What are you driving?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by applebutter, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. applebutter

    applebutter Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    Do you like it? Is it a good vehicle for your surfing needs? in the market this month for a new car. steer me in the right direction! looking to buy, around $50k budget
  2. Veterano

    Veterano Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2013
  3. applebutter

    applebutter Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    $50K MSRP
  4. DJR

    DJR Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2018
    Carolina Beach NC
    ‘05 Cambroghini. Paid for. Fits an 11’ glider inside. 156000 miles right now. 50000 more to go. My wife has her Tacoma. Yes this is my daily driver not a spare car for surf etc. If I were you I’d go Tacoma longbed. I’m gonna do that at 200000.
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  5. applebutter

    applebutter Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    The Tacoma is sweet, but I don't think i'm a pickup guy. i also dont think i understand how surfboards and pickup beds work? haha
  6. billypilgrim

    billypilgrim Active Member

    Sep 4, 2018
    2000 Ford Ranger with a topper. 265,000 miles and still going strong. Pickup trucks are the shit. I can bring a boat load of stuff with me, have a place to chill and can sleep comfortably in the back on longer trips. Can fit up to a 7'4" in the back with the hatch closed, and if I need to secure longer boards, I lock them to the racks up top. Would love another pickup with a longbed, but it is hard to beat a truck with a 4 cylinder engine and a full sized bed. Wish manufacturers were still making trucks like this.
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  7. Human

    Human Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2016
    With that budget, you should look into the 2020 Ford Transit AWD.

    Otherwise, my 2002 Forester is pretty rad, gets 27mpg on trips, and doesn’t scream, “I’m a giant douchebag” when I pull up to surf.
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  8. Justino

    Justino Active Member

    Nov 15, 2016
    Have an older GMC Yukon xl Denali...Suburban with bigger engine. Fits everything and everyone. Lots of rattles and kind of crummy build quality, but reliable and paid for. Good call for large family.

    SMUKES Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    USA California
    1985 300D turbo, I cultivate an owl Chapman vibe.
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  10. walkingtheplank

    walkingtheplank Active Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    wherever i am
    a smooth running '08 Honda Element LX w/187k - actually need to sell before 190k to redeem its max value for the next purchase. this is my third E...before that, shit tons of Japanese wagons (Corollas, Subarus, etc.), a Previa, two Saab 99s (not 1999s, the '70s models before the 900s), one '76 BMW 2002, a '73 Land Cruiser & countless shitty $500 specials

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