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Reply #1120 on: February 27, 2021, 11:45:27 AM

I do pretty extensive off/rough roading in Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park in the summer. Not designed for racing, the highish center of gravity would be bad. Just means I'm extra cautious if I hit an unexpected area when I have to do any rock climbing.
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Reply #1121 on: February 27, 2021, 12:09:29 PM

I do pretty extensive off/rough roading in Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park in the summer. Not designed for racing, the highish center of gravity would be bad. Just means I'm extra cautious if I hit an unexpected area when I have to do any rock climbing.


MOAB?  Always wanted to try that.

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Reply #1122 on: March 01, 2021, 08:37:45 AM

I've seen a couple race back in the day on one of those baja kinda deals, but they're built for trails and rocks. The focus is on the slow torque, locker kinda driving.
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Reply #1123 on: March 01, 2021, 08:27:43 PM

I do pretty extensive off/rough roading in Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park in the summer. Not designed for racing, the highish center of gravity would be bad. Just means I'm extra cautious if I hit an unexpected area when I have to do any rock climbing.


MOAB?  Always wanted to try that.
Pikes Peak, South Park, and South Platte Ranger districts in Colorado (aka the Front Range) they put out MVUM/MVTMs every year of which forest service roads are open, but for some areas those roads may not have been checked by Rangers or anyone else in a few years, and you get impassable/nearly impassable ones sometimes. Lots of fun, but can be tricky/scary. Going over Topaz Mountain in 2019, we got to a point where the road had completely washed out at the bottom of a gulley and I had to spend an hour making it passable as there wasn't a way to get turned around.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/psicc/maps-pubs/?cid=stelprdb5177824 if you want to get an idea.
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Reply #1124 on: March 02, 2021, 09:37:48 AM

We just call that driving in the back country on seasonal roads  why so serious?

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Reply #1125 on: May 09, 2021, 10:00:50 AM

So I have spent the last couple weeks looking at AWD/4WD vehicles for a second car (I love my GTI, not getting rid of it) to use in the winter and to use for longer ski trips where I would drive rather than fly/rent a car.

Went to the nearest dealer with a Nissan Frontier in stock which is in a smaller (more redneck) city south of here to test drive it and noticed their Toyota location had a hybrid RAV4 on the lot and took it for a test drive on Friday. Ended up really liking it and the dealer was able to secure me a really good lease deal so I picked it up yesterday. I barely drive 8k miles in a normal year so a 10k lease makes sense for me. It also gets me a bridge vehicle between now and when electric will be more viable for trips to the ski resorts not in Central Colorado. Getting 40MPG is going to be nice too.


Oh and if you are looking for a new car and are trading in a vehicle now is the best time for trade ins. Dealers are desperate for inventory and the prices on pre owned cars is sky high. Two year old cars with 30k miles are being sold at $2k under the new models. My mom got offered 6k for her 2012 Jetta and the KBB on it was like 4800 18 months ago.
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Reply #1126 on: May 10, 2021, 08:11:46 AM

So I have spent the last couple weeks looking at AWD/4WD vehicles for a second car (I love my GTI, not getting rid of it) to use in the winter and to use for longer ski trips where I would drive rather than fly/rent a car.

Went to the nearest dealer with a Nissan Frontier in stock which is in a smaller (more redneck) city south of here to test drive it and noticed their Toyota location had a hybrid RAV4 on the lot and took it for a test drive on Friday. Ended up really liking it and the dealer was able to secure me a really good lease deal so I picked it up yesterday. I barely drive 8k miles in a normal year so a 10k lease makes sense for me. It also gets me a bridge vehicle between now and when electric will be more viable for trips to the ski resorts not in Central Colorado. Getting 40MPG is going to be nice too.


Oh and if you are looking for a new car and are trading in a vehicle now is the best time for trade ins. Dealers are desperate for inventory and the prices on pre owned cars is sky high. Two year old cars with 30k miles are being sold at $2k under the new models. My mom got offered 6k for her 2012 Jetta and the KBB on it was like 4800 18 months ago.

If anyone plans to buy a new car this year, expect to pay full sticker price.  The chip shortage is dramatically impacting the production of new cars to the point where car manufacturers are shutting down factories.

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Reply #1127 on: May 10, 2021, 10:46:41 AM

Pre-owned cars with 30k miles are being priced at ~2k under sticker of a NEW one. At that point, the "advantage" of buying a pre-owned is basically non-existent.

And manufacturers are still putting cash incentives off MSRP on pretty much everything still.

A lady I work with who lives in Ft Myers, FL said this morning that dealers down there are offering MSRP of your recent year car if it is under 80k miles in trade.

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Reply #1128 on: May 10, 2021, 11:19:22 AM

Pre-owned cars with 30k miles are being priced at ~2k under sticker of a NEW one. At that point, the "advantage" of buying a pre-owned is basically non-existent.

And manufacturers are still putting cash incentives off MSRP on pretty much everything still.

A lady I work with who lives in Ft Myers, FL said this morning that dealers down there are offering MSRP of your recent year car if it is under 80k miles in trade.


If you can get a dealer to actually pass on the cash incentive to you as a buyer then you are doing great.  Don't be surprised if the dealer jacks up some other cost on you.

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