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Need beater truck to carry Suckvalve. Must protect the Pilot.

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Pilot is heading out the door. Great vehicle but essentially a front wheel drive minivan. Served our daily needs well but we're looking for a more rugged truck based SUV with actual 4 wheel drive/low range. In addition, we analyzed how often we needed 3 rows and it's not often. Most of the time we just drive to work, and pick up kids from school. Unless all 5 of us are in the car, 3 rows is unnecessary.

- Dropping $35k vehicle with car payment.
- Added a paid off used Camry for daily driving.
- Adding the GX, which will also be paid in cash, for the few times we need 3 rows AND for recreational use.


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Pilot is heading out the door. Great vehicle but essentially a front wheel drive minivan. Served our daily needs well but we're looking for a more rugged truck based SUV with actual 4 wheel drive/low range. In addition, we analyzed how often we needed 3 rows and it's not often. Most of the time we just drive to work, and pick up kids from school. Unless all 5 of us are in the car, 3 rows is unnecessary.

- Dropping $35k vehicle with car payment.
- Added a paid off used Camry for daily driving.
- Adding the GX, which will also be paid in cash, for the few times we need 3 rows AND for recreational use.


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This is fucking dumb, Dave. I am so angry I can hardly speak.

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gAH. who the fuck ditches a perfectly good Pilot when they have three kids and Suckvalve to cart around and replaces it with a shitty old Camry and a ten year old luxury vehicle?

You know what, you deserve this.

You were not fit to handle this much Honda.

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:23 am
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All joking aside, the Pilot is great but dedicated vehicles for each purpose is going to work out better for us now that we have significantly more disposable income.

Plus white trashing a Lexus is going to be the best. The 4.7 with a flowmaster exhaust will be wonderful.


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Dave wrote:
Pilot is heading out the door. Great vehicle but essentially a front wheel drive minivan. Served our daily needs well but we're looking for a more rugged truck based SUV with actual 4 wheel drive/low range. In addition, we analyzed how often we needed 3 rows and it's not often. Most of the time we just drive to work, and pick up kids from school. Unless all 5 of us are in the car, 3 rows is unnecessary.

- Dropping $35k vehicle with car payment.
- Added a paid off used Camry for daily driving.
- Adding the GX, which will also be paid in cash, for the few times we need 3 rows AND for recreational use.

Sounds like a great plan to me with no downsides. :idk:

The GX will be more than enough for occasional use, possibly even more comfortable. And no car payments.

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Plus added benefit of rednecking out a Lexus. I'm legitimately stoked about that part.


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:lol: That's most definitely a welcome bonus :lol:

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4Runners have the one option I wish my Grand Cherokee had, and that is a rear window that rolls down. :D


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4Runners have the one option I wish my Grand Cherokee had, and that is a rear window that rolls down. :D

serious question.... why is that useful?


Do you sometimes wish you could back into a drive thru window and have a burger hurled into the back of your neck? Because aside from that :idk:

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:34 pm
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This one does not have that option unfortunately lol

but the GX has a third row of seats for my boys that only the top tier 4 Runner has.


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GuitarBilly wrote:
Telephant wrote:
4Runners have the one option I wish my Grand Cherokee had, and that is a rear window that rolls down. :D

serious question.... why is that useful?


Do you sometimes wish you could back into a drive thru window and have a burger hurled into the back of your neck? Because aside from that :idk:



I know the Yota guys used to roll it down when they were out wheeling and shit but the general consensus on the yota/gx forums is that no one misses it when they upgrade to the Lexus. :D


I'd prefer the rear hatch of the 4 Runner overall, but the barn door on the GX will suffice.


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This thread is making me sad. I've been looking a used 4Runners. I freaking love them.


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Look at the 4 runner than the corresponding Lexus. May find similar results to what I see down here in Texas. Can get fewer miles, more amenities, and same V8/awd drivetrain for less money.


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welp driving to LA thursday to pick it up


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Dave wrote:
Plus added benefit of rednecking out a Lexus. I'm legitimately stoked about that part.
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If your going with the redneck WT theme....may I suggest the GABmiral Lee as a name for the car :idk: :lol:


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Dave wrote:
GuitarBilly wrote:
Telephant wrote:
4Runners have the one option I wish my Grand Cherokee had, and that is a rear window that rolls down. :D

serious question.... why is that useful?


Do you sometimes wish you could back into a drive thru window and have a burger hurled into the back of your neck? Because aside from that :idk:



I know the Yota guys used to roll it down when they were out wheeling and shit but the general consensus on the yota/gx forums is that no one misses it when they upgrade to the Lexus. :D


I'd prefer the rear hatch of the 4 Runner overall, but the barn door on the GX will suffice.

I wish my Sequoia had a tailgate instead of hatch.
Working out in the field, tailgates make great tables and seats. :D


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Yeah the split Landcruiser design is great! Tailgate swings down for table/seat and top half opens for easy access.

the side opening barn door is just... not amazing :lol:

I was folding up the 3rd row seats last night and the gotdamn thing caught the wind and slammed in to me :mad:


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The-kid wrote:
If your going with the redneck WT theme....may I suggest the GABmiral Lee as a name for the car :idk: :lol:



It's not a shitty Dodge, so no.


Think more Aussie Outback and less Alabama. Aussies are kick ass at being rednecks.


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:lol: Aussie redneck is awesome lol

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Hey whatever floats your boat cant imagine a Aussie redneck being any less or more classy but yeah. Definitely different :lol: :lol:


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I didn't say they were classy at all. They're rednecks.

They just know better than to buy shitty Dodges. Aussies are one of the biggest groups that modify the Toyota Landcruiser Prado 120. America doesn't get that exact model, and instead fancied it up as this GX470.

It's my goal to de-class it down and go Aussie redneck on it. Aussie rednecks are awesome. Dodges suck.


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