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RobBob

Which 4WD SUV?

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Always wanted a 4-runner but they are a little out of our budget. Had to settle for a Jeep Cherokee tongue.gif

Will you give me a ride in yours Rob?

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trask said:

 

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Jim said:

Another yupster-mobile that will never see mud.

 

 

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Really? And what do you base this assumption on, asshole? Do you know Rob well?

 

 

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Maybe because he said this:

 

Considering it's got oversize wheels and tires, sunroof, leather interior, and a few other options

 

I'm not the gold watch type, but in the parking lot here there are new sedans, Explorers, pickups, even a new Expedition. If I drive a beater, I'm making a statement to my employees...and not the right one.

 

Sounds like the typical SUV uses. 99% if trailheads don't require an SUV, so it's the status thing, as usual. And yes, I use a 4x4 for work regularly, and we're not on the typical USFS road. Better have a winch if you want to follow.

 

I had this dream, somehow I'm roaring down the maountain in my new machine, tearing right through Pebble Creek...when--- Lo and Behold---there cowers Jim right in front of me, clutching a handful of his stickers... hahaha.gifhahaha.gif

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Actually trask, this is a long-standing thing with Jim. He popped off way-back-when as the world's arbiter of groundwater use. He knows from our little discussion back then that I may well go offroad as part of my work.

 

Jim's a socialist who has a case of 'capitalist envy.' madgo_ron.gifboxing_smiley.gifyelrotflmao.gif

 

And I don't agree that 99% of trailheads don't warrant a 4x4 (or at least a 2wd pickup). I damn near destroyed a rental car one day last summer in CO getting up a trailhead... Geek_em8.gif

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You shoulda gone for the CJ or the WRANGLER, My girls got one and that little F#$%er will go any where... small lift with 33's, lockers, and a wench that movers from the front the the rear...

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RobBob said:

Actually trask, this is a long-standing thing with Jim. He popped off way-back-when as the world's arbiter of groundwater use. He knows from our little discussion back then that I may well go offroad as part of my work.

 

Jim's a socialist who has a case of 'capitalist envy.' madgo_ron.gifboxing_smiley.gifyelrotflmao.gif

 

And I don't agree that 99% of trailheads don't warrant a 4x4 (or at least a 2wd pickup). I damn near destroyed a rental car one day last summer in CO getting up a trailhead... Geek_em8.gif

 

I never called myself a groundwater expert, it's just that I knew the details of the lie you were presenting and you got caught. And tell us about the rugged "off-road" work you'll be doing with the leather-seated vehicle.

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RobBob, you and I both know that a socialist will never be satisfied with any capitalist endeavor. It's simple penis envy. "Them that's got, get more." BooYah!!!! bigdrink.gif

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seat warmers are awesome if your kids play winter league club soccer! I used to run for the car after those brutal cold wet games in outer portland/gresham suburbia hell for the ride back down to corvallis.

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ooooooooh leather seats? Seat warmers too? mmmmm...nice!

Chris, I think you and I should do the wild thing. Whatcha think? cool.gif

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It still is a sad state of affairs when people choose cars to make "statements" rather than practicality. cars are beasts of burden to get my lazy ass and the crap I own from point a to b, and that's all.

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iain said:

It still is a sad state of affairs when people choose cars to make "statements" rather than practicality. cars are beasts of burden to get my lazy ass and the crap I own from point a to b, and that's all.

 

But they want to have "No Boundaries". Ugh! HCL.gif

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Y'know, it's just so easy to stir Jim's ire. Here I am all happy with a new vehicle, and he wants to say I was 'lying' about the politics of groundwater and that I don't use my vehicle offroad for work. Okay, buddy, whatever.

The unfortunate truth is that I have owned 4 prev 4x4s in 16 yrs of doing this work, and I at some-time-or-other stuck 3 of the 4 in ways that required help pulling out. Geek_em8.gif I don't have to like it, it's part of what I do. I happen to like leather seats. They are easier to clean than cloth seats in almost any circumstance. Jim, you are full of it.

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Chris and Iain, unfortunately I gave up the seat warmers with the 'bourbon. They were the best for sore lower back. thumbs_up.gif

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yelrotflmao.gif hey it's cc.com no thread is safe. did you see my innocent post about trying out telemarking?

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Hey Iain, I knew that wuz a troll because less than 30 days before you said something like "And I never telemark. Ever."

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Congrats on the new ride, Rob. Sounds like a nice rig.

As for the complainers, most of them are innately uncomfortable with the idea that individuals are allowed to define "need" for themselves and pursue it.

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but when it comes to foreign policy, i.e. the "liberation of iraq's people", this apparently does not apply. rolleyes.gif

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I agree, leather is much bette rfor getting dirty than cloth. Cloth is a pain to clean.

 

I still can't believe you claim you need this vehicle to keep up with the jones' in your parking lot at work. What kind of insecure loser are you? I really can't see how what type of car you drive should matter to your employees. My boss at work doesn't even own a car (takes the bus) I guarantee he makes more than 99.9% of the people on this board. Not that I wish to give the idea that I care how much he, or any of you make, but you guys do seem fairly fixated on it.

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If I made any real dough, I'd sure as hell live the good life. Poverty sucks, and anyone that says different isn't playing with a full deck.

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(it's not your fault they all majored in liberal arts, and can't afford a nice car cry.gif)

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Joshk, I'm not gonna beat this into the ground, but let me try to explain in just a few words:

 

I manage my own co (I started it back in the late 80s); we operate several complexes some distance apart, and I have suppliers even further distances apart. I drive 35,000-45,000 miles per year (10 years ago it was 50+). Goddammit, I don't want to drive an old piece of shit. I want the people who buy stuff from me or sell stuff from me to have a comfortable ride in my vehicle, if I happen to give 'em a ride.

Maybe I'm an insecure loser for wanting to drive a new vehicle after I've put 140k on the old one... rolleyes.gif Fact is that I can afford a new one, and the 'bourbon left me stranded in the rain with a bad fuel pump recently. Was time for a change. Josh, I think your boss may be working too hard to be anti-establishment.

 

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trask said:

If I made any real dough, I'd sure as hell live the good life. Poverty sucks, and anyone that says different isn't playing with a full deck.

 

If I made any real dough, I'd save most of it so I could retire at 30 and climb the rest of my life.

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Oh bullshit. I said the same thing about surfing. Couldn't give a shit about it now.

 

There's only one thing that keeps its appeal over time.

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