What's the best small petrol engine 4x4?
I'm without a 4x4 at the moment and I'm getting rid of my van and getting a car for the first time in years and with the way taxes are going I'm going to avoid another diesel.
It wants to be stalking-friendly or course. Don't need 7 seats. Don't need four really, I could even take rear seats out. SWB would do as long as I can get a large carcase tray and two lots of kit in the back. Needs basic off-road ability, reliable with good running costs as there ain't much money - under 5K. It will go off-road quite a lot, especially in winter, so it needs to be up to it and not too prone to dissolving in the wet. Less concerned about road manners and comfort as long as its driveable and not stupidly thirsty.
Like the idea of a Jimny - cheap to buy and run, cheap tax, and I could get a nice low mileage one but is it just too puny to be useful?
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I know its an old one but Opinions appreciated.