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Re: BEST FISHING VEHICLE?

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The new Subaru Legacy's look just as bad as the camry's.

Subaru had their own style in the 90's and they weren't too bad of a car now they are just getting uglier. And bigger.

And, I would never drive an element, even if it does have plastic or rubberized floors. I didn't like the way they looked the first time I saw them and I haven't changed my mind.

Even though it guzzles gas, the Merc has over 130,000 miles with no repairs, nice ride thanks to the fully independent suspension, and I've driven it through large creeks, got plenty of space in the back, and enough room in the back seat to change clothes. Plus a third row seat if needed.

Other than gas mileage it is a great all around vehicle, I bought it because I have to fit my kids inside and it has proven itself as a capable vehicle for a whole family on long trips or vacation. Just happened to turn out to be a great fishing truck too.

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Posted on: 2011/1/15 14:11
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Re: BEST FISHING VEHICLE?

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JakesLeakyWaders wrote:
The new Subaru Legacy's look just as bad as the camry's.

Subaru had their own style in the 90's and they weren't too bad of a car now they are just getting uglier. And bigger.

And, I would never drive an element, even if it does have plastic or rubberized floors. I didn't like the way they looked the first time I saw them and I haven't changed my mind.

Even though it guzzles gas, the Merc has over 130,000 miles with no repairs, nice ride thanks to the fully independent suspension, and I've driven it through large creeks, got plenty of space in the back, and enough room in the back seat to change clothes. Plus a third row seat if needed.


Don't let your car insurance company know about these exploits! LOL.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 14:25


Re: BEST FISHING VEHICLE?

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Don't let your car insurance company know about these exploits! LOL.


Yeah, I figure, my 2003 Mountaineer manual describes hazardous driving conditions, off-road, and other situations, I think Ford/Merc expects some people will actually use their SUV's to their potential.

I am buying new tires this year, since I have plenty of room in the wheel wells I'm going to go a size or two up.

I would never go rock crawling with the Mountaineer, but I guess a stream is pretty close to that, only I am a fly fisherman, therefore I am well adapted to reading the surface of the water. Have to be able to spot those holes and big rocks.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 14:43
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Re: BEST FISHING VEHICLE?

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Ya know, for someone that drives a Honda Element, you'd think you'd be keeping a bit lower profile. Between that, and your self admitted "man-crush", you're removing all doubt.

http://www.toptentopten.com/topten/gay+cars *see #6


The Element is a rolling Tardis of Tupperware construction, sir!

That list is bogus, you want gay cars, you goto gaywheels.com.. The list was previously dominated by Volkswagens, of which my wife and I have owned five. I'm no stranger to gay cars..

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http://www.gaywheels.com/ten_most-researched_rides_at_g.htm
Volvo XC60
Audi R8
Nissan Quest
Mitsubishi Outlander
VW Golf
VW Beetle
VW Eos
VW Jetta
VW Touareg
Mercedes-Benz C-Class


VW nicely holding it down in there, still.

No Honda Elements, but there's this nugget on Subaru:
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The redesigned 2009 Forester is a meatier lumberjack...



And..

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http://www.gaywheels.com/2009_subaru_forrester.htm
If a car can be shorthand for the lesbian community, that car is the Subaru Forester.


So, there ya have it.. Even gaywheels acknowledges that meaty lumberjack of a car isn't just a stereotype. :)

FWIW, we'd have an Outback now if it wasn't stupid small inside, same with the Forrester. I acknowledge they make fine fishin' cars.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 15:58
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Re: BEST FISHING VEHICLE?

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FWIW, we'd have an Outback now if it wasn't stupid small inside, same with the Forrester. I acknowledge they make fine fishin' cars.


That's why I got the Mountaineer. It certainly appeals to me in function and looks nice enough for her to want to ride in it.

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The redesigned 2009 Forester is a meatier lumberjack...


That quote certainly did not come from me. However, I'd like to take back my description of it as "beefier" and change that to "scaled up" or should I just say "more butch".

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a used Forester would make an excellent fishing vehicle, if you don't mind driving around in a goofy looking wagon.


Certainly you can see from my previous post that I acknowledged well before anyone else that it is a queer looking car.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 16:37
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Sadly, I choose the Toyota Camry because there is no way I could have put up with the daily abuse of a couple of guys that work for me had I gotten my intended Forrester.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 16:42


Re: BEST FISHING VEHICLE?

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Actually if you ask my opinion, the new Forester's are a pretty bad ass little wagon, especially the XT (turbo) model

They have a completely different look which is much more acceptable than the older Foresters. I don't think they look half bad for a crossover, although I think they could use slightly larger and taller tires.

Please note: The butch chick that was supposed to do the review was on vacation in Delaware so they found an equally gay guy to do the review for them.



Sorry, I tried to find a better video, but Forester + Gay Man seemed to fit right in with the current discussion, and once I saw the video I couldn't help myself.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 17:16
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Re: BEST FISHING VEHICLE?

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Dear Board,

If money were no object I would get the vehicle that started the SUV craze. Yes, Jeep was the first 4WD utility vehicle but the International Scout took all of that and enclosed it in a hard-topped body.

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There is a place in Iowa that restores Scouts and I'd love to find one with the Nissan diesel that was available. A buddy had one when he lived in Alaska and the thing never stopped and got 25 mpg or better all the time. Without the diesel I'd settle for the 198 4 cylinder with an old fashioned 4 speed with the granny low.

That being said the time being I'm perfectly happy with a full sized long box extended cab pick up. I think the long box entended cab will be dead within 5 years, and the preferred transmission for a truck is already dead except for Dodge.

I don't like how the world is changing but there isn't much I can do about it.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Posted on: 2011/1/15 18:40
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Re: BEST FISHING VEHICLE?

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Dear Tim,

That sure is a nice lookin' truck

lol,

Jake

Posted on: 2011/1/15 18:45
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Dear Jake,

If I manage to come into some money I know where there is a 1979 Scout that runs. The body is shot, they were notorious for that, but it still runs and everything works. My brother traded it to a buddy of ours for a 5 pound box of smoked hot sausage after it overheated one time too many.

I'd head up to my buddy John's farm and once I cleared the bees and raccoons out of Ol' Blue I'd trailer her home and commence to rebuilding her.

A boy can dream!

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Posted on: 2011/1/15 18:50
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Re: BEST FISHING VEHICLE?

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That being said the time being I'm perfectly happy with a full sized long box extended cab pick up. I think the long box entended cab will be dead within 5 years, and the preferred transmission for a truck is already dead except for Dodge.

I don't like how the world is changing but there isn't much I can do about it.

Regards,

Tim Murphy


I agree. What the hell is with these $40,000 "pick-ups" that you have to borrow a buddies real truck to haul something? I also do not understand said $40,000 trucks with those hard covers over the bed.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 18:55


Re: BEST FISHING VEHICLE?

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If money were no object I would get the vehicle that started the SUV craze. Yes, Jeep was the first 4WD utility vehicle but the International Scout took all of that and enclosed it in a hard-topped body.


Dear Tim,

I have to take a point of contention with this statement. I believe the Land Rover beat pretty much everyone to the punch with the Series 1.

Your pal,

gfen!

Posted on: 2011/1/15 19:46
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Re: BEST FISHING VEHICLE?

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TimMurphy wrote:
If money were no object I would get the vehicle that started the SUV craze. Yes, Jeep was the first 4WD utility vehicle but the International Scout took all of that and enclosed it in a hard-topped body.


Dear Tim,

I have to take a point of contention with this statement. I believe the Land Rover beat pretty much everyone to the punch with the Series 1.

Your pal,

gfen!


Dear gfen,

Actually, there were hard-topped Jeeps during WWII. Dodge built hard-topped Power Wagons from 1940 on but they were 1 1/4 ton vehicles. Land Rover's weren't even invented until 1948, well after we won the war for our European allies.

And Jeep didn't even become a brand until after WWII, but they were incorporated before Land Rover. The first "jeep" vehicles were built by Ford and Bantam, I think even GM contributed to the build of them during the war but I'm not certain about that?

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Posted on: 2011/1/15 20:11
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Re: BEST FISHING VEHICLE?

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Dear Tim,

You said not counting Jeeps, so I didn't. I love the look of the old Dodge Powerwagon, but didn't remembr whats its called.

-g.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 20:14
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Re: BEST FISHING VEHICLE?

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Dear gfen,

You're an import guy, ever seen one of these?

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Regards,

Tim Murphy

Posted on: 2011/1/15 20:17
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