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- What car is right for long distance cruising / road trip?


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#1 thriftyarek888

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 07:28 AM

Hi plese give ideas what car you would use if you were to cruise from LA (US) to Japan by road mainly where possible. THat is driving through 3rd world countires like Detroit, Ukraina, China, India, Thailand, where car theft of expensive cars is vast!

 

Many know that not many cars are capable of such epic road trip without braking down so choose wisely.

 

My top 5 world be:

 

1. Merceds C class convertable.

2. SLR

3. Rang Rover Discovery

4. MCLaren 650 s (used)

5. Golf R

 

 

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:04 PM

Tesla, but bring an extra battery.  Just out of curiosity, which ocean to you plan on driving over?


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 07:59 PM

which ocean to you plan on driving over?......or maybe under  ?

 

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:35 PM

To continue the laughs, this might do:

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It's for real, here's the article:

https://mikeshouts.com/watercar-panther-amphibious-vehicle/
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:49 PM

On a more topic-related note, back in the '60s my uncle and aunt took an epic 3 year road trip in a Mercedes RV, which wasn't the size of today's monsters.
From the US, down to the tip of South America, up the other side, then shipped it to Europe to explore those countries including the Middle East as political threats there were not as dangerous as they are today.

They saved plenty on lodging, and security was better as they were always inside.

They were next thinking about shipping it to Australia but apparently some law existed about having to reverse the steering/driving capabilities on the vehicle, so they passed.

Edit/add:  Were I in your shoes, 4 wheel drive to negotiate 3rd world roads, definitely used/pre owned so as not to instantly attract a thief's eye, thoroughly checked by a good mechanic, and upgrade any insurance you carry to cover contingencies. 

Edited by r.a.d., 24 April 2018 - 09:32 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 03:17 PM

So ... to not call or attract undesirables ...[[  thieves ]]]... maybe a rodded out rat rod of a Buick RoadMASTER! eh! !?!?!??! 01212_7xfwJnwphhq_600x450.jpg

 

UPDATE: of course you'd have to have a couple ships of petrol to get around.

 

 

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w/ family ? maybe one of these VACATION cars (Clark [Chevy Chase]seemed to like it)

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Edited by PerspectiveObjective, 25 April 2018 - 03:40 PM.

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 09:32 AM

The amg 63 C looks amazing!


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 04:00 PM

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Edited by The-Toolman, 07 September 2018 - 04:11 PM.

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 06:25 PM

@The-Toolman #8

 

Just because you and your wife were looking for bikes recently, no need to push your foibles/fancies/fetishes off on the poor innocent OP !  Neat design though.

 

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 01:43 PM

My other choice 1965 Shelby Cobra.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_Cobra

 

 

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 02:26 PM

Post #1, Los Angeles in the US to Japan, surely it would mostly be a journey on a ship? Drive the car from where-ever in LA you start to their sea port, onto a ship, then wait, drive off in Japan? The alternative is drive up through Canada to Alaska, but then the roads all end and it's another ship ride to Kamchatka, from which there are barely any (or possibly none at all) roads around to Vladivostok, from which it would be another ship ride to Japan, at which point you might as well have got the ship straight to Japan in the first place. I can't imagine how Ukraine, India or Thailand feature on that route? Although Ukraine and India might feature on some routes if you went from Western Europe to Japan by road, even then Thailand wouldn't as its a long peninsula that you'd only go along if travelling between Australia/Indonesia and the rest of Asia.


All this said, for tough terrain an old model Toyota Land Cruiser/Hilux is often considered a good option, there is I believe a saying in Australia (wonder if Australian users can confirm?) "If you want to go into the desert take a Land Rover Defender, if you want to get out again take a Toyota Land Cruiser". The car show Top Gear did a test many years back where they subjected this car to some very extreme conditions, worse even than would be expected on a multi-thousand mile dirt road trip, and it came out of all of them working.

Edited by rp88, 08 September 2018 - 02:27 PM.

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