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Old 02-21-2014, 11:40 AM
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Default Small 4WD on the Beach

Are there any small 4WD suv type vehicles suitable for use as a buggy? I want to buy a used 4wd for work and the beach.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:53 PM
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I hear the Subaru Forester kinda works on the beach.. nice family car also.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:22 PM
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I have experience with one Forester. They are nice but more ground clearance might be a factor. I got mine hung up far more often than any SUV. I know the Forester is considered by some to be an SUV but I look at it as more of a crossover.

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Old 02-21-2014, 06:56 PM
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Default Re: Small 4WD on the Beach

When this came up before the consensus was the best used 4WD SUV to get for the beach was the Jeep Cherokee.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:59 PM
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When this came up before the consensus was the best used 4WD SUV to get for the beach was the Jeep Cherokee.
My vehicle of choice.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:03 AM
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and, it needs to be pointed out, not a 2014 Cherokee either ! (I know yuz wrote 'used', just sayin' today's new cherokee ain't yer granddads vehicle !! )
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:43 PM
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When this came up before the consensus was the best used 4WD SUV to get for the beach was the Jeep Cherokee.
YES! The plain Cherokee not the "Grand" one.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:46 AM
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a wrangler would probably do the trick
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:48 PM
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Default Re: Small 4WD on the Beach

Take a look at the Nissan Exterra. Smaller than the Pathfider and made for off road. I had one a few years ago as a company car ( weird eh ?) and it ate the sand up.
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:22 PM
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Take a look at the Nissan Exterra. Smaller than the Pathfider and made for off road. I had one a few years ago as a company car ( weird eh ?) and it ate the sand up.
I am going to check one out
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:24 PM
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How About the Jeep Compass? Any feedback?
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:02 PM
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I would get an Xterra over today's jeep...
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Default Re: Small 4WD on the Beach

I am seriously looking at the 2014 Cherokee, but know it is nothing like my '96 or '00 Cherokee. I would stay away from smaller SUV, and especially ones that are AWD and not 4WD. And for the record, if I do go for the new Cherokee, it wont be going on the beach. I will keep the '00 for the rare occasions I might make it to NJ or the Outer Banks...
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I am seriously looking at the 2014 Cherokee, but know it is nothing like my '96 or '00 Cherokee. I would stay away from smaller SUV, and especially ones that are AWD and not 4WD. And for the record, if I do go for the new Cherokee, it wont be going on the beach. I will keep the '00 for the rare occasions I might make it to NJ or the Outer Banks...
are you looking at the Cherokee Trailhawk?
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