Shortly after we bought our CRV in 2018, we found that every new car on the road is a white SUV. Ours was hard to find in a parking lot. We found a sticker to put on it so we would know which car is ours.
What's El Camino in Korean?
We're looking for a used Tundra right now to replace our old F250 Powerstroke. Bad time to be looking at used vehicles. We need a truck - we live on a farm, so we're always hauling or towing something. I'd prefer a smaller truck, but the Tacoma might be a bit too small to pull a trailer with 2 horses in it, or a flatbed with a tractor on it.
No way could we afford the newer, bigger, uglier trucks anyway, so that's not an issue, but damn... $14k for a Tundra with over 200 k on it??
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I got this in October.
A Mitsubishi L200 Series 3 (K74) from 2003. aka the "Triton" in Aus but no idea if there's a US version.
After years of family saloons and SUVs, it's far more appropriate to where I moved a few years ago.
New chassis, engine, respray.....basically a nut and bolt rebuild by a guy in England who specialises in rescuing and rebuilding these particular models.
I've just ordered a 4 in row seat for the cab to ferry 4 grandkids.
I haven't driven it much yet but 'long illness' coming to an end so I'm sure it will be getting plenty use in the coming years; hopefully there's another 18 years of life in it, if I keep our local breed of tin worm at bay.
I've a 200 years old house to renovate; our rural roads are appalling; it also allows me to access the commercial forestry roads where we are allowed to take their 'wastage' for fuel; and also when health/circumstances allow, I'll get my PA and guitars in the back for gigging.
There is also the camping and fishing trips to look forward to.
So I think entirely appropriate for my circumstances. I'd never think of owning one of these if I was still living in the urban sprawl.
Priorities first though, it's only got a cassette player and the FM radio signal is non existent around here so I'm shopping for a decent sound system. Also a decent roof rack for trips to the saw mill.
Then of course, I'm going to need somewhere to plug an amp in the truck bed for a spot of 'sheep worrying'.
I might have just acquired a new variant of GAS!
That's a typical day's weather at Loch Lomond in the picture.