I pretty much always had a Toyota Tacoma since back before they had a name.
My Dad did too.
And they are big enough.
Things started coming together for me and my wife. The 15 years of plans and efforts were working out.
Time to upgrade to a 3 car family. Vacation vehicle, and it was nice for deer hunting too.
wife wanted a Toyota 4-Runner.
A hitch rack was a great idea.
(that's my Dad)
Dad decided to downgrade to better MPG after 35 years of trucks.
Toyota Corrolla has fold down rear seating and is acceptable for deer hunting, with the optional tarp.
(edit- Thought this was 2 in the Corrolla, but it is inside the 4-Runner)
Having taken care of that purple Tacoma (did not drive it in the snow and salt for 3~4 years),
naturally it was one with the crap metal in the frame,
and the frame rusted out a few months AFTER the extended warrenty expired instead of 3~4 years BEFORE it expired.
At this point things are not going so well for me.
(notice 'me' instead of 'us'. Last I heard, things are going just dandy for her.)
The logical choice for me at this time is the best city MPG possible.
This years hunting vehicle? '09 Prius... and fold down rear seating, with the optional tarp.
Got lucky on the timing as far as price is concerned. The new Prius C release seriously effected the resale value of used newer full size Prius'.
Didn't notice until I had the thing for about 3 days....
It has a Reese hitch!
(who at Reese said "We need to make a receiver hitch for that new Prius thing, just in case somebody wants to do something crazy.")
That means it'll get a hitch rack.
Tuesday after Thanksgiving, trying to remove a frozen 150lb animal or 2 from the trunk of a smaller car, without damaging the car or leather interior, is NOT exactly my idea of a good time.
Probably be the only one like it when it has 2~3 deer on the back?
wife left her 1-1/4" windmill mount... sorry... "bike rack".
Meaning if free time and ambition coincide ever again, maybe I'll manage to test a few more turbines that have been waiting too long for their trip to the causeway.
Insert Prius where Camry is;