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  1. Lucky13

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    What car would you get, second hand for £8000/$12800, for a 1000 mile hike through jungle, desert, snow etc...much like a Camel Trophy?
     
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    land rover, with a decent driver will go almost anywhere
     
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    Surplus British Army Landrovers can be a good buy.
    I don't know what the Defender or the Wolf is like but the ones from my time had a chassis like a mini tank although engines could be brittle. The two afore-mentioned models might have addressed that but British auto-engineering being what it is, I doubt it.

    Critical application 4x4 users (ie people who cannot afford to break down eg routes in the Aussie outback) tend to go Japanese. Not hard to see why as they are ultra-reliable.
     
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    I've owned Ford late 70s 4X4, 76 Jeep CJ-7, late 60s Cherokee, etc. Only one was the best......
     

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    Jeep Scrambler, those things are almost unstoppable.
     
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    My jeep classic is pretty good, the four wheel comes in handy.
     
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    I'd agree with the Land Rovers...and Jeep Scrambler..... parents had both at one point...

    Ford Explorer's aren't bad.
     
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    I would take a Jeep over any of them. But then again I am biased and own nothing but Jeeps.
     
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    no doubt in my mind the Toyota Landcruiser
    Reporting from northern Darfur for The Times of London, Anthony Loyd wrote:

    Known as “night locusts” by their government enemies, the rebels call their conflict the “Land Cruiser war” or “Toyota war” owing to their preferred vehicle of choice for travel and battle. The distances are huge. “It’s not uncommon to go, fight and come back having covered 800 kilometres in 24 hours,” said General Abu Bakr, 55, one of the JEM’s [Justice and Equality Movement] leading commanders, who has spent most of the past six years in the Darfur deserts.

    According to Loyd, JEM is “regarded by many foreign diplomats as the only feasible threat to Sudan’s military in Darfur.”

    (In 1984, Time reported on “The Great Toyota War” – the civil war in Chad, where “small groups of Toyota desert vehicles, with 106-mm recoilless rifles mounted at the rear, wheel and charge like cavalry in the vastness of the Sahara.”)
     
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    How about a Black 2010 F-150 FX4. Got her a month ago, The Boston Bruins decal in the back window makes her all the sweeter.
     
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    2010! Nice but I'll still go with the 2 1978 F-250s I once had. Both had 351M v-8s and one had a Dana 70 rear with Detroit lockers and a New Process 4-speed with a granny low, Dana 44 in front and modest 3" lift. Oh and locking hubs. Truck would go anywhere!
     

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    I'm sure the smart car could make it :evil4:
     
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    Definately TJ Wrangler set up like this
     

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    Nice Daniel!

    This is what my dad drives to work everyday :evil4:
     

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    Damn that is set up nice. Reminds me of my CJ-7....

    We ought to start a thread, "Show us your 4x4 in the Mud!!"
     

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    That TJ belongs to a bloke in Oz just to clarify

    Noice CJ Chris !
     
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    Still nice! :)
     
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    I think I may do that - start a "Mud Puppy" thread. Show us your truck with dirt on it!
     
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    You just want to talk dirty Chris, is that all there is with you??? :lol:
     
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