All kinds of questions come to mind when I think of Post SHTF Vehicles. Will EMP weapons be used against us by one or more of our many haters of the USA? In my early life due to necessity I worked on all my vehicles if I could. Today, I don't even change my own oil and filter. It is not that I don't know how, or have the tools, it is just so damn easy to let someone else do it. I have rehabbed broken and derelict motorcycles, rode them for a while and then sold them. Each and every motorcycle and different makes have their own problem areas and the need for special tools. I have worked as an outboard motor mechanic on Mercury Outboards of the early 70s. Ditto on tools and special equipment. By far the most straight forward and easy to work on vehicles imho were the Volkswagon bugs from 1949 to 1979. The gas horizontal air cooled 4 cylinders. Over a number of years, I learned how to repair or replace almost anything on a VW bug. I owned 3 of them and 2 vans as well. For the way I drive, the vans were just too heavy and non aerodynamic and the engines could not take the abuse I gave them. Stock motors in the bugs also always failed me to start with, but necessity drove me to learn how to build a reliable motor from a bare or long block and end up with a very reliable bug with more performance and better gas mileage than the stock motors had. In the process I learned how to construct an awesome high performance street legal, daily driven steel bodied bug that was clocked at 139mph. It was not out of power at 139mph, but was getting very squirrely to control without wrecking. A short wheelbase platform like that without modifications to suspension and steering and down force is just not meant to be driven at that speed. It ain't legal anyway. I am going to obtain a project car (VW Bug - old style) to make into a 2 bucket seat, pickup truck, with a reliable new engine built from scratch that will easily accelerate to 80 plus mph and get 30 to 35 mpg or better, and not be subject to the fear of EMP shutdown. I will also obtain various spare parts for future repairs. I am hoping to start a dialog with others who have Survivalist Vehicles that address the threat of EMP and other concerns. Examples such as Camo Golf carts with Battery motors and solar collector roof charging system. Diesel Motorcycles, ATVs, other Trucks and Cars modified accordingly. Maybe we should have a sub forum for this.