Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mid Week Match-Up: Polar Vortex Ready

Winter starts today and with it, all of the polar vortex and general hyping of the coming chill.  I could fight it and tell people to calm down...or join the madness. So for this week's Mid Week Match-Up, I want you to find the best car for winter driving.


My pick is this 1975 Plymouth TrailDuster Sport bidding here on eBay for $11,350 reserve-not-met with 2 days to go, located in Caldwell, ID.  What is your choice?

15 comments:

  1. One of these - not for sale anywhere -

    [image src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_i_AovfzNXgQ/TQRIOEbFg_I/AAAAAAABY8E/wNf6_QUt-UM/s1600/tumblr_lckfoi26Gv1qzn5iho1_1280.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  2. That Trail Duster is awesome.

    One owner, good miles, AWD. $8700

    [image src="https://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_5BiaYlRBD3W_600x450.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  3. My 1989 Saab 900 turbo convertibl with Blizzaks. No ABS, no airbags, heck not even a cupholder. On the plus side, it will go anywhere I point it. And if the sun comes out it can drop the top. Plus, if I crash it, I'm only out anywhere few thousand bucks.
    A close second goes to my old 1992 Toyota Previa All-Trac. AWD, near perfect weight distribution, and no powe make it really hard to get in trouble.

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  4. Nothing is more entertaining and competent in the snow than a bone stock FJ40 RockCrusher. If you're wearing warm clothes, you'll also be sporting a huge smile as it attacks any obstacle.
    [image src="http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/yOgAAOSwA3dYDUAL/s-l1600.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  5. Try out what I drive on a daily basis: mine doesn't look this good though, what with all the rust after 30 years and such..

    1990 Nissan Pathfinder (LSD inc., ABS optional)

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  6. 1985 Caprice Wagon!

    [img]http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af280/geisteskrank/15391105_746398744542_8708363360268680345_n.jpg[/img]



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    1. oops trying image again-

      [image src="http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af280/geisteskrank/15391105_746398744542_8708363360268680345_n.jpg" width="400px"/]

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    2. We had one, it's pretty unstoppable.

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  7. No contest... Quantum Syncro Wagon... To quote another QSW owner "it's German for snowmobile."
    I'm on two and counting.

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  8. Swap and go... https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/5894332582.html
    or not...http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/5880488651.html

    If you take the plunge, PM me...I still have some unobtanium parts for these...sweet syncro back glass, rubber fuel pump mount, gaskets, 272 cams...sigh you never forget your first love.

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  9. I'm going to go the boring route: 1st or 2nd gen Honda CR-V w/ Blizzaks. Get one w/ less than 100K miles, and you have a cheap, reliable, unstoppable comfy car, w/ plenty of parts supply. Not only will you not get stuck in the snow/ice, you will not break down in said snow/ice, because it's as reliable as Donald Trump's fake tan.


    - Average Bear

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  11. Since I'm a Caring Nurturer I'll volunteer a Jeep with extra room to haul around others stranded by the weather. Here's a 2006 Commander that has been tastefully murdered out so you can look stylish while rescuing humanity.

    [image src="https://images.craigslist.org/00707_lYdNHIxp4tf_600x450.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  12. Hakki' shod 2006 Saab 9-7X 4.2 Liter (let it faux, let it faux, let it faux)$2800
    http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/class/9-7X.html

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