What car/truck has off road abilities but doesnt guzzle gas?

I’m 16 and i really want something that i can lift and throw some huge tires on. Is there anything that gets at least a solid 17 mpg that i can do that to?

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3 Responses to What car/truck has off road abilities but doesnt guzzle gas?

  1. Michael August 10, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    A Subaru. Any model. 30 highway these days. Butttt if you’re lifting it…idk. It’ll go thru a lot with some beefy tires though

  2. The Reeper August 10, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    get a little nissan or toyota truck. but if you don’t want foreign get yourself a chevy s10 or little blazer

  3. This Guys Sez August 10, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    An older 4runner would be perfect for that. I don’t know what your budget is, but you can get really nicely cared for late 80s 4runners, perfect for mods, for a few $grand. These older 4runners have the infamous 22re 4-cylinder engine. Efficient, reliable, and bulletproof.

    Here are a few near me, for example:
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/1859381037.html
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/1854279371.html

    The key to finding a great truck to build up for off road, is to find one that is stock. STOCK. Better to buy one with warn out OEM suspension, warn out brakes, and bald tires, than one with an old aftermarket lift and all kinds of existing mods. At least you know what you’re getting. And, one that already has off road mods is more likely to have been abused off road. A stock truck has most likely been used on road only.

    Good luck, I wish I had time to build a truck right now. Enjoy your teens and build a nice rig!