Cheap first off roading vehicles

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by akm47nagiont, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. akm47nagiont

    akm47nagiont New Member

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    I'm almost there to get my license I'm looking for a vehicle that's cheap off road capable that's classified in all wheel drive not 4 wheel drive 4 insurance purposes

    if you have any kids off roading vehicles go ahead and post some pictures
     
  2. PlaysWithZombies

    PlaysWithZombies New Member

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    It isn't classified as AWD but for cheap, fun, and off road capable, an old geo tracker is pretty good. Had one when i was a kid and the insurance wasn't too high on it
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    An older, Pre-Tacoma, Toyota pickup would fill the bill. Not an AWD, but available as a 4WD. Insurance should not be high on an older vehicle that is not a speed racer.
     
  4. TCH2FLY

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    You didn't say what "cheap" means but I would suggest looking for 94 or newer Toyota FZJ80 Land Cruiser. All wheel drive and one of the most durable rigs on, and off, the road. Plenty capable stock and there are tons of aftermarket parts should you want to upgrade.


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  5. Trez

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    Get A SCOUT!! :D

    Everybody's gonna laugh at me but Ive always wanted one of these.... :eek:

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  6. Tell_Sackett

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    I could be wrong but does it really make much of a difference for insurance, (4x4 vs. all wheel drive)? My first was a 90 Bronco that I still have and am still modifying to be a better wheeler. My dad picked it up for $50 but they are normally a little more than that:D Just keep checking craigslist and you are bound to find something.
     
  7. PlaysWithZombies

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    I believe insurance is determined more by engine size than how many wheels are powered. I paid more for a 6 cylinder 2wd than i did for a 4 cylinder 4x4
     
  8. kytowboater

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    In ky, the insurance lady told me the motor didn't matter? However it was a v-8 s-10. I pay pretty good change on my 94 Toyota pickup.
     

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  9. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    I would just go with an ATV in that case.
     
  10. nastyogre

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    Toyota is your best bet for cheap 4x4. That being said this is my project. :)

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    2003 Chevy silverado 1500 with K&N intake, Dynomax 3" exaust, leveling kit, 17" rims with procomp mud terrains, westin side steps and bull bar, KC highlights up front, and almost everything blacked out. :)
     
  11. gregs887

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    Why can't I embed youtube videos anymore? :confused:

    -1000 internets for me
     
  13. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Sammies are amazing little rigs off road!
     
  14. divinginn

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    Jeep Cherokees,they come in awd and are pretty reasonably priced.
     
  15. VikingGuy

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    2nd vote for Jeep Cherokee. There isn't a better dual use vehicle. great on the road and great off the road. Lift Kits range from very inexpensive to very expensive. Start with a 3 or 4 inch lift and 31" tires and you will be amazed at what it can do.

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