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Five Reasons Why The 4WD Syncro is the World's Best Adventure Van Five Reasons Why The 4WD Syncro is the World's Best Adventure Van

Five Reasons Why The 4WD Syncro is the World's Best Adventure Van

by Mary Slosson

May 19, 2013

1. The four wheel drive Syncro isn't your crazy aunt's cute hippie VW van. It's a beast designed for the great outdoors. 

2. It's a kick-ass camper "with the soul of an SUV," according to this lovingly-written 2003 New York Times feature article

But it was the camper model that truly distinguished the Syncro. In it you could keep food fresh in a small refrigerator, cook it on a two-burner stove, wash the dishes in a stainless-steel sink with water from a 13-gallon tank, store gear in a series of cabinets and sleep four people comfortably. The little-known Syncro camper was a backcountry mobile home, the ultimate expression of a sport utility vehicle before the term was even coined.
The van can off-road in the outback of Australia, the savannah of Africa, and the cold mud of Canada.
 
3. Syncro owners are crazy. They get together every year for Syncro de Mayo to celebrate the insane off-road driving their live-in vans can accomplish. 
 
 
4. Syncro owners play in the mud for fun:
 
 
 
5. A Syncro van is tougher and more bad-ass than a Toyota 4x4. Yes seriously:
 

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