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Old 01-12-2009, 12:43 PM
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Tow Vehicle suggestions.

My Jeep GC is going away. I had my mechanic give it a good going over after some stalling problems, and his suggestion was to "sell it, and sell it soon". I never had much luck with the Jeep anyway, so it's probably for the best.

So I'm now in the market for a new tow vehicle. I am looking for something that seats 4, will tow my S&S, doesn't ride like a tank, isn't too big that the wife won't drive it (read: not much bigger than the Jeep GC). I think those are the only fixed requirements...

Ideas?
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:45 PM
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New or used? Price range?
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:46 PM
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Avalanche! I know it is big, but if you can talk your wife into trying it, she might like it. Rides great.
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:49 PM
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New or used? Price range?
Oh yeah, that...I guess I should have some target. Let's start at used for around $10k.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:09 PM
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Revised budget...$14k

Anybody tow with a Toyota 4Runner or Sequoia?
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:13 PM
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I have a 4runner...

With a V8 and love it. Very good tow vehicle not sure you can get there for $14 though.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:13 PM
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Never had any problems with Sequoia towed 245 maristar and currently tow with 06 Tacoma. 4Runner would be ideal with towing and wife.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:17 PM
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UMP should be along shortly to Recommend a 1 Ton Dually 4x4 w/ a Diesel (of course) nothing less to tow a boat, most definitely
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:19 PM
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With a V8 and love it. Very good tow vehicle not sure you can get there for $14 though.
I've found some, but I'll keep looking until I find one at the right price with low mileage...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/ctd/989061090.html
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:27 PM
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i have owned a 2001, 2003 and now a 2008 toyota sequoia. i have never had a single problem with any of them and towing is great.

there are a lot of differences between the 2001-2007 and the 08.
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