2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
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Is Overlanding the Same Thing as Off-Roading?

‘Overlanding’ and ‘off-roading’ often tend to be used interchangeably. And, to be fair, on the surface, the SUVs, trucks, and vans used for both activities can seem fairly similar. But if you’re interested in one or the other, know that off-roading and overlanding aren’t exactly the same thing. And just like the Jeep Wrangler can’t …

1991 Mitsubishi Delica Super Exceed 4WD diesel
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Are There Alternatives to the Mitsubishi Delica Van?

Whether it’s for #vanlife or overlanding, the Mitsubishi Delica is a good SUV alternative. With a chassis and drivetrain taken in part from the Pajero/Montero SUV, it’s a genuine four-wheel drive off-roader. However, some earlier models can have some engine issues. Luckily, the Mitsubishi Delica isn’t the only Japanese non-kei van available. It’s not even …

1994 Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear
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Is the Earliest Mitsubishi Delica the Best?

Buying an off-road vehicle is often a balancing act. Newer vehicles tend to be safer, with more technology to simplify the experience. However, there’s a reason many overlanders tend to go old-school: less technology means fewer things to go wrong. Older off-roaders, such as the Toyota 4Runner and Tacoma, also offer similar performance as their …

1992 Mitsubishi Delica
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The Most Common Problems on Early Mitsubishi Delicas

Even off-roaders with a reputation for reliability have their faults. The Toyota 4Runner and Mitsubishi Montero, for example, are both rugged SUVs. Both, however, have had model years prone to engine issues, as well as other problems. Luxury off-roaders aren’t immune, either. And neither are alternative off-roaders like Japanese vans. The Mitsubishi Delica is a …

1991 Mitsubishi Delica Super Exceed 4WD diesel
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Do #Vanlife Right With a Japanese Van

Overlanding usually features trucks and SUVs, prepped for off-roading and loaded with roof tents or bed campers. Or, if you’re really going off-grid, a specially-prepped Unimog. Equally as popular, though, is “van life”, which sometimes gets reduced—courtesy of Instagram—to be just about decorating an old VW van and sticking to “paved roads and parking lots,” …