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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:


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

Bleepin' desert rat retiree in climes yet to fry brains (knock on cactus).

Past climes/best friend:  photo-91.gif

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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.

Bleepin' desert rat retiree in climes yet to fry brains (knock on cactus).

Past climes/best friend:  photo-91.gif

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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.





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


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

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