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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrodgers View Post
    The 1 question about the Tacoma and why I probably won't have one for quite some times is, why is it they get 20 mpg with the 3.5L while my Rav4 I average 27 mpg? My wife certainly does not baby the thing and drive it like a lady. She is Danica Patrick in the thing and still averages between 25 and 27 mpg. I've yet to see below 25 in it.
    Because it's pulling around half a ton more brick-shaped curb weight

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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    c) buy an AWD CR-V and a cutting torch and make a 4-door pickup out of it.
    I feel like I should photoshop this.
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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
    Because it's pulling around half a ton more brick-shaped curb weight
    Gearing, areo dynamics, engine mapping, so many variable add to fuel economy. My lifestyle sort of needs an SUV or truck, as I am very involved in scouting and we have boys who are 9 amd 12 so the scouting will continue for quite a few years I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    If I had the need for a small truck today, I would either...
    a) buy a pre-2005 Tacoma 4-door (you know, for kids), or
    b) Just break the law and import an Australian Ford Ranger or Holden Crewman Cross, or perhaps a VW Amarok, OR...
    c) buy an AWD CR-V and a cutting torch and make a 4-door pickup out of it.
    Or wait for the Scion truck?

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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Perhaps the CR-V might be better looking, particularly if I used a 2nd-gen (pre-2007) CR-V as the donor.
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