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Originally posted by Nucleardiver
When it comes to a bug out ride there are several things to consider such as dependability, function, and efficiency. Personally I went with a 81 Jeep Scrambler and did some mods to it. I removed the 304 v8 since it was blown when I bought it and replaced it with a 4bta cummins mechanical diesel. Since it has no computer or electronic controls it will run in the rare event of an EMP and I can even push start it if needed. I also added a extra fuel tank with a heating element so if needed I can run used cooking oil. After several days fuel will be increasingly hard to find. This is also my daily driver on most days and I get right at 20mpg with it.
I also added an electric fuel pump with a pickup hose for getting fuel from stations when there's no power and added a 6" lift with 35 Yokohama Geolanders. Now this may sound extreme but I paid 1500 for the Jeep and another 1400 swapping engines and am at about 6000 total investment now but I am a mechanic and welder so I did the work myself.
I would steer clear of either of what you were suggesting because there will be times you are going to go off-road and then you'll just be screwed. If you have to have a car I would look for a older Subara AWD or an AMC Eagle or such. 4WD will be well appreciated at some point unless you plan on staying in the cities and if you did that then I would say you would be better off spending your money on a casket.