
04-04-2010, 03:44 PM #6
I have had both... Extended cabs before kids and crew cabs after kids. Both have their plus'/minus'. Right now since the kids are out of the car seats, I would go back to a an extended cab if it was not my primary vehicle. If it was the primary traveling vehicle I would have a crew cab again. For now we are pick-up less and the burban meets our needs. I may look at picking up a used excab in the near future for hauling wood, lumber and such around town.
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04-04-2010, 05:45 PM #7
My dad has ext. cab, many people I know have had ext. cabs. Although I didn't like the look of a crew cab at first, over time I realized it was what really suited me. I never haul full 8 foot sheets of plywood and since my truck is my only vehicle I opted for passenger comfort over cargo space. However, the seats in the back fold down almost completely flat so I have plenty of cargo space in the back seat that is out of the rain elements.
Like everyone else, on the rare occasion that I need more cargo space, I'll use a trailer. Also, since this is my only vehicle, getting groceries and getting them in the back seat of a crew cab is a hell of a lot easier than trying to get around the suicide doors in a tight parking lot to get them in an ext. cab!
If I find myself at a point in my life where I feel I need the extra bed room, I'll look into upgrading to a new 2500HD crew cab with a 6.6 foot or even 8 foot box. You CAN have the best of both worlds if you need passenger room, and bed space, just get a 2500HD instead of the 1500!SEAFOAM, I PUT THAT @#!$ IN EVERYTHING!
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04-04-2010, 06:36 PM #8
I have a crew cab because i was thinking in the future when i have kids. I hate having to open the door to let people in and out of the back. Also like the room in the cabin. I sometimes have to sit back there when i am under the influence and my GF is the DD and let my guest sit in front. Plenty of leg room and sit comfortably.2009 Silverado LT 1500 2wd Crew Cab
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04-04-2010, 07:12 PM #9
04-04-2010, 10:29 PM #10
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I have had both as well. Crew cabs are great for hauling all the gear, dogs, and people when going on a fishing trip.. The extended cab also works for me since i usually like to keep my Rods inside the truck. I wish i had a 3rd door on it though for the rare occasion when i have extra people in the truck.. I went with a long bed 8ft this time because my sleds didnt fit to well in the 5.5 bed.. And i have a tool box that mounts to the bed floor and i still want to be able to haul my sleds.. the tools are for repairing the sleds, and the boat..Mike
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