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What Kind Of Vehicle Do You Drive While Geocaching

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It's not the ultimate geocaching car, but I drive my '06 Scion xB. :) Works pretty good, so far... still use my 4x4 for off-road caches.

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We have a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee if we need it, but moreso we use a 2002 Ford Focus, because, well it's cheaper on gas! A lot of the caches around here you can drive to the trailhead, hike for the day and make it back to the car.

 

We also have a Travel Bug Decal for our Focus, named Focus Buggie :)

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Bad pic, but here it is

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Chevey Equinox leased for us by....Tupperware (my mugglewife sells Tupperware). It isn't 4by, but so far have only been stuck once (in deep snow on a mountain).

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Here's my personal cachemobile, a Honda Fit.

 

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I've also found a couple of caches while driving one of these: :) (and no, that's not 'shopped, they really did misspell the name)

 

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To answer your second question: The best Geocaching vehicle is someone else's 4wd! :)

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Currently use a 2002 F150 FX4 & a 2008 Volvo XC90

and for serious off road a 2001 Honda Recon & 2001 Honda Rancher

 

past vehicles include:

1993 Nissan Hardbody 4x4

1969 Ford Bronco

1993 Nissan Pathfinder

1999 Mustang

2004 Chevy Aveo

2004 Toyota Corolla

 

man, I go through a lot of cars

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We use either my daughter's 2003 Ford Explorer named "Dora the Explorer" or my 2009 Mercury Mariner named "Star." Both are 4WD, but we haven't really needed it yet. Great to have the big back area to carry jugs of water both to drink and to wash off with.

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Most of my caching is done using my 2008 Jeep Patriot. Not the best choice of vehicle for serious off-roading excursions, but it gets the job done in most situations. Sugar sand...no problem. Deep mud ... a little more of an issue (which gipsie can verify since she had to yank me out of the mud in the NJ Pine Barrens once haha).

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07 Jeep 4dr Rubicon with a warn 9500lb winch. If that won't get us there I fall back on my 93 Wrangler with 6 inches of lift and 37 inch tires. :laughing:

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2010 JK Rubicon Unlimited. It's amazing what you can turn into a drive-by with one of these. :laughing:

 

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Toyota Matriz XRS is my primary geocar. Small zippy little manual 5 speed with front wheel drive that can get into small places and is good at maneuvering within traffic. It comes complete with a removable security system as visible in the picture below. When the situation dictates though I do also have a Ford Expedition with full tow package to pull the matrix out of the mud, snow, .....

 

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Ha ha I drive my 2003 Pontiac Grand Am! Not to great for off roading... :P

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Why, a 2003 Honda Cache Retrieving Vehicle (CR-V), of course.

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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?

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Our aforementioned 05 Nissan Patrol GU.

 

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I have once cached while driving one of these, it was a DNF as I only had avery short time stopped at the red.

 

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And I have recently bought a 3.2 metre Aquilla Inflatable, with 9.9 Yamaha on the back for the very wet caches.

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Let's see....

 

There's my bus..... a 2004 International FE-4300

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(Don't laugh, You should see the faces of cache owners who suddenly got hit with a group caching! :yikes: )

 

Then, there's Suzi, my 1996 Isuzu Rodeo, my main caching vehicle.

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Nissan GU Patrol, 4 inch lift, big chunky mud terrains, steel barwork all around, spotlights, radio antennas, onboard GPS system (which is totally useless for geocaching!) - that's my only car, so it does all the offroad stuff with ease and it's fun manoeuvering it around in tight city alleys and streets ...... ok that sucks, but we generally park in the vicinity of a few caches and then wander around sniffing them out - the more walking for the Geo-Beast and I the better!

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Nissan GU Patrol, 4 inch lift, big chunky mud terrains, steel barwork all around, spotlights, radio antennas, onboard GPS system (which is totally useless for geocaching!) - that's my only car, so it does all the offroad stuff with ease and it's fun manoeuvering it around in tight city alleys and streets ...... ok that sucks, but we generally park in the vicinity of a few caches and then wander around sniffing them out - the more walking for the Geo-Beast and I the better!

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Two choices for us also: For most caches we use a 2003 Ford Ranger Ext. cab 4x4. If we think we need more

than that, we take the 2006 Ford F250 Crew 4x4. Its nice having both for Idaho's mountains and deserts.

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I used to primarily cache with my wifes 09 Camry Hybrid. Great on gas, and I really liked the comfort of it. She decided recently that it was time for a divorce, so no more Camry for me....

 

My cache retrieving vehicle was an 02 lifted Avalanche, but that recently got traded for an 11 Silverado Crewcab Z71 4x4. Don't think I'll be taking it down any tight trails like I used to with the Avalanche. The AV, at least had plastic trim to prevent scratching the paint. Don't want any scratches in the new truck!!

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Walk, ride a bike, take the bus, take the train, 2003 Subaru, 2006 Charger, or 2000-something Durango. Not restricted to a particular mode of transportation. Oh! Did I mention... Take a Cruise Ship! :rolleyes:

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I drive a 2011 Chevy Cruze. I haven't driven it off road yet, but it's gotten me to the caches I've seeked. If I'm planning an off road excursion, I'll swap my car for my folks Jeep or truck.

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My other 2/3rds traded in her '07 4dr Jeep for an '11 (I believe she just liked the color.) She's got the mountain/rock vehicle.

My last died way too soon and I just picked up an '11 Dodge Ram 1500 4wd (w/ a hemi :) )

This one has power inverters built in, so "staying over" at distant spots is as simple as pluggin' in the coffee pot.

This one'll be the road vehicle when we're together.

We also (both) have Harleys (hers is a T.B.) to save a bit on gas when in warmer weather.

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I've tried real hard to drown my 2001 Honda Civic going through washed-out road and mud holes on forest trail. It's a good tough little car, easy on the maintenance and the gas. I now drive a Subaru Impreza (which I really like to drive) but I was reminded by close family that it doesn't float either...

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In the UK, small is usually best. There are few areas where you would go off road and lanes tend to be narrow. We use a Toyota Aygo. Turns on a sixpence, can park in the smallest of spaces and is light enough to lift if we get stuck!

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Mainly use my Subaru Legacy (which replaced my Escape)

 

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But have not been afraid to use this a couple times.

 

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Now I use my 2006 Jeep Liberty. Roomy and has never got me stuck yet, knock on wood. Before that it was my beloved 1989 Jeep Comanche pickup. That thing could go anywhere...until the frame snapped, lol.

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