>think the idea of a smallish off-roader is cool

>think the idea of a smallish off-roader is cool
>don't want to pay out the ass for a ww2 era one that's going on 80 years old
>not willing to drive anything with a Chrysler/Jeep engine
what's the ideal car? old bronco/blazer? SBC swapped wrangler? suzuki samurai?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Obvious answer is Studebaker

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on your ressources and location
    But one of these is your best bet if you can't find or afford Samurai

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Holy based, I didn't know trackers had convertibles

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Were sold as Geo, Chevy and Suzuki, 2nd gen also came as convertibles so make sure to cover all that if you're searching for one

        https://i.imgur.com/Vhnb0Ej.jpeg

        Mitsubishi made a Jeep until 1998
        They came with various different gas and diesel 4-cylinders
        They range from $5k-15k depending on the year (the older models are more expensive) plus whatever it costs to import.

        At that point you could also suggest a modified Roxor

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mitsubishi made a Jeep until 1998
    They came with various different gas and diesel 4-cylinders
    They range from $5k-15k depending on the year (the older models are more expensive) plus whatever it costs to import.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes there is some imports like Suzuki and whatnot you can get into, but aftermarket support and general parts availability and resources is not comparable to ye old Jeep, be it a cj5 or cj7, I wouldn't trek much further than that as far as newer goes. The other alternative is buy a shell r build your own tube chassis offloader.

    >tfw 77 cj7

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh, and as for bronco/blazer, both tend to run a premium and are usually as or worse clapped than the equivalent jeep. I'm extremely biased towards squarebodies in general, I own 4, but the issue with the K5s (likely bronco too) is the body has no give like a truck, they twist bend and flex, it doesn't take much to rip the door strikers out or crack the tailgates of them. Upside of a K5 being an absolute shitton of aftermarket support.

      Places like DIY4X, ORD Offroad Design, M.O.R.E Mountain Offroad, TMR industries, Quadratec, BDS, etc, very good places to source parts and DIY shit from.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get your self a nice Mahindra. They tried to buy Jeep a while back.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How are the Indians in safety and general build quality?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'd rather trust an Indian than any Chrysler product post-1960s

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The motorcycles are not great

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >safety
        Corners got cut.
        >build quality
        Corners got cut.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I want a Jeep
    >As long as its not a Jeep
    OP is always a moron

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I want an off roader
      >I want it to have a reliable engine, not a 4.0 shitbox
      >"This is somehow contradictory! I am very smart."

      Did you just blow in from moron town?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I want a small reliable capable offroader
        You just defined the Jeep, Captain moron.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >jeep
          >reliable
          You should be a comedian

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            OP created a bait thread and we all know it. a thinly veiled Jeep-hate thread with a pic of a Jeep in the OP to attract Jeep fans and foes alike.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            An "army jeep" and Jeep the Chrysler brand are 2 seperate things, you know that right?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >4.0 shitbox
        You take that back right now

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He's probably the idiot that experienced shitty Chrysler electronics and thinks the entire powerplant is trash.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'll take it back when Chrysler puts out an apology for putting a reverse-flow head on a 2004 model year car

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            chrysler didnt even make the 4.0, they just kicked that can down the road since it was better than anything else they had

            Why so hostile, muhamud?

            i even saw a mighty mite on pallets go for 6500, i was very tempted but i assumed it was taken apart for a reason, very low prod numbers, dont want to know what its like to source parts

      • 4 weeks ago
        sage

        >not a 4.0 shitbox
        Confirmed for being 14 years old and unable to get past the amc straight 6 filter. Jesus that's embarrassing.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >you don't like driving shitbox engines! this is somehow a bad thing!
          Sue me for wanting an engine that's not 50 years obsolete. At least the other Chrysler divisons, as well as GM and Ford, made actual updates to their 50s era engines rather than just duct-taping EFI to the same archaic boat-anchor

          • 4 weeks ago
            sage

            >duct-taping EFI to the same archaic boat-anchor
            That's the exact reason why that engine is prized for its reliability. Again, if you got filtered by the amc 242, you should probably just give up and buy a bus pass.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You don't like it when your car has 1950s problems, this somehow reflects badly on you.

            Go adjust your points or something. Those of us who have driver's licenses would rather be out driving than babysitting a paperweight of an engine.

          • 4 weeks ago
            sage

            >1950s problems
            Wtf are you talking about? Can you name a single one? Show me your bus pass junior

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Just one? Easy. Having reverse flow heads in the 21st century is already a dealbreaker.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    UAZ 469B

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Rj

    Suzuki jimnys are light weight fun 4x4s can be found in the uk for £3000

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >not willing to drive anything with a Chrysler/Jeep engine
    Good news, you can have a Wrangler with an Alfa engine now

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bet its a 3cyl turbo 1.4

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    most of these that werent military vehicles are cheap as frick, and ive even seen mutts go as low as 5k, just find a narrow track cj5 or some shit

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why so hostile, muhamud?

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can buy everything including whole frames and bodies for WW2 jeeps, and there are plenty of parts available to put more modern drivetrains in them. If I had the resources I'd build one from scratch with those parts and then get a worthless trashed vintage one and swap the VIN plates so I could register it. Given values on other small off-roaders these days and how much you'll have to sink into one to make it viable it's probably a decently economical proposition too.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lada has to be on the list.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      UAZ 469B

      >reliable

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Reliable enough and easy to fix.
        You won't get one from Russia any time soon but there are some 2023 spec ones in the wild.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There's a reason even Russians prefer Jeeps to those if they can afford them.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Status, but 469 is more reliable than the Jeep and that's why it's the choice of armies in so many countries. It's mil-spec unlike your soft civcuck Jeep, the real American equivalent nowadays would be the military Humvee.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Status
            Old rusty rewelded Jeeps lack it.
            >469 is more reliable than the Jeep
            Bullshit. Even Jeep which is really a bottom of the barrel of the American Three has better QC than the UAZ, always had.
            >that's why it's the choice of armies in so many countries
            Are you moronic? These countries get it because they want to be friends with Russia and that's what Russia can give them in "light unarmored utility" category.
            >It's mil-spec
            Larper please. Mil-spec is purely American term.
            >unlike your soft civcuck Jeep
            I don't own one.
            >the real American equivalent nowadays would be the military Humvee.
            You're fricking moronic, now I'm sure of it.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Old rusty rewelded Jeeps lack it.
            Not where they're rare imports.
            >Bullshit. Even Jeep which is really a bottom of the barrel of the American Three has better QC than the UAZ, always had.
            QC can't fix quality of design. Even with sloppy QC the UAZ is so robust it doesn't matter.
            >Are you moronic? These countries get it because they want to be friends with Russia and that's what Russia can give them in "light unarmored utility" category.
            Countries don't have friends, they have interests. It fulfills the price/performance requirements perfectly well.
            >Larper please. Mil-spec is purely American term.
            And this is an American site.
            >I don't own one.
            Is "the soft civcuck Jeep in your example" any better?
            >You're fricking moronic, now I'm sure of it.
            Name another American vehicle that fills the role the UAZ has in the army

            https://i.imgur.com/QBpC7cc.jpeg

            >It's mil-spec unlike your soft civcuck Jeep
            My motherboard is mil-spec. You can slap that label on anything you want, it doesn't mean a thing.

            It's not mil-spec, it conforms to one military standard.
            Meanwhile the UAZ is made for military use.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Not where they're rare imports.
            They aren't.
            > Even with sloppy QC the UAZ is so robust it doesn't matter.
            Are you fricking kidding?
            >Countries don't have friends, they have interests
            Are you fricking kidding[x2]?
            >And this is an American site.
            But we're talking about a Soviet vehicle. Mнe тeбя нaхyй пo-pyccки пocлaть чтo ль нaдo, дoлбoёб?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >And this is an American site.
            Running on computers made in China, your point?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >It's mil-spec unlike your soft civcuck Jeep
            My motherboard is mil-spec. You can slap that label on anything you want, it doesn't mean a thing.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      4x4 moke was the Twin Moke and had two completely seperate engine and drive train assemblys.
      Memory is bad but they may have had seperate controls too.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/FXyVloK.jpeg

      4x4 moke was the Twin Moke and had two completely seperate engine and drive train assemblys.
      Memory is bad but they may have had seperate controls too.

      >zero ground clearance

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    UTVs from the likes of Polaris and Can-Am are the spiritual successor to the old Willys Jeeps.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they used to sell those jeeps in th JC whitney catalog for $40 unassembled.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they don’t sell them like they used to

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you're not driving it on the road get a UTV or side by side. I like the Honda Pioneer if you want to go cheap. Polaris RZR if you don't, only because they have a top speed of fricking 90 and I've see them on the freeway.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there are so many options
    >pajero
    >prado
    >jimny
    >trooper
    >samurai
    >vitara
    >lada
    >og rav4
    >patrol

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>og rav4

      Please frick off with this. Just because they are far better than the current shite doesn't mean they compare with anything else on your list.

      If you insist on leaving that on the list you might as well include a 2005 Hyundai Tucson. More clearance than the OG rav 4 and the center locks up fully. I lost a front CV in one on some pretty rough mountain road and it surprised me when it was able to make it up a steep and slippery track like a RWD vehicle.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they were AWD had high clearance and a manual transmission, you really don't need anything else
        OP never said anything about rock crawling

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