Originally Posted by tonto
So landrovers are unreliable eh?
Why did you need a new engine at 60K,
must be Nissan engines are crap then!
Why are you going through a couple of Isuzus? is it not reliable enough for you to have 1???
sounds like typical Jap crap to me!
Oh dear, I seem to have trodden on the feet of landy lovers!! The best way of taking the spotlight of your vehicles inadequecies is to try and highlight the weakpoints of others.
I will don my flame proof suit in preparation for the responses.
I did not hide any details it's all there warts and all and still IMHO, a far superior machine.
As I said; I would love to buy british but they are just not for me. I have lots of friends and family who have suffered with said vehicles. I have seen through the construction industry many other poor examples of workmanship and bad design. In their day they were the best but I am afraid all your paying for now is the brand name at a marked up price. Saying that; each to their own and as long as it tows your boat thats all you want then it's up to you.
My Navara; the engine went at 60K it was out of action for 3 days, the company paid for the new engine and I was cooking on gas again. Other than that one episode it never gave me a spot of bother. I took it from one end of the country to the other (literally), to Norway and elsewhere on the continent. At work it was great no bother on site and I even drove it onto the top of a demolished building, (just wish I had a camera with me). I really threw it around with no regards and it was fantastic, If I had the cash spare then I would have another one tomorrow.
Since the Navara, I have bought second hand troopers for my towing vehicles. All e bay specials. The first trooper the cluch went at 197k, as it was second hand I cannot comment on when the clutch was put in, but the cost of a new cluch there would be no change from £500. I only paid £550 for the thing to start with. I scrapped it and got £350 back (it was a short wheel base), then I went on E bay and got a long wheel base japanese import (Bighorn) it has the irmscher body kit with recaro heated seats etc all for the grand price of £450. I have to admit it aint pretty but it is a good strong solid vehicle.
Same for the other cars in our household, Suzuki swift (I get between 50 - 60 MPG) and the missus has a SWB Vitara. And our Bikes 2 Hondas and a Suzuki.
Sorry guys, it's the far east every time for me.
(Now zipping up my flame proof suit).