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Old 23 June 2005, 19:31   #161
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Are you guys real or 'google spiders'?
What the hell is a 'google spider'?

And while we're at it what do HTH and LOL mean at the end of some posts?

What's Codprawn on about when he refers to streaming videos and the opposite ones!? What's the difference?

Why do people connect VHF's to chartplotters?

How do Richard B and other techno whizzkids insert multiple quotes from other posts in their own posts? I can only work out how to do one quote at a time and if you cut and paste from the lists below you don't get it in a nice little grey box with the name of the person quoted from.
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Old 23 June 2005, 22:30   #162
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What the hell is a 'google spider'?

And while we're at it what do HTH and LOL mean at the end of some posts?

What's Codprawn on about when he refers to streaming videos and the opposite ones!? What's the difference?

Why do people connect VHF's to chartplotters?

How do Richard B and other techno whizzkids insert multiple quotes from other posts in their own posts? I can only work out how to do one quote at a time and if you cut and paste from the lists below you don't get it in a nice little grey box with the name of the person quoted from.
Don't worry about it - just dream of Aston's instead they are FAR more fun!!!
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Old 24 June 2005, 04:31   #163
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Do you have to be a trade member to advertise launching and recovery services? (well I have to learn somehow )

Vehicle is here, picking it up at 12noon then to the accessory fitters, I will post pictures about 5pm if it is finished
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Old 24 June 2005, 05:04   #164
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Vehicle is here, picking it up at 12noon then to the accessory fitters, I will post pictures about 5pm if it is finished [/QUOTE]

I hope you still have kept your membership to the AA/RAC?

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Old 24 June 2005, 14:45   #165
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Well here she is

Before and after accessories, no snorkel I decided that I will wait until I find out if you lose power with it. Ran out of time to fit rear work light so still some jobs to do, so what do you think of it?

P.S. A little problem with the wrong seat colour, but they will be changed on Tuesday.
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Old 24 June 2005, 14:59   #166
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Well here she is

Before and after accessories, no snorkel I decided that I will wait until I find out if you lose power with it. Ran out of time to fit rear work light so still some jobs to do, so what do you think of it?

P.S. A little problem with the wrong seat colour, but they will be changed on Tuesday.
Very nice - they do look quite compact compared to a 110 though - better off road though - not too much to stop them!!!

Does it have traction control and ABS fitted???
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Old 24 June 2005, 17:12   #167
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Well I have just done my first 100 miles, what a brilliant car. It has some quirks but not much has changed since I used to drive them in the 70's, the TD5 feels very powerful goodness knows what it goes like with the extra 35bhp when the ECU is re programmed.

It doesn't have ABS, neither does the County, only the new XS does, I don't know if they do any of them with traction control, but mine doesn't have that either. Blimey what do you expect for 17,500

I looked at the 110 but it seemed scary to park, it is the recommended vehicle for longer towing distances, what put me off was the passenger accomodation, I have done plenty of journey in those in the back and didn't like it. The 90 will do me as I only really want it as a tractor unit for pulling the boat, but after the fun I have had in it this evening I can see some other uses starting very quickly

Someone gave me free locking wheel nuts, I didn't ask for them

All in all it went very well and the guys are real gentlemen, I would not hesitate recommending www.lapworthassociates.com to anyone in the market for one, mine has been registered with a UK dealer today, so all the 3yr warranty and Land Rover assistance is now in place, piece of cake, I just cannot understand how anyone in their right mind would give a UK dealer another 5,800 for the very same car. Mine will be serviced now like all others bought in the UK with no difference whatsoever.

What is AMAZING is that from discussing this in my first post on the 16th June, I thought about it, oredred it and it has been PDI'd in Italy and shipped and delivered to me here in the UK, 8 days Total, I bet a UK dealer could not do that much quicker. BRILLIANT So thanks to everyone for their kind help and the thought provoking moments
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Old 24 June 2005, 18:31   #168
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The very best of luck with your new motor, I hope it goes well for you and does everything you ask of it, it looks the part cheers gavin
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Old 24 June 2005, 22:32   #169
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Well I have just done my first 100 miles, what a brilliant car. It has some quirks but not much has changed since I used to drive them in the 70's, the TD5 feels very powerful goodness knows what it goes like with the extra 35bhp when the ECU is re programmed.

It doesn't have ABS, neither does the County, only the new XS does, I don't know if they do any of them with traction control, but mine doesn't have that either. Blimey what do you expect for 17,500

What is AMAZING is that from discussing this in my first post on the 16th June, I thought about it, oredred it and it has been PDI'd in Italy and shipped and delivered to me here in the UK, 8 days Total, I bet a UK dealer could not do that much quicker. BRILLIANT So thanks to everyone for their kind help and the thought provoking moments
Never mind the extra 35bhp - it WILL get a lot quicker anyway over the first 10,000 miles - at least the Discovery TD5 I had did - it was quite slow at first but got quicker and quicker!!!

If you spec ABS you get traction control with it - they work together - applies the brake to the wheel that is spinning - really does work VERY well.It is a costly option though.

The Discovery doesn't have as much axle articulation as a Defender so will lift a wheel earlier - a mate filmed me driving offroad and you could see the wheel lifting but nor spinning at all - very impressive - a Defender with it would be the ULTIMATE!!!

Amazing service you had from these people - may be tempted later on but will feel guilty about "cheating" on my old E reg!!!
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Old 25 June 2005, 03:49   #170
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Gavin, thanks for the kind words and thanks for keeping up until 3am most mornings researching Defender faults I must be a Defender talked about web site expert now

Codders, you have been an inspiration I kept my faith in you even after the 'nutter' scare story, bas...ds I really thought I had been had over, more sleepless nights

Anyway the hard part is over, it is such a relief to get it in one piece as I have never imported before and after hearing all the scare stories about imports I was a bit concerned. I must say that the saving of 5,800 blew away a lot of that as in the car being labelled an import as there is more than enough cash saved to cover that. The log book has a tiny stamp on the dealer page which does not state which country it was sold from, after a few local main dealer stamps it will look no different to a UK supplied one. The log book shows me as the first registered owner and says nothing about it being imported.

Peter Allport Tel :- 01564 795090 is the guy at Lapworth Autos a true gent who imports 40 or so a month, the stress is taken out of the mass of paperwork as they do it all for you. I am sure that at the price he sells them for he is just taking a small amount of commission on each vehicle. If anyone has questions feel free to PM me.

You can see current vehicles on their way over at their site www.lapworthautos.com or for some reason the link appears at the bottom of some of the thread pages. I would say that with the accessories he puts on the basic Station Wagon like mine, makes it the best value, the County for 1,300 more only gives you carpets (I wanted the big mat in the back for boating gear so suits me), tinted windows, electric windows (they would have been good as it is very difficult to reach across to open the passenger window as I found out yesterday when asking directions ), colour coded roof (I preferred the classic white), deletion of bulk head between front and rear (Iwanted this as it prevents gear flying forward in case of braking sharp, funny thing is they sell a dog guard type contraption to place there at silly money so why have it deleted?) 4 x individual rear seats (I prefer the two benches in mine as you can easily remove the bottom pads to give greater room) and front mud flaps.

My basic one I got came with these Land Rover original additional options :- Boost alloy wheels, CD radio, heated rear screen a w/wipe, cloth seats, centre front seat, alarm, central locking with remote and metallic paint, all sensible options with my Defender 90 Station Wagon 17,500 on the road including 3yr Land Rover Warranty and 3yrs Land Rover assist.

I hope my experience will inspire others to take the leap and perhaps get the ultimate 'dream vehicle' (for Gavin ) they never thought they could afford at the moment, some times I think you just have to take the plunge you only live once!

As for 'Google spider'

Cheers

P.S. Now what about a Thread on importing a RIB in 8 days
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