Those of you that drive the truck beaches...what vehicles do you like the best?
To put the question in perspective a bit, . .
In the 1930s, taxicabs ran up from Hatteras to the ferry at Oregon Inlet. They were standard 1930s cars with three-on-the-tree manuals and rear wheel drive. There's a story around of one of the drivers doing it in a major hurricane, though he did get stuck once during the trip and had the passengers get out to push.
So the real answer is that it's mostly the skill of the driver, not so much the vehicle.
Get whatever you like, but remember the saying about boats applies to your off-road vehicle. The two happiest days of your life are when you buy it and when you get rid of it.