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Old 11-09-2010, 01:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lookin for a SUV that can get good gas mileage and can offroad still and carry people

I was looking at a Blazer gets around 18 on avg but realy want 20 on avg.

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Old 11-09-2010, 03:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Subaru Outback? Or Forester? You didn't say what kind of off-roading...
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry for not giving more details was in rush before. I do light offroadin. Some mud, driving in farm fields, some rocks. Nothing serious. But here the other dilemma I only have around 3 grand to spend on a new car lol I know not much but I m a college kid who needs something for the winter.
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ought to be able to find yourself a decent '95 to 2000 Subaru Outback or Forester for that price... They're good for light offroading and can carry folks relatively comfortably... check out searchtempest.com for a way to search through the various local Craigslists....
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Try a Saturn Vue. My wifes '05 cost us 5K 2 years ago.
It seats 4-5 adults and carries a bunch in the rear.
She drives it so it only does mid 20s MPG wise.
A Kamm and wheel covers would be a huge help, but she wont let me touch it.
So far i have only had it stuck once, red clay back road and it was raining. It greased up bad. What made me feel better was my buddy had to winch himself IN to get me out !
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Subaru Loyale or GL Wagon, rated for 26mpg on the highway, you can do better. The older ones have a low-range 4wd transfer case.

They're cheap, and you can mod them.
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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can I suggest leaving a $500 farm implement on the farm and getting an econobox for the road?
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ford makes a hybrid that gets great mileage for a truck.
( Explorer ? )

35 mpg ! ( that's better than a lot of cars on this site . )
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Whuups didn't see your budget. I'm with the post above mine.
You're better off just getting a $ 500 ' beater ' to play with.
Save the rest and buy a used Civic.

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