My choice for 2M radio communications is the Motorola Spectra. It´s a professional superiorgrade 50W MILSPEC radio built to last. Just the intermod performance alone is superior to any Japanese-built amateur grade radio.
A radio of this caliber requires a good antenna. I decided on the Larsen 5/8 wave 2M antenna for longer range communications during highway travels.. This antenna withstands 150W, almost “bulletproof” with solid NMO connectors.