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Posted: 1/3/2012 10:57:23 AM EDT
Not quite sure yet.

I have a 2008 G35 Sedan that I've really liked but as I think about it every time I go to do a hobby (guns, biking, etc.) I wish I had a truck. I'm not necessarily looking for truck capabilities (offroading, pulling large trailers, etc.) but something that has a bed to throw my crap in and head to the nearest trail or shooting range. My brother says look at a small SUV but I think I end up at square 1 with no bed for my bike and I'm not sure I want to give up the fun driving that was had in the G35.

So...I've been looking at the Toyota X-Runner (pre owned). good handling, decent speed (0-60 in 7 seconds) that is upgradeable with a dealer installed SC, a bed, room for groceries in the back seating area, etc.

Just a thought right now. Anyone have one or friend/family that has one. Thoughts?



Link Posted: 1/3/2012 11:46:18 AM EDT
[#1]
What about an Infiniti FX?

Or an El Camino.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 12:44:08 PM EDT
[#2]
Quoted:
What about an Infiniti FX?


I had a 2005 FX35 (AWD) for a short while.  It had a lot more backseat room than the G35 sedan but the rear cargo room is pretty small.  A full size hard rifle case could only fit in the back at an angle.  I could get a bike into it with the back seats folded down and the cargo cover removed and the front tire of the bike removed.

For a crossover though it was fun to drive.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:43:49 PM EDT
[#3]
Quoted:
Quoted:
What about an Infiniti FX?


I had a 2005 FX35 (AWD) for a short while.  It had a lot more backseat room than the G35 sedan but the rear cargo room is pretty small.  A full size hard rifle case could only fit in the back at an angle.  I could get a bike into it with the back seats folded down and the cargo cover removed and the front tire of the bike removed.

For a crossover though it was fun to drive.


The fun to drive part is what I'm trying to keep. I'm a little hesitant at the crossover for the storage reason mentioned above. I want to be able to carry 2 bikes without the need for a receiver hitch rack.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:28:05 AM EDT
[#4]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:
What about an Infiniti FX?


I had a 2005 FX35 (AWD) for a short while.  It had a lot more backseat room than the G35 sedan but the rear cargo room is pretty small.  A full size hard rifle case could only fit in the back at an angle.  I could get a bike into it with the back seats folded down and the cargo cover removed and the front tire of the bike removed.

For a crossover though it was fun to drive.


The fun to drive part is what I'm trying to keep. I'm a little hesitant at the crossover for the storage reason mentioned above. I want to be able to carry 2 bikes without the need for a receiver hitch rack.


Get a receiver hitch rack. I've carried bikes in truck beds, in the back of SUVs, and on a hitch rack. Hitch racks beat the ever living hell out of the other options.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:42:43 PM EDT
[#5]
i was in a similar situation as the OP...  i set my sights on a tacoma, and just got a '12 doublecab trd sport.. the x-runner looks good, but i wanted the auto trans (taller hwy gearing and good reliability) and more versatility from the doublecab and taller stance of the prerunner and 4x4 models..
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