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Road warrior justice needed

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by alleyallen, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I have a large truck because I had the cash (85 percent of it) to buy it -- and wanted it. It is much larger and more roomy than the small truck I had, which leaves room for future expansion, if you know what I mean. It is much more comfortable, drives better and rides better than my old truck.

    And I don't ask anyone to be OK with it, save Mrs. TBF.

    And where's the waste. My old truck -- a freakin' S-10 -- got 24 MPG at best, with its four cylinders. This one gets 21 MPG with eight.

    Don't knock it 'till you've tried it.
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I buy organic, local groceries. I'm planning to put solar panels on my house. I subscribe to Mother Earth News. But I need my Jeep.

    After all, 2MC, what do I do when I'm pulling a boat, hauling two buddies, all our gear and two Labrador Retrievers for our yearly duck-hunting trip?
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Trust me, aside from the need to kill animals, Inky is the biggest hippie I've ever known.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Dodge Magnum R/T: 345 horsepower, 21 mpg, 3800-lb towing capacity, 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds and a quarter mile in less than 14.

    Station wagons haul stuff. That one hauls ass, too.

  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Hey, I only kill them if they're good eating. And I practice catch-and-release when I'm fly-fishing, so it's not like I'm killing everything in nature.

    2MC, the Magnum only gets 1 mpg better than my Jeep but has less ground clearance for when I'm off-road. Otherwise, I'd consider it because they are pretty sweet. I guess I could redneck one up by putting a lift kit under it, but that's too much work.
  6. Lion_Woods

    Lion_Woods Active Member

  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    I was going to recommend the Ford Escape Hybrid, but I wasn't sure about the towing capacity.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    My father's dealership doesn't carry Ford, so I have to get something from the Chrysler family to get it at dealer cost. And I'm talking the real dealer cost, not the advertised dealer cost when they're having a sale.
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Diesel Jeep, then. The Grand Cherokee will be getting the same CRD engine this fall that it's already been getting for years in Europe thanks to the new ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Trust me, that's been on my radar screen for more than a year. But the hybrid Wrangler is the one I'm really wanting to see.
  11. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    In Toronto, I'd put the odds at 1 in 100.  And that's being optimistic.
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    As a friend of mine once said, the only off-road those things have seen is their driveway.
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