I've driven all kinds of weird, oddball vehicles — here's a rundown of my favorites, including a Ferrari, a snowplow, and an electric trike.

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GMC plus snowplow.

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  • Over the past six years, I've driven a lot of vehicles, from mass-market sedans to supercars.
  • But I've also driven some truly oddball, or unusual sets of wheels.
  • We're talking snowplows, electric trikes, and commercial vans.
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I'm the man who drove everything.

I'm not kidding. If it has wheels, I'll give it a shot. 

Since 2014, I've been fortunate to sample lots and lots of cars, trucks, and SUVs — everything from cheap daily drivers to some of the world's most staggering supercars.

But along the way, a wide range of offbeat and unusual vehicles has come into my test fleet.

Here are some of the most memorable:

We'll start with that time GMC loaned me a heavy-duty pickup — with a snowplow! It arrived right after a big blizzard, but by then the snow had melted. I did have some fun attacking icy snowdrifts.

GMC HD Snowplow

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Nothing odd about the Tesla Model S — except for that time I took one on a road trip and "ran out of gas."

Tesla Road Trip 2016

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Some years back, I reviewed a Smart ForTwo, the smallest production car I think I've ever tested. It was a nifty little thing that could be parked anywhere in New York City, but on the highway is was absolutely terrifying.

Smart Cabrio

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The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is without question the most offbeat high-performance machine around. It's a "shooting brake," and a $350,000 one. That's a two-door station wagon.

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso 4

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The Mercedes Sprinter is the world's greatest commercial van. I tested a 16-passenger version!

Mercedes Sprinter

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The Honda Odyssey is also a great van, of the mini-persuasion. What was offbeat about this family hauler was ...

Honda Odyssey

... the Shop-Van vacuum in the cargo area!

Honda Odyssey

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The Chevy SS, now discontinued, was the last of a dying breed. It's not everyday that you get to drive an Australian Holden-based mass-market sedan with a massive V8 engine and a six-speed stick-shift!

Chevy SS

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Speaking of discontinued, how about the VW Beetle? Specifically, the Dune Beetle, a throwback to ...

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... the "Baja Bug" of the 1960s.

Baja Bug

The Rogue Dogue is an almost totally one-off Nissan Rogue that's been modified for canine caretaking.

Rogue Dogue

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The Jaguar XE Project 8 was a wild, $188,000 British muscle sedan. Yes, that's a thing.

Jaguar XE SV Project 8

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The Ford F-Series Super Duty was, at the time it filled my driveway, the largest vehicle Business Insider had ever tested.

Ford Super Duty

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I had a difficult time filling the bed.

Ford Super Duty

But I tried.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom was, at $500,000, the most expensive vehicle we had ever tested at that point. It actually had curtains in the back seat. But no Grey Poupon.

rolls royce

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The Fiat 500x, while stylish, as a little too offbeat. It's the worst car I've driven in the past six years.

Fiat 500X

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There's nothing weird about the Corvette ZR1 — it's just that the 755-horsepower mega-car completely terrified me.

Corvette ZR1

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I just couldn't wrap my head around the BMW X6 M — an M Sport upgrade to a bimmer SUV.

BMW X6 M

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The Mercedes G-Wagen is off because it's so, so purposeful. The vehicle hasn't been updated much since it was first deployed as a military machine.

Mercedes Benz G Wagon 6

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The mighty Polaris Slingshot! Get ready for a run of the three-wheelers I've sampled.

Slingshot-Spin

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The Arcimoto SRK was a $12,000 electric trike.

Archimoto SRK

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The Elio had three wheels, ran on gas, and was rather challenging to drive, as I recall.

Elio Car 10

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Electra Meccanica let me borrow their $15,000 three-wheeler for a few hours of exploring New York City.

EM Solo

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I had a great time testing the Vintage Electric Tracker S, an electric bike that evoked the earliest days of motorcycles with its throwback styling.

Tracker Bike

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Finally, the extended-range version of the BMW i3 is an electric car with a small gas motor that kicks in when the battery is drained. Hilariously, I took it on a long road trip that exceeded its electric range and had to stop every 30 miles or so to splash a gallon or two of gas into the tank.

BMW i3

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