I’d easily pick the Volvo C303 and the SportsMobile van over any of the other vehicles in the article. I was surprised that the Land Rover Defender wasn’t on the list, tricked out with a snorkel and high-lift. I realize the Jalopnik article is tongue in cheek, but there are better bug out vehicles to put on that list other than a beefed-up RV.
The Sisu XA-185 is an interesting vehicle, but the triple axles and gross weight make me wonder if you’d have to have a commercial driver’s license to legally pilot one.
I still think the 1995 Mitsubishi Montero now owned by my niece is about all the average person would need in a bugout situation. The Monty needs a roof rack, high lift jack, and a tail rack to hold gas cans, but aside from that it’s ready to rumble.
I might take on a BOV project for next spring, maybe with a budget of $5000 or less.