My friend and I have been looking to do the Mongolian Rally in 2012 (yes 2012, we need to get organised and it's going to take a year!) and we need a 1ltr car in which to do it. Now my general car know how is poor, and doing 10,000miles without breaking down would be a miracle! So could anyone make a recommendation to a car that would be easyish to fix on the go, and from improvised parts! It needs to be cheap to buy (we're not looking to actually buy until its 100% confirmed we're doing it) as a) its going to get trashed over 10,000 miles, crossing deserts, offroad, dirt tracks etc... and b) we leave it in Mongolia when we fly back!
What we would like if possible is a recommendation to a car, or selection of cars, that we can revise up on, get ready and correct niggles that may cause mishap on the journey. This is still a maybe as my friend is checking he can get 2 months of work , we can prepare ourselves mentally for the trip, and can stop thinking about the warnings on the website!