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Old 01-04-2012, 10:19 PM   #101
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I think he is set on the pedovan so he can sleep in it and
It's got to be big enough to hold the barbecue grill, too. Quit hatin'.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:21 PM   #102
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if it's got the V8 the mpg's will suck ***.
Bullshit. My V-8 Dakota (1993) got better mileage than my Jeep Liberty, which is a 2003. More power, too.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #103
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Really? What'd you get? I got maybe 20 on the highway going pretty slow (55-60) in the very best of conditions (4 speed auto, M5's can be had). 18 highway is more accurate and ~13 city driving like a normal person, ~11 driving like I do.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:55 PM   #104
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Yup. the Jeep gets 16 mostly. 18 if I'm on long trips, and I actually broke 20 on my way to Myrtle Beach a couple years ago. Truck got 18 all day long, even when i honked on it. On trips, it'd do about 20.

Man, I loved that Dakota. Couldn't find another one anywhere, so settled for the Jeep. Big mistake.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:25 PM   #105
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wow, i wouldn't think a Liberty would get mileage that poor.
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Yep, that could be you!
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I think he is set on the pedovan so he can sleep in it and
Correct.
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Yep, that could be you!
yes yes yes
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You can not beat an old sort bus or church bus if you want to do it on the cheap, but then again those Suburbans looked pretty good for the price.
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This could be more fun


Or drift van


Or just go crazy


But I digress, I'd offset the van cost with free room to crash in and just bum showers from friends baller enough to have a room. But I'm willing to sleep in my garage if it had heat and a shower.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:25 AM   #111
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One of these days when I get a van to rock I am going to make sure it looks good. So it will be getting a kickass TMNT paint job with the huge wing/spoiler on the back.

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You can not beat an old sort bus or church bus if you want to do it on the cheap, but then again those Suburbans looked pretty good for the price.
I'd rather hang out in a van when it's raining. It's also $22/month cheaper to insure the van.
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You can not beat an old sort bus or church bus if you want to do it on the cheap, but then again those Suburbans looked pretty good for the price.
I don't care to buy tools to work on a short bus. The beauty of the van, among other things, is the abundance of parts in junk yards.
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One of these days when I get a van to rock I am going to make sure it looks good. So it will be getting a kickass TMNT paint job with the huge wing/spoiler on the back.

That is so bada$$

FWIW I had a friend tow a miata, extra tranny, extra engine, misc parts, in a B2200/Ford Ranger.
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Diesel glory!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Those things are pretty wicked... if you don't mind driving a boat. I'm borrowing my buddy's for our move. It's huge, but awesome.

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Old 01-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #118
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I'd ------- love to have an adventure van.
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I'd love to have an adventure (w/ you) in a van...
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Adventure van would be pretty baller, perfect for what you want IMO.
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