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Discussion Forums => General Discussion => Topic started by: gragravar on February 06, 2008, 08:40:15 PM

Title: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: gragravar on February 06, 2008, 08:40:15 PM
this will be a replacement for the rover.

This vehicle would serve the following functions:
1) daily driver for me when the allroad is in the shop
2) daily driver for my wife when there is too much snow for the BMW to move
3) occasional offroad duty
4) would be used on long haul roadtrips with the family

#'s 2 & 4 are things that I am just not comfortable doing with the current rover.

Today I decided what I wanted, found the seller, test drove the car, and ran a carfax.  tomorrow I'll verify that the warranty is transferable, and will make arrangements for paying off the current owner's loan on the car.

so what am I getting?
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 06, 2008, 09:58:39 PM
Toyota Landcruiser? A Disco (oh wait you want reliable)? A jeep.

I know...A SCOUT! :D
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: gragravar on February 06, 2008, 10:09:38 PM
Toyota Landcruiser? A Disco (oh wait you want reliable)? A jeep.

I know...A SCOUT! :D

um, well, not a scout.

(did I say reliable?)
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 06, 2008, 10:12:33 PM
Did I come close on any of them?

I mean I wouldn't take a BMW or Mercedes, unless it was an old school G-Wagen offroad. Oh, maybe a Touareg?

Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: gragravar on February 06, 2008, 10:13:57 PM
not a G-wagen, not even a touareg.  still spending WELL below 20K.

my previous answer wasnt enough of a hint?
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 06, 2008, 10:15:46 PM
Landcruiser would be my vote then!
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: gragravar on February 06, 2008, 10:23:55 PM
Landcruiser would be my vote then!

nope.  not it.  thought about those though.

Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: aowhaus on February 06, 2008, 10:28:57 PM
Mitsu Montero or Jeep Grand Cherokee?
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: gragravar on February 06, 2008, 10:32:39 PM
Mitsu Montero or Jeep Grand Cherokee?

bzzzt. not it.  also looked seriously at the GC, but liked this choice better.

you all gotta get better at guessing -- read jay's first post in this thread and my response to it.  big hint in there.
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: jayryan on February 06, 2008, 10:37:03 PM
Honda Element ;D
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: gragravar on February 06, 2008, 10:37:57 PM
Honda Element ;D

nope, not a passport either.
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: redline on February 06, 2008, 10:57:16 PM
I'm saying a Jeep. Maybe a Liberty?
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: gragravar on February 06, 2008, 11:01:20 PM
not a jeep either.
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 06, 2008, 11:04:49 PM
4Runner
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 06, 2008, 11:05:10 PM
Pathfinder
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: gragravar on February 06, 2008, 11:07:00 PM
no and no.

really, read your first set of guesses then my response.
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 06, 2008, 11:17:38 PM
haha, a Disco, I am really tired.
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: redline on February 06, 2008, 11:21:37 PM
nice Jay, posts = 5000 [/derail]
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: jayryan on February 07, 2008, 07:28:36 AM
Well, you said not a "Scout" so how about an International MXT-MV? (http://www.internationaltrucks.com/portal/site/ITrucks/menuitem.2fea1fe726559abc31f8e968121010a0/?vgnextoid=579ee03e95f22110VgnVCM10000085d0eb0aRCRD)
(http://www.internationaltrucks.com/StaticFiles/internationalTrucks/Images/Truck%20Detail/Military/Gallery/MXT_MV/324-Clndr_MIL_MayJun_lg.jpg)

H1?
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: gragravar on February 07, 2008, 08:17:53 AM
haha, a Disco, I am really tired.

ding ding ding.  we have a winner.

it will be an '04 disco II.  with a nice 4.6L and with the center diff locks.  will be much nicer for the family to ride around in - even includes an in the headrest dvd system for the wee ones.  best of all it is under warranty!

I'll get some pics after I bring it home

Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: Colorado_Baja on February 07, 2008, 09:32:30 AM
You were fixing up an older rover right? or is that someone else I'm thinking of... :-\
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: gragravar on February 07, 2008, 10:11:04 AM
You were fixing up an older rover right? or is that someone else I'm thinking of... :-\


I was.  It had actually gotten pretty far.  I posted it for sale here since I am buying the new one.

Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: jfrahm on February 07, 2008, 10:23:12 AM
Sounds cool.  I'd be interested in checking it out sometime.  I miss having a 4x4 and might get one in the spring.  I was looking at them when I got the Saab, decided for the small amount of off-roading I do I could rent something a few times a year and the rest of the time I'd be better off with a hatchback.  After a year and never once renting a 4x4 I might have learned something.  Unless I can just jump in it and go, I never get around to it.

I might put the purchase off for another year and try renting a couple times this spring/summer but I want to start thinking about what I might get. 

I used to have an XJ Cherokee that was pretty good.  Great on the road and pretty good off-road too with part and full time 4wd, rear limited-slip, decent clearance.  Good AC, decent stereo.  I like the size of the XJ also. 

Good luck with the new ride!
-Joel.
Title: Re: If all goes well, I should have a new (to me) ride tomorrow. wanna guess.
Post by: gragravar on February 07, 2008, 10:34:37 AM
Sounds cool.  I'd be interested in checking it out sometime.  I miss having a 4x4 and might get one in the spring.  I was looking at them when I got the Saab, decided for the small amount of off-roading I do I could rent something a few times a year and the rest of the time I'd be better off with a hatchback.  After a year and never once renting a 4x4 I might have learned something.  Unless I can just jump in it and go, I never get around to it.

I might put the purchase off for another year and try renting a couple times this spring/summer but I want to start thinking about what I might get. 

I used to have an XJ Cherokee that was pretty good.  Great on the road and pretty good off-road too with part and full time 4wd, rear limited-slip, decent clearance.  Good AC, decent stereo.  I like the size of the XJ also. 

Good luck with the new ride!
-Joel.

Thanks.  once I get it I will be happy to show you the new one.  also if you are jonesing for the 4x4, I'd be happy to sell you my old one.  It is really inexpensive.