posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 07:12 PM
For a great and simple vehicle, to me, nothing beats a jeep CJ. the absolute best year was the final year 1986. as it had the dana 44 rear end.
I had a 1983 cj7 with a worked over 258 inline 6, one piece rear axles, built 5 speed, no electronics and a snorkel kit. That thing would go anywhere.
Oh and BFG tires.
Also had the sweetest jeep ever, a CJ8 scrambler handed down from my mother. that was a tar baby though, lol way too rare and nice to take off road,
maybe a corn field here and there, lol.
the wrangler that replaced the jeep in 1987 was trash compared to the CJ, only cool thing was the half doors. and later the 4.0 HO
these days, the new 4 door wranglers are pretty sweet, kind of like pickups, wtf took so long to get 4 doors mainstream when the rest of the world had
them common place decades earlier.
For a SHTF full size vehicle, the absolute BEST is a Ford Super Duty 1999-2001(some) as those cam with the never die 7.3 powerstroke with forged
internals. The six speed manual, manual shift transfer case and manual locking hubs. One of these in crew cab can be near unbreakable in stock form.