Good vehicle for a montana boy?
Hi guys my name is Paul and I am from Missoula, MT. I have been considering getting a new vehicle and I wanted some opinions. I do not hunt but I am an avid hiker and kayaker. I need something that I can mount my kayak to and something reliable that I can use to get to trail heads. I currently own a little mazda B2200 pickup that has had its unreliable days. A four cylinder engine has shown to be powerful enough to serve my needs. I rarely, however, use the bed of my truck. I want to buy a used vehicle and my price range is up to about $5000. I want something fuel efficient so a four cyclinder engine would probably serve my needs well. I was thinking along the lines of a subaru wagon (the all wheel drive would be beneficial?). Do you guys have any suggestions on a new vehicle? Are there other all-wheel drive vehicles like a subaru wagon that would be sufficient? A four door vehicle would be helpful with carpooling and driving with friends. I appreciate the input, thanks.