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    Road Warriors (Is it an adventure if you drive a touring car?)

    With apologies to ADV: https://advrider.com/f/forums/road-warriors.11/ Could we discuss touring cars here? Seems within scope: I think overland travel, if I can define it, is vehicle-based adventure travel. It doesn’t need to include 4×4 off-roading, nor camping. Overlanding means you’re...
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    About Touring

    I have to admit, I'm more interested in an all-road grand touring car than an off-road overland truck.
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    About Touring

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_tourer
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    Mazda CX-5 GTR/Signature or Toyota Rav4 Adventure/TRD

    Just rented a Platinum F-150 and still bothered by the style/fit/finish. Just really off-putting. Maybe shouldn't weigh so heavily, but I have the like the thing. If it doesn't work out, I'll replace with the next generation 4Runner or Land Cruiser in a couple years.
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    Mazda CX-5 GTR/Signature or Toyota Rav4 Adventure/TRD

    Went with the CX-5 GTR. I'll upgrade to A/T tires (wheels too) and see how it fares. Thanks, everyone.
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    Mazda CX-5 GTR/Signature or Toyota Rav4 Adventure/TRD

    That's a good question, but (fairly or not) I'm probably only interested in Japanese makes. Looking to get into something pretty soon, I cannot wait for the refreshed Tacoma, 4Runner, or Land Cruiser (the latter two more than I need, anyway). Just looking to be convinced either that I'll miss...
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    Mazda CX-5 GTR/Signature or Toyota Rav4 Adventure/TRD

    Living in Austin, TX, I've many highway miles to get to the gravel roads out West I hope to explore. I'll likely be traveling by myself and hoteling it most nights, so little need for much cargo capacity. The CX-5 is pretty entertaining on-road (250hp and 310tq, well-suspended), but quite...
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    Porsche Macan?

    Thanks, XCvagn. I did run across a post by someone who said he'd attended the Porsche Experience Center and one of the instructors shared that he believed the Macan had more off-road potential than the Cayenne, for whatever that's worth. With air suspension it has 9.1" of clearance, plus...
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    Porsche Macan?

    With AWD, air suspension, locking rear differential, and A/T tires, how limited would I be out West? I've followed the Cayenne thread for some time but while I like the offered Off-Road Package (rock rails and skid plates), I prefer the Macan's size and transmission. Thanks.
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