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Old 03-20-2017, 08:44 PM   #26
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:54 PM   #27
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:55 PM   #28
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Does it need to be RC and have a non-defective gimble?
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:58 PM   #29
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:02 PM   #30
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39 inches of headroom? Do you wear a helmet at all times or have undiagnosed hydrocephalus?

Also, if you put your requirements into a spreadsheet, you would realize there is basically no vehicle that meets those requirements, except maybe a Tribeca or Mazda CX9, both of which don't have manual transmissions. You could get a Forester, but that will feel like a huge step down from the Land Bruiser. Then there's the Volkswagen and Audi wagons, which aren't Japanese and probably have their respective electrical time bombs set in the not too distant future.

Or, instead of trading in the Land Cruiser, why don't you get a summer car? There's probably tons of BRZs/FR-S (or Toyota 86 whatever it's called)

Or, get the new Supra :fapingbanana:



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Full_Clip would keep the Land Cruiser and get a FJ or Brocoma for real dirt situations.
Goddamn waterhead.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:06 PM   #31
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Chevy bolt. Sure, it's a little derpy looking but it's a damn riot to drive. There is something to be said about the excitement / fun factor of an all electric vehicle delivering insane power off the line. Oh yeah, doesn't even have torque steer.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:43 PM   #32
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So, 2004 4runner then?
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:44 PM   #33
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:52 PM   #34
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You're the guy that took a **** in a public stairwell and didn't clean it up right? That's disgusting man what's wrong with you
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:54 PM   #35
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:54 PM   #36
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:19 PM   #37
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There's two '05 5-speed FXTs on cars.com, buy one of them.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:51 PM   #38
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I have no idea what you should buy...but I know CarMax has a 10day return policy, so you should buy it from there.
hahaha

Thanks for making me cough up my coffee.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:53 PM   #39
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:10 PM   #40
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Is this gonna extend the rainy sunday thread by another 10 pages?
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:21 PM   #41
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I've got your 39":

Convertibles are actually problematic for me in that I end up staring at the top of the windshield frame and the sun visor, especially. Porsche works. Miatas don't, and a Del Sol probably wouldn't, either.

Sebring . :nononocat:
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:23 PM   #42
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Prelude Type SH.
I'm not looking to be an autocross god here...

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Turbo Hayabusa... wagon.
I'm listening. Make something like that OEM/reliable and I'd consider it.

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I actually bought the wife's RAV4 EV through CarMax, sort of for this. $395 transfer fee from California for a vehicle unavailable around here. Then we had 72 hours right of first refusal, which gave both of us time to test drive it separately (after the kids' bedtimes on successive nights). She approved, I approved, so I bought it.

I've had that for 2 years and change and my Land Cruiser for over 3 now.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:25 PM   #43
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2017 Civic 1.5T hatch (manual)

For realz.
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Fit.

I have no idea how, but it's magic.

Or the HRV, it's a Fit on roids.

Both can be had new in your range.
These are good, practical cars. Perhaps I should test drive them and write about them at some length.



We actually had a 2008 Fit in New York from about 2010-2013. It was ok. Felt cheap and was slow, but was practical and certainly not short on headroom or magic interior room with that rear seat setup.

On the CR-V/HR-V class vehicle idea, maybe a CX-3 or 5 would be entertaining. Hmm.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:30 PM   #44
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He can put the rest on a second or third credit card, then balance transfer it around to avoid interest and payments for two years.


Next answer: Ford Edge. No manual, however.
I actually charged a car to a credit card. I think I've told this story in teh OT around ye olde fireside before: Bought my RX-8 off of eBay Motors and charged the whole thing. Why?

1) Because I could.
2) Cash back (albeit negated by the extra fee that they charged about the same amount).
3) Credit history.
4) Floating the cost for a month until the insurance check from my totaled WRX posted.

:nononocat: to Ford, though.

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39 inches of headroom? Do you wear a helmet at all times or have undiagnosed hydrocephalus?
I have a big noggin and a long torso. Put me in the back of an A7 or RDX, which apparently non-midget people fit into (?) and I have to sit there with my head at about a 45 degree angle just to clear the headliner.

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Also, if you put your requirements into a spreadsheet, you would realize there is basically no vehicle that meets those requirements, except maybe a Tribeca or Mazda CX9, both of which don't have manual transmissions. You could get a Forester, but that will feel like a huge step down from the Land Bruiser. Then there's the Volkswagen and Audi wagons, which aren't Japanese and probably have their respective electrical time bombs set in the not too distant future.

Or, instead of trading in the Land Cruiser, why don't you get a summer car? There's probably tons of BRZs/FR-S (or Toyota 86 whatever it's called)

Or, get the new Supra :fapingbanana:



http://www.motortrend.com/news/toyot...-gas-station/#

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Full_Clip would keep the Land Cruiser and get a FJ or Brocoma for real dirt situations.
I didn't say it had to be as big as my Land Cruiser. Doesn't need 3 rows, either. I think it's not a unicorn.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:33 PM   #45
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Forester terbo
Ah, the Subaru ideas. These just aren't super exciting to me. I don't need AWD necessarily (I used to go skiing with my RX-8 with snow tires and chains, for instance) and they're just kind of blah, or bro-ed out, or both.

I test drove a Crosstrek a while back and don't really like the super swept back windshield/A-pillar deal. Forester profile feels much roomier but it didn't make me fizz a la James May.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:37 PM   #46
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:38 PM   #47
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Does it need to be RC and have a non-defective gimble?
My 1/10th scale RC truck does 42 mph currently. I don't need 420 mph, and certainly don't need to roll it 10 times end over end off some sweet jumps...

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Chevy bolt. Sure, it's a little derpy looking but it's a damn riot to drive. There is something to be said about the excitement / fun factor of an all electric vehicle delivering insane power off the line. Oh yeah, doesn't even have torque steer.
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Oh! I know! Rav4EV!
I was waiting for the Bolt idea. I kind of like it. Old man greenhouse for my visibility and headroom peeves, and it'd have enough range to get to the mountains. The wife's RAV4 EV might be able to eke it out to, say, Winter Park (and could make it up to Snoqualmie from Seattle) but it'd be dicey and generally not fun at all.

I don't think any of the other EVs out there would do it save for a Model 3, and I'll probably have headroom and/or line of sight issues in that one based off of my neighbor's Model X and my prior test drive of a Model S (A-pillar and top of door frame close to head).

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Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet...
Have you driven one? Worst blindspots over the shoulder of all time! Beside being hideous, 2 doored, and with a narrow joke of a back seat.

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You're the guy that took a **** in a public stairwell and didn't clean it up right? That's disgusting man what's wrong with you
I took a ****, yes, but it was into a big ol' trash bag. No **** left on the ground at all. Fastidious ****ting, that was.

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So, 2004 4runner then?
4Runners and Tacomas have terrible headroom! I have to crank the seat down in them and then I feel like I'm sitting on the floor with my feet way out in front of me. I don't get the cult appeal, but then again most people are more normally proportioned.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:39 PM   #48
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Switching from a Canyonero to the Homer would be appropriate, wouldn't it?

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Is this gonna extend the rainy sunday thread by another 10 pages?
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:45 PM   #49
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