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Old 20 June 2006, 13:28   #1
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Four Wheel Drive Estate Cars

I am looking to "downgrade" my Landrover for insurance reasons (i.e. I can't get any!) and need something capable of towing a 5.85m rib up a slipway etc.

I've read a little about 4x4 Estate cars, and I know that Skoda have one (can't find any local though!).

Who else do 4x4 estates? (Cheaply - about a 2.5k budget)

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Old 20 June 2006, 13:37   #2
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probably no good for you but i,ve got Ford Mondeo 2.0 petrol 4x4 500 quid
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Old 20 June 2006, 13:40   #3
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Subaru do one i think its called the legacy, mabye you wouldn't be able to find one for 2.5k though. Very good for towing i think there quite powerful aswell.

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probably no good for you but i,ve got Ford Mondeo 2.0 petrol 4x4 500 quid
What age, and what's the model number (So I can get an insurance quote) and I didn't know ford made a 4x4 mondeo...
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Subaru do one i think its called the legacy, mabye you wouldn't be able to find one for 2.5k though. Very good for towing i think there quite powerful aswell.
I saw this one that sold on ebay recently you can get them cheap!

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To be honest I reckon most of them would cost you the same as the Land Rover. They all tend to have highish insurance groups so doubt you would really save anything.

How much have you shopped around? There must be someone who can do it for you - try the NFU - Direct Choice - Firebond - Adrian S Flux.
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www.confused.com for insurance quotes.

My Disco renewal is up at 360.
Confused has halved that.
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www.confused.com for insurance quotes.

My Disco renewal is up at 360.
Confused has halved that.



I've tried the specialists - quotes are all coming in at around 2400.

My problem is I had an accident in February, and while it is being fought on my behalf, my NCB goes to 0. So, I'm a young driver in a big car with 0 NCB! The solution at the moment is looking like putting the Landie in the garage until November (When I'm 21) and getting a cheap 1.1 Fiesta or something to keep me mobile until then. Screws me up with the rib a little!

Alternatively I bite the bullet and go with their monthly payments.
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Jimbo I know someone who's selling a Subaru Forester (the one with the impreza turbo engine in) for 1500 on a P plate if you're interested?
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a young driver in a big car with 0 NCB! The solution at the moment is looking like putting the Landie in the garage until November (When I'm 21) ... Alternatively I bite the bullet and go with their monthly payments.
The price won't go down much because you are 21! Try as Codprawn said NFU I had my Disco with them when I was under 25 and got an excellent deal. Also try LTSB & Sainsbury I have had some excellent deals with them in the past as well. Shogun currently with Sainsbury 100 cheaper than anywhere else thats including paying for extra cover for baby seats etc
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