Hooniverse Asks: What’s the best personal vehicle for leaving the country?

Today is Election Day in the United States. This website doesn’t get too deeply political. And this post will not be political. That said if you wanted to leave the country what would be the best vehicle for doing so? I’m talking about personal vehicles and not commercial airlines or boats. I will allow private planes and boats though, so feel free to flood the comments with cool vehicles for leaving it all behind.

The vehicle in the lead photo is ideal if you want to head into the middle of nowhere. But it will not help you blend in or offer any conspicuous notions that you’re just some simple traveler. You can’t run away in a million-dollar rig. I mean, you can if your destination is deep into the Yukon territory.

So, let’s say you were going to pack up the stuff that matters most to you and head off in search of a hew home. What vehicle would you use to do so? And no, don’t freak out, the Montero isn’t packed up or anything. I’m just venting on a day that’s stressful for everyone no matter which side you sit. If we can keep it light in the comments, great. If we can’t, I’ve brought this on myself…

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      1. If by “good” you mean perfect. Even the segment’s flavour with the insanely wow-y voice and the intense riffs in the background is awesome, as if THE ORBITER needs any more help. I wonder if this thing exists today?

      2. If by “good” you mean perfect. Even the segment’s flavour with the insanely wow-y voice and the intense riffs in the background is awesome, as if THE ORBITER needs any more help. I wonder if this thing exists today?

  1. any hovercraft with good range? I don’t know much about them, but they are cool and shouldn’t need roads.

    not sure it will help blend in

      1. Probably a better approach, in terms of reality. If I’m presuming that I’m fleeing to run clandestine shipments, about all I’d have going for me in the Herc would be, in this hypothetical, the ability to operate it. Otherwise the plane would be worth way more than me to someone wanting to be the Amazon of smuggling, and really hard to hide.

      2. I actually flew on one of those once. Back in the 1990s Delta had a few in shuttle service. I was using a Skymiles ticket to fly home for Thanksgiving and one leg of the trip was Providence RI to Boston. Noisy and had thick curtains around the walls, but I could stand up inside.

  2. Rick Radcliffe makes an excellent case for a bike. But—
    As much as I love my two-wheelers, if I need to live indefinitely with only a single vehicle, I’m giving it four wheels, more crash protection, and the ability to carry a spare and some extra gear. …with options tailored to any budget.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cd10ddd22c8e03b12328800778e4c94e3ba5834dc8118dffca254f7c979559ab.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4712bebfa3985b9fbfddaaad876979cbc90b9953937a3d48e431d84fcf57fcfe.jpg

  3. I love that EarthRoamer, that was going to be my choice, but agreed on the high profile.

    I’ve been RV shopping, did you know that you can get 120 month (or more) financing? Crazy.

  4. The last time I drove my Austin Allegro up north for a car show, the border officer asked why the steering was on the right. I answered “It’s British” to which he replied “Good answer” and welcomed me to British Columbia. Maybe it would work again.

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