I’ve been looking for an inexpensive generator to add to my preps. I would love to get one of the Honda inverter generators but that just isn’t in the budget for right now.
I found this good article from Backwoods Home. It evaluates an $89 generator from Harbor Freight. It definitely is not as good as the Honda, but it would work in a pinch. Pair this with an inverter on your vehicle and you would be in good shape. My biggest concern is that it is two cycle. Additionally, it is not stable enough to power electronics (i.e. computers).