The Ten Best Vehicles For Exploring The WorldPatrick Frawley1/30/12 11:00amFiled to: Answers Of The DayAOTDListicleTop Ten147EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Roads only take you so far. There's a lot more of the world out there to see, and sometimes you need a special vehicle to get you there. These are Jalopnik readers' choices for the ten best expedition vehicles. Welcome back to Answers of the Day — our daily Jalopnik feature where we take the best ten responses from the previous day's Question of the Day and shine it up to show off. It's by you and for you, the Jalopnik readers. Enjoy! Advertisement Advertisement Photo Credit: Wapster 10.) Volkswagen Westfalia SyncroSuggested By: Swine Sponsored Why it's fit to tackle the unknown: Adding an all-wheel-drive system to the already capably off-the-grid Westy was a stroke of genius. Unless there's a tree in the way, this well get there (if slowly).Photo Credit: Dave O 9.) Rolls-Royce Phantom Torpedo Tourer Advertisement Suggested By: Defender90Why it's fit to tackle the unknown: If you're going to do something, do it with style. Originally outfitted for tiger hunting with gun mounts and searchlights, this 1925 Phantom backs up the gear with the most solid platform and running gear available in its day. Rolls-Royces were a popular choice in the rougher parts of the British Empire for those with the means.Photo Credit: Bonhams 8.) BMW R 1200 GS Advertisement Suggested By: E39EdWhy it's fit to tackle the unknown: If four wheels and enclosed sleeping areas are just too safe and comfortable, BMW's family of GS motorcycles may be your cup of spring water. A legion of hardened adventure travelers swear by the bulky and phenomenally capable bikes. Advertisement Photo Credit: Paul and Menno Ridderhof 7.) Toyota Land Cruiser Advertisement Suggested By: nibby4WDWhy it's fit to tackle the unknown: Our pick of the standard SUV class, the Land Cruiser is a favorite of explorers and paramilitary movements around the globe. Older ones with the pushrod inline-Six are among the most mechanically reliable vehicles ever built.Photo Credit: Don Carroll 6.) EarthRoamer XV-LT Advertisement Advertisement Suggested By: HammerheadFistpunchWhy it's fit to tackle the unknown: An EarthRoamer has about as much in common with a normal RV as Everest base camp has with a state park: the same basic idea turned up to a hundred. Basically a luxury cabin cruiser on the capable shoulders of a Ford heavy-duty pickup, this will go just about anywhere while not wandering too far from modern comfort.Photo Credit: earthroamer.com 5.) KAMAZ-4911 Advertisement Suggested By: 24hrs of BtheD19Why it's fit to tackle the unknown: Exploring is usually done at one's own pace, but if it turns into a competition it's best to be prepared with a competition vehicle. The big Russian-made rigs have dominated the truck class of the Dakar rally for a decade. Advertisement Photo Credit: Daniel Peppes Gauer 4.) Jeep Wrangler Advertisement Suggested By: BigHarvWhy it's fit to tackle the unknown: It's a small miracle that such a ridiculously capable vehicle is available at local dealerships across America at an affordable price. With minimal preparation, a Wrangler will happily handle everything short of a climb straight up El Capitan.Photo Credit: Jeep.com 3.) Steyr-Daimler-Puch/BAE Pinzgauer Advertisement Advertisement Suggested By: DukeofBirnamWhy it's fit to tackle the unknown: Half of this list could be military vehicles. We're giving the nod to the Pinzgauer because of its compelling combination of bombproof construction, reasonable carrying capacity, moderate footprint, and ground-clearance-enhancing portal axles.Photo Credit: Mike McGrath 2.) MaxiMog Advertisement Suggested By: m2m, destroyer of brake pads, disksWhy it's fit to tackle the unknown: A Mercedes Unimog is already one of the most capable vehicles on the planet, so properly preparing it for an expedition is the finishing touch. The Maximog takes the basic idea and adds just about everything good. Advertisement Photo Credit: Maximog.com 1.) Dobbertin Surface OrbiterSuggested By: nryoung Advertisement Why it's fit to tackle the unknown: When Rick Dobbertin got tired of crafting award-winning hot rods, he decided to build a fully-amphibious super-RV using the stainless steel tank of an old milk truck. The Surface Orbiter project ran out of funding before it could live up to its globe-lapping potential, but it did clock 30,000 miles on land and 3,000 in the water. One person's monument to going anywhere and everywhere possible.