Filed under: Car Buying, Classics, Minivan/Van, SUV, Land Rover, Volkswagen, Off-Road, Autoblog Black
As I scoured auction sites and classified ads for the perfect vehicle to take into battle with Autoblog
Associate Editor Brandon Turkus, I knew I needed to find something unique. You see, I'm currently 0-2 at winning a round of This or That
, in which two of our editors agree on a category, choose a side, and argue it out over a (mostly) friendly chain of emails.
The first time we did this, my chosen Fiat 500 Abarth took about a third of the popular vote
in our reader poll. The second time, my lovely 1980 Oldsmobile 442 did just a little bit better
against a 1989 BMW 635 CSi. Despite holding the opinion that my automotive choices, though perhaps a little bit more... obscure
than my fellow editors, are still better, an outright win would go a long way toward boosting my vehicular self worth a few notches upward.
With all of that out of the way, even if three isn't my lucky number after all, I go into battle against Brandon knowing full well that I've made the perfect choice: A 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro
. My rough-and-tumble van/'ute has a formidable opponent in the form of a 1987 Land Rover Defender
, which, truth be told, is exactly what I was expecting from Turkus, a self-proclaimed Rover aficionado.
Without further ado, join us as we take a look at how our two off-road mounts compare... or, really, don't compare, as the case may be.
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