Hello, CarTalk gurus,
I’m going to be using a car to get through Alpine snow and drive on unmaintained dirt roads. My mechanical background is currently poor, but I plan on working on this. Can you suggest a 4x4 to buy? Obviously it’s preferable to have a high differential joint (a la 4Runner or FJ Runner), good center of gravity, and above average gas mileage. The main thing is to be able to fix this thing when something breaks – and it should happen as infrequently as possible. This is only the beginning of my research – I won’t be buying tomorrow!
Thanks very much!