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Old 07 November 2005, 22:44   #31
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Actually, although I've owned a few Landrover vehicles and I'm still not a great fan, what you need is a disco cos you'll get a good one for 4k and the upkeep is very cheap and getting cheaper. (DIYing) You can even get replacement CV's for 40quid. If you pick up a pre-electronic 2.5TD that can further prevent big bills. Given that you're likely to be dipping it into the sea, willingly or by necessity, you don't want to be rusting big money away.
This is something I have considered - I'm pretty sure I've seen 7 seat discos as well - somebody will set me right!

I'll have to check out the insurance, and I'm not sure I'll get a post 1995 Disco for 4k. Anyone genned up on car auctions?


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Old 08 November 2005, 02:53   #32
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We forgot to talk about the land rover 101 Jimbo

You can get 20 odd of your drunk student bum mates in the back, or a matress

The winch means you dont need to go anywhere near the sea and it tows like a train.

Bit thirsty thuough lol.

Pete said you can have a go in his Trooper 3.1TD
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Old 08 November 2005, 03:46   #33
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We forgot to talk about the land rover 101 Jimbo

You can get 20 odd of your drunk student bum mates in the back, or a matress
Pah ! Just 20? Try this with the canvas on... and it does better MPG than a 101.. ... Cheaper than a similar aged Disco...Towing ability? Oh yes! Anyone fancy a tug of war?......and now available in Blue
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Old 08 November 2005, 04:53   #34
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How about:
http://www.witham-sv.com/infopage.php?ID=479&Overide=1
6WD - will pull a boat I should think!
Or:

http://www.witham-sv.com/infopage.php?ID=510&Overide=1
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Old 08 November 2005, 05:17   #35
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This is something I have considered - I'm pretty sure I've seen 7 seat discos as well - somebody will set me right!

I'll have to check out the insurance, and I'm not sure I'll get a post 1995 Disco for 4k. Anyone genned up on car auctions?


Thanks again everyone for all your helpful responses

Yes you can get 7 seat Discos, and if you get a 5 seater you can get the extra seats from ebay most of the time.

Recently changed from a Vaux Frontera to a 300TDI and it's totaly different, if you couldn't see the boat in the rear mirror you wouldn't be able to tell it was there. Won't ever go back to the Vauxhall.
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Old 08 November 2005, 05:17   #36
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How about:
http://www.witham-sv.com/infopage.php?ID=479&Overide=1
6WD - will pull a boat I should think!
'tis only 4wd... and don't touch 'em with a barge pole.... I used to drive a six wheel Rangey in anger and it's a very, very scarey thing... Good cure for constipation though...
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Old 08 November 2005, 07:05   #37
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Ok, being as I'm only 20 on saturday, I don't think my insurance company would approve!

Hard enough getting insurance on a go-kart being a young male driver...

Some of the cars here look like serious bits of kit! I'm getting a good vibe from the trooper, still not entirely convinced about the Disco though!
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Old 08 November 2005, 07:21   #38
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Ok, being as I'm only 20 on saturday, I don't think my insurance company would approve!
Best thing for 4x4 insurance is look for specalist 4x4 insurance agents cheaper and usually better cover than normal car insurance.
I always find it helps to put a woman on the policy even if they never drive it, mine goes down by 50 when I add my partner !!
Also say you have use of another car

As a guide mine is aprox 300 fully comp protected (I'm 35)
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Old 08 November 2005, 07:26   #39
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Best thing for 4x4 insurance is look for specalist 4x4 insurance agents cheaper and usually better cover than normal car insurance.
I always find it helps to put a woman on the policy even if they never drive it, mine goes down by 50 when I add my partner !!
Also say you have use of another car

As a guide mine is aprox 300 fully comp protected (I'm 35)
Cheers for that - will see what happens if I add my mother/sister or something.

I just looked at that second Landy from Witham, the 300tdi, looks nice, but v.high mileage!
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Old 08 November 2005, 07:40   #40
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I used to have a Cavalier SRI and an Astra GTE before I settled down into the boring wan--r I am nowadays and those babies flew and held the road well, i hammered them and they lasted the course well!

You only had a pop at yu Dadas vectra cos you were influenced by that Ponse Clarkson

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