What's your "Guy" car/truck? - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 Old Dec 14th, 2009, 5:12 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Arby60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lexington, KY, USA
Posts: 327
What's your "Guy" car/truck?

I've been researching vehicles and am kind of interested in a Honda Ridgeline or a Toyota FJ Cruiser. Anyone have any experience with either of these? Looking for something a little more "guy oriented" than sharing my wife's Highlander. Other suggestions appreciated.

2007 K1200LT Hannigan- Blue
2012 R1200GS - Rallye
1973 R75/5 Toaster - Black
Arby60 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 Old Dec 14th, 2009, 6:23 pm
Senior Member
 
hoog62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Posts: 2,862
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arby60
I've been researching vehicles and am kind of interested in a Honda Ridgeline or a Toyota FJ Cruiser. Anyone have any experience with either of these? Looking for something a little more "guy oriented" than sharing my wife's Highlander. Other suggestions appreciated.
What is the primary use? Towing...light hauling? Off road? Don't be afraid to go look at a domestic truck (meaning Ford or GM); they've come a long way over the last few years.

Dave Hoogerland

'08 Triumph Tiger 1050 ABS
'02 K1200LTC "The Silver Snoopy" (gone but not forgotten)
'08 Can-Am Spyder "???"

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
hoog62 is offline  
post #3 of 22 Old Dec 14th, 2009, 6:58 pm
Senior Member
 
gunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Kings Mountain, NC, USA
Posts: 3,089
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

F350 extended cab, 4wd, 4" lift, 6.4 diesel with all the options.

B D R
gunny is offline  
 
post #4 of 22 Old Dec 14th, 2009, 7:19 pm
BMW Guru
 
Ted Shred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Nor Cal, , USA
Posts: 8,469
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

F250 Crew Cab 4x4 with 7.3L Diesel Best truck I've ever had,

__________
2016 R1200GS Adventure
2006 DRZ400E

2007 G650 X Challenge
2006 GT200
2005 R1200GS


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ted Shred is offline  
post #5 of 22 Old Dec 14th, 2009, 7:22 pm
Senior Member
 
haughty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Spring, Tx, USA
Posts: 910
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

Quote:
Originally Posted by gunny
F350 extended cab, 4wd, 4" lift, 6.4 diesel with all the options.

Gunny Gunny Gunny, ya know its a green thing.... THis thing CAN pull a small forest..... and not just talking about 2 X 4's


FWIW- if you have to haul anything with the trucks you were narrowing it down too (ridgeline and FJ) expect to be a might dissapointed, but ya look kewl doing it!

Brother tried to haul a boat with one.(FJ)... Wasnt THAT big a boat..... bottomed out even when running over small shrubberies.... heck even the small bumps were torture on the suspension.

Don't be afraid to say what you feel, as those that matter DOnt mind and those that mind Dont matter.
Dr.Suess-
-


1980 YAMAHA XJ650 MAXIM (RIP)
1982 YAMAHA 750 VIRAGO (SHES GONE)
1982 SUZUKI GS1000 (GONE)
2001 BMW K1200LT
2004 BMW R 1150 RT Sold.....
2007 BMW R 1200 GS
1986 BMW K100RT WITH A FLEXIT SIDECAR
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1985 BMW K100 RT ( parts bike, but its too nice to do that, so it runs)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
haughty is offline  
post #6 of 22 Old Dec 14th, 2009, 7:43 pm
Member
 
brettb10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: REMINDERVILLE, OHIO, USA
Posts: 85
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

92 F150 extended cab........5 more payments ...and its all mine
brettb10 is offline  
post #7 of 22 Old Dec 14th, 2009, 9:24 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Arby60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lexington, KY, USA
Posts: 327
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

Quote:
Originally Posted by hoog62
What is the primary use? Towing...light hauling? Off road? Don't be afraid to go look at a domestic truck (meaning Ford or GM); they've come a long way over the last few years.
Intended uses would include everyday around town, trip to Lowes, light hauling vehicle; no plans to intentionally go off road; towing my LT to Killington, VT and Jackson Wyoming in my single bike enclosed trailer; driving to our Saturday morning BMW riders breakfast when snow and ice on ground; looking good!!! LOL Easy to handle in a parking lot (and I'm riding an LT?) yet comfortable on long trips and no bouncing bed on country roads. Pretty tall order, huh?

2007 K1200LT Hannigan- Blue
2012 R1200GS - Rallye
1973 R75/5 Toaster - Black
Arby60 is offline  
post #8 of 22 Old Dec 14th, 2009, 11:49 pm
Super Moderator
 
dfinazzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Waconia, MN, USA
Posts: 1,373
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

Nothing heavy duty but I run an Avalanche 2WD Z66 (highway package) small 5.3 L

97' x 49' enclosed cab in back you can lock and very "switchable" - I think that's what the ads were many years ago. I have the early model with lots of tupperware - newer ones have less.

Huge users site at: http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/index.html

Good luck in your shopping!!!

Dan Finazzo
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted to get"
dfinazzo is offline  
post #9 of 22 Old Dec 15th, 2009, 12:49 am
Senior Member
 
Sharkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Napa , CA, USA
Posts: 567
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

2001 F550 12' flatbed with 2000lbs liftgate 170,000 + mile and still going

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting...holy $hit...what a ride"-Mavis Leyrer
Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you. John Stienbeck
08 CanAm Spyder "Fast Truck"(Wifes')
08 Kawasaki KLR 650 "Lil Dirt Truck"
05 K1200Lt "Lt Truck"
05 Piaggio X9 Reveloution "Lil Truck"

97 International 4700 "Big Truck"

AMA Life Member
BMWMOA

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sharkey is offline  
post #10 of 22 Old Dec 15th, 2009, 6:29 am
Old Slow Guy in A Fast Car
 
katnapinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Kyle, Texas, USA
Posts: 8,597
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

2008 F150 4 door with 4.9 V8 I pull a bike trailer 24/7 with no problem & get fair gas mileage.

Stevie Shreeve
katnapinn is offline  
post #11 of 22 Old Dec 15th, 2009, 10:57 am
Lifetime Supporter
 
BennyBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Round Rock, TX, USA
Posts: 2,017
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

Chevy 1/2 ton crew cab shortbed 5.3L, hauls family, or Boy Scouts and all equipment. Tows the Troop trailer or a flatbed trailer loaded down to the dump. It ain't fancy but gets the job done with reasonable mileage avg 17.3 MPG.

Benny C. (Central Texas)
2001 LTC Pacific Blue (Babe...the blue ox)
1986 Kawasaki Concours (Connie) sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BennyBob is offline  
post #12 of 22 Old Dec 15th, 2009, 12:12 pm
BMW Guru
 
Ted Shred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Nor Cal, , USA
Posts: 8,469
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BennyBob
Chevy 1/2 ton crew cab shortbed 5.3L, hauls family, or Boy Scouts and all equipment. Tows the Troop trailer or a flatbed trailer loaded down to the dump. It ain't fancy but gets the job done with reasonable mileage avg 17.3 MPG.
I've had two of those and they are good trucks, hauled my wake-board boat many miles. I never got 17mpg though

__________
2016 R1200GS Adventure
2006 DRZ400E

2007 G650 X Challenge
2006 GT200
2005 R1200GS


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ted Shred is offline  
post #13 of 22 Old Dec 15th, 2009, 8:55 pm
Lifetime Supporter
 
powwow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bend, OR, United States
Posts: 1,457
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

To be a "Guy" vehicle, I would think it really needs to have at least 8 cylinders, so you're talking Mustang GT, Corvette, Ford F-Series, Chevy Silverado. All of these vehicles are built with world class quality now (can't recommend Dodge because the quality just isn't there yet). Not sure there are many (if any) Asian imports I would regard as a true "Guy" vehicle. Not knocking them, as they are built with outstanding quality and function as any good appliance should. Just don't think of them as full on testosterone "Guy" vehicles.

Life happens...you control your reaction.

2017 KTM 350 EXC-F (single track monster)
2018 Honda CRF250L Rally (fun on the fire roads)
2015 R1200 RT (holy cow…what a bike)
2007 K1200 LT (sold)
2005 DR 650 (sold)
2002 Harley Ultra (sold)
1999 Harley Road King (sold)
1996 K1100 LT (sold)
1990 Honda Shadow (sold)
1978-1993 Raising Kids; Paying Mortgages
1975 Honda CB550 (sold but wish I still had)
Homemade Motor Bike (mounted a 3.5 HP Briggs & Stratton on my bicycle at age 12)
powwow is offline  
post #14 of 22 Old Dec 15th, 2009, 9:38 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northern Colorado, CO, USA
Posts: 1,202
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

Quote:
Originally Posted by pickerbiker
To be a "Guy" vehicle, I would think it really needs to have at least 8 cylinders, so you're talking Mustang GT, Corvette, Ford F-Series, Chevy Silverado. ... Just don't think of them as full on testosterone "Guy" vehicles.
Howdy!
I just think I gots to put my oar in here. Interceptor will eat any Mustang GT and blow the doors off any of the pickem-ups. If the ole' boy driven the corvette isn't on his game, Interceptor will leave him in the dust or at least scare the socks off'n the boy. I just got back from 3,000+ miles and no problems, no equipment failures and very good mileage. Lots of testosterone to go around. Even more go faster than most would know what to do with. Just sayin'

Acceleratin' Karl

Disreputable Rode Hard & Put Up Wet Old Deadbeat Geezer
"We're all here because we're not all there"
--Ken & Gene Hunt
'09 Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie -- QuickSilver II
'02 LTE Silver -- Retired
'02 LTC Mauve -- RIP
2009 Subaru WRX, Stage 1 269 whp, 293 ftlb - INTERCEPTOR
2003 Ford Focus, 220 hp @ wheels 180 ftlb torque @ wheels - Traded
Northern Colorado
kmurphy165 is offline  
post #15 of 22 Old Dec 15th, 2009, 9:45 pm
Senior Member
 
davemoore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Boerne, TX, USA
Posts: 1,281
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

2007 made-in-Texas Tundra, 4.7L V-8 with tow package. So comfortable that mama likes to be chauffered in it. I also use it to haul a tandem axle trailer when I go to Home Depot, the landscaping yard, or the dump. Hard shell tonneau cover hides half my tools in the bed as I use it as a work platform doing projects around the property..

Dave Moore
Boerne, Texas
Chain-driven '08 Blazing Orange Triumph Tiger 1050i
davemoore is offline  
post #16 of 22 Old Dec 16th, 2009, 9:02 am
Lifetime Supporter
 
powwow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bend, OR, United States
Posts: 1,457
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

Quote:
Originally Posted by davemoore
2007 made-in-Texas Tundra, 4.7L V-8 with tow package. So comfortable that mama likes to be chauffered in it. I also use it to haul a tandem axle trailer when I go to Home Depot, the landscaping yard, or the dump. Hard shell tonneau cover hides half my tools in the bed as I use it as a work platform doing projects around the property..
Made in Texas with all profits returned to Japan.

Life happens...you control your reaction.

2017 KTM 350 EXC-F (single track monster)
2018 Honda CRF250L Rally (fun on the fire roads)
2015 R1200 RT (holy cow…what a bike)
2007 K1200 LT (sold)
2005 DR 650 (sold)
2002 Harley Ultra (sold)
1999 Harley Road King (sold)
1996 K1100 LT (sold)
1990 Honda Shadow (sold)
1978-1993 Raising Kids; Paying Mortgages
1975 Honda CB550 (sold but wish I still had)
Homemade Motor Bike (mounted a 3.5 HP Briggs & Stratton on my bicycle at age 12)
powwow is offline  
post #17 of 22 Old Dec 16th, 2009, 9:50 am
Senior Member
 
RonKMiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Posts: 6,280
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sharkey
2001 F550 12' flatbed with 2000lbs liftgate 170,000 + mile and still going
REAL trucks have flatbeds.

Here's my 1987 Chevy Silverado R30, a one ton 454 dually crew cab with air bag lifts in the rear, 1 ton lift gate and a bitchin' stereo. It will tow Nebraska. I've owned it since new and it only has 217,000 miles.

When I first got it I hated it since something was ALWAYS breaking and needed to be replaced, but over the years I've come to appreciate the fact that whatever breaks is easy to fix by myself - and parts are inexpensive.

I considered trading it in on a new one last year, but when I realized I would need to cough up $50K I passed.

Seats six large, gun toting Mexicans comfortably. Perfect for hauling bales of marijuana across the border. It has an alarm and steering wheel bar on it at all times when parked...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_1323.JPG
Views:	58
Size:	1.48 MB
ID:	25662  


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Like Butt-ahh!"

Last edited by RonKMiller; Dec 16th, 2009 at 9:57 am.
RonKMiller is offline  
post #18 of 22 Old Dec 16th, 2009, 10:40 am
Lifetime Supporter
 
BennyBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Round Rock, TX, USA
Posts: 2,017
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

Ron, would you tow Nebraska so it sits between Mexico & CA/AZ give the drug runners more distance to traverse before they get to a population center? That'll give the border patrol more opportunity to apprehend.

Benny C. (Central Texas)
2001 LTC Pacific Blue (Babe...the blue ox)
1986 Kawasaki Concours (Connie) sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BennyBob is offline  
post #19 of 22 Old Dec 16th, 2009, 11:55 am
Senior Member (ret.)
 
RaffyK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Sacramento,, CA, USA
Posts: 10,857
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

I've has Fords (Bronco (2), F250 with 460 V8 manual, F250 TD, F350 460 V8 crew can dually, F150 5.4L V8 crew cab, Chevy 65 350/350 pu, Chevy 3500 454 V8 crew cab, Dodge 3500 quad cab dually CTD, and currently Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 quad cab wwith a 5.7 Hemi MDS.

They have all been great without any major repairs (except for the Chevy stranded us in Idaho).

My Dodge is up for sale due to downsizing.



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!

Raffy
RaffyK is offline  
post #20 of 22 Old Dec 16th, 2009, 11:59 am
Senior Member
 
RonKMiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Posts: 6,280
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BennyBob
Ron, would you tow Nebraska so it sits between Mexico & CA/AZ give the drug runners more distance to traverse before they get to a population center? That'll give the border patrol more opportunity to apprehend.
Not a problem as I am strongly considering a more profitable "solo" career change.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Like Butt-ahh!"
RonKMiller is offline  
post #21 of 22 Old Dec 16th, 2009, 12:17 pm
Senior Member
 
Bruce_Yates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Bellevue (near Seattle), WA, USA
Posts: 2,031
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arby60
Intended uses would include everyday around town, trip to Lowes, light hauling vehicle; no plans to intentionally go off road; towing my LT to Killington, VT and Jackson Wyoming in my single bike enclosed trailer; driving to our Saturday morning BMW riders breakfast when snow and ice on ground; looking good!!! LOL Easy to handle in a parking lot (and I'm riding an LT?) yet comfortable on long trips and no bouncing bed on country roads. Pretty tall order, huh?
We're kind of a BMW household - LT, wife drives M5, and I drive an X5. We love all three, but the X5 is the one that might fit your bill.

Rather than buy a new X5 (the last few years' model is about a foot longer and also wider to fit a third row of "kiddie" seats in - good grief!), however, consider buying an "older" (2002-2004) X5 4.6is (not any of the 4.4 or 4.8 versions, which don't have the same upgrade potential...). You should be able to find one with fairly low miles (under 50K) for around $25K. Then do what I did with my 2002: put a full Dinan "S3" package (http://www.dinancars.com/store/home.php?cat=562 ) on it (supercharger, engine and suspension mods, exhaust, etc.). That will cost you about $18,000 installed, but it pumps the performace up to 451hp (0-60 in 5.2 seconds), and it sounds like an old American "muscle car"! It will still look sharp and ride like a sophisticated SUV, but perform (and sound) like a hot rod! I figured that doing that to mine and keeping it saved me about $30K vs. selling and buying a new one (which I didn't like as well because of its bigger size). And with a tow package (which you could install after the fact if needed), it'll easily do the towing you describe:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2007-04-21__0044__6.3mm_std.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	66.4 KB
ID:	25665   Click image for larger version

Name:	dinan exhaust tips_std.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	50.2 KB
ID:	25666   Click image for larger version

Name:	dinan trunklid lettering angled-250wide_std.jpg
Views:	31
Size:	39.8 KB
ID:	25667   Click image for larger version

Name:	2007-04-21__0047__6.3mm_std.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	49.2 KB
ID:	25668  

Bruce Yates - Y3K on board!
Bellevue, WA (near sunny Seattle
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
)
2013 dark graphite K1600GTL "Tiger Shark"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(RIP - totaled by idiot cage driver)

2000 K1200LTc "Salsa" (sold to my buddy, Mel)
2012 midnight blue Vespa GTS 300ie (Cheri's)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(photography)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(new blog)


2001 CCR - Hot Springs, AR
2002 CCR - Santa Fe, NM
2003 CCR - Gatlinburg, TN
2004 CCR - Breckenridge, CO
2005 CCR - Jackson Hole, WY
2006 CCR - Braselton, GA
2009 CCR - Rapid City, SD
2011 CCR - Boise, ID

"If at first you don't succeed, try try again. Then quit. No use being a damned fool about it." WC Fields
Bruce_Yates is offline  
post #22 of 22 Old Dec 16th, 2009, 3:23 pm
Senior Member
 
Chockkicker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Prattville, Al, USA
Posts: 153
Re: What's your "Guy" car/truck?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arby60
I've been researching vehicles and am kind of interested in a Honda Ridgeline or a Toyota FJ Cruiser. Anyone have any experience with either of these? Looking for something a little more "guy oriented" than sharing my wife's Highlander. Other suggestions appreciated.
Car truck? got just what you need, 1986 El Camino, two of em, both for sale, both in good shape.
Sonny

Sonny
Chockkicker is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
car/truck neglect? Red_5 Chit Chat 3 May 11th, 2009 4:42 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome