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« Reply #80 on: Feb 29th, 2008, 4:50pm »
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on Feb 24th, 2008, 10:54pm, Espee9180 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
A crossover is a tool box or box that fits across and in the bed of a truck. A crossover (vehicle) is not quite a car or a SUV it's in the middle. Since you have a Nissan, why not move up to a 2008 Nissan Frontier King Cab (link below). Also to choose you have the 2009 Ford F150 XL (link below). It's a four wheel drive truck with king cab. Then you also have the Chevy Colorado (link below) with extended cab in four wheel drive form. MPG and price is all the the websites.  
 
Nissan Frontier King Cab.
 
Ford F150 XL.
 
Chevrolet Colorado.
 
My future chase vehicle.
Infiniti G35 Coupe:

Espee-9180,
Thanks for the recommendations and the links. I'm partial to the Nissan
because the last one hung in there forever. I plan to look at Toyota also.


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« Reply #81 on: Feb 29th, 2008, 5:13pm »
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on Feb 25th, 2008, 8:11am, P.W._ And_ B._Railroad wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Jim,  
 
 Maybe a Dodge Ram 1500 is more your style. You could either have a crew or standard cab, 4x4, but I'm not 100% on gas mileage though.
 
Espee,
To respond to your post, here's my future car. The brand new Dodge Zeo.
 
Dodge Zeo

PW&B,
I'll have to look at that Dodge truck because of the lifetime warranty.
Now that ZEO, Thats a real eyefull........................................
All of us "Geezers" love to take something like that for a test drive,
Reality sets in when we get back to the dealership and it takes
an overhead crane and a bucket of grease to get my old "siezed up"
butt out of the dam thing.................................................................... ;
The problem is that the move to alternative fuels has begun, and I don't
want to lay out "30+ Large" on something you won't be able to give
away in five years. Something you could "plug in" or hydrogen powered
is the way to go ( Road trips over a 100 mile radius are rare any more).
Oh well, maybe "used" for a few years.
 


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« Reply #82 on: Mar 16th, 2008, 2:27pm »
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Here is the newest chase vehicle, 2007 Tacoma 4x4 5 speed.  After school, i will most likly upgrade to the extended cab V6 6-speed (its a little crammed in there with passengers and camera equipment  ).  The fuel economy is excellent on this truck though, and i have never been stuck in the woods  .

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« Reply #83 on: Apr 2nd, 2008, 7:07pm »
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on Mar 16th, 2008, 2:27pm, MGtrainut wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here is the newest chase vehicle, 2007 Tacoma 4x4 5 speed.  After school, i will most likly upgrade to the extended cab V6 6-speed (its a little crammed in there with passengers and camera equipment  ).  The fuel economy is excellent on this truck though, and i have never been stuck in the woods  .

MG,
Great minds must think alike..............................
Yesterday I bought an "06" Tacoma "TRD off-road"
4x4, extended cab, Silver, 4.0 Liter V-6 with most of the bells and whistles.
Good luck with yours....................


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« Reply #84 on: Jan 11th, 2009, 11:08am »
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on Apr 2nd, 2008, 7:07pm, KingCoal wrote:       (Click here for original message)

MG,
Great minds must think alike..............................
Yesterday I bought an "06" Tacoma "TRD off-road"
4x4, extended cab, Silver, 4.0 Liter V-6 with most of the bells and whistles.
Good luck with yours....................

 
Just an update after driving this truck for nine months.
Gas mileage is above average as long as you keep it under 2200 RPM.
It has the best "stock" sound system of any vehicle I've ever owned, although
an mp3 / ipod jack would be a great feature.
Rides and handles great, its just a good, solid, reliable truck.


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« Reply #85 on: Jan 11th, 2009, 4:38pm »
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Here's my summer chase vehicle..... My 1981 Ironhead...

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« Reply #86 on: Jan 12th, 2009, 12:46am »
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My '07 Chevrolet Aveo. Good little car, and great on gas.

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« Reply #87 on: Feb 15th, 2009, 5:34pm »
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All good vehicles guys as long as you get what you expect out of them. Very early in this thread I spoke of my 1998 Buick Regal LS. I loved that car, but it is no more. The insurance company totaled it recently. It had over 300,000 miles on it but still ran GREAT. It didn't use a drop of anything except gas. Not much of that either for what it was.  
 
 Anyhow, on a recent journey I ran over a tractor-trailer brake drum some A-Hole left in the road. Yes, it was done purposely. Two in my lane, two in the opposing lane. I managed to only run one over, but it did ALOT of damage. The transmission case broke in half, rack and pinion damaged, engine  actually moved a few inches etc etc etc.  
 
 I drove that car for 9 years so it wasn't easy to replace it,  but there was no choice. I wanted to keep payments under $400/ month for no more than 4 years. I was able to find this 2008 Saturn Aura XE with 29,000 miles on it. With the after market 5 Star warranty, 10 year paint protection etc, it still fit my economic plan at $372/month. I have a long association with the dealership I went through and actually saved $2900 altogether.  
 
 So, here it is. My ride for the next 100,000 miles or so:


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« Reply #88 on: Nov 4th, 2010, 6:42pm »
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Been a while since this thread was up at the top. I use this one when I'm with the wife. After all, it is "her car". Has a little over 70K on it now, but most of that was not on the chase.
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« Reply #89 on: Mar 10th, 2011, 6:07pm »
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on Nov 4th, 2010, 6:42pm, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Been a while since this thread was up at the top. I use this one when I'm with the wife. After all, it is "her car". Has a little over 70K on it now, but most of that was not on the chase.
CHESSIEMIKE

 
Lexi are nice. We, at this point, have two - my '02 LS430 and the wife's '04 RX330. As long as gonna b on pavement, the big sedan is grat. If need to get off, as long as it isn't more thn moderate, the cross-over works well, wht with having a bitmore grund clearrance and all. It is a FWD instead of a 4x4, so getting very extreme off-road isn't on. But a maintenance road is no problem.
 
Both purchased as low-mileage used cars, so the acquisition prices weren't unreasonable. And both get decent gas mileage. A well-cared for, low mileage car is a much better idea than buying new.


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« Reply #90 on: Mar 11th, 2011, 9:29am »
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Here's the primary chase vehicle and daily driver. It is a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer SS AWD with the 390 HP LS2 Corvette engine. It has about 16K on the odometer so far.
 
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And here's the summer ride, the first car I ever bought new. It is a '97 Mustang Cobra with a 305 HP DOHC 32 valve 4.6 and a 5 speed. It has under 16K on the clock at the moment.
 
This at NS CP 251 in Gypsum, OH on the NYC Lakeshore line about ten miles west of Sandusky on May 1, 2003.
 
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« Reply #92 on: Sep 11th, 2011, 8:53pm »
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Here is my URV (Ultimate Railfanning Vehicle).
 
2003 MINI Cooper S - John Cooper Works Edition
British Racing Green
Supercharged 1.6L 4-cylinder producing 200 bhp and 177 lb-ft of torque.
 
The top picture was taken just a couple of days ago while I was in Salisbury, NC, seen here at Five Row with a tripod on the roof. The lower picture is from about a year ago...there are many more stickers on it now than there were then!


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« Reply #93 on: Oct 28th, 2011, 6:30pm »
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here is my chase vehicle-- a 2011 Chevy Silverado, not 4 wheel drive, but high enough clearance to get me over the dirt roads and rocks of Eastern Kentucky.

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I saw this today going down the oppisite side of RT50.... Love the paintjob!
(Photo is off the Atlasrr forum awhile ago, Can't recall who posted it.)
 
 
Anyway.... I've currently got a 1991 Volvo 740 Station Wagon. It's just your basic aging brick, barely broken in with 206k miles. Not sarcasm either, old bricks almost never die. Unless they rust apart....  I don't have any good photos, so I'll just link this cellphone pic I snapped awhile back.


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« Reply #95 on: Nov 16th, 2011, 6:13pm »
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at 9:15 this morning "Fred" my 95 F-150 chase vehicile hit 300,000 miles, next stop and several sets of tires from now 1/2 million miles!!!!!!

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« Reply #96 on: Aug 5th, 2012, 9:03pm »
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Here are my two railfan rigs. First up is the 97 Cobra
 

 
and the new FX4
 


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« Reply #97 on: Oct 16th, 2012, 8:29pm »
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First brand new vehicle I ever bought-while it's for the spouse, I get to have fun with it too!
 
2012 Chevy Sonic sedan, 1.8 engine, semi-automatic transmission-about 31mpg combined driving miles.
 


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Nice looking rides, fellas!  
 
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