Perhaps you are one part adrenaline junkie or two parts adventurer. Either way, you need a reliable vehicle to get you to some of B.C.’s coolest spots so you can hike, climb, dive or trek.
To help you in your search for the ultimate off-road warrior, we’ve compiled a list of the top 11 awesome adventuring vehicles, as selected by the outdoor experts at GearJunkie.com.
Here’s what makes/models they recommend and why:
Jeep Cherokee XJ (1987 – 2001)
What’s to love: readily available, easy to upgrade, tough good looks.
Suzuki Samurai (1985 – 1996)
What’s to love: nice and compact, fun to drive, ideal for off-roading.
Ford Ranger XLT (1998 – 2011)
What’s to love: cheap and cheerful, readily available parts, versatile for every day.
Toyota 4Runner (1995 – 2009)
What’s to love: comfortable, fair off road performance, reliable.
Subaru Outback (1994 – Present)
What’s to love: seats fold down to sleep, very rugged, respectable gas mileage.
Toyota Tacoma (1995 – 2004)
What’s to love: classic good looks, super reliable, affordable.
Isuzu Trooper (1991 – 2002)
What’s to love: big boxy interior, decent gas mileage, priced right.
Toyota Land Cruiser (1980 – 1997)
What’s to love: highly customizable, rugged, extremely capable.
VW Vanagon (1979 -1990)
What’s to love: vintage styling, tons of passenger room, great off roader.
Chevy Silverado (1999-2006)
What’s to love: full size, available in 4x4, remarkably comfortable.
Toyota Corolla (2000s)
What’s to love: cheap, reliable, fuel efficient.
Quite the range of vehicles, wouldn’t you say? What we love most about this list is the affordability factor. By buying preowned, you’ll still have enough money left in your pocket for other equally important tools and toys, so you can explore B.C. with gusto.
To learn more, contact us at Key West Ford to schedule a test drive. You can also view our online used inventory by clicking here.