or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Your ski car for 2007? - Page 5

post #121 of 143
1993 and 2002 cavalier. Suck in the snow, but you can't kill them, and the mileage lets you drive 400 miles daily to ski
post #122 of 143
98 Durango - 4 studded snows - 256,300 miles and going strong !!!!!
post #123 of 143
2004 Jeep Liberty 4x4 with Goodyear Fortera Severe weather/Mountain rated tires and ski rack to boot :
post #124 of 143
2004 Audi A4 3.0Q Manual (6 speed) ... just got some new snow tires and I'm waiting for the snow to fly...

I just got it in May, so I've yet to drive it in winter conditions, and I can't wait to try it out...

My first Audi after years of lusting after them...

Next: S4 or A6

-w
post #125 of 143
Volvo XC70 -07 with Autoform skibox and Hella lights

post #126 of 143
Hmmm.... let's see, the same one that I drove for the last 10 seasons, my 1997 Suby Outback with X-Ice's all the way around. 130K and counting, never left me stranded or stuck, and paid off 8 years ago. I guess one of these years I might buy the new version with turbo as the added power would be nice to get over the passes here....
post #127 of 143

Get a Jeep

My brother picked up a brand new 2007 Grand Cherokee SRT8.....wow!! This thing is a beast...if you want the ultimate ski car this is it IMHO. Brutal acceleration and traction (trust me I know what power is we have cars with over 700hp in the family). Its funny how many people check it out everywhere. Two days ago a guy in an ML63 pulled up along side him and was staring at the car like he was thinking hmmm, could've saved myself some money and gotten that beast. He shopped around and prices were as high as $57k!!! He traded in his 05' V6 Grand for $11k and picked up the SRT8 for only $41k, he is very, very happy.
post #128 of 143
1996 Isuzu Trooper LS Loaded! with direct 10 CD changer, AT Tires, and 4 chains if needed. 130,000 miles but timing chain and other key maitenence is up to date so the 200 mile trips to the mountains should be worry free. Had about 7 vehicles since 1980 and I've never had a vehicle this reliable before.
post #129 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
My brother picked up a brand new 2007 Grand Cherokee SRT8.....wow!! This thing is a beast...if you want the ultimate ski car this is it IMHO. Brutal acceleration and traction (trust me I know what power is we have cars with over 700hp in the family). Its funny how many people check it out everywhere. Two days ago a guy in an ML63 pulled up along side him and was staring at the car like he was thinking hmmm, could've saved myself some money and gotten that beast. He shopped around and prices were as high as $57k!!! He traded in his 05' V6 Grand for $11k and picked up the SRT8 for only $41k, he is very, very happy.
Thats cool.

My outback has a lower center of gravity AND higher ground clearance than your jeep.

Not to mention awd, and more reliable.
post #130 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by MAGGOT View Post
Thats cool.

My outback has a lower center of gravity AND higher ground clearance than your jeep.

Not to mention awd, and more reliable.
And a lot less power, less aesthetically pleasing, and being that the SRT8 handles as well as a straight up sports car .98g lateral grip, the COG is just fine where it is thank you.

Reliability cannot be weighed since its too new of a model; Jeeps tend to be very reliable in my experience of 7 in the family since 1986. Since the SRT8 is built with much stouter components I don't see any issues.....like a REAL transfer case and a Dana 44 rear....oh did I mention 425hp and 425ft/lb of torque . Hennesey will gladly deliver one to you with 600hp for a few bucks more.

Oh and a Subaru is just a Subaru, a Jeep, well thats in class of its own. Your SUV ain't no jeep and my Jeep ain't no SUV.
post #131 of 143
My 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon has fit the bill for 175,000 miles and is still going strong. Without chains/cables it can handle pretty bad conditions, and with my z-cables installed it can get most anywhere. Although space can be an issue (it can get tight with 4 adults), a few years ago I got the Yakima Loadwarrior roof basket and the extension, and I can now put a ton of stuff up on the roof (but it's got to be covered with a tarp if you are travelling through the elements).

I will definitely get another Outback wagon when this one goes DOA.
post #132 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
and being that the SRT8 handles as well as a straight up sports car .98g lateral grip, the COG is just fine where it is thank you.
To each his own I guess. I've never driven one but find it hard to imagine these 6-8k pound monsters drive anything like a true sports car regardless of how much grip they generate on a skidpad. Will it break into double digits MPG?
post #133 of 143
For the record it weighs 4700lbs
12mpg city

Driving such a big powerful car with such handling is what IS the cool part, since it does not seem to be possible.
post #134 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
For the record it weighs 4700lbs
12mpg city

Driving such a big powerful car with such handling is what IS the cool part, since it does not seem to be possible.
I'm amazed at that weight. Everythings getting so heavy these days. My Jeep Liberty diesel is something like 4200 lbs. I have a friend with the Porsche SUV and it's over 6k lbs. At 4.7k it's a lightweight.
post #135 of 143
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevesmith7 View Post
I'm amazed at that weight. Everythings getting so heavy these days. My Jeep Liberty diesel is something like 4200 lbs. I have a friend with the Porsche SUV and it's over 6k lbs. At 4.7k it's a lightweight.
Part of the reason some of the SUVs were topping 6,000 lbs is so they could qualify for the tax loophole, which helped boost sales. Now that they are phasing that out (already down from $100k before to $25k) we should see those weights come back down.
post #136 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevesmith7 View Post
I'm amazed at that weight. Everythings getting so heavy these days. My Jeep Liberty diesel is something like 4200 lbs. I have a friend with the Porsche SUV and it's over 6k lbs. At 4.7k it's a lightweight.
Unbeknownst to most non-Jeep enthusiasts, they are very light weight, its just one of the reason that they are so superior off-road to any other 4x4 (since WWII). Rovers, Hummers, Toyotas all weigh as much as a heard of elephants, Jeeps in comparison are relatively light weight and stoutly equipped. The old Cherokee (84-91 XJ), can be had weighing as little as 2800lbs, and it is one of the most capable and successful 4x4s out of the box ever made.
post #137 of 143
I was aware of the tax thing, total gov't stupidity. In trying to give a handout to farmers they got accountants to drive dressed up monster trucks. But it's not just SUVs, even sports cars are so much heavier. I think I remember a new style Z car is close to 4klbs. I have a 2000 Boxster which is a shade over 2800 lbs and I thought that was a lot when I bought it. It's a lightweight now.
post #138 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Unbeknownst to most non-Jeep enthusiasts, they are very light weight, its just one of the reason that they are so superior off-road to any other 4x4 (since WWII). Rovers, Hummers, Toyotas all weigh as much as a heard of elephants, Jeeps in comparison are relatively light weight and stoutly equipped. The old Cherokee (84-91 XJ), can be had weighing as little as 2800lbs, and it is one of the most capable and successful 4x4s out of the box ever made.
How bout mine?
post #139 of 143
Overqualified
post #140 of 143
I [Hart] My Subie.
post #141 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
My brother picked up a brand new 2007 Grand Cherokee SRT8.....wow!! This thing is a beast...if you want the ultimate ski car this is it IMHO.
An Overland or a Limited with Quadradrive II will be superior to a SRT8 on the snow every time.
post #142 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
the SRT8 handles as well as a straight up sports car
Hah. You have a peculiar definition of "handling", or a peculiar definition of "sports car", or maybe both.

The dude who posted the Bell needs to show us some pics of himself in the right seat on the way to the ski hill, at which point he will have officially won this thread...
post #143 of 143


with a yakima sky box for the quiver.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion