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    OP thinks Hummers are off road vehicles?

    Lol.

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    Only one reason. To piss off environmentalists on Earth Day.

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    I remember when GM stopped making Hummers; The Onion said that former Hummer owners would now be forced to go door-to-door to tell people they're assholes.

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    I'm not sure about the availability in the states for Japanese 4x4s but for genuine off roading an early to mid 2000's Hilux, Land Cruiser or L200 would be perfect: cheap, ultra reliable and strong.

    Landrovers (around the TD5's) are one of the worlds greatest off roaders but suck balls at everything else and I think they're illegal in America due to poor safety records but I'd have to check that.

    But as said earlier proper Hummers are the nuts. Civvies ones are just nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kovacs View Post
    I'm not sure about the availability in the states for Japanese 4x4s but for genuine off roading an early to mid 2000's Hilux, Land Cruiser or L200 would be perfect: cheap, ultra reliable and strong.

    Landrovers (around the TD5's) are one of the worlds greatest off roaders but suck balls at everything else and I think they're illegal in America due to poor safety records but I'd have to check that.

    But as said earlier proper Hummers are the nuts. Civvies ones are just nuts.


    They don't sell the diesel Toyotas in the US; Hilux etc.
    Assholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChenPengFi View Post
    They don't sell the diesel Toyotas in the US; Hilux etc.
    Assholes.
    **** that's a shame. If someone genuinely had a 60k budget to burn on 4x4's they could get several Japanese pickups to thrash and get a Z5 or Range Rover or whatever to show to their mates at the golf club.
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    Hell with 60k to burn u can build one hell of an off roader sure u still won't be winning score races but you will drive circles around a humvee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    I have the same type of question about trucks...

    Why would anyone buy a truck (as a personal vehicle) that isn't 4-wheel drive? I recently bought a Toyota Tacoma and the sales guy I was talking to couldn't understand why 4-wheel drive was a necessity to me as I told him I didn't go a lot of off-roading.
    Better mileage, less stuff to break, cheaper to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kovacs View Post
    I'm not sure about the availability in the states for Japanese 4x4s but for genuine off roading an early to mid 2000's Hilux, Land Cruiser or L200 would be perfect: cheap, ultra reliable and strong.

    Landrovers (around the TD5's) are one of the worlds greatest off roaders but suck balls at everything else and I think they're illegal in America due to poor safety records but I'd have to check that.

    But as said earlier proper Hummers are the nuts. Civvies ones are just nuts.
    I'm actually driving a late 90s Hilux right now. Thing is because of the tropical weather here it's got considerable rust.

    I am pondering shipping it back to the US when I'm done in Micronesia after fixing it up as much as I can at low cost in Micronesia and putting on some cheap Korean off roading tires. Then, I could use it to drive around the desert in Nevada. The rust would stop due to being in a desert and I'd basically have something to use for off roading without the inflated BS consumerist price tag that there would have been to get something in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin View Post
    I'm actually driving a late 90s Hilux right now. Thing is because of the tropical weather here it's got considerable rust.

    I am pondering shipping it back to the US when I'm done in Micronesia after fixing it up as much as I can at low cost in Micronesia and putting on some cheap Korean off roading tires. Then, I could use it to drive around the desert in Nevada. The rust would stop due to being in a desert and I'd basically have something to use for off roading without the inflated BS consumerist price tag that there would have been to get something in the US.
    That's awesome and totally doable with those older models. With basic maintenance and minimal TLC they last for ever. You can still get the old Hilux's kicking around in South Africa that have been raped sideways in wars and deserts and they still run. Parts might be tricky in the US but eBay helps a lot and I'm sure your model will last you a very long time and save thousands of bucks in the long run.

    I work with guys that use their Hilux's to commute to work, then as working pickups and they disrespect them on a daily basis and the fuckers still won't die. They're just brilliant machines.
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