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I only have a 2005 Honda Civic, so I go out in that. It won't do off-road, so I guess I would have to hike.

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Most of our caches were travelled to in Utey (my '02 Holden VU Commodore).. He's a tough little thing, dual-fuel (LPG & Unleaded) which lets me pick and choose at the bowser and comes in handy for long stretches.. He has a bit of fun dancing in the dirt.. (but has a bit of trouble in the mud.. and some clearance issues....)

 

So when the fella bought his '06 Toyota SR Hilux, well.. it definitely eliminated the 'reckon Utey will get through..?' =)

 

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Hers..

 

Both'll be stamped with travelbugs soon..

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Most of our caches were travelled to in Utey (my '02 Holden VU Commodore).. He's a tough little thing, dual-fuel (LPG & Unleaded) which lets me pick and choose at the bowser and comes in handy for long stretches.. He has a bit of fun dancing in the dirt.. (but has a bit of trouble in the mud.. and some clearance issues....)

 

So when the fella bought his '06 Toyota SR Hilux, well.. it definitely eliminated the 'reckon Utey will get through..?' =)

 

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His..

 

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Hers..

 

Both'll be stamped with travelbugs soon..

 

Oh the yanks will have a field day with the crumblydore ute. They will want to know where you got the kit from.

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My rig has just changed to something more caching friendly! I LOOOOOOVE it! I was caching in a 2002 Saturn SW2 (Small Wagon), which was great in a way, but had no ground clearance, so although it was pretty sure footed it just wasn't as practical for the Oregon backroads. I just bought a 2004 Saturn Vue, which actually gets really good gas mileage and is OH SO comfortable and I love the ground clearance and AWD. Everyone says it's the perfect georig for me. On top of the practical stuff it has heated seats and all kinds of room, which I love.

 

Here's a picture before I drove it off the lot:

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We use two different Hyundai Elantra's (complete coincidence). Mine is a wagon, hers a sedan. We have progressively realized, though, that 4WD or AWD is rapidly becoming a necessity.

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Last year I bought a ride that wont be used for anything else than my and my sons geocaching trips. Last year I went over all metal and mechanical parts. This year I'll get a kitchen and 2 beds in it and if time is on my side I'll have it repainted. It's a 1972 VW type 2 panel bus with "low" mileage.

 

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Jeep Grand Cherokee

I call my Jeep "Tink" and she loves to take me caching. Shes also a TB.

When the cache seems to be on a rougher sort of road we take my husbands dodge truck. But my Jeep is fearless and hates to be left at home. ;)

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Depends.

 

Lately 04 Chevy Tahoe so we can load the bikes.

Usually 07 Honda Accord, but sometimes now a 94 Chevy Camaro Z78

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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?

The wife's Camry and my Volvo.

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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?

The wife's Camry and my Volvo.

 

Volvos are the BEST cars for caching. Especially the ones made in the '90s. I have one, its a great rugged vehicle.

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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?

The wife's Camry and my Volvo.

 

Volvos are the BEST cars for caching. Especially the ones made in the '90s. I have one, its a great rugged vehicle.

1992 940 GL. Still runs like a champ. Over 300,000 miles, every bell and whistle still works like the day it was built. Never had a problem with the power seats, windows, mirror. The speedometer cable stopped working about a year ago, but it didn't matter. I never used it. I have what the law calls a speeding problem.

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I will ONLY DRIVE my baby , A 1997 Dark Red Jeep Cherokee classic 4x4 - it is my "mom mobile", my joy rider - i told my husband when flying cars come into being , just slap some wings on it because i wont give it up !!!!!! Has been so good to me - !

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Here's my cache-mobile. Makes going after FTF's more effective but tough offroading to those rocky mountain caches.

 

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My rusted, cracked windshield, muddy, s**tbox of a 1997 VW Golf (with a geocaching logo in the r/rear window, BTW). My numero uno cache machine. I've located caches while with my wife in her new BMW but I'm tired of hearing "do you have to open that filthy thing in here?" so I enjoy using the Golf.

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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?

 

Mainly our 2007 Mazda Miata. Often when I am on my own I take my Yamaha FJR. back roads require the Durango.

Scoop & Shell

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Never been off-road caching (that's what hiking is for and around my part of CT hikes over a mile are quite rare). However thanks to caching I discovered that my Audi A8 can actually handle up to six inches of show pretty easily. I've got a 1997 4WD F-150, but its brakes are shot so I haven't tried to off road with it.

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Usually my 94 Nissan Pathfinder 3 inch suspension lift, Baja rack is no longer on it

 

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With a TB sticker in the lower left of rear window

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This is our 2003 Toyota Sienna AWD, we take it down some questionable roads... for a van that is.

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And yes, we were driving were the slide once was...

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I just got my license too, so now I'm the one who can drive...

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Oh the yanks will have a field day with the crumblydore ute. They will want to know where you got the kit from.

 

Haha, all quiet on the yanks front!

 

And of all the Commodore digs, 'crumblydore' is one I hadnt gotten before! :P

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Mostly just depends on what I'm driving at the time. The Jeep is nice for more rural caches, or those cemeteries where there's no parking but in a deep ditch, but for the most part I'm not afraid to take the street cars or bikes down rough dirt/gravel roads.

 

2009 Pontiac G3

2000 Triumph Tiger

2000 Dodge Stratus

1991 Honda CB250

1989 Jeep Cherokee

 

I don't have pics of the Pontiac or Dodge handy...

 

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As our user name suggests....

 

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See TB4BCFN for more information if you are interested.

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At the moment, I use an ATV. I'm not sure exactly what model is, but it looks something like this (not exactly):

 

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However, in a month I'll get my driver's license and I can start using a 1985 Jeep CJ7!

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Here is Wilma with ours at a cache in Pennsylvania. 2008 Toyota Highlander. Ironically we had a different colour and it got stolen from our home after owning it for one year :ph34r: . We liked it so much we decided to invite repeat offenders.

 

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I am usually in my 2008 HHR. Works fo rus, holds the baby seat and has quick access for my pack and things. I especially like the shelf type setup in the hatch. Allows me to have my geo/hiking stuff on the bottom and still use the trunk.

 

Other then the HHR, it's my old two wheeler peddlemobile,

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For the easier - more civilized caches :-P, my wife's LJ....

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For the more off-road intensive - my 1988 YJ. Modified for occasional off-road use ;-):

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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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2001 chevy blazer which is my gfs. Works just fine.would like to take my decked out 94 acura integra but i think it would draw unwanted attention

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That's basically what the family car looks like, with the occasional use of a Ford Explorer. So obviously we have to hike to everything. :P

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With the price of gas getting ready to push over $3/gallon again this summer, my vehicle of choice is my bicycle. Gets great mileage.

 

Just saw this thread and couldn't figure out what they were talking about..... until I looked a the date it was posted. lol

 

We have a Dodge Durango (2wd) so we can't go after the 4x4 ones. I don't even think there are any around here anyway.

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2006 Audi S4

 

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The V8 and AWD get me everywhere I need to go.

 

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This is it! The best thing I have ever owned to hit the trails with

 

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Nice Idaho Plates :D Sometimes we cache in our Hyundai Elantra also with Idaho Plates, though most of the time we cache via Nike.

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1997 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 5 speed manual transmission with 215,000 miles on it. Silly thing is just incredible. It is also a TB. 33 mpg on the highway and it'll go through mud and snow, up hills and over rocks like a champ. Sure, it isn't as brutal an off-road machine as my 98 Jeep with 6" lift, Dana super 60 front and rear end, Detroit lockers and 42" MTR's, but it gets me where I need to be for substantially less CHING!

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