Looking for this due to price, power, availability, size, and because I use to own one before. I think I can get one with 75-110K miles in the $8000 to 9200 range. Wish me luck..my current situation with no tow vehicle is bumming me out royally.
08-08-2005, 08:41 AM
should not be a problem as I'm sure you are aware the market is saturated with Chevy/GMC SUV's right now.
08-08-2005, 02:23 PM
'96 Tahoe is a good choice, those vortech 350's run really strong.
Missed you this weekend at Sears - Jay said you might come... I brought those SSR's in case you wanted to take them home with you. :(
08-08-2005, 03:11 PM
I thought about driving up there..but decided I should move instead. I actually thought about it for over 30 minutes...but then decided to go back to my old place and move some more stuff.
What was your time?
08-08-2005, 03:31 PM
I'm slow, dude... I'll post results in a couple days.
08-09-2005, 12:30 PM
I picked up a loaded 2005 F150 for $22K out the door, it tows 10,000lbs. You could probably pick up a 1997 F250 that would tow even more for about your price range.
It is less functional than a Tahoe however.
08-11-2005, 06:04 AM
There have been at least 4 articles in the paper in the last couple weeks about the high numbers of used vehicles with all the new car specials. I know CO is a long way away, but if you get a better deal it might pay for itself. Here's a link to a search of what you are looking for....
not quite as cheap, but think of the money you'd save by not staying in hotels! ;-)
would tow a miata like a champ and get good mileage... :) good luck on the tahoe search! :)
08-18-2005, 07:03 AM
Also, what dealer did you go through?
08-23-2005, 10:55 PM
we technically bought through Hickory in NC, but don't recommend them. Have dealt w/ a dealer in Morengo, IL recently (forget dealer name, but can find) and they've been great. Have been helping another AWer set up a sweet new Volvo one (also United) through them, and so far so good. :)
Probably best to email Mike if you'd like more info, he's quite well versed on the topic now. :) (mikessp at ameritech dot net )
08-24-2005, 08:25 AM
and I'll hit up Mike on who to talk to... thanks.
08-24-2005, 11:46 PM
do you have a time frame on that? you're welcome to a full tour when we visit infineon again this fall of course (Audi & TracQuest). :)
Otherwise, shouldn't be a big problem to take some pics... ;-)
Just don't buy anything that's starts w/ an "R". :P
08-25-2005, 07:31 AM
I'd consider buying a Renegade trailer, but not a toter. They have a decent reputation as far as trailers go (I actually really like their layout and they use better cabinets now), but the toters and motorhomes are still down in quality compared to the Haulmark/NRC/Trendsetter group. They have gotten better in the last two years though.
I can hold off seeing the rig until this Fall. I'm really looking forward to it!
08-30-2005, 06:44 PM
but from hearing so many horror stories people have had (and we've even experienced trying to be customers) i'd rather not reward their behavior w/ our dollar.
unfortunately when we'll be visiting you out West our new stacker ATC SilverTrek (a new line premium line we'll have the first of, and will be in their catalogs, etc) will be in process to be delivered for march '06. we're looking forward to getting that so we can tote an extra car (or our track car) to get around in. :)
08-30-2005, 07:39 PM
and would only buy a showhauler or united specialties toter.
As for trailers, ATC is my only purchase.
ATC has roller bearing cabinets, total custom configs, extruded alu floors, all stacker plumbing and pumps in the floor, etc.
Far stronger, nicer looking, etc. Prices, yes, but they are the Maybach (especially their new Silvertreck line), with a renegade being a Lexus.
08-31-2005, 08:51 AM
08-31-2005, 09:38 AM
Hey! Where'd those killer pics of your car go? That one in your sig makes you look liked your parked on the track! : )
09-01-2005, 07:48 AM
I have my Sears pics somewhere... definitely the best on-track photos I have of the car.