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Old 22 June 2005, 03:44   #121
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eupa, I looked at those but the tow limit was not much more than my Frontera, I paid £17,500 all in on the road for a brand spanking new Defender 90 Station Wagon with a 3,500kg tow limit, that CANNOT be beaten for value for money

The residual values are another thing as well as spare parts, residuals on the Defender are unmatched by anything similar vehicle on earth. As for parts well I have never seen so many parts at such good prices available for any other vehicle, I have 3 Land Rover magazines and they are full of adverts for every part you can think of, plus body panels are so cheap to repair.

I don't like wasting money, so trust me I have looked at every option and the Defender is the CLEAR winner. I may be eating my words on Friday but the £5,800 saving will help them go down

That members of the jury is the case for the Land Rover fan club

P.S. How many other vehicle manufacturers can claim the fact that 75% of all the same type of vehicles they have built in the last 50yrs are still in use? I rest my case
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Old 22 June 2005, 04:00   #122
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Come on guys.

Give PeteB a break. He's bought a 90 and thats that.

A Kia is probably a very nice vehicle, but the risiduals will be very poor in the UK (especially compared to a defender) because of Kia's rep as a cheap brand.

Pete is looking for helpful advice not a sales pitch from KIA!!!

As I've said before, the defender is an ideal utility vehicle for what he wants, and a Sorento with Leather and every electronic gadget is not really suitable for jumping into wearing wet boating gear.

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Exactly Ken, thanks, I want a tow vehicle, I have the posh cars with all the leather & gizmo's, Merc and Porsche's, this will be exciting going back to basics and my old military days it will be ideal as a spare 'family bus / tow vehicle'. I deliberately chose the basic over the County as that had no carpets, I have ordered the posh rubber mats , as I want something I can hose out (there is nothing worse than DNA stained carpets ). I can't imagine my wife going in it so she will follow in her car, she is not commando trained but you never know if she had a go she may like it a bit rough and it could excite her

Now does anyone know where I could get a snorkel kit for a Kia?
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Old 22 June 2005, 04:15   #123
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.....Now does anyone know where I could get a snorkel kit for a Kia?
Jewsons?....
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Old 22 June 2005, 09:34   #124
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Exactly Ken, thanks, I want a tow vehicle, I have the posh cars with all the leather & gizmo's, Merc and Porsche's, this will be exciting going back to basics and my old military days it will be ideal as a spare 'family bus / tow vehicle'. I deliberately chose the basic over the County as that had no carpets, I have ordered the posh rubber mats , as I want something I can hose out (there is nothing worse than DNA stained carpets ). I can't imagine my wife going in it so she will follow in her car, she is not commando trained but you never know if she had a go she may like it a bit rough and it could excite her

Now does anyone know where I could get a snorkel kit for a Kia?
I don't know about that - my Girlfriend LOVES my 110 - far more so than the Range Rover!!! She is honoured in that I actually let her drive it - she is really good - even offroad!!!

It is really funny to see her offroading in her latest outfit - she is very fashion conscious and wears very short skirts - gets quite a few looks driving a Defender!!!

She has perfected a very elegant way of climbing in without flashing - she puts her hands on the seat and jumps in backwards - she is quite supple!!!
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Old 22 June 2005, 09:59   #125
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....It is really funny to see her offroading in her latest outfit - she is very fashion conscious and wears very short skirts - gets quite a few looks driving a Defender!!!.....
Ofroading in a mini skirt does she milk the sheep in a ball gown
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Easily satisfied then my Girl friend wouldn’t accept anything less that 180 Des
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Old 22 June 2005, 10:16   #126
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Old 22 June 2005, 10:44   #127
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Is this her Codders?
Funnily enough the one with dark hair DOES look like her from behind!!! BUT she would never be seen dead wearing denim!!!

Have yo actually seen the video that still was taken from? Downloaded it once by mistake - shows scantily clad girls getting a variety of things stuck - a Nissan 350z!!! - a hummer amongst others!!!

http://www.carstuckgirls.com/

Crazy or what????
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And heres the link to the video - NOT streaming!!!

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When Good Range Rovers Go Bad

Here is a poor guy in the Us, got a Range Rover for free, or did he,

And in his attempts to put right the bad Rover, he got it pretty good, by modding with Jap parts, how sick is that??????

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It's a comfortable car, and I got it for free.


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It's the most unreliable auto I've ever owned. It rarely ever worked, and it was expensive to repair--VERY expensive. I replaced a distributor cap--cost me $3000. Multiply that by everything that needed replacing. I would have been surprised if there was one little bit of original drivetrain on it. When I realized that I spent more than it was worth on repairs in 5 months, I stripped it out and put in a drivetrain with parts made by Toyota and Honda.


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It's a good car now, but that's because it has the engine from a Toyota Camry, transmission from Honda, and driveshaft and axles build from parts I ordered. I also lowered it so that it was a station wagon--not really an SUV. It gets much better mileage than that hunk of $#!T (28 average compared to 13). My modified
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For God's sake gavin give it a rest - you are getting quite pathetic now.....
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