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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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@CannondaleKid Couldn’t agree more. Every time I’ve purchased a new TRUCK it has been through a 4-foot wide mesquite bosque tunnel within the first week. I call it ‘breaking it in’ :)
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I guess because most of the real capability can be had at half the price. My target is something with real capability that won't lose $20-30k in value with the first couple dents. A decent 4Runner is more my speed then something that came off the lot at over $100k with extras.

ETA:. I would probably apply the cost difference to the annual "stuff I broke" budget.
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big_load wrote:My target is something with real capability that won't lose $20-30k in value with the first couple dents.
Agreed. Which is why I bought a ten-year-old 4Runner with 171,000 miles so the big value hit had already been absorbed by the 2 previous owners.
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@RedRoxx44
The Opera Windows are the crowning touch. :)
More photos...https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3827 ... d-auction/
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That looks like fun. I couldn't see in the photo how it was set up, but I'd expect a Swedish vehicle of that vintage to be originally right-hand drive. Most of them that stayed in use got converted, though.
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@big_load
My link shows interior photos.
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@LosDosSloFolks

Interesting, it looks truly utilitarian.
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I wonder if they were meant for use on the continent or in NATO deployments. Sweden didn't drive on the right until 1967.
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In places like St. Croix the vehicles are LHD but driven on the left. (Likely US vehicles with left-over French laws)
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@big_load
Surprisingly, the rarity of the hardtop models of my truck (300 of 18000+ made) has driven the price up. When I see one available it is usually $15-20K higher than the price I paid.
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@sneakySASQUATCH

Prices in general are crazy. I'm not buying anything for a couple years.
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