Buy yourself a mule .
You can still buy hearses cheaply. I would have had one years ago, but I would have to get a new wife to go with it.When I was in school, a buddy of mine bought a Cadillac hearse from a funeral home that was going out of business. He got it for a great price,paint,body,and about everything else on it were outstanding. Of course mileage was incredibly low for its years. He converted the back to be a hunting and fishing vehicle, rod holders,gun racks, storage areas, etc., it was a fine outfit except he did tend to get some strange looks cruising around and his girlfriend would not get in the back with him.
I gotta agree.... All the Fords, Chevy, Dodge trucks all the same going down the road... Ya can't tell who is waving at ya, they all look the same now... NONE stand out unless customized... I'm not a Toyota guy. I am GM.... But the Toyota is a beefy truck since the early 80's.... They also had nice Clean tolerance on engines in old 80's trucks that run 300K......I agree
It's a vehicle that's ugly to boot. New Toyota trucks are the only big pooch haulers that have looks halfway worth a damn. None of the 21st century vehicles have that nice style as 20th century vehicles did. Style is timeless and fashion's only now.
Those 1979 Mercedes wagons would have been a great pooch-hauler for a young upper-class bachelor with money. I'm not sure how powerful the engine options were on those though.
That is FUNNY... My wife had a 85 Cadillac Eldorado, Trunk lid did same thing LOL. People would honk at her at stop lights, yell HEY ya know your truck lid is going up/down LOL... The old clear plastic solenoid thing. Then the timing chain gear went, was a nylon one. Then the heads leaked coolant. I went to replace head gaskets and aluminum block with steel head bolts GRRRRRRR. Car was great in snow front wheel drive.I had a 13 4 Runner that I wish I never sold.
It was trouble free.
I've also had 2 ford Expeditions (a 99 and an 04) and they were trouble free also.
Probably the worst vehicle the wife and I had was an 84 sedan de ville cadillac. She inherited it from her mother.
It was appropriately LEMON yellow in color.
I could write a book on that POS. Didn't even drive it off the lot for 1/16th of a mile and the "intercoursing trunk lid" started doing it's up and down thing.
LOL... I did lettering on front of one back in 80's I think it was for a kid. it said ( Puddle Jumper) LOL... He had few kids in rear and it almost tipped over on corner he said LOL.. Reminds me of the little Chevy Tracker was it?My Samurai is really not perfect at anything, but it is a whole lot fun
And a maintenance schedule and cost to match, no doubt. (I wouldn't know.)
It would be fun to see what the "*****in Rides" guys could do with this one!in re hearses and ambulances: last I looked, you could get a basket case for $1500, a roller for $2500, a runner for $4500. 1949 - 1973, pretty much the same.
except a '59. 59s are much higher. a '59 Meteor Miller is off the scale. reason: Ghostbusters.
my dream car: the 1959 Superior Rescue: