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Graham Johnson

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Having too much time on my hands at the moment, I have been looking to take part in a motoring event this coming year.

I looked into the Gumball rally. While it looks a giggle, the main skill appears to be dodging the Police en route, Also the cost is significant.

I have decided on competing in the Mongol rally. This is a charector building event more than a competition.

This is where I need some help. Which vehicle to use. Bearing in mind it will be left in Mongolia for the locals to utilise.

The only reg is that it can not be greater than 1000cc.

Panda 4x4 seems an obvious choice. What do you think would be appropriate / fun.

Budget is critical as all money remaining after costs go to a local charity.

Thanks in advance

Graham


Migration info. Legacy thread was 41112
 
mongol rally?
1000cc!
you could take a diahtzu charade gti, 998cc
daz

Migration info. Legacy thread was 41114
 
Good performance, but what about reliability and fixability, what are they like ?

Route covers around 8000 miles, most of it on highway, but a fair amount along rutted and pot holed tracks


Migration info. Legacy thread was 41115
 
Got to be a mini.......Reliable, easy to fix, fun to drive and cool.

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porsche 924 2.0s with two cylinders out?
no really what about a dihatzu terrios, 4wd and under 1000cc and so reliable
daz
c4s

Migration info. Legacy thread was 41121
 
Citreon 2CV.

Very easy to fix and one that I had was used to cross the Sahara.


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A nissan micra or a toyota carina. Nothing will beat these two on reliability. Reliability is the only thing going for these two cars though, lol.

Migration info. Legacy thread was 41129
 
dont think ya get a 1.0L or under carina tho

Migration info. Legacy thread was 41130
 
How about a Subaru Justy - they are 4WD but not sure if they came with a small enough engine

Migration info. Legacy thread was 41135
 
justy was a 1.2 from what I remember - Panda 4X4 for sure!!

Migration info. Legacy thread was 41141
 
The 2CV looks a good bet- air cooled (so ideal for hot climates), comfortable suspension, and v simple to maintain and repair. Get a van one, and you can keep loads of bits and bobs in the back, or use the space for camping...

If on the other hand you fancy the more sybaritic route, try this lot
http://www.driversrun.com/home.htm


Migration info. Legacy thread was 41145
 
Keep them coming Guys.

I am jumping all around the net researching your ideas.

So far the list includes

Panda 4x4, not many around

2CV, front suspension is a worry

Corsa

Peugot 106

Bedford Rascal van, looks unstable.!

Toyota Starlet

I know this is not a Porsche thread, but the only way I could take the C2S is if I pulled 5 spark plugs..!

Thanks. Graham


Migration info. Legacy thread was 41148
 
Porsche Tractor?

Migration info. Legacy thread was 41150
 
Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Graham Johnson on 28 December 2005
Keep them coming Guys.
I am jumping all around the net researching your ideas.
So far the list includes
Panda 4x4, not many around
2CV, front suspension is a worry
Corsa
Peugot 106
Bedford Rascal van, looks unstable.!
Toyota Starlet
I know this is not a Porsche thread, but the only way I could take the C2S is if I pulled 5 spark plugs..!
Thanks. Graham
Ahem!!! Did I mention MINI??? Even better Mini traveller and then you have room to sleep!!

Migration info. Legacy thread was 41156
 

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