I am a new comer to this website/forum and this thread is pretty OLD
and its still going...Started back in '09 haha! I found it because I am in the market for a new car that can handle mountain/snow roads BUT still give me good mpg.
I am too LAZY
to search/read the posts in the 100+ pages this thread has gotten.
I will get straight to the point and see what kind of sarcasm you guys have for me
Some people on here are saying Hondas/economy sedans & coupes (civic,accord, 4cyl bangers, etc) can make it to the mountains for snowboarding and back (as long as you use cautionary procedures) are as RELIABLE
as bigger better vehicles (trucks, SUV's) ALL while doing it with better MPG.
In my 5 years of snowboarding...I have used Honda civic, VW rabbit and Mazda3 Wagon (current). All are reliable and can take me to the mountains no problem (as long as cautionary measures are taken)
PLUS the added benefit of better MPG.
BUT...I am always "wishing" for BIGGER
. I also want PEACE OF MIND
that it will take me where ever I need no matter what the road conditions.
I know what that requires: AWD or 4X4 in TRUCK or SUV body.
the terrible MPG those vehicles get
Should I stick with 4cyl bangers or upgrade?
I believe TACO, FRONTIER or Xterra as being the middle ground or "best of both worlds".
To me...TACO is a really HEAVY contingent on my list!!!
White, black or red...she would look so SEXY
on some aggressive snow tires, a good 4-5" lift and what the heck...while we are at it...a camper shell for parking lot CAMP OUTS
, HIGH TIMES
and the occasional BOOTY CALL
Let the sarcasm begin!