Mobile 2M single band, I'd check out the Icom IC-V8000 or the Kenwood TM-281A. Both of those are rugged and have nice loud front firing speakers so you don't have to buy an external. I'm a Kenwood guy myself, but only because that's what my first radio was, and I've gotten used to the menu systems and everything. You'd be good with anything from Yaesu, Kenwood, or Icom.
If you want something with a remote mountable face plate, you've got to get into the dual band game, and the Yaesu 7900 is a good place to start.
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