(SFR) Time for a new FFing vehicle

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  1. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    here is a rig that will take you anywhere, and, all you good fishin' buddies too! :eek: You'll need your friends to help pay for the gas ;)

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  2. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Thanks. I like the sound of that diesel Liberty. Sounds like it will fill my needs. Don't know if I'm going to buy a brand new rig, though. How are the front seats? The final test is the driver's seat.
     
  3. Dan Soltau

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    Before I got my car, my dad, so therefore we, had a liberty. The reason we got an suv was because we wanted something bigger, and the liberty is no bigger inside than my subaru. Plus, out of three trips to montana in the liberty, we had 3 flat tires. Which is not really related to the car, but we have never had another.. Then we stopped by the gmc dealership, and found a yukon xl. And that my friends is the way the cookie crumbles. I would never buy a yukon xl for myself unless my company paid for my gas, otherwise it s subaru all the way. The yukon is the ultimate fishing rig when it comes to storage, rod organization (11' rods will fit in the racks" ), and overall fishability. The jeep wasnt comfortable for long road trips, my dad said "it drives like shit," and it was not bigger enough to be worth the normal SUV expenses.
    Dennis, youre a smartass, duh.;)
     
  4. Josh Benjamin

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    Thats kind of what i thought...it wasn't the worst fishing rig ever. it just wasn't as big as you thought when you chose it and you got a couple flat tires.
    Jim W-the seats i think are comfortable. my wife and i were going to buy one, but i am 6'4" and she's just shy of 6' tall and with a 90lb lab that goes everywhere with us, the rig was too small for us. Dan was right when he said it is small, but if it's big enough for you, then i guess it's not too small. lots of people drive them and lots of people love the way they ride. it's a jeep, not a yukon XL. comparing it to the XL is not a good comparison at all. apples and oranges...my .02
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  5. Josh Benjamin

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    OOPS...double post.
     
  6. Josh Benjamin

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    Thats kind of what i thought...it wasn't the worst fishing rig ever. it just wasn't as big as you thought when you chose it and you got a couple flat tires.
    Jim W-the seats i think are comfortable. my wife and i were going to buy one, but i am 6'4" and she's just shy of 6' tall and with a 90lb lab that goes everywhere with us, the rig was too small for us. Dan was right when he said it is small, but if it's big enough for you, then i guess it's not too small. lots of people drive them and lots of people love the way they ride. it's a jeep, not a yukon XL. comparing it to the XL is not a good comparison at all. apples and oranges...my .02
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  7. spanishfly

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    [/QUOTE]Dennis, youre a smartass, duh.;)[/QUOTE]

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    I've had 2 Jeeps an 86 CJ7 and a 00 Wrangler Sahara. Although they're fun vehicles you can't put anything in them. If you plan on taking a trip your limited to one person and that’s with the back seat taken out for your gear. Road noise is another problem even. Even with the hard top it’s loud add bigger tires to the equation gets even louder.

    Don’t get me wrong, Jeeps are fun but not functional for taking a fishing trip in. More for cruising to your local honey hole.
     
  8. Dan Soltau

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    I agree, it is no comparison. I will admit that i like the new 4 door wranglers though...
     
  9. Kevin J. Burnham

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    As you can see I've had a few rigs and all had strong points and week ones. Well most did . Here is how I would rate em.
    #1 Pick up = Hauling and miliage combo and comfort. :thumb:
    #2 Cargo van = Hauling and price. Bad death trap in snow. :)
    #3 Isuzu = Good in snow. Not much in the hauling and mieage not that good. :rolleyes:
    #4 Chevy Suburban = Bad mileage good hauling. :hmmm:
    #5 Jeep = Good in snow is about all I can say. bawling:
     
  10. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    [Spanish Fly/Quote]
    I've had 2 Jeeps an 86 CJ7 and a 00 Wrangler Sahara. Although they're fun vehicles you can't put anything in them. If you plan on taking a trip your limited to one person and that’s with the back seat taken out for your gear. Road noise is another problem even. Even with the hard top it’s loud add bigger tires to the equation gets even louder.

    Don’t get me wrong, Jeeps are fun but not functional for taking a fishing trip in. More for cruising to your local honey hole.[/QUOTE]

    That's been my understanding of jeeps.
    Thanks! I will do my research and test rides.:cool:
     
  11. Brian Curtis

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    Escape Hybrid. I bought mine last spring and absolutely love it. I drove it on its share of logging roads last summer and it did great. 30 mpg on highway and city and it doesn't pollute while sitting at stoplights. I love mine.
     
  12. CovingtonFly

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

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    I got this in my email this morning. It's for the new Freemont Barby.



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  13. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    I know those gals...they must have traded in their Ford Ranger after moving from the coast to Oly.:rofl:
     
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    Awesome, hows the storage! I really think this will be my next vehicle.. unless a flying truck comes out, then I definitely want a flying truck. Othersie....
     
  15. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    How are those Escape Hybrids for towing?