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1. Posted by MattyRex (Full Member 124 posts) 1y

Hey everyone,

I was sat in work, today, on a mundane Monday morning, and wondered to myself :

If I was to go on a indefinite road trip around the world, what car would I use? I'm thinking something cheap with a smallish engine.

I was thinking a Mk1 Nissan micra could do it.

Would be interesting to find out what suggestions you guys come up with, or if any of you have been on a long road trip before, what you used.

Matt

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 1y

Those Monday morning thoughts about travel sound familiar!

I'd want something that I could grow attached to throughout the trip, something cool and probably brightly coloured. If I was doing it with someone, a VW combi van would be a fun choice and would provide sleeping space in the back. If I was alone, something dinky like a VW Polo.

3. Posted by MattyRex (Full Member 124 posts) 1y

Oooh a Polo would be good.

Was working on a Peugeot 106 the other day and thought to myself, "I think I could fix this in the middle of a desert or jungle"

Aha

4. Posted by Unboundly (Budding Member 57 posts) 1y

It would probably depends on how many people are joining in for the trip, how much luggage, what sort of terrain it should be fit for, and so on. No matter the brand, it would have to be a car that we're familiar with.

5. Posted by katzgar (Full Member 170 posts) 51w

an old VW bus

6. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 497 posts) 51w

A motorbike would be your best choice. They are better at negotiating many of the world's bad roads. You can get to a lot of places where cars can't. There's an additional advantage. There are lots of repair shops and parts available. And, if you have to, you can ship it at considerably less cost than a car. So, yes, think small. But instead of a car, consider a motorbike.

7. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 51w

I disagree Berner. Unless the traveller is a very experienced motorcyclist then it's the worse choice possible for transport in foreign countries.

Cheers,
Terry

8. Posted by MattyRex (Full Member 124 posts) 51w

And also difficult to carry a surfboard on a motorcycle, I would imagine

9. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 51w

Haha....

Cheers,
Terry

10. Posted by katzgar (Full Member 170 posts) 51w

a vanagon allows you to sleep in the vehicle and is easy to repair.