My success in the inspection business has necessitated my need for a dedicated inspection vehicle. I’ve been doing them out of the “family car” thus far. It has worked very well. A 2005 Trailblazer.
It seems an SUV would serve best. I don’t have so much equipment that I need a pick up truck. Climbing on the Trailblazer to unstrap the ladder is inconvenient. I’m thinking of something lower, like an HHR, Scion BX, or even a Honda Element, or that new Kia.
Gas mileage used to be important, but I’m doing most inspections within 15-20 miles or so now.
Four wheel drive is nice when needed, but have only had to use it maybe 6 or 7 times over the last 5 years. Loose gravel on a steep driveway, snow, etc. Front wheel drive would probably work just as well.
The Trailblazer is paid for, which is a plus, and still runs good.
Who thinks they are using the best inspection vehicle and why?