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Hiking vehicles

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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 $2600 and I was thinking about checking it out. What "hiking vehicle" is easiest to drive and which gets the best gas mileage (even though I know most wouldnt be too fuel efficient.)
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And the color Concrete comes close to Arizona dirt......
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Hansenaz wrote:The right color for a hiking vehicle is "dirty".
...dirty and a full complement of AZ pinstripes. :-$
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Traded in my long suffering 2007 FJ for a pretty 2014 FJ mall crawler. Wow, forgot what a clean well cared vehicle that doesn't see dirt looks like. It's quicksand color, I like it. Got a pretty good deal since my old one needs a clutch, a windshield, a paint job, having issues with a possible leak in the emissions, welded motor mounts, and 195K. Those FJ's do hold their value though. This newer one has NO pinstripes, will have to cure that as soon as I can get decent tires on it. Looked at Taco's , too expensive and too long without rearranging garage.
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It may want to go to sleep after a strenuous drive.

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The pumpkin filter must not work on links
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RedRoxx44 wrote:The pumpkin filter must not work on links
Not a bad thing
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As a ‘20, it has the potential to be very quick!
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Surely someone on HAZ has a spare quarter million bucks sittin' around to pick up this gem! :D This thing needs to see the Ancha's.

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That is still in the time period when the British couldn't make a vehicle that could cross a parking lot without breaking down. JMHO, btw this coming from a man who owned an 86 Blazer.
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@Alston_Neal
Oh...I agree with you! Many car buffs feel the same way. Lucas brand automotive electrical systems were the absolute worst. An old joke in the auto industry was "Why do the Brits like their beer warm?" "Because Lucas builds their refrigerators".
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@LosDosSloFolks
I was very much into Brit bikes, Triumphs and Nortons and I still have a Lucas Prince of Darkness pin.
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Continue of the thread hijacks-- these roads are just like in the Parashant area after big rains. Plus great Jeep etc action!
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Alston_Neal wrote:in the time period when the British couldn't make a vehicle that could cross a parking lot without breaking down
Where's @mazatzal when the Queen needs defending? (Possibly on the side of the road in his Sterling waiting for a tow truck?) :sweat:
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@chumley
Don't think the Queen needs any help! However, British vehicles in late 20th century certainly need huge amount. Never owned one, prob never will!
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chumley wrote:Sterling
Speaking of Sterling... some 30= years ago, back in the last century I was a 'factory-trained' Sterling technician, and I can attest the Sterling 825 truly was the unloved British step-child of the Acura Legend.
But instead of being a literal clone of the Acura they decided to do as much as they could their own way... which was far worse than any of my experiences with Lucas electrics on early 60's Brit sports cars.
Example: Rather than use the beautiful and reliable instrument panel cluster from the Legend they took a conglomeration of parts from France, Italy (Magnetti-Marellli being the Italian flavor of the Prince of Darkness) & England to create a literal electronic nightmare... the electrical diagrams looked like someone dipped a chicken's feet in ink, cut it's head off and let it run willy-nilly on paper.
IMO, the only thing the Sterling was good for was the handling, in fact it was awesome.
OK, so there WAS one other thing 'good'... how much money technicians made doing a 12-hour per vehicle 'Customer Satisfaction' warranty on EVERY Sterling sold.
In other words... definitely NOT a worthy choice for a Hiking Vehicle.
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@CannondaleKid
I had a roommate in the early 80's that had a Rover 3500. An interesting vehicle to be polite.
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Austin Champ was fun to drive: 5 gears forward and 5 gears reverse :scared:
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@hikeaz
Oooohh I'm feeling a stirring in my loins.......oh wait it's a Chevy.
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Knowing what the MSRP was on my truck, I thinking that this is probably very close to what I bought my house for in '98.
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