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A 2009 Subaru Forester. So far its been the perfect caching machine. It has served me well on urban cache runs and jeep trail caches. I loved the mobile geocaching comand center someone posted a few pages back!

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Just wondering what kind of vehicle do people drive while Geocaching. Do you have 4x4's for the off-road cache's? Are there road warriors that mainly stick to the ones that you can drive right up to, or hike back?

 

Honda CRV all the way!

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We are just getting started, but we'll be taking my Wrangler Unlimited.

 

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Dude, you need to add on more "stuff"

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We've got this:

 

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and this:

 

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The minivan has geocaching and Waymarking decals. The cruiser has a Waymarking decal.

 

I used to have a Kia Optima that I used and abused with off-roading. I got stuck several times but always kept roadside assistance or AAA (depending on which was cheaper at that time). There was only one time when nobody was able to come pull my car out of the snowbank... but the local sheriff's department helped me sort that one out. I went back and got that cache a few months later when it was Spring and everything was thawed out, then waymarked the heck out of the area. My husband thinks I should only off-road in "all-terrain vehicles"... :P . He gets really nervous when I drive the minivan through sugar sand. Can't imagine why! :yikes:

 

One of these days I'm going to get my Scout.

 

- Elle

 

Oh... the Kia stuck in the snow...

 

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1999.5 VW Jetta TDI (diesel) 50 MPG in town...55-60 highway!!

(at oh so slightly over the speed limit - according to the GPSr) :)

 

New Geocaching decal on the rear window.

 

The 2" lift kit keeps me clear of the frost heaves. :)

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mitsubishi space star until where hardened surface ends

and then a pair of scarpa walking shoes will get me anywhere i dare go, cant beat that mileage :-)

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I use a 03 Chev Avalanche (4x4) for the back road. Finding it really hard to get to some place because it's just too big. Thinking about selling and getting a jeep. My little civic gets me everywhere else.

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05 Explorer seems to do the trick :wub: I can sleep in it comfortably with plenty of room for the dog or change it into something that can cart around 6 other cachers...

 

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Being a 20 year old student, I drive... the cheapest thing I could find! :wub:

 

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In the next few years I might be driving a Pontiac Aztek. I think I'm the only one who's even liked that vehicle, but as a result they're really cheap!

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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport

 

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see post #711

 

stunning photos!

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I drive an '07 grabber orange mustang... yep travelin high profile. So, obviously I hike to every cache. Lookin to get a CJ jeep in the next year though.

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When I cache solo I drive a '97 Honda delSol Si:

 

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For a couple of months, last year, I was driving a Kenworth T2000:

 

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When I team up with SONOTECH for some caching, we take his '02 Chevy geo-Avalanche:

 

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This is my fair weather cache mobile

 

My 1969 VW beetle :)

It's amazing where this thing will go!

 

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Nissan X-Trail or Dodge Caravan - both 2006, with travel bugs on each, of course. The Dodge was called the Popoki Po-Mobile by caching friends as it has a portable toilet in...our "bathroom" has had some wonderful views!

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This is my rig I just built up for exploration and caching. Future mods will be larger tires with regearing and differential locks front and rear, Rocker armour, winch/front reciever hitch, and HID trail lighting.

 

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We drive an 04 Vauxhall Vectra CDTi. No offroad capability but we a have a Garmin dashboard mount!

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I have an '08 Silverado with the off-road package, so I can go pretty much anywhere. We also have an '81 Honda Accord for the paved roads (uses a lot less gas than the truck.)

 

I really, really, really want a Jeep Wrangler. But I've wanted one of those forever. I want a beat-up old one that I can use and abuse the heck out of.

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One of these:

 

1998 Buick Regal

1997 Ford Ranger

2005 Toyota Camry

 

Don't have any photos but trust me they are impressive. Especially when lined up side by side with their grills pointing towards you.

 

The ultimate one would be the Buick. I'm convinced that one would survive a nuclear blast if ground zero were 10 miles or more distant. We plan our geocaching trips so that we remain outside the ground zero blast zone.

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Being the hippie tree-hugging make myself feel good at being liberal type of guy I have a Prius, but sometimes I will take out the Yarris that one of our daughter drives when she is not at the university. I would want to cache in a Volt when (and if) it comes out, but given what the university is charging us and how the state keeps imposing furloughs on its workers and the banks are laying people off, I may have to wait for the second or third generation. By then maybe the zen car will actually get the high capacity batteries perfected.

 

But there is a cache 60 miles down a dirt road from Freedonia, AZ, at the Toroweap overlook. I really want to get there if we visit the area next July. But the ranger put the fear of the road gods in us when we spoke to him about it when we were passing through earlier this year. People talk about high clearance and how the road eats tires, particularly the last few miles. But they also talk about seeing sedans in the camping area. So I don't know about taking the rental down there. But for me, this would be a great caching trip so a vehicle that would get me there would be the ultimate vehicle.

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I would want to cache in a Volt when (and if) it comes out,

Dude you need one of These Batteries are still not the best but they are cool.

 

I normally drive something like this

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Although I have been seen in this

 

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2004 Dodge Neon, nearing 97,000 miles...

 

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That's at a cache (GC1T0YJ Country Breezes) this very morning. It's even a TB! Nothing extra, though I have thought about figuring out how to wire up a USB charging point right off the car, so I can plug my GPS in while caching.

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A 2009 Subaru Forester. So far its been the perfect caching machine. It has served me well on urban cache runs and jeep trail caches. I loved the mobile geocaching comand center someone posted a few pages back!

 

This is my 2006 Mitsubishi l200 warrior,had it a year now & its lots of fun.

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About 90% of the time we use the "Suburban New England Mom with a Conscience" Car (that's what my brother calls my Subaru Forrester). In our area, we like to play "count the Subarus" with the kids.

 

I miss my Jeep though. And if I get a job closer to home, I'd like to get one again.

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Car has now changed since topic opened !!!

Now an even more environmentally friendly Nissan Micra !!!

Dunno why, but most of the cachers around here drive similar -certainly no reason for gas guzzeling 4x4 off roaders on urban roads.

I would like to think the same could be the case in other parts of the World - cannot see the point of these agricultural vehicles unless of course you have a justifyable need to go off road.

Happy thanks giving Guys !!

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Well I am fairly new still but these will be my geocaching rides.

Mainly depending on weather and location of the cache will

determine which is used.

 

 

#1 - 1956 Spyder VW dune buggy on the nice days.

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#2 - 1987 AMC Eagle Limited 4x4 (same climbing and off-road abilities as a Jeep or Subaru).

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#3 - 2005 PT Cruiser (the mobile crew transport).

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#4 - 1996 Chevy 4x4 (the other off-road vehicle).

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#5 - 1992 Nissan Sentra (the gas-saver @ 32 mpg).

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#6 - the EXTREME off-road machine, 1999 Haflinger... he gets outstanding mpg's.

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How on earth do these threads keep on popping up, anyway? This one is over three years old! We get new threads posted on micros, permission issues, SBA logs, and so many other issues where the OP really should do the research first and post to a 3 year old log that really pertains to geocaching, yet the "What Kind of Vehicle" and "How Did You Serve" threads just keep coming to the forefront like bad pennys. Amazing!

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