4x4 crew, question

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  1. Donkeylips

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    If you had $4k-$5k to spend on a vehicle for a daily driver, what would you look into?

    -Decent gas mileage
    -Manual tranny preferred
    -No silly lifts, a few inches or less is okay
    -Easy to work on

    Open to any suggestions. I like Jeeps, pickups, anything really. Want something reliable...I can work on cars but don't want to do that weekly.

    If you have anymore questions, lemme know.
     
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    I want to buy it in condition ready to drive just about daily...
     
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    Toyota pickup
     
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    Tacoma? Not familiar with Toyotas...I know they are bullet proof but I've always been more of a domestic guy
     
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    no taco, 90ish models are in-fucking-destructible.
     
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    werd, i have an 89
     
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    Basically, I need something good on the street, which will be 90% of the use. The other 10% is just driving down dirt roads and trails....no mudding or water.


    Chaimo - please
     
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    94 pathfinder
     
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    and still have 3k leftover
     
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    Pathfinders easy to work on and reliable overall?
     
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    yup, that or a 4runner or pathfinder :bowdown:
     
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    get the v6 though.
     
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    have you dumbshits ever owned a jeep? notice ZJ in my username, I would never suggest a heep for his requirements.
     
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    toyota > nissan in this market. I've owned several gens of both.
     
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    I used to have a WJ Grand and I loved it (more or less)....why wouldn't you recommend the Jeep?
     
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    yah i've had two of them
    my first one had over 400k miles :rofl:
     
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    oh I dunno. only one of your requirements it doesn't meet would be mileage and those trucks won't meet that really either.

    I dunno, if I was going to buy a jeep, I'd go 96ish ZJ. They are DIRT cheap and easy as shit to work on. Just get used to noises and rattles and constant random problems. None that will be major, and even major one like a rear main are easy to fix in the driveway(2 piece).

    Unless you're looking to build something, I would put an old yoter at the top of the list and a jeep mid range.
     
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    So we're talking 90s Tacomas and Pathfinders

    No Jeep Wranglers, eh?
     
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    Wranglers hold their value really well. So, you'd have to find an old bucket for 4k.

    You can find a nice 01 XJ for like 4-5k
     
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    pre taco toyotas are better, but tacomas are good. You'll just have to spend a damn site more.
     

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