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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    I almost bought an Element when I got my truck, kinda wish I did so I could sleep in it. I have a tacoma.
    I'm with seldom on this one- I go with the pickup truck for a surf vehicle... Putting aside looks and performance- it is by far the most surf friendly vehicle. No more having to deal with surf racks. No more wet trunks/ back seats. No more stink inside from wetsuits. Just throw everything in the back and go.. I don't even strap in my longboards anymore... Some guys use a bungie or something but it's not really needed. My trucks heat gets super hot quickly in the winter too. Rubber floor mats and you got it made.

    Right now I have a Nissan frontier- in the past I had a honda element- worked out pretty good. I use to be able to strap a shortboard to the interior roof so you could keep it in there for days without wax melting. Plus I had slept in it on many occasions... And getting it wet wasn't that big a deal. But it's just easier with a truck.

    Only other vehicle I would get is a big work van- so you can stand in the back and change in the winter....

  2. #62
    Ford Expedition here, 4x4, 5.4L V8. My board goes diagonally in the back without even having to put the rear seats down. Third row seats if I need them, but the entire back folds flat if I need to haul a bigger load. Hatch opens vertically to keep the rain off when changing. I only average 16mpg though which sucks, but I don't drive that much. Not even 10K a year. I've had two full size pickups in the past and will probably get one again once I get sick of this thing. I miss not being able to just throw stuff in the back. I don't mean just surf stuff, but building materials, junk to take to the dump, etc. Pickups are a little more versatile. That said, this Expedition is a very comfortable ride for a big vehicle. Makes trips to Hatteras really enjoyable aside from the MPG. I've got to air down a lot if I go in sand with it though. It's heavy as hell compared to the trucks I've had.

  3. #63
    I drive a 2007 Scion Tc stick shift and think it's one of the better combinations of convenience and efficiency (28-32MPG). Packed her up 2 months ago and drove clear across the country with all my valuable possessions and my favorite shred stick (6'0" WRV Wombat). Crossed 100k on Hwy 1 somewhere near Malibu and eventually made it to my new home in Oakland.

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    Pretty much in love with hatchbacks now. If I had more dollars, I'd go for the hatchback version of the Suburu Impreza WRX or the Outback Sport. They look awesome and I'd really like to have AWD

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post


    Surf mobile
    ****'s and staples... two things that should never ever go together

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    Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 3.20.12 PM.jpgMitsubishi lancer sportback
    Fast (er than my old buick)
    Cheap ($17K brand new)
    roomy (6 boards, no passengers)

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    this.


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    Okay here it is. I can fit 12 boards inside ( when i travel distance they go on top). I can fit my wife and 7 kids comfortably in the van. Downfall 12 MPG in Cocoa Beach and 16MPG on I95.We call this the " Impacting the coast for JESUS" mobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MY SAVIOR View Post
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    Okay here it is. I can fit 12 boards inside ( when i travel distance they go on top). I can fit my wife and 7 kids comfortably in the van. Downfall 12 MPG in Cocoa Beach and 16MPG on I95.We call this the " Impacting the coast for JESUS" mobile.
    Why would you have 12 boards inside? Bait for the kiddies that you're impacting on the coast?
    Thread hijacking freak. Sicko.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    this.

    And on the 13th day the lawd said PVC is good.