IF given a choice

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  1. Utah-Jay

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    You get to pick a car/truck/SUV of your choice (no budget involved) and a single pilot plane of your choice (also no budget), what would they be?

    I think I would go with a TESLA Model X and a TBM 930

    Should be interesting.
     
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    Mode X and CJ3+

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    I'm with you on the TBM 930. That is one awesome ride. Really any of the TBM turboprops I would be happy with

    For the vehicle of my choice, no budget, constraint, etc. I am somewhat embarrassed to say, but the Mercedex 6X6 would top the list. Unfortunately though, they're not road legal in the US (I asked) so that means my next top choice would be a fully restored Icon FJ40

    Are any of the choices above practical? No. But this is fantasy, right?



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    Phenom 300 and a maybe a Chevy Tahoe. (You're covering the fuel right?)


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    If road legal does not matter, nothing comes close:



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    I'd love a TBM 930, but it really wouldn't fit my mission right now. A Diamond DA62 would be perfect....I think. Can go low and slow to "crop check", and would be plenty fast for my ~300 nm trips, plus pretty efficient.

    Vehicle, has to be a truck. Currently have a F350, think I'd go back to a Ram 3500 diesel.
     
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    I love the DA-62, but the lack of pressurization would be my lone complaint. 15-17 gallons per hour going 175 knots is pretty awesome
     
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    M6 and a Grumman Tiger <-- Hahaha I crack myself up

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    On a budget, maybe a Sunbeam Tiger and a Grumman Tiger.

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    Ooh. GMC Denali and Cessna Denali. Thanks for the reminder.
     
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    Plane would be a turbine single, hard to choose, probably the TBM since it can be operated off grass, yet is fast. As 6PC says, the Caravan would be nice to take everyone and all their stuff. Car, probably some 911 variant.
     
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    The plane would be a Citation Mustang. Would love to own a light jet. Auto would probably be one of the new Tacoma TRD's.
     
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