How true and if I’m hunting on foot and see a Can Am , I just cuss at it anyway.Never been on an Oregon road, heck even had to check the spelling.
With that said I'v put a few miles on Wyoming roads and two tracks. The old 2 wheel drive chevys worked alright if its dry and cheaper to maintain, chains and comalongs were always onbord.
The 3/4 Duramax and the gen 4 Dodge duelly have proven way to rough riding for any 2 tracking but surprisingly the 01 7.3 250 Ford did well for itself till the gremlins set in. When the Ford got sold the funds went to a 450 Polaris atv. It works good enough for what I paid for it used but not ideal
Have used a buddies Can am Comander a few times and its the bees knees IF the wind aint blowin to hard or too cold as it lacks a windshield . Big enough to haul an elk out whole and man can a guy cover a LOT of ground! Its too cost prohibitive for me to justify a new Camander with all the needed assesorries or thats what I'd be running!
My XJ set up with the life and 33" Pro Comps cost me about 1500 bucks. Today's price would be $2500 to $7500 depending on the condition. You could get used Rubicon for what a side by side goes for. But either way it's a personal choice. I've even considered an old Subaru due to the gas prices.Side by side with doors and a/c
Throw a couple antelope in the back seat of the Taurus and call it good.I don't know, I took a Ford Taurus over Mosquito Pass (jeep trail) in Colorado and came out in Leadville. Had a couple cold ones in the Silver Dollar Saloon.Car never missed a beat.
My Jeep Grand Cherokee does pretty good also.