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Originally posted by DaddyBare
You know I have to point out that while a defender 110 or 90.. the short jeep looking version is the 90 the longer wagon is the 110...
Anyway they command such a high price tag I could buy 10 Willys Jeep overland wagon 4x4 fully restored off ebay and still have enough money left over to some really cool tricks of my own
[edit on 22-7-2009 by DaddyBare]
In the states you'll pay through the nose for a defender (90 or 110) due to your draconian import laws but in the UK they aren't that dear.
I paid about $7000 or so for mine (110) and it's only 8 years old and runs brilliantly.
They also hold their value and you can sleep in 'em.
A hilux is ok for wide-open spaces but pretty lame offroad compared to a defender when it gets tight and tricky.
Originally posted by Desolate Cancer
The vehicle needs to be diesel flex fuel, so that it can run on bio, peanut oil or virtually anything that burns.
It needs to not be electric ignition, meaning if there is a massive emp event then 99% of the cars out there will not be able to start since they will essentially be short circuited. So what ever you get make sure it survive an emp event.
It should have very rugged off road tires, ideally the truck should be awd/4wd
Then you can get into the custom features of what you are looking for.
Originally posted by chiron613
Very nice, but if the SHTF, you won't be able to power that vehicle. There will be no gasoline. Whatever gasoline you store (NOT RECOMMENDED) will be consumed quickly.
Besides that, you will likely find the roads impassible. This thing would only be useful if you used it to get out of dangerous areas and into a long-term spot where you could park it and live in it.
What would you do about protecting it? Seems kind of vulnerable to attack.
Originally posted by warrenb
what happens once there's no fuel to power these vehicles?
expensively large paper weights?
cool ideas for the short term civilization exodus
Originally posted by TheMythLives
reply to post by DaddyBare
Great idea! Here's some more from a vehicle that you may not think could look so good.
And this is what it is:
Yep a garbage truck.
[edit on Jul 18th 2009 by TheMythLives]