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      01-10-2009, 03:16 AM   #1
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Snow Beater?

So, this past week I made a purchase of a new (used) car. But, deep down I always wanted something that I could take anywhere. I was wondering what do most eastern'ers use as their winter vehicle if not their 1?
I have had my eye for sometime on Honda Passports. I can pick up a low mile 2000 EX 4WD for around 5k out the door. Anyone want to share some input? :smile:
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      01-10-2009, 07:51 AM   #2
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Try a search in this forum for some ideas that have been 'beat' about previously. We've covered this pretty well in the past.
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      01-10-2009, 07:58 AM   #3
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My beater is a 2000 Civic EX. Sure, it's FWD, but some snow tires go a long way. Also, I've never had a single issue with the car.

I'm not familiar with the Passport, but Honda reliability is no joke.
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      01-10-2009, 09:00 AM   #4
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I picked up a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4wd selec-trac for $2k cash this past summer. It is UNSTOPPABLE in the snow.
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The Passport was a re-badged Isuzu built in the Indiana Subaru plant.
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      01-10-2009, 12:21 PM   #6
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Pretty much any subaru ever built will do the trick. My STi was ridiculous in the snow.

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      01-10-2009, 04:42 PM   #7
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my old car a 92 centra.. not that great but i think anything is better then a 135 with summer tires in the snow.. i work at a bmw dealership and last time it snowed i spent half the day getting 335s and 135s with sport tires unstuck =/
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Just picked up a nice low mileage (80K) 91 LS400 as a winter 'beater". As for the Passport/Rodeo I would definitely avoid that vehicle, there was nothing genuinely Honda about it. Try looking at a 1st gen CRV instead.
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