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Gimme your opinion...again...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by muddin4fun, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Nick is tossing the idea of selling the camaro and getting a 4x4 like a toy or heep that will get good gas milage.
    See...the camaro needs a tranny and the motor has almost 200K on it and he's saying he'd rather spend that money on something he can have fun with. I dunno....good idea or bad? It's an IROC camaro....'87.

    (I think he's just jealous cause I got the cool truck [​IMG])

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I don't see it as a bad idea. A quick car or a capable 4x4 are both fun to own and drive, but IMHO the 4x4 will always be more practical than a Camaro. 200,000 is a lot of miles for any car, it might be a good time to sell before something spendy goes out.

    Rene

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  3. laketex

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    I think it's a good idea. You can pull 20+ mpg out of a 4 cyl toy, as long as you keep your gearing/tire right. Plus you can save the cash on that paint job and lock it up f/r. To tell you the truth, I think a toy or a sami is the best easiest choice of economical 4x4s you can build. 2 lockrights and a set of 31" swamps and you're already there.

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  4. BurbinOR

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    I just went throught that decision mode when I wanted a daily driver..........get an IROC with TPI (that I understand now) and about 20+ mpg with the proper Eprom tuning, or another 4X - the 4X won out...........there are plenty of 20+ mpg 6 cylinder 4X's that flat get it...........my 4.3 Jimmy is very quick, drove a couple of Jeep Cherokee's with the 4.0 that flat got it...........Chevy won out for me..............[​IMG]. Good thing about the Jeeps is you can put a decent lift, a locker or two and wheel with anyone..........even you, Lara [​IMG]

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  5. Ddragggon

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    I've been looking into getting a Toy truck for a daily driver. if you get a 4x4, they come factory locked in the rear at least, and possibly a limited slip up front. if you drive it like an absolute pansy like my old roommate ( he shifts way too early... liek bogging it in every gear too early) you can pull 30 MPG out of a lil 2wd `gokart' as he always called the thing.

    -Rich

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  6. greg83k5

    greg83k5 1/2 ton status

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    do you guys travel?

    a 383'd K5 with mudders and a toyota pickup both suck for ANY long distance travel.

    i traded my '95 taurus SHO for my tacoma, and while i like the truck, the car was the ticket for daily driving comfort, taking trips ( houston to steamboat springs every march, cruise cuts out at 120....) and such.... oh yeah he's gonna be dissapointed in the get-up-and-go dept....

    a second 4X4 is a second money hole.... i bought my wife a 2wd rodeo that works really well as an all around workhorse..... and it was easy to leave it stock!!

    tell him to go get a first-gen eagle talon or mitsu eclipse- if he likes to fiddle with engines and such.... mid 12's and 20ish mpg are no problem.
    greg



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