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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby AHTOXA » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:16 pm

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AHTOXA wrote:I'm actually kind of interested in the JL. From the brief exposure I have had so far, it has potential.

That said, I would not seriously consider buying it until its second or third year in production. I've been burned on a 1st year car (my 2012 Sonic was a flaming dumpster fire of issues and I was not able to lemon it). My F150 is the 2nd year of the new redesign, and it was manufactured after some of the more serious issues, such as the oil burning TSB the 15s and earlier 16s had, where the 2.7 was burning a good bit of oil and owners were getting new long blocks.

On the flipside, I might just consider an old YJ to mess around with, but Jeeps aren't cheap here. They are very much the image vehicle and here more so that I've seen up north. Plus, everyone who wants a rust free jeep comes down here from up north and east to get one, so the prices stay pretty high.
yeah, they're expensive up here too. tacomas are too. good thinking about skipping the first year. some cars i find okay to get the first year, at least after they are used, such as most hondas (both my 03 accord and 12 cr-v were good reliable first year models - granted the cr-v had had recall issues, but they were fixed by the time i had it). what i'm seeing in online searches is expensive jeeps. early (~97-98) TJs are being listed for over 6k, but most of the ones i'm looking at online look to be in exceptional condition, especially for their age and let alone for their location. a hardtop manual TJ in very good condition (for its age) could make a good 2nd/winter vehicle for me, and probably many others as well. now to see if i can get this real job to pay for it all.

edit: please tell me any thoughts on xterras. tony, didn't you have one way back when?? albeit auto??


Ah, yes. The Xterra.

I did own one and it was/is a fantastic truck. I had an 02 - the facelifted gen 1.

3.3 V6 is slow and super thirsty. You're looking at like 160 hp and 16 mpg. It's that bad. But, the VG33 is a reliable motor - there were no issues. The manual is weird due to very off-left clutch pedal position, and I couldn't drive it. Thought about a manual one before I got an auto.

They are simple in the way 90s cars were, which is a good thing, but I wouldn't buy one unless you had a specific use for it. It doesn't make a good daily driver, really, but is a great outdoor access vehicle. There's also good aftermarket support for them with a lot of offroad goodies beginning with winch bumpers and ending with solid axle swap kits for the front end.

Great chance to whore out a pic of my modded one I wheeled the crap out of, but I can't be bothered with forgotten photobucket passwords at this time.
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby potownrob » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:47 am

AHTOXA wrote:I'm actually kind of interested in the JL. From the brief exposure I have had so far, it has potential.
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Tony the Tiger wrote:On the flipside, I might just consider an old YJ to mess around with, but Jeeps aren't cheap here. They are very much the image vehicle and here more so that I've seen up north. Plus, everyone who wants a rust free jeep comes down here from up north and east to get one, so the prices stay pretty high.
yeah, YJs are mostly either beat to snot or rusted out up in here. :(

Tone Bone wrote:Ah, yes. The Xterra.

I did own one and it was/is a fantastic truck. I had an 02 - the facelifted gen 1.

3.3 V6 is slow and super thirsty. You're looking at like 160 hp and 16 mpg. It's that bad. But, the VG33 is a reliable motor - there were no issues. The manual is weird due to very off-left clutch pedal position, and I couldn't drive it. Thought about a manual one before I got an auto.
yeah, i think maxima had a similar clutch pedal placement off to the left. clutch was like a light switch compared to your typical honda clutch too. :shock: maxima was quick, quiet, rode fairly well and got decent mpgs though.

Tony wrote:They are simple in the way 90s cars were, which is a good thing, but I wouldn't buy one unless you had a specific use for it. It doesn't make a good daily driver, really, but is a great outdoor access vehicle. There's also good aftermarket support for them with a lot of offroad goodies beginning with winch bumpers and ending with solid axle swap kits for the front end.
yeah, maybe a 2nd gen forester or cr-v might be a better bet. i don't care for the 3rd gen foresters (ugly) and the later cr-vs were auto only stateside...honda element also looks nice and could be had with a manual up til a certain point (07?). any thoughts on older pathfinders, like early to mid 2000s?? were the xterras better offroad?

teaser tony wrote:Great chance to whore out a pic of my modded one I wheeled the crap out of, but I can't be bothered with forgotten photobucket passwords at this time.
pics or permaban :twisted: :mrgreen:
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby Rope-Pusher » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:22 pm

Hey, house aboat tem tam snoflecks?
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby AHTOXA » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:57 pm

90s and early 2000s Pathfinders we're similar to xterra in off-road ability, but Xterra has better aftermarket support
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby tankinbeans » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:31 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:Hey, house aboat tem tam snoflecks?

TimTams are delicious.
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby IMBoring25 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:45 pm

tankinbeans wrote:
Rope-Pusher wrote:Hey, house aboat tem tam snoflecks?

TimTams are delicious.


That's an understatement...

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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:32 am

IMBoring25 wrote:
tankinbeans wrote:
Rope-Pusher wrote:Hey, house aboat tem tam snoflecks?

TimTams are delicious.


That's an understatement...

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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby tankinbeans » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:31 am

Rope, I cannot brain that pictographic representation of a thing.

Was bedeudet das auf Englisch?
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby IMBoring25 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:57 am

What I get from it is, "Whale isle bee. Eye never herd of tug. Tim Tam to swear."

I think I missed one or two. :D

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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:20 pm

IMBoring25 wrote:What I get from it is, "Whale isle bee. Eye never herd of tug. Tim Tam to swear."

I think I missed one or two. :D


Like I'm sposta know what it all means?

Oh yeah, I'm the member that was irresponsible for posting that, wasn't I?

You were so Close!

I'm gonna give you the home version of this game show. (This was a very common 2nd or 3rd place prize on TV game shows back when money was tight)

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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby potownrob » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:55 am

AHTOXA wrote:90s and early 2000s Pathfinders we're similar to xterra in off-road ability, but Xterra has better aftermarket support
sorry, i missed this post due to a supposed thread hijacking by a member whose name shall remain unmentioned. was the 2nd gen xterra much better than the 1st gen? i think it had a bigger engine and a couple of other improvements besides cosmetic changes.
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby Rope-Pusher » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:03 pm

potownrob wrote:sorry, i missed this post due to a supposed thread hijacking by a member whose name shall remain unmentioned.

Return of the Threadi is like the Seinfeld show - it's a thread about nothing. I don't know that it is possible to hijack it.
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby potownrob » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:17 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:
potownrob wrote:sorry, i missed this post due to a supposed thread hijacking by a member whose name shall remain unmentioned.

Return of the Threadi is like the Seinfeld show - it's a thread about nothing. I don't know that it is possible to hijack it.

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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:41 pm

potownrob wrote:
Rope-Pusher wrote:
potownrob wrote:sorry, i missed this post due to a supposed thread hijacking by a member whose name shall remain unmentioned.

Return of the Threadi is like the Seinfeld show - it's a thread about nothing. I don't know that it is possible to hijack it.

MR. UNMENTIONABLE DOES IT AGAIN!! :x :evil:

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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Postby potownrob » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:34 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:
potownrob wrote:
Rope-Pusher wrote:Return of the Threadi is like the Seinfeld show - it's a thread about nothing. I don't know that it is possible to hijack it.

MR. UNMENTIONABLE DOES IT AGAIN!! :x :evil:

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Hey, that guy is wearing a Jeep polo shirt just like mine!
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