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Vehicle for desert and freeway

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:19 am
by zhidoni
I am looking for a used vehicle that i can drive safely on either the mojave road or the 405. in other words, not a samurai or wrangler yj, but more of an fj cruiser or maybe a 4 runner. although the fjc seems to have gotten popular and expensive these days!
haven't been to DUSA for a long time. the new site looks really nice!


Re: Vehicle for desert and freeway

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:11 pm
by zhidoni
so i am settling on a Subaru Outback. I have considered the Tacoma, which rides very "trucky" also the honda ridgeline, which has better ride. But realistically i will mostly be driving the highways. and, from past experience, have seldom needed tru 4wd. airing down, plus a winch, usually is just as good if not better.

Re: Vehicle for desert and freeway

Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 12:49 pm
by DesertWRX
Subaru’s are fine until a wheel loses traction. Airing down and a winch is fine if have a place to hook the winch cable to. A 4wd Tacoma is a terrific adventure vehicle. It has ground clearance that a Subaru just doesn’t have and does not have to work to get out of a place where the Subaru would get stuck in. We have a very fixed up Cherokee and a mildly lifted TRD Off Road Tacoma. The Tacoma is a luxury vehicle compared to the Cherokee.
If you like the adventure of digging out a Subaru, go for it. If you like going out exploring without sweating, go for a TRD Off Road Tacoma!