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    gabe_24_rb Newb

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    Can anyone give me some ideas on a all around hunting vehicle for under 6k? I’m looking into getting a new vehicle in the near future. I can’t decide wether to get an suv or truck. I want something with room for passengers, reliable, and decent on gas mileage. Thanks for the help!
     
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    If it's for hunting just ask yourself 1 question.
    1. Will my wheeler fit in the back.
    2. If 1 is not applicable see 3
    3. Get a wheeler
     
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    I was in similar situation, ended up with a 4wd Honda Pilot. Room for 8 passengers, both rows of seat fold flat for all my hunting gear and everything stays dry. I can tow boat or trailer with whatever.


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    I had a 2006 pilot and it was awesome. 3rd row and great on gas. Sold it with 220000 on it it's a great suv.
     
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    Ok I’ll say it, jeep, not the long ones with no break over angle but mine has got me into and out of all kinds of terrain. You can never have enough traction.


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    define "great on gas"
    asking b/c I had an 06 Ridgeline (same powertrain) and it was horrific on gas. Like 13mpg.

    I would say a Jeep Cherokee 1998-2001 if you can find one. Bullet proof drive train and literally go-anywhere. Even with a mild lift and 33s you can get about 20mpg. Comfortably tow just under 4000lbs. I had 2 and put over 190k on both.

    Wish I had never sold my 98.
     
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    good lord. Either the bed really created some drag; or maybe that and it was geared differently.
    Or I got a dud.
     
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    Find a early 1990's Isuzu pick up 5 speed manual, can not kill them.
     
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    Great defined as, my typo, Too much traction.
    I like the unibody Cherokee’s, I’ve also seen some older Ford scouts,
    Am they are bringing it back I understand, they look cool.



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    I agree with @dnoodles. I have an 01 Jeep Cherokee with 211K on it. No lift on mine but I have the tow package, roof rack, and foglights. Other than the occasional electrical switch needing to be replaced, the motor has always been solid. I have no intention of getting rid of mine. If you look into one, make sure you buy one with the 4.0 inline-six engine. When taken care of, it is not unheard of for that engine to make it to 300K. I bought mine 8 years ago when it had 139K on it.
     
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    an interesting thread. I too have experienced similar things[​IMG]
     
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    I'll never forget an off-road park I went to as part of a Jeep Wrangler club (I was in my heavily modded 02 Wrangler.)
    Some random dude fell in with our parade; he was driving a completely bone-stock Cherokee with street tires. That dude went damn near literally ever where the rest of us went with only a couple of exceptions- some steep slick rock and a couple of angles that he would have gotten hung up on due to no lift. He even loaned me his lithium sawzall when I got hung up on a log that got wedged in my transmission shield. Kind of humiliating he did everything he was doing in a bone stock machine that probably cost less than most of the club guys spent on one set of custom axles.
     
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