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I'm sure a slightly lifted miata would be a blast on a forest road.

A legacy would be better though: http://jalopnik.com/a-subaru-legacy-just-put-legions-of-jeeps-to-shame-off-1787234886

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Jeeps are still going to be far superior on tighter, muddier trails. That said, I have a Jeep in the garage as my play car, and I'm 90% certain that when I replace my DD within the next year or so it'll be a Subaru Outback. It's about the perfect car for where I am in life, and there aren't too many places I want to go that the Outback couldn't handle.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Has anyone noticed that young, entry level professional Hispanic men seem to really like the VW sedans?

 

Is that your type?  lol

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Is that your type?  lol

He asked hopefully...
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

That's a nice looking K5, but how did we get here with those asking prices? $15k is what, 50% more than its MSRP when it was new??!

Ya exactly. He clearly wants to recoup new offroads, paintjob and w/e else PLUS make a profit.

It's prolly worth more in pieces chopshop style lol.

Ima call and report back. Thanks gentlemen.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Jeeps are still going to be far superior on tighter, muddier trails. That said, I have a Jeep in the garage as my play car, and I'm 90% certain that when I replace my DD within the next year or so it'll be a Subaru Outback. It's about the perfect car for where I am in life, and there aren't too many places I want to go that the Outback couldn't handle.

Would much rather have this for that:



How many people are actually off-roading jeeps or tracking (like on an actual track) cars they mod or think are fast?
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Would much rather have this for that:



How many people are actually off-roading jeeps or tracking (like on an actual track) cars they mod or think are fast?

That's definitely sweet, but it won't haul the wife, kids, and/or camping gear.

I modded my Jeep with a mind toward using its abilities to get me cool places, rather than muddin' with the rednecks, so I'm probably not the best person to ask that question. That said, the stuff I've done has exposed me to that world a good bit (and I'm related to a good number of people who are into that stuff), and I've found the guys who do that work typically put it to use one way or another. They may over-build a bit, but they're not usually putting mud tires on their pavement-only vehicle.

I think part of it is the fact that often the build follows the lifestyle, so the people who build up a Jeep are likely to be the sort who are already interested in hobbies that would put them on a Forest Service road in the mountains.

That said, I have no way of knowing if my experience is representative.
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When I had a stock LR3 it was fun to occasionally go out and hang with the modded Jeep folks.
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I'm interested to see what the upcoming wrangler pickups will look like. Also to see if they can get an engine in it that doesn't get abysmal fuel economy. I know they're not the most aerodynamic vehicles, but I feel like every time I go to the website to spec one out I get to the fuel economy figures and nope out of there.


wrangler pickups are already available!

 

http://www.aev-conversions.com/vehicles/brute-double-cab

 

i don't think there's much to be done for fuel economy, besides a diesel engine or aluminum build. i've seen reports of both of those options on the horizon but who knows? i think this will be the last year of the JK incarnation of the wrangler. i'd say any body-on-frame 4x4 is just gonna be less efficient than say a RAV4 or whatever. or ramu - what about the Tesla truck?

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wrangler pickups are already available!

http://www.aev-conversions.com/vehicles/brute-double-cab

i don't think there's much to be done for fuel economy, besides a diesel engine or aluminum build. i've seen reports of both of those options on the horizon but who knows? i think this will be the last year of the JK incarnation of the wrangler. i'd say any body-on-frame 4x4 is just gonna be less efficient than say a RAV4 or whatever. or ramu - what about the Tesla truck?

Saw those and love them - was first introduced as I think they built that Filson Jeep a few years back. IIRC the MSRP on that one was astronomical, so I've kind of assumed that any of their stuff would be more than I'd want to spend. I'm hoping the stock version Jeep comes up with has a similar look.

Regarding engines, there are also rumors of a turbo 4 cyl at about 300 hp. Not sure if that would be considered the premium engine or a new base option.

The other frustrating thing is that there are 10 different trim options for the wrangler unlimited, and no easy way to compare them that I can see. Feels needlessly complicated and confusing.

I really have no good need for a Wrangler pickup, so it'd be in Jeep's best interest to strike while the iron is hot before I come to my senses.
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I think Tesla will do a truck. I'm at their HQ or factory and the Googleplex 4+ times a week and it's an open secret.

Larry/Sergey/Elon all dropped out of Stanford at roughly the same time and are friends, Jen-Hsun was a bit before them.

We're likely just 5 or so years away from Minority Report level stuff. Trucks will be a great start to it since highways are much easier than city roads and you don't want someone high on Adderall driving a truck at 2am.

I try to stay fairly up-to-date on this and still give advice to my former consulting company on the topic and support the companies. Nvidia, Google, Amazon, and Tesla (together) are going to change personal transportation in the fairly near future.

I'm sure Ford, GM, Volvo, Nissan, and VW will keep holding press conferences on how they're going to beat them and do jack.
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post


Would much rather have this for that:


 

nice, just picked up an Top Fuel 9.8 last week, haven't even gotten out on 'er

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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post

nice, just picked up an Top Fuel 9.8 last week, haven't even gotten out on 'er

Hate you (and that's baller) smile.gif. I have last year's Madone 2.1 and it's all 105 - so not exactly dura-ace level stuff. Take it on one tiny crack in the road and your sexuality drops to impotent. Regret getting a road bike.
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Hate you (and that's baller) smile.gif. I have last year's Madone 2.1 and it's all 105 - so not exactly dura-ace level stuff. Take it on one tiny crack in the road and your sexuality drops to impotent. Regret getting a road bike.

Whoa whoa whoa, not new, it's a 2009 26er I got for $900. Got it off some Canadian who rode it all of 10 times and spent ~$600 on updates. I couldn't pass it up as i'd been on an old Intense Uzzi my brother set up for me.

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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post

Whoa whoa whoa, not new, it's a 2009 26er I got for $900. Got it of some Canadian who rode it all of 10 times and spent ~$600 on updates. I couldn't pass it up as i'd been on an old Intense Uzzi my brother set up for me.

Duh, figured it could have been used, but I'm sure you've hit up Nashbar or the like and kept it baller. This probably dates me in a car thread. I came from 2 Treks MBs before this - a 820 and a 4700. Oddly, of nearly every hobby I had after 16, those and my hockey stuff were the only things my parents fully paid for (never for books, comic books, video games, computers, odds and ends electronics, etc. - oh and cars). I say this with my N64 which launched 20 years and 3 days ago and all the original cartridges which I had to pay for about 4 feet from me.
post #25485 of 26291
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

I think Tesla will do a truck. I'm at their HQ or factory and the Googleplex 4+ times a week and it's an open secret.

Larry/Sergey/Elon all dropped out of Stanford at roughly the same time and are friends, Jen-Hsun was a bit before them.

We're likely just 5 or so years away from Minority Report level stuff. Trucks will be a great start to it since highways are much easier than city roads and you don't want someone high on Adderall driving a truck at 2am.

I try to stay fairly up-to-date on this and still give advice to my former consulting company on the topic and support the companies. Nvidia, Google, Amazon, and Tesla (together) are going to change personal transportation in the fairly near future.

I'm sure Ford, GM, Volvo, Nissan, and VW will keep holding press conferences on how they're going to beat them and do jack.

One of my biggest investing regrets: not buying NVDA when I recommended it to my coworker friend back in March. It was around $32 back then. Has since more than doubled. I bitched about this when it was at $62 a month or so back.

Now it's close to $70.

FML.
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