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Old 06-29-2010, 09:40 AM   #1
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So here is my question I am planning to get a used(30k or less) truck/suv so I can start to trailer my Miata to the track. But when I want something fun to drive, something that can handle when I am using it as a DD. Here is a list I have so far please let me know what you think and of course give me some suggestions .

Porsche cayenne turbo

Ford Lightning

Toyota x runner

Jeep Grand Cherokee srt8

As you can see my list is small so help me out

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I need something good on the street not off road lol. Plus that thing is bank. But I have to say I find that truck very bad ***
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Do you think this is better then the Porsche cayenne turbo
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My bad, I thought the porsche would hurt the bank in the same way. In that case I would go for the svt lightning because they seem to provide cheap thrills (burnout power). On the other hand Toyota makes reliable sh%t despite their recent bad publicity.
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My bad, I thought the porsche would hurt the bank in the same way. In that case I would go for the svt lightning because they seem to provide cheap thrills (burnout power). On the other hand Toyota makes reliable sh%t despite their recent bad publicity.
The odd ball Porsches are way cheap. A base cayenne is 22 and the turbo is 30. Of course new they are a **** load lol. To be honest the 30k for the turbo is a little over budget but I hear so many good things. I guess I hope somebody suggested something I have not thought of that would work just as well for a lot cheaper

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Personally I would get a nissan hardbody and put whatever engine in it I wanted (sr2odet would be my personal choice but a 302 is also an easy swap) or boost the ka24de. If you are looking to get new (er) and are willing to spend the cash I would get the Porsche cayenne turbo. I was looking on an x runner forum and there were like 3 threads about exploding (or similar) transmissions, lightnings don't strike me as something fun to drive in anything other than a straight line, and same for the jeep.
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Damn, our definitions of "fun truck" are way off.

I picked up a high mileage 1997 Tacoma V6 2WD Extra cab with a 5 spd for $3200. 220 or so hp in a compact 5 spd 2WD pickup is pretty fun.
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+1 on the X5. My dad had a Trail Blazer SS for a few years. That was pretty fun to drive. Didn't like the 4 speed auto though.
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Merc ML430 with the FAT tyres
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hardbodys are surprisingly good trucks i love mine.
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I don't think he's looking for another project.
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I wish the Jeep Grand Cherokee srt8 was stronger in the towing dept.

I learned how to heal toe in my hardbody back in high school.
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Am I crazy or has anybody else here noticed that the X5 seems to have some fucked up alignment specs? It seems like every one of them that I see has the rear wheels looking like / \. It has to be at least 3* of negative camber. The thing is, so many of them look that way that I am forced to believe it is some retarded design from the factory, because that's not the type of vehicle that would typically suffer camber gain due to ricer-boy suspension mods. I pulled up behind a soccer mom at a stop light and her X5 had cord showing on the inside of both rear tires while the outsides still had decent tread. WTF.

Assuming you can get a set of tires to last 5,000 miles the X5s seem nice. My old boss had one and it was a comfy ride and plenty quick around town for an SUV.

Cayenne turbo probably wouldn't be in my budget for a fun/tow vehicle, but I did see one up at Summit Point a couple weekends ago that a guy was using to trailer his race car. Obviously plenty of power for towing and it looked to have decent interior cargo space.

My dad tows his track car with a 96 Tahoe. Those Chevy V8s last a long time and the captain's chairs make longer drives quite comfy. But it is lacking in DD fun factor.
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I don't think he's looking for another project.
Thats for sure. I just need to save my for the Porsche I guess lol. I guess All I really was looking for was something low to the ground that wont roll over when I try to bomb a off ramp lol I drive a stock power miata so speed is not the game here.
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I wish the Jeep Grand Cherokee srt8 was stronger in the towing dept.

I learned how to heal toe in my hardbody back in high school.
I would imagine it could do the same as my Dad's Trail Blazer SS He towed an enclosed trailer with 3 Road Kings in it from Ny to FL and back without issue.
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Trail Blazer SS is now on the top of my list. Not sure about this silly 4speed auto but I am digging the price
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VW Treg V10 Diesel. Crazy torque, good mileage, not bad handling and amazing off road / snow.
But it is a tad spendy....
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Pick up a HMMWV from a Government auction and convert that bitch to bio-diesel. Add turboz and haz fun.
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