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Old 01-03-2015, 09:41 PM
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just wondering ,what does everyone drive here .we have a dodge nitro and gmc pick up all 4x4 in the summer 59 dodge w 100 and 60 gmc plus others
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:04 PM
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My personal vehicle is a 2007 Jeep Wrangler, the 4 door. I've made quite a few modifications, and run 35" tires with it. I used to rock crawl with it, but since I've bought my property, I don't have time for that hobby.

My work vehicle is a Chev Equinox, but that is going bye bye.
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:59 PM
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Mine is a 2004 gmc envoy with inop airpump, inop oil gauge (not sending unit) and sporadic fuel gauge .. All expensive fixes ...?But it pulls my wood trailer just fine.... Also have 2011 impala leftover from working days that is on market. Looking to buy f250 gas.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:24 AM
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2005 Hyundai Sante Fe, 1980 Fiat 124 Sport Spider and a 1995 Heritage Softail.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:09 AM
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2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport.
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:33 AM
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Bought a 2001 Ford F150 with big tires. Paid cash. Showing some ware from The Rust Belt, but otherwise gets me and loads of whatever from point A to point B.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:13 PM
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I drive a 2015 AWD Subaru Forester. It already has 18,000 miles on it and we bought it in July.

Hubby drives a 2008 Honda mini-van. It was the car I used to drive but it broke down on me three times in six months so I gave it up. As soon as hubby started to drive it, he got hit by a tractor. The body shop fixed more than just the body damage and now it runs pretty good. It'll be the next vehicle we replace. In the meantime it works for moving the animals around and picking up loads we don't want in the truck.

Our spare vehicle is a 2008 Ford F150. The electrical system on it is shot which means the A/C doesn't work and the windows don't roll down. And we have to turn it on by flipping a toggle switch - ha, ha. Still, it is a truck.

We're going to buy hubby a Subaru Outback sedan. The kid will be driving soon so she'll get the Forester and I'll buy myself a functioning pick-up truck.
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2002 GMC Sierra---bought her new--now if i was to come into some money--I'd buy a Suburu 4x4--tough truck or a Nissan 4x4.

But for now my little truck and her 165,000 miles are just fine.
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To me and living in the country pickups are like tractors. Buy biggest you csn afford.
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2000 F-450 diesel flatbed (left over from my stone working days) -- still good for pulling whatever needs pulling, and hauling big loads of feed etc.

2006 Toyota matrix--my basic transportation

1964 Dodge D-100--a nice little "toy" that does have some practical uses when I'm not working on it.

Tractor is 4wheel drive, and in addition to a full compliment of 3pt attachments, I have a hay spear, and pallet forks in addition to the loader bucket.

Would like a 4x4-F150/250, but since every thing is paid for, I'm not in any hurry to get back into debt.

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Old 01-04-2015, 04:19 PM
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2000 F-450 diesel flatbed (left over from my stone working days) -- still good for pulling whatever needs pulling, and hauling big loads of feed etc.

2006 Toyota matrix--my basic transportation

1964 Dodge D-100--a nice little "toy" that does have some practical uses when I'm not working on it.

Tractor is 4wheel drive, and in addition to a full compliment of 3pt attachments, I have a hay spear, and pallet forks in addition to the loader bucket.

Would like a 4x4-F150/250, but since every thing is paid for, I'm not in any hurry to get back into debt.

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64 dodge is nice, i have a few dodges myself
my plow truck is a 52 gmc m211 duece, bought it from the fire dept years ago and the other is a dodge m37 power wagon with a snow blower
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:28 PM
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those old power wagons are sweet--worked on a seismic crew in the Louisianan swamps back in the mid 60's and never saw one get stuck. Pretty hard to come across these days.

My very first PU was a 51 dodge--5 window cab. Loved it, and now 40 years later wish I still had it. Hindsight

Bought the 64 because that is a significant anniversary year for me--grad HS and left PA for Texas-never to return.

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Old 01-04-2015, 08:54 PM
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2005 Hyundai Sante Fe, 1980 Fiat 124 Sport Spider and a 1995 Heritage Softail.
That Fiat is a half-pint Ferrari--excellent!!One of my all time favorites.

Now, I'm either on my '98 Heritage, in my '98 Chevy Tahoe or hoping my '93 Ford Econoline doesn't finally rust completely thru, channel down and break my neck....but it runs well and hauls hay, feed and what all protected from the elements.
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:12 PM
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I drive a 1981 Toyota 4x4 pickup for competition rock crawling. It has a little bit of the original frame left, but is mostly tube frame now. It has 40" Maxxis sticky Trepador tires, with aluminum bead lock wheels and two Toyota transfer cases bolted together for extreme low range. Its tons of fun!

My daily drivers are a 1999 Jeep Wrangler and a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. The Mrs. drives the 2000 Jeep.

My pickup truck is a 1984 Chevy CUCV with a 6.2 liter diesel (non turbo). It has a Western vee snow plow on it.

There is a 1946 Willys CJ2a parked in the yard under a tarp that my son has lost interest in years ago.

The tractor is a 1977 Thiokol Hydro Master snow cat, for knocking the snow berms back when it snows a bunch. It has a 200hp Allis-Chalmers turbo diesel in it with hydrostatic drive.
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:26 PM
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I drive a 1981 Toyota 4x4 pickup for competition rock crawling. It has a little bit of the original frame left, but is mostly tube frame now. It has 40" Maxxis sticky Trepador tires, with aluminum bead lock wheels and two Toyota transfer cases bolted together for extreme low range. Its tons of fun!

My daily drivers are a 1999 Jeep Wrangler and a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. The Mrs. drives the 2000 Jeep.

My pickup truck is a 1984 Chevy CUCV with a 6.2 liter diesel (non turbo). It has a Western vee snow plow on it.

There is a 1946 Willys CJ2a parked in the yard under a tarp that my son has lost interest in years ago.

The tractor is a 1977 Thiokol Hydro Master snow cat, for knocking the snow berms back when it snows a bunch. It has a 200hp Allis-Chalmers turbo diesel in it with hydrostatic drive.

i had a chevy cucv a few years ago , i missed that truck, some one wanted it more than me so i sold it, wish i didnt now, there getting scarce around here , would like to own a old willys tho
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:44 PM
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i had a chevy cucv a few years ago , i missed that truck, some one wanted it more than me so i sold it, wish i didnt now, there getting scarce around here , would like to own a old willys tho
I've been trying to sell that Willys for years. It runs, it just needs some tlc. People want a museum piece I guess.
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:26 PM
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I'd post up some pics, but it's such a pain to do so on this site, what with resizing them down to 25kb.
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:51 PM
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I personally drive a 2004 Toyota Tundra 4x4 double cab with the 4.7. I work on vehicles every day so I selected one that I don't have to work on very often. My wife drives a 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 with the 4.0. I keep a couple Cherokee's around just because they are awesome middle of nowhere vehicles, 4x4, decently small, easy to fix but doesn't break often.
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:28 PM
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I have to be able to fix it myself, so...

1979 Chevy P/U Stepside, some hillbilly put a 5-Liter Formula bent eight in place of the straight six, it's not a 350. Makes a good farm truck, goes to get groceries, brings them back still cold, too.

1986 M1009 CUCV -- low mileage. A lot of truck in a small size.

1967 Electra-Glide driven almost daily. Frame-up build. This thing could kill me easily so I went through it to feel better.

I have to be able to (major) repair it myself or it goes.

Just for the experience I made a 2004 Suburban meet city emissions test, I'll never go through that again, so it went real soon after it passed.

One month into the Chevy a water pump gasket leaked. Just the gasket. Two months later the head gaskets went bad. But no more trouble in the following years. Hoping it keeps it up for a while. But if not... wrenches!

I enjoy lurking this site, but I seldom post. Happy New Year, Y'all!
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Old 01-06-2015, 05:43 PM
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Timberland Chocorda Medium hiking boot, wear out 1 pair a year, most cheap boots i would wear out in a month. my main means of transportation.

or a mongoose paver 700C customized and modified with a cargo trailer as needed, once commuted to a logging job 10 miles away on that bike rig, hauled my chainsaw, gas, ax, oil toolbox, chaps and etc each way every day.
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