Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mid Week Match-Up: Cabin Cruiser

Imagine for a minute that you own a vacation home in a remote location by a lake.  In the winter you visit for the skiing, and in the summer you head out for the fresh air, but it is too far to drive, so you fly into the local airport and take a cab to your little cottage.  Now, here is the question for today's Mid Week Match-Up, what do you keep in the garage for your local use?



A few thoughts, first it needs to be something that can sit/rot for months at a time...so nothing European ...domestic preferably and it'll see light snow use, but you want to be able to have fun in the summer, so I'm going to be with a Jeep.  Like this 2002 Jeep Wrangler here on eBay bidding for $5,100 with 1 day to go, located in Norwood, PA.


What do you recommend for the cabin car? Comments below.

13 comments:

  1. If you're reasonably well-off it's a GMT800 Suburban/Tahoe. These things will be around forever.

    If you're squinting at your credit-card bills, the previous generation (but if you can't afford to work on it yourself, sell the place).

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  2. Depends on how much you're going to allocate to mouse-proof it. I'd pass on a rag-top Jeep as they're not much fun after they've been sitting outside in the winter. If its for a northern (read-salty) location, I'd start with buying something from a dry state and driving it up there. I'd echo the Suburban Tahoe for utility of hauling tons of people/ski's/lake-crud, but I tend to go for the 'forgotten ones' when looking for cheap transportation. I'd look for the lowest Mileage AWD 7-seater 2006 Ford Freestyle SEL with leather than I could find.

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  3. Anyone with a ski chalet can't go wrong with a Model X. Plug in and leave, AWD, and you can show your Aspen Elite that you're super into the environment!

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  4. AMC Rambler Convertible. Dead easy to keep running and fun to drive.

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    1. I like your style! This would be the correct answer for a 3-season camper.

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  5. Not responding to "snow," since our camp is only 3 season...

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  8. VehiCROSS. Just bought one, but sadly no cabin to match.

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    1. Oooo VehiCross, hadn't thought about that one. Good choice!!

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  9. How about a crusty old pickup?

    1979 F150 Super Cab for $3,500 in Lynden, WA

    [image src="https://images.craigslist.org/01414_2YyJpQoVq6z_1200x900.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  10. Subaru.

    The answer is always Subaru.

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  11. Land Rover Defender. Not those expensive NAS 94, 95, or 97s, but the more spartan 80s you can bring over from Europe for much less under the 25y rule. Sure it probably won't start, will be rusty, and expensive to repair, but you'll be the only one up at the lake with one...

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