SHTF Vehicle...for the wife.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BenP, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. BenP

    BenP Monkey++ Site Supporter+

    I am sure many of you are like myself in that your spouse is not a real prepper but goes along with your ideas as long as they are not too inconvenient. My wife's Lincoln Navigator is acting up again and she is making noises about wanting another vehicle. I would really like to get her something that is EMP proof, etc. but nothing comes to mind that she would be willing to drive. I am thinking something with points or a non-electronic diesel. Any ideas?
  2. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Will she drive something that's 1990s at the latest?
    Plus you don't want breaker point ignition.
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  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Buy her a Diesel VW Rabbit used....
  4. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    this could be an impossible task :( :cry:
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  5. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    Find a suitable vehicle that she likes and then have it retrofitted to the level of reliability you feel is necessary.

    If you are buying used, you do a lot of upgrading before you get anywhere near the cost of new.

    Just because Ferrari doesn't make a diesel with a winch on the front doesn't mean you can't make your own...
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  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    I have Questions...

    What level of comfort?
    What level of conveniences?
    What level of drivability in the city?
    What level of drivability when SHTF?
    Is a truck too much vehicle?
    Is a Jeep too much vehicle or too utilitarian?
    All wheel drive, two wheel drive, front wheel drive, rear wheel drive?
    Automatic or manual transmission?
    Amazing fuel economy or average?
    How much cargo space?

    Eh! I forgot.... How many cup holders?
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2018
  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Jeep Cherokee Sport. Always good to have one on hand. Bad gas mileage but they are like a tank in the snow, with high clearance. Easy to fix but usually has an oil leak so do not park in the garage w/o a mat underneath. The older ones will work after EMP if you have the extra parts stored. Major issue with the Cherokee is the lack of full spare tire. Those you either strap to the roof or in the trunk. Teen kids love these and they are solid.
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  8. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    No modern car, truck, tractor, etc, that I know of is really EMP proof. Even harder to state as no one really knows what will happen if there is an EMP. I know my 8N Ford will run, I have complete electrical spares, including all wiring in a static bag, insulated, and in a ammo can sealed, covered with a second static bag, insulated in a garbage can. Guess I would go with a 4 wd, safe, and good gas mileage that she liked, in my wife's case a Subaru and a get home bag.
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  9. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    lol .... old isuzu diesel pickup .... but rare to find
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  10. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    @duane, an older Subaru because I have heard that the newer models have had issues with the Boxer engines. But, their all wheel drive can't be beat.
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  11. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Wife bought a 4wd F150 shortbed and put a topper on it and loves it. Getting to test it out on the snow and ice tonight on her way home from work :)
  12. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

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  13. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    this would be a gud survival vehicle, however the Mrs. might disagree ;) ;)


    yep it has the extra parts kit :D :D

    the Mrs. would probably not like an MRAP either
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  14. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    The 8V92 is pretty nitpicky about fuel...make sure to keep the filters clean ;)
  15. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Detroit still making parts for those fuel hogs?
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  16. apache235

    apache235 Monkey+++

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  17. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Don't know why, but yes...
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  18. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf Monkey+++

    Diesel 4x4 Suburban.
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  19. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    I'll need to polish it up again , little lipstick & bondo , She can ride this again .
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