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Do you own an SUV, and do you like it?

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  1. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Excursion, Expedition, Explorer,, Exploder.
    I do get them confused.
    I was referring to the big one, plastic rear doors.
  2. olderboater

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    Ford gets stuck on letters. Look at all the F's they did over the years. To the E's you can add Escape and Edge. On the F's you still have Focus, Fusion, Fiesta, and Flex. Many more through their history.
  3. YachtForums

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    I never noticed that!
  4. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

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    Occasionally some T's. And only one M I'm aware of.
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    Me thinks two M's...Mustang and wasn't there a Ford Mondeo?
  6. Kevin

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    Mainline, Maverick, Meteor. (And of course Mustang)

    There was also a bunch of P and S cars over the years as well.
  7. Kevin

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    Yes I do.

    And yes I do. :D

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  8. YachtForums

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    You're a tease! Closest thing we get to going off-road in South Florida is new construction sites!
  9. Capt J

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    Yeah, I remember back before Sept 11th, my friends and I used to go offroading in Port Everglades.
  10. YachtForums

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    Remember when everything west of 441 was the boonies? ;-)
  11. Kevin

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    The disadvantages of living in a flat state.

    Saturday I found some trails steep enough that our husky in the back of the truck couldn't actually stand up without sliding backwards (on textured WeatherTech rubber) and was having to brace himself against the rear hatch.
  12. Kevin

    Kevin YF Moderator

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    Interesting site I discovered over the weekend... if you're in the market for something special and have a hundred grand (give or take) to spare: https://www.fj.co/ourwork

    Carl knows my taste in vehicles is eclectic, and I'm somewhat of a romanticist... but if I had the means, I would travel the continent in one of those. The Venetian Blue FJ43 at the top of that page is pretty close to perfect in my eyes. (I'm also a guy that thinks a lightly resto-modded 1970 Skyline 2000GT is the perfect weekend/track car.)
  13. YachtForums

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    Ahhh... the classic FJ. So cool, but SO slow! It's also great form of birth control. One ride will leave a woman's reproductive capabilities in a questionable state. ;)
  14. Kevin

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    That fuel injected 4.5L makes 212 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. That's pretty decent grunt for a truck that only weighs 3500 lbs. They also upgrade the suspension to all OME parts, so they're much more "contemporary" when it comes to ride.
  15. Capt J

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    =:eek:
  16. YachtForums

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    Did you see this article on Jalopnik?

    http://jalopnik.com/this-is-why-everyone-wants-an-fj40-toyota-land-cruiser-1794192907

    I recently read the latest gen FJ40 is holding its value better than any other vehicle. Not a surprise since it's discontinued. Classic case of taking something away and people want it more...

    http://www.autonews.com/article/201...yota-fj-cruiser-is-scarce-hot-and-high-priced

    Love the new FJ, but the 4Runner is basically the same platform yet offers more cargo capacity and a better ride.
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    This is my mate Simon's Defender he's just had built. Everything is pretty much custom fitted. Landy cobo2.jpg Landy cobo1.jpg
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    Hey, that engine looks really familiar. :cool: The truck is a little over the top for my tastes... I'd keep things a little more subdued, a little closer to the original intent if I had my way.

    That Defender is slick looking too @Fishtigua ... I looked at a mid-90s 110 diesel a year or two back here in Montreal that had been refreshed (not restored). Could have been fun.