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Old 10-04-2016, 11:26 AM   #1
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I ask you to give input with reasons.

I am looking at a new to me DD/Trail vehicle

Since I am now employed by GM I would like it to be a GM vehicle.

My main focus is on S10 Blazer/Jimmy 4.3 EFI auto compared to a Tahoe/Yukon with a 5.3 or 6.0 auto. I am looking for opinions on which would be better for my family and why.
It can expand to other GM vehicles, but these are my main consideration at this time. I will add my current thoughts when I get time.
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:32 PM   #2
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bright yellow k5


with no rust
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Old 10-04-2016, 03:18 PM   #3
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What kind off trails?
Seasonal roads?
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Old 10-05-2016, 06:37 AM   #4
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bright yellow k5


with no rust
I would love to, and maybe some day, but for a DD and family vehicle, and considering the cost, I will not be able to do a K5 at this time.

Cost of a nice rust free K5 is close to 3x and up of the price range I'm looking it ($2k - $4K).

The current plan is not just about wheeling and vehicles, but involves a new house. To afford the new house we are probably going to sell the JKU. This will put some cash in our pocket for the move, and eliminate a payment.

Just looking at the type of wheeling I have done in the past 5 years. That's sand dunes, seasonal roads, ORV routes here in MI, and lighter stuff at places like R&V.

I thought the smaller size of the jimmy/blazer would be best, but when I compare other things to the tahoe/yukon I like the tahoe/yukon idea better.

sitting side by side the tahoe/yukon isn't that much bigger, it is about 1000 lbs heavier though.
5.3 or even 6.0 V8 compared to 4.3 V6
fit 33's in pretty much stock form with a little rubbing compared to 31's with much rubbing on the S10

much more comfortable for long trips with the family.
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Old 10-05-2016, 06:50 AM   #5
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I do kinda like this here

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/5798236628.html

but I would probably get shot down because of the 2 dr,
plus I was pushing for the next gen to get the LS motor, but they stopped making 2 dr's when they went to the next gen, plus the price it 2x what I was currently looking at.

so I don't see this one fitting everything.

I did find a 2 dr tracker that look s pretty clean. Might consider that since it could tow easily behind just about anything. Obviously not looking at driving the whole family to and on the trails in a 2dr tracker though. We like our space. LOL
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