We both spent many childhood hours traversing 4WD tracks to get to different points of interest.
RJ's first car was a beaten up hunk of a fisherman's model Land Rover.
Still, we managed to travel around Australia in a standard Mitsubishi Magna and off roaded it well beyond what was advisable without any problem. So why did we then buy a beastly 4WD? RJ's dream I suppose. I'd have been happy with a much smaller, fuel efficient model.
Yet I must confess... I like this car. Terrible I know, but it is lovely being up high enough to see the ocean as I drive past. Putting the pram in the back simply entails folding it, hoicking it up and and shoving it in. None of the taking off of wheels and weaving below child restraint straps like I have to do when travelling in my sisters Astra's. We are able to (just barely) squeeze three child seats into the back. One baby one, one toddler one and one side less booster tucked into the middle and used with a safety harness. I honestly don't know how they'd fit into a smaller car.