Originally Posted by loneFX4
i dont understand why people buy 4wd and never take it offroad. you dont have to take it rootin but buy a 4wd to tow or if you do construction or have a need to go offroad. dont just buy it cuz it sets higher or looks good (well thats a plus) i just cant stand 4x4s that never touch dirt.
Some people buy it for snow. Some people get sick of digging their 2WD trucks out of snowbanks and getting stuck in 1" snow drifts. Some people get sick of having to have a piano in the back to keep the thing from swapping ends while driving down the street! .. Ask me how I know!
But really, what do 98% of the people on this site need w/ an off-road truck? It's a recreational thing for most of us. The ultimate guy-ism: "Hey man, betcha I can make it through that mud puddle!" ... Not that I'm completely inocent on said acusation!
And the bad news is it's getting harder and harder to find places to play w/ these toys. Trails are being closed to ORHVs and trespassing laws are becoming more and more enforced every day. Pretty soon your going to be running up and down your driveway just to get the thing into 4x!
Originally Posted by f2b
Diesel = bad idea... my grandma has a diesel mercedes and that thing will not go for anything its worse than a 4 banger
Some of us could care less how it 'goes'. Some of us are out for torque and reliability w/ maybe a touch of efficiency thrown in just for kicks. A turbocharged diesel 2.5L I4 is supposed to push 25+ MPG but have torque comparable to the 4.0L V6!