(SFR) Time for a new FFing vehicle

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by troutpocket, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Dan Soltau

    Dan Soltau New Member

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    I said most suvs and small pick ups, maybe not the expensive ones. Escape, Tracker, Rav4... Ford Ranger, the cheapest colorados,... Plus, if you bought the most powerful outback, and put in $500 afterwoards you can have over 400 horsies... I have a wrx and to get over 300 horsepower would mean new injectors, fuel pump, and ecu, which total around $500 if you know what to get and where.
    If you are gunna et an suv, get a big one, unless it is huge and you can carry an insane amoun of stuff in it, then I would much rather have a subie. Plus, I hate hondas, ford is about to go down, and toyota is quite expensive although they are great cars and will last a long time. But so will a subaru...;)
     
  2. CovingtonFly

    CovingtonFly B.O.H.I.C.A. bend over here it comes again

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    This is a great thread!
    I was gonna mention the Lezbaru thing earlier, but I thought it a bit unappropriate. But it is true, lesbians love subarus.
    As for the Honda element. I have heard good things about it, but I just can't get over the look.
    The comment about the head gasket on the Subies is interesting. Interesting because the head gasket in my girlfriends subaru just took a dump.
     
  3. Salmo_g

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    CWU Girl,

    You're probably still young enough to let what other people think influence your choice of car to drive. When I was that young, I drove a '55 Chevy set up for drag racing on the streets. It was a lousy fishing and camping car. But it was a chick getter, that is, the shallow, easy to impress ones, which admittedly was my target audience at the time. But that was a long time ago, and I haven't given a rat's ass what other people think of my car and truck choices for decades. Life's short. Drive what ya' want. That said, by most objective criteria: power, AWD, ground clearance, cargo and towing capacity, the Subaru Outback makes a heck of a fishing rig.

    Sincerely,

    Salmo g.
     
  4. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Love/hate Subarus, only because the one I bought new in '82, a GL 4x4 wagon, was the best surfing/skiing rig I ever owned, and the most uncomfortable long-distance cruiser...bad on the lower back because the seats are way too close to the floor...designed for someone about 5'6" or less. I'm almost 6'1" . I have the same complaint about Toyota's too.
    I put 230,000 miles on the soob before I sold it to a local who needed a work rig and didn't mind that the hood had holes in it, the hatch was falling off, and the passenger door was also about to fall off.
    Those early 80's rigs became notorious for rusting out, and the fact that I regularly drove mine on the beach, not just to surf, but to cut, gather and haul firewood with, didn't help. I live on the coast and parked it near or at the beach all day every day in the salt spray, and rarely washed it (let rain do it). In the winter, I would drive home from the surf still in my wetsuit (never more than 9 miles which is the furthest I have lived from the break in the last 23 years, and with towels on the seat) to hop in the hot shower at home.
    The engine and running gear were still mechanically sound and working well when I dumped it.

    Never worry about how other people may or may not be judging you. It is 100% irrelevant, unless you are trying out for amerikan idol, or something. C'mon, who really cares if some wet-behind-the-ears moron thinks a car is "gay?" Freedom sometimes happens when other people's opinions simply don't matter.

    Most comfortable rig I ever owned was a Ford Ranger V6 Xtra cab P/U. It had a split bench seat and my back never got sore driving it. Mechanically it was a POS gas hog (only got 19mpg hwy, less short haul). If I could find something with a seat like that that got 30mpg, I'd buy one asap!

    I'm going to need something that can pull a light 16' aluminum sled back up a ramp and still get superior gas mileage. Does that animal exist yet?
     
  5. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    I'm from NY, I like to honk my horn and then flip people off...just the assholes. But there's lots of assholes out there...:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    CWU, are we talking bull dykes or lipstick cuties...:clown: ? Face it, the only reason that association sticks around her is due to the great number of lesbians in the Seattle area...it would never float in Montana where Subies are all over...
     
  6. Tim Lockhart

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    Heh heh, c'mon Roper, Lipstick Cuties only exist on screen...:clown:
     
  7. Josh Benjamin

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    you're not alone. my wife feels the same way about them. i thought that one would make a good car for her last year when she wanted a new car. I really thought the subaru would be a good option.
    she didn't...and there was nothing unclear about her not wanting a subaru.
     
  8. Josh Benjamin

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    I had a 3/4 ton diesel p/up that got 22mpg on the hiway and would pull a house up the ramp if you needed it too till it got stolen.
    how about a diesel jeep liberty...30something mpg and will tow quite a bit, biodiesel friendly, etc.
     
  9. Dan Soltau

    Dan Soltau New Member

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    I had a jeep liberty, worst fishing rig ever. We got rid of it in two monthes for a Yukon XL, which if money is not an issue, is the best fishing rig out there.
     
  10. Josh Benjamin

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    what was it that you didn't like about the liberty??
     
  11. Longs for Cutts

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    I shift my boat to the diesel Liberty if you're pulling a boat. Less usable interior room than either of the Subis but enough grunt to pull stumps and the best mileage of any offroad-capable SUV/truck.
     
  12. spanishfly

    spanishfly Steelberg

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    If "I" had a liberty wouldn't "I" get the Yukon instead of "we"? Thought you had a subie :confused:
     
  13. Stephen Rice

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    Jeep Wrangler. I have one and I tell you what I will never own another car as long as I live. that Jeep has gotten me every where I need with plenty of storage, heck If you don't have enough storage you can always attach racks out the wazoo. I like the new 4-door, it's pretty nice and well worth the look.:beer2:
     
  14. Josh Benjamin

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    We can't keep the 4 doors on the lot. we got 2 yesterday...they won't last long, one's a rubicon and it's very cool.
     
  15. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    The older you get you'll find there are less absolutes in life. You're definitely not there yet.

    How does the Yukon XL smell at the end of a fishing trip when you have two wet dogs jumping in the back after every stop? Or after 5 years of having that happen? Just curious, because my truck with canopy handles the dogs (in back with wet gear) and passengers very well (up front).