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Join Date: Sep 1999
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Re: Off Topic- looking for daily driver/tow vehichle
I've been doing the daily driver truck thing for a while now, while I search for a suitable pavement-pounder, and I'll tell you, that one minus that farm jeep gave the truck - it's a huge fact, man. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] I've got a 79 F250, 4WD, standard cab, with a cap on it, and it's a great tow vehicle.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] The granny-low first gear on the NP435 is awesome when getting moving from a stop with the Jeep or the Jag on the trailer. However, it's when you have to go interact with today's micro-car society, like going to the mall, or grocery shopping, or anywhere, it's a huuuuge PITA. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] The thing just doesn't fit anywhere. I could never see myself driving one of those extended cab duallys anywhere. My truck is lousy on gas too. It's comfortable on the highway, and it's a blast to drive, but... You can say "Yeah, but I can just deal with it, that's all." I guess if you live in a place where everything is wide-open then you'd be fine. A "daily driver" means different things to different people - I have to get into tight spots at work, and at school, and manuever through tight city streets, and the snow and the cars parked on the side of the streets makes it almost impossible to drive that thing. If "Daily driver" to you is going from the farmhouse to the north 40 [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img], then great, but if you have to interact with the world at all, it can be a PITA. I recommend a great tow vehicle, and a ???? for a daily driver. I'm currently searching for a good pavement-pounder now.
Just my $0.02
88 YJ-retiring to trails soon
79 4WD F250-hauler/tower of my toys [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
70 Jaguar E-type - the best car England ever made. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
??? pavement-pounder for work/school - opinions wanted.