Dreaming (or maybe secretly planning) of a gentle drive from home in the UK, through Europe, Asia, and some of Africa to home in Kenya, a total of about 6,500 miles.
Within my self-imposed budget of £3,000, I have so found the following diesel, automatic vehicles:
- Isuzu Bighorn (Trooper). 3.1 litre, very strong car, needs new tyres;
- Mitsubishi Pajero LWB, 2.8 litre, fine except it has not cylinder head;
- Nissan Mistral (Terrano) LWB, 2.7 litre. I like these, but apparently, they are not too strong, more of a soft-roader.
- Toyota Surf, 2.4 litre manual, fine except the turbo doesn't work, but I am sure it can be fixed cheaply. But is the 2.4 a little underpowered, and don't they pack up rather easily? (I do like these!!)
I don't know about the other bits of Africa that I will be travelling through, but Toyotas are very popular in Kenya, so spares and repairs would not be too much of a problem. But what about the rest of the trip?