I am looking forward to heading back to Oregon next week where vehicles like these are quite common and there are numerous variations of the General Motors pickups. So, is the pickup’s 4X4 system activated all the time with no option of 4 Low, 4 High, or 2 High? Looks like the Mitsubishi Colt has a full width mudflap behind the rear wheels. These two can get antique plates in a few years.
We’ve dealt with two GMT400s.
The first was a 1989 K2500 Scottsdale. It had a lever next to the transmission (It was a manual). There was a 2H, 4L, 4H, and Neutral position.
The other was a 1998? Yukon that was loaned to us for a few weeks. It had the rotary knob on the dash. It had the same positions as our Scottsdale did. I don’t know of any of these that were full-time 4×4, but I’ve been wrong before.
My ’98 Tahoe had the dial selector as well, I think the first one to get the full-time AWD was the next generation Denali pickup version.
Thanks for the information.
Its easy to forget how small those 80s subcompacts were.
I need to become a contributor to the site. My writing skills aren’t the best, but this post has provided the inspiration that I need! 😉
I managed a post, If I can you can, Paul is a great editor.
Thats not a mudflap its the axle beam I had one of those cars in 4door a Mirage VIE X with every concievable extra MMC could cram into it installed, the only thing that lacked power assist was the engine, full mush on the suspension tune despite new shocks it wallowed around like a whale on turns, comfortable, sure but awful to drive.
The real long and short of it would be a Metro next to a 4 door dually long bed pickup. Now there’s a contrast!!
I actually saw a Geo Metro with temporary tags on it last Friday. I got a pretty good look at the driver, but No good enough to tell if his expression was satisfaction or desperation.
When the budgets were cut on Knight Rider, they had to audition alternative options……
I always thought those Mirages were attractive as subcompacts go. Liked the blackout pillars and the upright nose styling.
As for the pickup–accessory running boards are a pet peeve of mine. I guess they’re useful for stepping up, but they just look bad. To each their own I suppose!
Those aluminum running boards were notorious rust-traps too. I always laughed at how the rust would streak down onto the running board proper.
The only “good looking” running boards of that era in my mind were the factory Ford ones.
It would be interesting to know how much time those two vehicles spend doing the same thing: shuttling one person around.
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