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what car do you get next?

Posted By: BAZINGA

what car do you get next? - 11/23/09 05:15 PM

It's time to trade up my '99

So what do I get now?

Post your suggestions for me please
Posted By: SKC

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/23/09 06:38 PM

RX8
Posted By: homerdog

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/23/09 06:45 PM

What do you want it to do?
Posted By: BAZINGA

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 12:54 AM

same as the sportage. have had a lot of fun with it.
Posted By: BAZINGA

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 01:07 AM

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RX8


Serious?
I couldn't even have fun in the back seat! let alone the beach. or the bush. or the mud.
Posted By: Iron

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 02:37 AM

Jeep Wrangler!
Posted By: londart

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 03:42 AM

if u want the same and have had so much fun,y the change???
Posted By: BAZINGA

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 05:22 AM

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if u want the same and have had so much fun,y the change???


If you are married, you probably understand. This is my car (and I will miss it heaps) but I need to get a car for us
Its going to feel like one of the kids leaving home. But then again, that was a happy time <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
it will be missed, so I want to get something similar, you know, a real 4wd.
Posted By: DennisThompson

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 05:55 AM

If I had to get rid of the Sportage and wanted a simular vehicle I would look at the Jeep Liberty or Nissan Xterra. I am not a big fan of the new Wrangler (to wide for me) but if I was going used it would be a 06 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. If you want to stay with Kia try a Sorento, I'd love to get a hold of one and build a lift for it.

Just my thoughts, Dennis
Posted By: londart

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 06:12 AM

what does she drive???do you need more seats or just more room???
Posted By: SKC

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 06:20 AM

Psh, at least the car can actually move. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" /> Besides, you didn't even specify what KIND OF CAR. Do that next time, and I might not give you an undesirable answer.
Posted By: DamKia

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 06:57 AM

Kia Sorento 2.5 turbodiesel (just superseded model). Just the same as a Sportage but bigger and with a diesel.
Posted By: fokion

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 09:14 AM

Hmmmmm I would go the wame way aw Garry eventhow I consider it to be too big for me...

What I AM going to do is keep the Sporty and renovate - improove it funding permitting..

it is JUST ehat I need from all aspects so ehy go "to the bank"....
Posted By: SKC

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 09:16 AM

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Kia Sorento 2.5 turbodiesel (just superseded model). Just the same as a Sportage but bigger and with a diesel.


It even has a body-on-frame chassis?
Posted By: BAZINGA

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 10:21 AM

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what does she drive???do you need more seats or just more room???


She has a '97 sportage.
Don't need more room, but not smaller. 5 seats will do. Got the grandkids to lug about now.
Posted By: BAZINGA

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 10:43 AM

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Kia Sorento 2.5 turbodiesel (just superseded model). Just the same as a Sportage but bigger and with a diesel.


It even has a body-on-frame chassis?


It would be nice to stay with a KIA. Does it have a full body chasis?
Posted By: Dryver

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 12:44 PM

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Kia Sorento 2.5 turbodiesel (just superseded model). Just the same as a Sportage but bigger and with a diesel.


It even has a body-on-frame chassis?


It would be nice to stay with a KIA. Does it have a full body chasis?


Same setup as the 1st gen Sporty, but bigger. Body-on-frame with cross members, IFS, etc.
Posted By: Nukeiridium

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 02:23 PM

There are a lot of Sorentos on the road around here, and I have checked a few out, even crawling under and looking at them. They look like really nice rigs, they look rugged and well-made. I just wish there were lifts and lockers for them. I would definitely switch to a Sorrento some time in the future if I could get lifts and lockers for them.
Posted By: BAZINGA

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 04:56 PM

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I just wish there were lifts for them.


35mm lift

http://www.ironman4x4.com/html/kia/25_kia.html
Posted By: Nukeiridium

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 05:27 PM

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I just wish there were lifts for them.


35mm lift

http://www.ironman4x4.com/html/kia/25_kia.html


Hmm let's see that's about 1.3 inches. "It doesn't worth it".

If you could get at least 4" of suspension lift and lockers (you left that outta your quote) then we would be in business! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/drunk.gif" alt="" />

To be honest, the rig I secretly want is one of the new style FJ cruisers, I don't know why but those things really appeal to me... I hear the mileage is pretty bad on them though and they aren't cheap.

Maybe when I'm rich, just for old time's sake I'll get a Sorento and do the works on it, solid axles, lockers, roll cage, etc. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> That would be funny, nobody has anything like that i bet. Then again, most people would think the same about the Sportage and there you have Dave's, as well as Rokia...
Posted By: BAZINGA

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 05:38 PM

You would probably get 2" max with spacers. You would have problems with the control arms and ball joints if you went higher unless you went straight axles
Posted By: Hydra747

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/24/09 09:10 PM

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Jeep Wrangler!


I would have to say that one too. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/oink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: 2002_Sporty

Re: what car do you get next? - 11/25/09 10:01 AM

This is a neat lil guide put out from Four Wheeler not to long ago about buying used 4x4's.
http://www.fourwheeler.com/featuredvehicles/129_0909_best_used_trucks_small_fullsize_suv/index.html
Posted By: BAZINGA

Re: what car do you get next? - 07/07/14 01:09 AM

Well, I've done it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />
I've gone and bought a 97 xj jeep cherokee. It's got a few issues, for a start it's stock. I'll start at the beginning with the usual mods and take it from there.
I will miss the sportage when I sell it. It's a great little 4wd.
Posted By: Lou

Re: what car do you get next? - 10/28/14 09:59 PM

My 2000 is almost desintegrating as I go...so it will be gone soon. Have problem finding a suitable replacement. I had thought of a 2011 Grand Vitara...4 cyl...NOrth-south engine, main traction from the rear, 2wd, 4wd, HI-Lo and lock transfer case, all these features I wanted. But the sideways back door ..and on the wrong side (Japan drives on the left...) is a nuisance: I use to run the sporty with rear hatch opened with long loads...no way with a sideway door....
I keep looking....
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