BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BIMMERPOST Universal Forums General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos $25-30k vehicle??

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-10-2010, 10:56 PM   #23
BMW F22
Major General
BMW F22's Avatar
United_States
1908
Rep
9,615
Posts

Drives: ///M235i
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (8)

Awesome, thanks for all the comments/advice guys! I will keep you guys updated.
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2010, 08:27 AM   #24
ForTheD
Second Lieutenant
ForTheD's Avatar
United_States
14
Rep
250
Posts

Drives: 2007 e90 335i 6MT (ZSP)
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Salem, OR

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 BMW 335i  [0.00]
That Porsche was awesome.
I'd agree, any Subaru preferably something with turbo power.

I recently traded my WRX for a Nissan Pathfinder, the WRX was up there at least 30 times over the last couple years I had it. It was a champ, if the road was slick it would just crab walk or drive cocked at an angle. I never even put the snow tires on, although I should have. now a days the pathfinder so we can roll with 6-7 at a time. With all the weight on the back it's not to be slippery, I usually don't have to put it into 4 wheel.
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2010, 09:11 AM   #25
MisterSkiMask
Banned
99
Rep
2,015
Posts

Drives: I Can not say
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: you must not know

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nikolas View Post
A bit more $$, but really fun!
Where was that picture taken? Dollar Point? Talmont? I wan't nay, need answers!
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2010, 10:23 AM   #26
Nikolas
Colonel
300
Rep
2,565
Posts

Drives: 996 TT
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sierra Mountains

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterSkiMask View Post
Where was that picture taken? Dollar Point? Talmont? I wan't nay, need answers!
Truckee.
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2010, 10:37 AM   #27
MisterSkiMask
Banned
99
Rep
2,015
Posts

Drives: I Can not say
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: you must not know

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nikolas View Post
Truckee.
Very nice, I love it up there!
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2010, 10:41 AM   #28
Feyd
Major
Feyd's Avatar
208
Rep
1,290
Posts

Drives: a DEEZZULL
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nikolas View Post
Truckee.
I <3 Tahoe in the winter.





...and winter tires on Porsches.
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2010, 10:45 AM   #29
Nikolas
Colonel
300
Rep
2,565
Posts

Drives: 996 TT
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sierra Mountains

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Feyd View Post
I <3 Tahoe in the winter.





...and winter tires on Porsches.
Well summer tires don't work so well in the winter. I could have the summer set on and sit in the garage. What fun would that be?

Actually P-cars do really well in the snow. AWD and lots of weight on the rear tires.
Appreciate 0
      11-11-2010, 11:47 AM   #30
JIM E92
Lieutenant
11
Rep
411
Posts

Drives: 2007 328 Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sandy Eggo

iTrader: (0)

I had a FJ Curiser w/ the manual transmission which has full time 4WD with mechanically locking center diff and rear diff. The front diff was electronically brake locked with ATRAC which was actually a very good system. It was like "spider goats" (see earlier post)....go over and up anything. Absolutely loved that vehicle. You can get a new one in your budget.
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2010, 08:14 AM   #31
BMW_TT
Colonel
142
Rep
2,549
Posts

Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (4)

Send a message via AIM to BMW_TT Send a message via MSN to BMW_TT Send a message via Yahoo to BMW_TT
Quote:
Originally Posted by JIM E92 View Post
I had a FJ Curiser w/ the manual transmission which has full time 4WD with mechanically locking center diff and rear diff. The front diff was electronically brake locked with ATRAC which was actually a very good system. It was like "spider goats" (see earlier post)....go over and up anything. Absolutely loved that vehicle. You can get a new one in your budget.
How is the MPG on the FJ? They seem to hold their value really well.
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2010, 11:18 PM   #32
JIM E92
Lieutenant
11
Rep
411
Posts

Drives: 2007 328 Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sandy Eggo

iTrader: (0)

The manual transmission FJ would get about 15mpg in the city and 18 on the highway....if I was lucky. Premium gas too. She was a very thirsty truck.

The auto tranny ones actually got better mileage because you have the option of disengaging the 4WD. That said, I think the permanently engaged 4WD system offered only in the manual version is superior because it has a center differential rather than a positive lock transfer case layout of the auto. The only time you can use the 4WD in the auto transmission is if you are off-road.
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2010, 09:54 PM   #33
PeteW84
COBB'ed
PeteW84's Avatar
United_States
54
Rep
2,229
Posts

Drives: 13 Mini Cooper S
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tinley Park, IL

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 335i  [3.78]
Have you looked at Nissan Xterra? Had one before the bimmer and loved it, still kicking myself for letting it go. It had a six speed manual and the off road package. Bilstein suspension from factory, fancy off road tires, locking diffs. all the good stuff. 4.0L V6 with the six speed had plenty off power to get around.
__________________


13 Mini Cooper S
08 E92 335i (SOLD)
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 PM.




bmw
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST