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    Interesting thread. I recently purchased a Geo tracker for hunting only. A few weeks after I purchased the tracker my jeep grand cherokee's tranny went out. So now I'm driving the tracker full time till I find another vehicle to get me to my hunting grounds (where I will leave my tracker). I had the tracker out a couple weeks ago hunting and got between 20-27 mpg. Surprising enough the tracker gets better mpg off road than on the interstate. It has a short wheel base which is nice and it does good on gas, but it isn't meant to drive 70+ mph or drive at highway speeds on a windy day.

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    I never really thought about a dream machine but have 2004 Ford F250 Crew Cab short bed 4WD diesel to get me there and back.
    Have a Polaris Razor that I use sometimes and either trailor it or put in in truck depending on how much room I need for gear.
    I had a 1999 Ford F150 extended cab short bed 4WD before that. It was a great truck but before that I had a 1982 Ford F150 short bed 4WD that had 305,000 mi. on it. It had been everywhere and would go most anywhere. It wasn't a truck you worried about getting scratched if you know what I mean.

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    I purpose bought a 99 Grand Cherokee v-8. I installed a 242 transfer case and a 4 inch lift kit, tires are Cooper Discover ST and tow bar is Blue Ox. A Dodge with Cummins or a Tiffin Allegro bus with Cummings get the job of towing the Jeep. Winch is by manual comealong and anchor is screw in earth, kinda primitive. I do have chains. If the Jeep is already in Colorado, I sometimes drive the GTO out there, problem with that is red color. Cops have just got to stop it, they usually write a warning, as a matter of fact I have never been written a ticket with a fine while driving it. Jeep gets 20mpg and GTO gets 26 mpg and dodge gets 20-22 until it gets to mountians, then it gets 25mpg.

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    ...vanish...the pic of your vehicles....their Make and Model?


    ...and thanks too everyone so far that has responded to the thread...

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    2009 Subaru Forester 28 MPG.Love getting the mean looks when I go where the big rigs cant go.
    Can you handle the challenge.... hunt hard but safe!!

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    Currently own an 01 Cherokee Sport (last year they made the Sport). It's my third Cherokee -- second one was a Sport, first one was a 1979 AMC made Cherokee (which was probably the best designed/worst built vehicle I ever owned). Added some suspension in the rear but not much else -- also use a manual come along. If I can't find another servicable Sport, next vehicle will probably be one of the newer F-150s (looks like they are making them a little smaller than they used to, to my eye).

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    I have a 2000 or maybe 2001 Chevy silverado and a 2001 jeep grand Cherokee v8. I usually try to use the jeep for my hunting adventures.. Although my friends have a bet as to how long it will take before I roll it. I'm kind of an adrenaline junky which can get me into trouble....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenbickel View Post
    I have a 2000 or maybe 2001 Chevy silverado and a 2001 jeep grand Cherokee v8. I usually try to use the jeep for my hunting adventures.. Although my friends have a bet as to how long it will take before I roll it. I'm kind of an adrenaline junky which can get me into trouble....
    I used to have an 1989 Grand Cherokee. I loved that vehicle. It would go anywhere.

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    Murdy the f-150 works really well, but the gas mileage is not good. I f you go that route, the fx4 has advantages, check the difference between fx-4 and 4x4.
    Gen, the jeep handles pretty well unless you have to correct two times, then body roll can be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtreme View Post
    Murdy the f-150 works really well, but the gas mileage is not good. I f you go that route, the fx4 has advantages, check the difference between fx-4 and 4x4.
    Thanks for pointing out the Fx4. In the past, I've been a Jeep guy, with one old C20 thrown in there, so not super familiar with Fords, but I like what I've read about the newer F-150s. Not really giving up that much milage from an older Cherokee to a newer F-150, but these days, I guess I should be trying to get better, not worse, lol.

 

 

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