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kiter147
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Re: The ultimate car for going to the beach

Postby kiter147 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:01 pm

but what does it get for mpg???
fundykite wrote:You can't beat the Honda Element. Waterproof seats and a plastic floor, plus a ton of space inside. Even if it looks like a toaster on 4 wheels.

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Re: The ultimate car for going to the beach

Postby wondamic » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:08 am

Now I'm ready for land or sea!
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kiter147
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Re: The ultimate car for going to the beach

Postby kiter147 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:28 am

ouch that had to suck

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Re: The ultimate car for going to the beach

Postby calibra » Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:07 am

for me this work´s just fine... lol


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Re: The ultimate car for going to the beach

Postby robertovillate » Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:30 am

spotted in FL a few years ago

a German family on a mission to see the world...they told me some cool stories about their journey
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Re: The ultimate car for going to the beach

Postby Mulholland » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:20 am

toddjb123 wrote:I thought this ad was interesting...
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In these parts the enviro-nazis would not like this car at all. Around here some hippy liberal with a "peace" symbol on their Prius would vandalize your car, or at the very least sneer at you with a snobbish look on their face.

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Re: The ultimate car for going to the beach

Postby kiter147 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:15 am

yeah the cars i use are both toyotas
4runner (truck
sienna (mini van)

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Re: The ultimate car for going to the beach

Postby Wibbler » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:46 am

Mulholland wrote: In these parts the enviro-nazis would not like this car at all. Around here some hippy liberal with a "peace" symbol on their Prius would vandalize your car, or at the very least sneer at you with a snobbish look on their face.


Goddamn Vegetarians...
Next thing you know they'll be trying to make the air you breathe cleaner.

Idiots.
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Re: The ultimate car for going to the beach

Postby spleeft » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:48 pm

I removed the back seats and built a deck. There's room for a twin tip, three or four kites, bars ,tools,pump,and other stuff under the deck. I have surfboard straps through the "oh shit" handles that span the ceiling ,that can hold up to two seven foot surfboards. If you put the shotgun seat down you can fit a 9'6" longboard inside also. I sleep in it all the time, Im 6'2" , ( the front seats slide all the way up to the dash).
I carry a 12 foot SUP on top along with a full Thule box.
I drive it on the beach all the time. Not too far though, maybe a mile down the coast. Its just a little too low to the sand, that dosent allow enough air flow over the transfer case. When the transfer case over heats, the power to the rear axle stops. You basically cant drive through really deep sand for a long time. I just straddle the rutts and have no problem.
Gets about 25 mpg, even more if you keep it under 65mph.
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