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June 21, 2005

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Will Campbell

If I were looking for a new truck, I'd explore the Nissan Titan. It may not have the historical character of say a Harvester or the topless fourby that Chief Brody drove around Amity Island in "Jaws," but it looks like it'll haul you, your nunchuks and whatever your welding at the moment out to China Lake. Easy.

Pete Petras

Screw the Titan.. that things a beast. Toyota's last forever. Make sure to get the extra cab - you'll thank me later. The new Tocomas are massive. I would get a 2000 or 2001. Reliable, cool and will take you anywhere. The late 80's and early 90's Toyota 4 bangers are bombproof and run upwards of 300,000 miles. Not very fast but run forever. I'm a big fan of Diesel. Find a old Ford Diesel or GMC and convert it to a greesel / SVO car. http://journeytoforever.org/biodiesel_svo.html Diesels run forever and with the gas prices it's cheaper and better for the enviroment (less greenhouse gasses). Plus if you go SVO you'll smell like french fries driving down the road.

Will Campbell

If I may interject a pet peeve... there are few things that frost my fenders as rapidly as when a follow-up comment to something I simply suggest begins with something along the lines of "Screw that." WTF is that about?

knarph

I'm rather fond of my 6x6 Styer-Puch Pinzgauer. They make a 4x4 version, it was rather nice when I test drove it. But the 6x6 was slightly more capable off-road. Also, both the 6x6 and 4x4 models come with a double helping of character standard.

Remind me to thank the swiss army for selling these things as surplus equipment.

Anathema D

You probably don't want something with **this** much character, but I have been driving my 1991 Jeep Cherokee happily for 12 years, and fully intend to drive it for another 20 at least . . . there's a competition between my pal Beast and I (who drives an old Tacoma, '86 I think) for whose vehicle is going to end up out in the Black Rock desert year-round with the doors off as an art installation/Ranger vehicle first. So I'm a big fan of the Jeeps. Of course Joe wants a Unimog . . .
http://www.unimog.net/

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