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Hiking vehicles

Posted: Mar 06 2008 7:26 pm
by rally_toad
What kind of vehicles do you guys all drive when your going hiking? Im thinking about investing in a 4wd high clearance Jeep or something of the sort so I could get to some places where I definitely couldnt get to with what Im driving now (73 mustang):) I saw a Jeep Grand Cherokee today for $2600 and I was thinking about checking it out. What "hiking vehicle" is easiest to drive and which gets the best gas mileage (even though I know most wouldnt be too fuel efficient.)

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 25 2019 5:19 pm
by DixieFlyer
rwstorm wrote:
Aug 23 2019 5:11 pm
@DixieFlyer
That said, regardless of what you get, I would recommend upgrading the tires (if the ones it comes with are too wimpy) to handle the tougher road situations you will inevitably lured into. :D
That is definitely a good point. A Tacoma or 4Runner with the TRD package seems to come with some decent off-road tires

I thought about upgrading the tires on my F-150, but it would still be a 2WD, which is why I am looking for something else

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 26 2019 7:52 am
by LindaAnn
@DixieFlyer I’ve been toying around with the idea of getting a new 4Runner soon. But I am extremely bitter at the moment that the Tacomas have the ‘cement’ paint color available right now, but the 4Runners do not. I really really want that color on a 4Runner.

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 26 2019 8:03 am
by chumley
LindaAnn wrote: I am extremely bitter at the moment that the Tacomas have the ‘cement’ paint color available right now, but the 4Runners do not
Seems like a worthwhile subject to cause personal consternation. Maybe start a change.org petition?

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 26 2019 8:20 am
by DixieFlyer
LindaAnn wrote:
Aug 26 2019 7:52 am
@DixieFlyer I’ve been toying around with the idea of getting a new 4Runner soon. But I am extremely bitter at the moment that the Tacomas have the ‘cement’ paint color available right now, but the 4Runners do not. I really really want that color on a 4Runner.
at least the 4Runner has blizzard pearl, which the Tacoma doesn't have

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 26 2019 8:21 am
by LindaAnn
@chumley Or, if the color isn’t available when I buy another 4Runner, I can just get it repainted right away. Seems a lot easier.

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 26 2019 8:27 am
by LindaAnn
@DixieFlyer I’m strictly black or grey vehicles. But the peal is pretty. I think @friendofthundergod ‘s 4Runner is the pearl white, or blizzard pearl, whatever it’s called. I feel like I should remember that better since I practically picked that one out for him.

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 26 2019 9:12 am
by chumley
There are only 8 colors.

Peach is a fruit. Rose is a flower. Pearl is mollusk poo (ok, not actually, but you get the point).

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 26 2019 9:21 am
by LindaAnn
@chumley It’s not my fault you’re simple.

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 26 2019 9:23 am
by SuperstitionGuy
Logical LindAnn. Logical..... Ha ha

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 26 2019 9:41 am
by chumley
@LindaAnn
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated - Confucius

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 26 2019 9:52 am
by LindaAnn
@SuperstitionGuy He just knows that I am very specific about colors, and that one well-worded comment on his part will be enough to send me off onto a rant.

Like the time he told me my black shirt didn’t match my black pants.

Or the time I repainted all the walls in my backyard light grey, and he said they looked the same as before and he didn’t see a difference. The walls were pink & yellow before I repainted them!

And so on...

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 26 2019 9:56 am
by LindaAnn
@chumley It is simple—I’ll buy the exact model of 4Runner that I want, and if I don’t like the color, I’ll immediately get it repainted the exact color that I want. Nothing complicated about that.

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 27 2019 8:20 am
by cw50must
If you get it wrapped instead of repainting you can always go back pretty easily.

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 28 2019 9:49 am
by DixieFlyer
LindaAnn wrote:
Aug 26 2019 7:52 am
@DixieFlyer I’ve been toying around with the idea of getting a new 4Runner soon. But I am extremely bitter at the moment that the Tacomas have the ‘cement’ paint color available right now, but the 4Runners do not. I really really want that color on a 4Runner.
I looked at a cement colored Tacoma yesterday, and that is a nice color!

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 28 2019 10:05 am
by LindaAnn
@DixieFlyer You’ll never know when it’s dirty! I love that color.

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 28 2019 4:50 pm
by DixieFlyer
@LindaAnn
the quicksand color on the Tacoma is nice also!

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 30 2019 2:56 pm
by DixieFlyer
LindaAnn wrote:
Aug 26 2019 7:52 am
@DixieFlyer I’ve been toying around with the idea of getting a new 4Runner soon. But I am extremely bitter at the moment that the Tacomas have the ‘cement’ paint color available right now, but the 4Runners do not.
I saw a cement colored RAV4 today. If you want a cement SUV, a good solution would be to trade your 4Runner in on a RAV4. What could be simpler and easier than that? :)

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 30 2019 4:29 pm
by LindaAnn
@DixieFlyer Not a chance! :lol: 4Runner is as small as I’ll go. I’m thinking I’ll likely trade in the current 4Runner in for a new one right around 90,000 miles. That’ll be next year sometime.

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Aug 30 2019 6:51 pm
by DixieFlyer
@LindaAnn
I was just joking...there is quite a bit of difference between a 4Runner and a RAV4

speaking of colors, I saw one of these at a Toyota dealer today: https://www.google.com/search?q=army+gr ... eRfvFFwp5M:

I think people will either love this color or will hate it

Re: Hiking vehicles

Posted: Sep 01 2019 3:09 pm
by Hansenaz
All this color talk.... :stop: The right color for a hiking vehicle is "dirty".