I forgot about the delica. There's a few around here in Halifax and they are all lifted lol. They look cool.
The Metris is a RWD based vehicle, many are already available and traction control is an option. 2" spacer lifts are already available. Should be able to get around to a lot of places.the Metris while available in AWD overseas hasn't even hit our shores yet in FWD.
The AstroSafari is pretty much spot on, but working on one is not like working on a Subaru Outback.
Thanks. I forgot to mention that I also need to accommodate a 10' plastic kayak, and really prefer the ability to have it in the back rather than on roof racks, as it usually is dripping with salt water after use. I will be putting rubber gym mat inside.@Star Stuff It depends on your desired use. If looking for AWD with a bit of ground clearance to handle winter weather and maintained forest service roads, a Toyota Sienna may be for you. There is a 3.5" lift kit available for 2004-2020 models. Obviously not for off-roading but they are awesome on pavement, will do just fine soft-roading, very reliable and enough room to sleep two inside and carry your gear.
This one has 150,000 KM on it (93,000 mi), and from what I understand,people get a lot of miles out of these engines.Where do you find an astro that doesn't have half a million clicks on it?
Also the old vortec is heavy on gas.