What Car Would You Take On A 23-Year Road Trip?

Yesterday we learned how Gunther Holtorf has spent the past 23 years driving 500,000 miles in an '88 Mercedes G Wagen diesel. In what car would you do such a trip?

If we had to drive the equivalent of 20 times around the equator in one car, we'd pick a Lada. Rugged, durable, simple like you wouldn't believe and with parts available everywhere. That and it would finally avenge the death of our last great road trip at the hands of a Subaru Sumo.

What car, new or old, would you choose as your companion for a 23-year road trip?

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(Hat tip to B Z Rong!)

Photo Credit: David Lemke/BBC News Magazine