The choice of vehicles for a 4WD overland trail is an important one that has to take in many factors - who will be driving them (obviously), reliability, ease of maintenance and comfort. We always insist that the jeeps be owned by the driver, as opposed to being drawn from an agency pool. This is for 2 reasons. One, the vehicles inevitably tend to be better maintained, and two, as a driver knows the quirks of his own vehicle, more often than not he can predict if there's going to be a problem, in which case stops for repairs can be made at the group's convenience rather than randomly along the roadside.
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