Thursday Twister: Hurricane Escape

Welcome to the Thursday Twister — a quick quiz with a twist.  Today I’d like to propose a simple question — what is the best vehicle to use to escape a natural disaster like Hurricane Andrew (currently hitting Florida’s coast with serious fury)? 

To me, the selection criteria is fairly straightforward — you need range and decent (but not necessarily Hummer levels) amount of ground clearance. I’m going to go with this 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel here on eBay for $13,500, that has a 21.1 gallon fuel tank and should get 20mpg on the highway for a 400+ mile range — not bad at all for an SUV that can ford small streams.

What do you suggest? Comments below.