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How about this green bad boy?
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If they sold something like this new (and made to drive on the right side of the road), I'd be all over it. Like a baby sprinter 4x4. Not made for weeks on the road living the #vanlife, just a utility box that you could daily drive, but comfortably spend the night in at a trailhead if you had to.

If we're talking import from Japan via the 25-year rule...I dunno. Prices aren't crazy, but even well kept and low miles, driving old cars in backcountry areas with no cell service is not ideal...not to mention that I'm mostly willing to pay for the modern safety features. Especially given the commonly reported statistic that the most dangerous part of a backcountry climb/ski/bike trip is the drive home.
 

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I just filled out an entertaining survey from Porsche NA to get my take on what the future of the 911 should be.

half the survey consisted of getting me to tell them when i was willing to let the 911 go electric (NEVAR!). Including giving me all these scenarios about getting taxed higher, not being able to drive ICE in city centers, gasoline no longer being available, ICE cars being banned outright….

through it all I never agreed to buy an electric 911. In the comments I said in all those scenarios I’ll keep the 911’s I already have, which will easily outlive me. I will let you guys sell me a Taycan, though.
 

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How about this green bad boy?
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If they sold something like this new (and made to drive on the right side of the road), I'd be all over it. Like a baby sprinter 4x4. Not made for weeks on the road living the #vanlife, just a utility box that you could daily drive, but comfortably spend the night in at a trailhead if you had to.
The Ford Transit Connect is almost exactly the modern version of this rig. It doesn’t have as much character as the Delica, but what modern car does? And let’s not go there, this old man has yelled at that particular cloud enough for today
 

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I just filled out an entertaining survey from Porsche NA to get my take on what the future of the 911 should be.

half the survey consisted of getting me to tell them when i was willing to let the 911 go electric (NEVAR!). Including giving me all these scenarios about getting taxed higher, not being able to drive ICE in city centers, gasoline no longer being available, ICE cars being banned outright….

through it all I never agreed to buy an electric 911. In the comments I said in all those scenarios I’ll keep the 911’s I already have, which will easily outlive me. I will let you guys sell me a Taycan, though.
I didn't get asked by Porsche for my opinion.
 

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The Ford Transit Connect is almost exactly the modern version of this rig. It doesn’t have as much character as the Delica, but what modern car does? And let’s not go there, this old man has yelled at that particular cloud enough for today
Except no ground clearance or 4WD or 5000lb diesel towing capacity!

That's what makes people love these vs the Transit Connect. (And no rotating middle seats or fold-into-bed option...although that doesn't look long-term comfortable.)
 

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Peak Porsche (survey?)
 

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It does have AWD, which i now remember isn’t necessarily the same as 4wd if you really need that locking hub shit.

you could, uh, lift it? I didn’t say it was exactly the right solution!!
 

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I didn't get asked by Porsche for my opinion.
They knew I was a 911 owner. Guess they don’t give a shit about your (our) opinions as owners of Cay Men because those are already decidedly going electric
 

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It does have AWD, which i now remember isn’t necessarily the same as 4wd if you really need that locking hub shit.

you could, uh, lift it? I didn’t say it was exactly the right solution!!
I could be wrong, but last time I looked into this, only the big Transit had AWD as an option (and if you're going big, the sprinter is cooler). The Transit Connect is FWD only.

The connect is fine for what it is...little work truck for a plumber to zip around the city in.

That delica concept is dope though.
 

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