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surgtech56

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Posted: 02/09/14 11:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What are you driving as your non tow vehicle, is it dependable, why did you choose it? I'm starting my car buying research and trying to figure out what I want and what I need. I want to downsize some, since I'm planning on retiring in about 4-5 years. My SO has a full size van to pull the camper. I probably need AWD or 4WD. We are outdoorsy people, biking, hiking, cross country skiing, kayaking, and soon to be paddleboarding.

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An older(1995) Jeep Cherokee - cheap, reliable, easy to work on and parts are cheap if it needs a fix. Still looks nice 203,000 miles and counting. Research though as there are a couple of years to stay away from (engine problems). Our model does have the automatic transmission with 2 or 4wd and the neutral setting on the transmission if we decide to tow it 4 down.

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A 97 Chevy Blazer with 189,000 miles.

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We've been very pleased with our two Toyota automatic 4WD RAV4's. Our 2002 (our former toad) has had about $300 in repairs (2 O2 sensors & a shift cable) since new, not including normal maintenance items. Our 2011 (our current toad) has a bit more pep than the '02, but they both get us from here to there in good shape with decent mileage.


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2001 GBM Landau 34' Class A
F53 chassis, Triton V10, TST TPMS
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2011 Toyota RAV4 4WD/Remco pump
ReadyBrute Elite tow bar/Blue Ox baseplate


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My 2007 Buick Allure sedan. In the states it's called the Lacrosse. It has the 6 passenger seating, is very quiet, extremely comfortable, powerful and has the famous old 90 degree Buick 3800 cc V6.

It's reliable (touch wood) and on the highway get's about 1.5 mpg less than our 2007 Toyota Matrix with the 1800cc 4 banger.

In the city, the MPG is just ok...mostly because of all the stop and go.

I love it and even though it's getting old do not see anything I would rather have that's new.

But I'm preparing for that day when we need a new vehicle.

For our next vehicle we need/want an SUV/CUV. We want AWD and probably a V6 or maybe a 4 cylinder. Not sure about a 4 cylinder as I do like punch.

We've looked at a lot of vehicles. We've looked at the Toyota Venza (not enough leg room for me), the Honda CRV (not enough leg room and poor highway passing power), the Chevy Equinox, good leg room and the option of a V6, although the 4 cylinder seems to have ok power.

Also looked at the Chevy Traverse...very good leg room and the DOHC 3.6 liter V6...good power.

Also looking at the Subaru Outback...sort of a mid sized wagon with either the 2.5 four or 3.6 flat six. Legroom a bit tight, but I like the design.

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Other than the RV, we haven't owned any vehicle other than a Honda since 1992. They're so reliable we aren't even tempted to look at anything else. Our toad and oldest DS's daily driver is a 2001 CRV with 192,000 miles on it. It has needed two brake-related repairs (sensor and master cylinder). Other than that nothing but routine maintenance. We also have a 2011 Civic and a 2008 Fit.


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My daily driver is a 2010 Ford Ranger 4x4 pickup. I'm single and retired, so not many miles on it. Once a week, I drive into downtown Cincinnati to have lunch with buddies I used to work with. 40 miles round trip. Everyplace else is within 5 miles of home and its garaged, so it'll probably last me the rest of my life.


Retired and visiting as much of this beautiful country as I can.


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12 valve,

* This post was edited 02/09/14 04:04pm by Desertboy *


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Freightliner/24' Flatbed 50,000 miles/ Titan 4000 receiver Hitch, no Mods needed.

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We rented a Ford Escape in Hawaii and if i was in the market for what you want i would put it on my list.

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DW picked out a new Hyundai Elantra 48 to 51 hwy mpg (Imperial).


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