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Old July 3rd, 2012, 10:30 AM
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$6,000 SUV for Africa

I came across this on Autoblog. The idea is great. Kind of like the Nano for India. I just hope the suspension is the one thing they didn't skimp on.


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Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:08 AM
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I wonder if it will fare better than the Africar.

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 12:22 PM
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I wonder if it has a central mount point for a recoil less rifle or machine gun mount. It would come in handy for bouts of civil unrest.

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Old July 9th, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Why bother. Best vehicle for African roads is a Toyota 4wd Minivan HIACE. They are already there so an infrastructure as in thousands of vans, extra parts, mechanics, etc. I have gone on safari in them, Land Cruisers, Mitubishi (sp?), and Defenders. Add the pop top option and instant viewing for critters.
Problem with the defender is spare parts.
I'm contemplating thinking about thinking about it!
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Back in the news but now $10k

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