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    Which one did you get?
     
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    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho, Montana/Wyoming Moderator Flyway Manager

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    You need to copy/paste the picture here in the thread so when the ads die we can still see what you were talking about!
     
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    Just some sweet old Land Cruisers , IIRC.
     
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    Yup, just some 'cruiser porn...nothing to see here..:D
     
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    The best thing about a 4X4 is having a good friend who owns one.

    There is no-economy of scale to owning one and the average cost over-and-above depreciation is nearly $2k/yr. And a 2WD with a locking-rear diff and a winch is a much better investment.

    They do have a time and a place, but their total annual cost far exceeds all others - especially if it must be a daily driver.

    Do the math - and you'll discover that your first (financial) loss with a 4X4 will be your least loss! I've owned one or more since the early 1970s, so I know...and still own one today...
     
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    That's so situation/owner dependant that there's no way you can make that assertation. Maybe for you that's the case, and currently is for me too, but is certainly not universal.
    And what the hell are you spending $2k+/yr on? :confused:
     
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    Having owned 4x4s, I can’t make the math work. The added cost of initial purchase, additional fuel, increased insurance costs, depreciation, and maint are cost preventative unless you live where it snows a lot.

    Besides I found it less time consuming to walk in than wash all the mud out from under.
     

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