I like American. You haven't lived until you've seen a stock c-10 4x4 in 5 feet of water, with one hillbilly driving while the other straddles the
engine spraying ether down the intake to keep it running and yelling commands to keep him in the flooded road. Then watched them pull the spark plugs
on the other side, kick it over to clear the cylinders, and went on 50 miles to town and back.
bah.. Old WWII willys jeep would rider around that thing any day.
Engine will run on gas or moonshine ( yep moonshine)...check.
When I was a kid, we took a used Willys army jeep, attached the snorkle, packed our gear in igloo coolers that float.
Sat on the top of the seatbacks, pulled out the throttle control, and steered with our feet to cross water that was over 4 ft deep.
You don't need all that steel and crap to go where you want to.
Rednecks have been going places in 4x4's that thing wouldnt go for decades
Willys jeeps used solid axles, in fact, almost all jeeps do. The only real jeep that ever used any form of independent suspension was the last Jeep
used by the military, can't remember the name but it was junk. Jeeps do great, until they find a hill, then they roll down it.
edit on 17-10-2011 by Evolutionsend because: (no reason given)
Defender. The Discovery is too complicated, all that computer-controlled suspension and stuff.
I have an ancient Series III Land-Rover, the Defender’s daddy, that is unbeatable off-road. Trouble is it’s mostly at the garage being fixed.
Land-Rovers are notoriously unreliable. And this one is about thirty years old.
The best ‘survival vehicle’ in the world is a Toyota Hilux (on which the 4Runner is based). How do we know this? Because militants,
paramilitaries, irregular armed forces and others whose lives literally depend on the reliability and go-anywhere capability of their machines
overwhelmingly prefer the Hilux. Even US
Special Forces in Afghanistan use it.
Which leads me to wonder why the US military plumped for the huge (too wide for many third world streets), heavy, gas-guzzling, expensive,
overcomplicated and generally totally-useless-for-offroad-purposes Hummer. Maybe they were fantasizing about something like this...
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