How would that do in the SNOW though? lol
The dust is not a big deal really since I just have alloys, but I like having clean wheels. Picky I guess. Looking at Hawk right now. Truck is a 2006 Cheby, has more options than I need. Been my baby for 2.5 years now.
Not really that bad. Tires make all the difference, my friend. If I had a lot of start-stop driving in really steep hilly terrain, I might care more. Unfortunately you can only get their AWD 4-Matic system in their gasser engines on the models I like... but even though it's RWD (limited slip at least) and heavy it's quite well balanced. Did I mention it hardly snows at all here in the PNW?
*Even when I move up closer to Whistler I won't have to deal with trudging through any big dumps of 3 feet or more of untouched snow. Hell, even if I lived in the interior of BC where it snows all the time I still wouldn't worry. I'll drive through just about anything, I'm crazy! Never let weather hold me back before in my life...
If I was going to be way off the beaten path - of course I'd want a proper 4x4. Instead I choose things you'll never find to this level in American cars - style, performance, handling, comfort, and... economy! An '05 CDI will get 40 mpg on the highway without too much trouble. Not bad for a 4000+ lbs car. Plus the option of still running homebrew biodiesel. Also, ABS, ESP, traction control... these were all developed either by Mercedes, or on their behalf by Bosch at their special facility in Sweden. I've spent plenty of time in trucks like yours and Argo's. I've come close to buying an F350 a few times. I won't need one until I own a sled... Still a Benz guy though and when I can afford it I'm gonna get an '03 G500 and do a diesel conversion.
I still swear by ceramics after my last brake job. Unless you like cleaning ALL. THE. TIME. you'll still end up with pitted and ruined rims. That stuff is nasty and ugly. They WILL wreck your wheels like I said.
Yeah, I know, but the Neon is my first vehicle I bought for $5,000 when I first got my license. I just can't afford to upgrade. But hey, it's still going pretty strong for a 5K vehicle after all this time, so I can't complain I guess.
And I was just joking btw. I didn't mean anything by it. If you can afford a nice car like that, then that's great, and you should get one if it's what you want.
I ain't even mad tho
I know how hard it is man. There are ways though! If you make certain sacrifices you can get a lot of things. All my money goes to bare essentials (except for snowboards...
). I don't even drink or anything so that saves me a bundle right there.
Work hard, make good choices, and the good will come!