From amphibious cars to monster trucks

With the ongoing pandemic, many people find themselves eager for a great adventure. And depending on the activity and the destination, you need a certain vehicle. For example, the best adventure might be one with a chic interior for a long road trip or one with plenty of room for your friends and gear. Or maybe you want to go off-road or need something easy to fix.

Recently, the Jalopnik team published a list of the best cars to take on an adventure around the world according to readers. Maybe one is the vehicle you need for your perfect getaway.

The Honda Odyssey is the ideal family adventure vehicle

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The Honda Odyssey is a minivan with a plan and could be a good choice for transcontinental trips. It’s easy to fix, has good ground clearance for rough roads, and plenty of room for gear, tools, and anything else you might want to bring. If you are planning a long trip on a rough road, know that the seats are comfortable.

A Jalopnik reader recommends the 1998 model for its four doors, raised suspension and off-road tires.

The ultimate monster truck: Unimog

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If you’re feeling daring and your standard off-road vehicle just isn’t enough, the Unimog could be the vehicle to do the job. It’s a favorite among Jalopnik contributing readers.

Designed by Mercedes and in production since 1948, the Unimog is powerful, flexible and can deliver what many other vehicles cannot.

Fast car fans stan the Dodge Charger

The second-generation Dodge Charger is another reader favorite. You’ll turn heads when you show up in this American classic. Plus, the Charger’s simplicity makes this muscle car easy to fix.

An adventure vehicle for the masses: Toyota Hilux

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If you intend to travel the world, you will need an adventure vehicle with a global supply chain. A reader says it means Toyota or Mercedes. Their preference goes to the Toyota Hilux.

Top of the line showed that the Hilux could sail to Bristol, the North Pole and a trip to a volcano. Can it cover any ground? Presumably, it is possible.

Do you have trailers? Consider the Toyota Land Cruiser

Although it might be an expensive gas guzzler, the Toyota Land Cruiser is a reader favorite. That he is capable is understood. It has over six decades of off-road expertise to prove it. If you also need towing? It’s hard to find a vehicle that can do better.

An adventure vehicle on the road: the Toyota 4Runner

Readers talked about the Toyota 4Runner, especially the fourth-generation four-wheel drive. It is as powerful as a Land Cruiser even if it is smaller. The 4Runner also offers a comfortable ride on or off the pavement, especially on long road trips.

Go on amphibious adventures in the Sherp

Known as a “utility vehicle”, the Sherp is a force to be reckoned with. You can seat four or more people in this amphibious vehicle that can take you where most vehicles can’t.

Go to hard to kill places in the Mercedes-Benz W123

The Mercedes-Benz W123 has been around for a decade and the automaker has produced over 2.5 million in China, Germany, South Africa and Thailand. A reader explains that it’s easy to find coins and hard to kill. Both are desirable features to have in an adventure vehicle that you plan to drive on more than one continent.

The W123 is durable and discreet, thanks to its use as a taxi in many developing countries.

The Amphicar reinforces the kitsch factor

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Driveable on land and sea, this 1960s convertible could really go around the world. The Amphicar 770 was produced in West Germany from 1961 to 1968. However, less than 4,000 were made and there are only around 400 left, so it can be difficult to find spare parts .

A reliable motorcycle can go just about anywhere

As actor Ewan McGregor explains, you can’t go wrong with a motorcycle. The star of star wars prequel trilogy and Doctor Sleep says BMW, HD and Yamaha motorcycles traveled from the northernmost point of Alaska to the southernmost point of Argentina without using a boat.

McGregor also happens to be a motorcycle enthusiast, so he would know.

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