My favorite daily ride is still overseas ... 1999-1/2 HJ75 Land Cruiser.
Bought it used through a broker in Amsterdam from the Red Cross in Gibraltar. Only 60,000 kilometers (40k miles) for less than $20K ($80k new). Some unusual options came along ... ARB Kangaroo Bar on the front and 500-lbs of Kevlar floor-lining (anti-mine) from the top of the firewall to the rear door
Always thought that was an interesting add-on ... saved from a landmine, but now in a disabled Land Cruiser ... in the middle of a minefield
Too bad US EPA won't allow Nissan and Toyota diesel engines in the States. Otherwise, I'd be cruising around the Missouri Ozarks in this. But, it's garaged, cranked regularly and waiting for me each time I go back to the Caucasus. The 4.2-litre Inline-6 is non-turbo, but the truck could climb trees if it could gain traction. I never was able to bog it down or find a load too heavy ... even pulled a 2-1/2 ton stake-bed out of the vineyards once, loaded with 3 tons of grapes
Cracked a leaf in the right rear spring out on the steppe near Azerbaijan. The cost of importing OEM springs from Japan was outrageous. So, I looked into ARB aftermarket from Australia. After import, cost was only 10% more than Toyota originals would have been. The photos show the Land Cruiser with a Dakkar Rally racing suspension installed: 24 leafs in the back, 16 in the front. Several polyurethane bushings separate leafs in each spring set with grease-able shackles all around (you can see the brass, just under the front bumper). Also installed Old Man EMU nitro shocks at the same time. I was surprised at the smooth ride. 70mph along seldom-maintained dirt roads out on the steppe was easily manageable
Oh! ... the diplomatic CD in the windshield? Had a friend who managed the motor pool at USAID. He provided me with the decal to save time with traffic cops out in the countryside (and, two cases of Redline high performance synthetic gear oil for the transfer case and differentials ... impossible to find overseas). The country traffic cops don't want to deal with the paperwork of pulling over a "diplomat." Of course, the CD means nothing without the red and white diplomatic license plate to go along