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New to the forum and enjoying the information enclosed. Looking to buy a vehicle, like many before me and wanted a little advice. Going next year via Spain to Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and home via Italy. Last drove a Landrover in '95 in Bosnia and a Landcruiser many years before - used to live in Kenya... as I'm not able to keep morre than 1 car, i need something that is civilised enough to use in London as everyday transport. Also remember that LRs are cramped for tall people, legroom. Would prefer Landcruiser... any thoughts appreciated.


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Disco, shogun, TLC 80, Hi-lux, patrol, G-Wagen or niva. All may work. Maybe even an Isusu... .

...if you can get from Morocco into Algeria at least.
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Hello pigapicha,

"Civilised", I assume, refers to the the condition of bodywork and level of trim. All unmodified 4x4 are "civlilsed" (in contrast to DIY hybrid cars for weekend offroading). What you do with a civilised car to suit your overlanding needs is another matter.

Although there are a few dozen makes and models to chose from and experimenting is always fun, people who stick to the tried and tested solutions go for Landrover 110, Rangerover Classic, Landcruiser 60 /75 /80, Nissan Patrol GR and not much besides. Other makes/models may be just as good but they don't offer robustness and load capacity/space or both. The final consideration is availability of spares in the places you travel through. Search this forum and you will find many posts on the LR vs LC subject.



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I know you have a lot of experience so would welcome the chance to talk 'off-air' maybe. I will gor for a TLC but so far searches seem to throw up more series 90 than 80 for obvious reasons. Also looking for suitable place to modify the car. At the beginning of a long and exciting road...



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Hello uliza shauri,

No problem, as we are both in London, provided you can wait a while (I am off for about three weeks). Keep me posted, please.

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I suppose it's too late to suggest an Isuzu...

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probably... 3 people i know in Scotland have all had nightmares with theirs, relatively new vehicles. But for n africa, its probably more about preparation tyhan type of vehicle. We hired a Peugeot 205 locally in Morocco last year and spent very little time on road and perhaps luckily, had no problems, not even a puncture.


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