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Old 08 November 2005, 07:58   #41
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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!
If you buy a Land Rover over 10 yrs old you can get it on classic car insurance but it musn't be your only vehicle and you are limited to about 10,000 miles a year.

I was getting quotes of as high as £900 for my 3.5L V8 110 - third party only!!! NFU came up with £400 so was about to go with them until I discovered Firebond - ended up paying £140 fully comp!!!!!!!!!!!!

One thing I would like to say that is usually overlooked by people who constantly slag off landrovers - when buying a used Land Rover you have to be careful as they are FAR more likely to have been abused than a similar Jap vehicle - very very few of the Jap vehicles are EVER used as anything other than a normal car - Land Rovers are often used for what they were built for.

It doesn't take a genius to work out that a vehicle that has towed 3 tons every day and been driven along beaches and through bogs isn't going to be in as good nuck as a vehicle used as a car!!!

Of course there are plenty of Discoverys out there that have only ever done a school run and nothing more.

If you know what you are doing buy a Land Rover - if you don't then buy a JAP car - they have lots of pretty toys.
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Old 08 November 2005, 08:08   #42
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If you know what you are doing buy a Land Rover - if you don't then buy a JAP car - they have lots of pretty toys.
Listen up guys - he knows what he's talking about - he has a mate who's brother's uncle used to know someone who was 2nd cousin to the guy that assembled Landies on a Friday...

Plus, his best mates mate's girlfriends brother had a Suzuki Rhino, the best off road vehicle ever made his mother reckoned.
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Old 08 November 2005, 08:18   #43
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Listen up guys - he knows what he's talking about - he has a mate who's brother's uncle used to know someone who was 2nd cousin to the guy that assembled Landies on a Friday...

Plus, his best mates mate's girlfriends brother had a Suzuki Rhino, the best off road vehicle ever made his mother reckoned.
A very helpful and enlightening post.........

PATHETIC!!!
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Old 08 November 2005, 08:30   #44
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Listen up guys - he knows what he's talking about - he has a mate who's brother's uncle used to know someone who was 2nd cousin to the guy that assembled Landies on a Friday...

Plus, his best mates mate's girlfriends brother had a Suzuki Rhino, the best off road vehicle ever made his mother reckoned.
Steady Hard1 you will be accused of being boring having said that it hard not to be when CP comes up with such utter crap all the time
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..... ....... - when buying a used Land Rover you have to be careful as they are FAR more likely to have been abused than a similar Jap vehicle - .........Land Rovers are often used for what they were built for.
Land Rover themselves recognise that 95% of their product is never used off road and this is reflected in the range of vehicle they now sell, sports range, disco 3 are so far from their origins that one is a tall sports car and the other a people mover.
Donít get me wrong I lover Land Rovers but they are crap and far from the answer for everyone.
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Steady Hard1 you will be accused of being boring having said that it hard not to be when CP comes up with such utter crap all the time

Land Rover themselves recognise that 95% of their product is never used off road and this is reflected in the range of vehicle they now sell, sports range, disco 3 are so far from their origins that one is a tall sports car and the other a people mover.
Donít get me wrong I lover Land Rovers but they are crap and far from the answer for everyone.
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Suppose it depends on where you live - I can assure you that there are PLENTY of places in the UK where Land Rovers DO get used for what they were intended - wether it be launching boats across sandy beaches or pulling horseboxes through muddy fields - not EVERYONE lives in Surrey!!!

I think it was a perfectly valid point saying that a used Land Rover is more likely to have seen offroad use than a used Pajero or similar.

And I am NOT on about the current vehicles - I am on about the ones Jimbo was looking at - 1995 or thereabouts - not many people will have taken a £40,000 vehicle offroad - £5,000 and it becomes MUCH more likely!!!
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Suppose it depends on where you live - ......
No itís based on market research of a representative group of owners, 95% do not go off road.
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And I am NOT on about the current vehicles - ........
The reason I mention the current product line-up is to illustrate the fact that there is little demand for true off roaders Des
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No itís based on market research of a representative group of owners, 95% do not go off road.

The reason I mention the current product line-up is to illustrate the fact that there is little demand for true off roaders Des

Yes but this does NOT take into account age or value of the vehicle!!! Surely it isn't hard to understand that most people wouldn't take a £40,000 vehicle anywhere it will be damaged but by the time it gets to the 3rd owner and is worth £5,000 then it's a different story.

The market surveys don't take that into account!!!

As to the 95% I am rather dubious - 95% of which vehicles? Don't tell me 95% of people who buy Defenders don't go offroad because I refuse to belive it!!! 95% of the Range Rover Sport fair enough - have you seen how low profile the ttyre are???
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For about 5 grand (and you are not concerned with fuel) you need the ultimate towing/offroad vehicle....

The good old Stally Land Rovers, Jap 4 x 4's stand aside. And if you forget the handbrake on the slip... not a problem... it floats.
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For about 5 grand (and you are not concerned with fuel) you need the ultimate towing/offroad vehicle....

The good old Stolly Land Rovers, Jap 4 x 4's stand aside. And if you forget the handbrake on the slip... not a problem... it floats.
That's "StAlly".. ..and bring plenty of spare drive shafts/bevel boxes..
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Yes but this does NOT take into account age or value of the vehicle!!! Surely it isn't hard to understand that most people wouldn't take a £40,000 vehicle anywhere it will be damaged but by the time it gets to the 3rd owner and is worth £5,000 then it's a different story.

The market surveys don't take that into account!!!

As to the 95% I am rather dubious - 95% of which vehicles? Don't tell me 95% of people who buy Defenders don't go offroad because I refuse to belive it!!! 95% of the Range Rover Sport fair enough - have you seen how low profile the ttyre are???
I was going to answer your post with an explanation of how the research was carried out and to explain how the relative values that people put on their possession have little bearing on the monetary value, but I canít be bother, because what every anyone says you are always right and you know all there is to know about everything. Des
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