Vehicles on your list...

Discussion in 'Overlanding / Off-Road' started by C99c, May 17, 2020.

  1. C99c

    C99c Member

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    Most people who like cars have a list. It might be a wish list or a "if I see one for sale that isn't a total POS I'll buy it on the spot" list.
    If you're like me you have extensive lists and spend way too much time on autotempest, craigslist and similar sites.

    What's your list? Doesn't have to be 4WD, offroad or fancy camping related.

    Here's a sampling of mine:

    Buy on sight:
    -a low mileage, clean 3rd Gen 4runner with the 4 cyl/5 spd combo
    -a clean, sub $5K early two door Rocky/Dodge Raider/Trooper with a stick.
    - a low mileage "government package" Suburban with the 6.0 or 8.1. Or just a trashed cheap one.
    - 50's-60''s pickup with a complete original service bed from that era.

    Wish list:
    - a decent FJ 60. Without having to spend a fortune.
    - LR Prado similar to @Andy the Aussie.
    - Mazda Autozam. Look it up. JDM, mid engine, gull wing doors.
    - Unimog with a dump bed

    ^This list is basically endless^

    My likely to buy in the next few months list:
    - Sub $5K Sienna for a daily/mtn bike/running trips. May get a lift.
    Or
    - a Honda Actv or similar JDM RHD van.
    https://jdmsportclassics.com/inventory/1989-honda-acty-street-van/
    I have an offer in on one of these but the seller seems to have ghosted on me.

    The Delica and such are 4WD and more robust, but they're also getting popular and the prices are a bit more than what I'm willing to give.
     
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  2. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

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    No Jeep in that list....excellent you pass !!!

    For me a post 1982 (prefer 83 or 84) BJ42 Landcruiser. My first vehicle with four wheels was an 82 and it was a great little truck. Many many fond memories of that !! In the right condition I could also be tempted by a Holden Suburban 2500 (Holden was GM in Australia and they did a RHD Suburban in diesel with rear barn doors and some engine mods for this market in the late 90s. You still see them around (they import Suburbans and Silverados here now but they are LHD to RHD conversions with none of the Aussie specific changes.
     
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    I do have a soft spot for 93ish to 2000 XJ Cherokees and 88-91 Comanches but the price would have to be way too good to pass up for me to buy another one. They can be un- "Jeeped" but often the time and effort aren't worth it in the long run due to the unibody construction and other factors.

    Adding to that, so many have been cut up or trashed that the price of a decent one is normally just too much to consider. A clean XJ can well run you 3rd or 4th Gen 4runner money right now and that's not a hard decision to me.

    And if I stumbled into a low mileage, clean and stock TJ or LJ Rubicon for a deal I'd possibly grab it. Park it somwhere for a few years and then flip it for profit. They are very popular and will only become more valuable to those who don't care for the 2007 and newer Wranglers.
     
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    You may now be dead to me..... ;) :D
     
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    Clean, rust free mid 80s to mid 90s F150 4x4, 300 straight 6, 5 speed transmission.
     
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    Would really like to get an old muscle car at some point down the road. However the practical side of me says we'll probably end up with a minivan long before I get my muscle car...
     
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    Oh I don't know if the forum has the bandwidth for my list! Haha!

    Some highlights:
    71 Chevelle SS 454/auto
    69-72 K5 with any driveline combo and prefer the Jimmy cause I'm a GMC guy.
    LJ Rubicon I6/auto/hard top once the kids are grown and I don't need seating for 5.
     
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    boooooooo those who don’t have hate hahahahahaha
     
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    Get ahead of the curve: Dodge D100s. C10 and F100/early F150 prices are climbing daily.
    D100s will be there in 5-10 years. Right now they are still reasonable and there's a ton of parts and options for them.
    Same here. It's seems like I add something everyday.
     
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    My sweet spot for Fords are mid '90s extended cab F series. F150s, F250s and crew cab F350s. Always wanted one when I was a teen. Still want one.
     
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    for me i have a short list - basically a motorcycle i can ride on the street most of the time and won't sweat parking in more ghetto areas as much and capable of rough stuff in an emergency...my top two are either a suzuki drz-400sm (buy on sight) or a husqvarna 701 (wish list - most likely will trade my triumph speed triple for it).
     
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    I suggest something that can't be carried off by a couple of enterprising local lads or something easily replaceable. A friend of mine who commuted for while on a GROM, in Atlanta, came out twice to someone trying to walk off with the bike.

    He caught a lot a crap for it until the day a bunch of us walked out of a Mexican restaurant outside of Chattanooga and surprised some highly energetic (methhead) future MENSA members attempting to carry a KLR to their vehicle.
     
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    701. Nice choice. I was between the 701 and the fx450 with supermoto conversion I ended up getting the 450. When it came down to it I wanted something for the woods I could take on the road not something for the road I could take in the woods. I know I’ll get a bagger and Ducati in a year or two.
    I got the husqvarna to hold me off.
    i was looking at the 2020 701 to me ugly gray. I wonder though if I looked at the 2019 if I would have gotten that. It has the white frame that you could see. But when it came down to it I wanted a bike that wasn’t heavy so the 220lb that my bike is beat out the 300lb dry that the 701 is.
     
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    Well I already have the mid 80's ford F350
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    And the motorcycle
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    So what's left? Well it doesn't have wheels
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    Oh and maybe a nice little economical car
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    I have a car list.

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
    2016 BMW328i xDrive
    2016 Toyota 4Runner Limited
    2019 Chevrolet Colorado WT 4x4
    2016 BMW R1200GS Adventure
     
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    ..... you started badly but had a reasonable finish :D
     
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    I have the opposite issue, someone recently offered to buy my truck and camper if the camper doesn't sale separately, and I really have no idea what I would get. I was hoping to have a few years to think about something new, but I might be making a split decision soon.
     
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    I want a Land Cruiser, but will probably get a Suzuki Vitara XL7 as the cheapest 4x4 with low gears (here), that can take a lot of luggage and with a bit of lifting and good tyres can be OK for light offroad use.
     
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    I understand. There's so many good options, new and used, that it can be daunting if one isn't locked into a certain brand or configuration.
    I like the Vitara (and most Suzukis) but they really don't get much mainstream attention in the US. My wife and I were listening to a podcast earlier this year listing the best used options for international travel. It was mainly the usual suspect such as Land Cruisers, Tacomas and Jeep XJs, but one of the hosts had the Vitara on his list.
    I was like "see, I told you I'm not the only one who likes them".
    In her defense I do like a lot of oddball stuff, but the Vitara and larger XL7 version we got here are just solid platforms with enough aftermarket support to be viable options.
     
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    There are indeed lots of upgrades for them and something very important for me - it can run on LPG with the 2.7 V6.
     

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