I drove a SXS or UTV thing a few weeks ago it was a canam and had lots of power and fox shocks and crap. It was a lot of fun but $15-30k is not fun. I think that is too much money and a auto based thing could be just as fun for like $5k or so.

What would you build or buy for cheap off road madness?

maybe a exocet with much lift? or how about a locost made for offroad? Or a wrangler and lots more throttle application and bravery?

my income bracket allows me to build a go kart so I think I will start there.