MkII Cortina Owner
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Sober in the Lucky (Newcastle)
Raptor, with that list of good and bad points, you may as well get a van and be done with it. Im dead against 4x4 - unless youre going 4x4ing with it. To go shopping, get the kids etc, buy a van or a station wagon.
Cracka - go and look up how much the tyres are worth. If theyre anything like real 4x4s, they'll be horrendously expensive. And remember, off road tyres dont cope too well with on road driving. That may be a convincing point.
In the CRVs defence - A CRV once dragged the mighty Camray out of mud so deep it went over the belt line. Granted the whole reason the mud was so deep and so tram tracked was the dozen 4x4s "on test" for some magazine. They all went nose to tail, and dumped the clutch on a muddy section - just to create two really deep tracks so they could have a "boggy bit" to test the 4x4s with. We made it easily through that section only hours before, and there wasnt any rain...... And people tell me 4x4 owners are responsible? Even the magazines are willfully destructive. And this was a fire trail they were destroying - you know, a road created to combat fires in the bush.....
Aaah, give her a test drive in a V8. The power will never let her get a Hyundai or a CRV......
"Be sure to leave your underpants with someone you can trust"