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Old 16 January 2006, 17:18   #11
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That's my idea out the window then!
...and don't think that I'm not lookin' out for torpedos when I'm crossin' St Austell Bay!!!
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Old 16 January 2006, 17:18   #12
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Freelander 2.5 v6

We got a Freelander 2.5 V6 Petrol. Lovely road jeep, all the comforts, super on long journeys, but absolutely shite,useless when I attatch a fuly kitted up redbay 6.5. previous tug was Cherokee2.7tdi and it was brilliant for towing.

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Old 16 January 2006, 17:19   #13
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MY mate Paul Acketts is looking for a shite rangie for an Offroad project if your getting rid of it I'll send you his number
Pm Magnum, apparently his Missus has one.
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Old 16 January 2006, 17:21   #14
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The freelander is a bit of a mum's school run 4x4. I'd go for a SWB Shogun if a mid-size 4x4 is your thing. The latest Disco's are good. I use an L200 which is pretty bullet proof.
It will be doing school run duties as well (may even end up being "mum's car so I can keep my fun car) - so ideal

You're right about the SWB Shogun - its probably a good choice and there are loads of Jap imports around Southampton. Problem is - I just don't like Jap stuff. Irrational, I know

Quite fancy a Taliban Wagon some time though!
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Old 16 January 2006, 17:24   #15
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Pm Magnum, apparently his Missus has one.
you are awful.....but i like you!
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Old 16 January 2006, 17:26   #16
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Had one on loan from Wessex Landrovers for a week. Much more expensive to run than a diesel disco, also appeared just as wide when driving. The last of the real Discos (300 engine) would be a good choice if you don't want to rush to the TD5. Insurance for the Disco now nearly the same as my 106 Now £248 Fully Comp.

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Pete,

Was it a petrol one you had on loan?

Have the chance of a cheap (but very high mileage) 300TDI Disco from my dad in a few months. Problem is they can go as rusty as my old Rangie just as quick - there was an N reg one being welded up when I went to get the repair quote on mine - the welder said it was much worse than mine!

I think that the Disco is just a bit too grown up for me at the moment but probably what I should get.
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The Landcruiser is the "Ragheads" battlebus!. The good thing about the less than new Mitsubishi is that they are pretty hard. My F in Law has a new Shogun LWB which is good but getting a bit complicated. To my mind Discos are stuck together with Wriggleys.
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Old 16 January 2006, 17:29   #18
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Automatic

Saw Jools?/Jules? pulling his Ribcraft 585 up the steep slip at Mayflower Marina - I think he had an auto V6.

Don't want a V6 as a "bit" thirsty for everyday use.

But maybe an auto would save the clutch burning out?
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In what way useless?

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We got a Freelander 2.5 V6 Petrol. Lovely road jeep, all the comforts, super on long journeys, but absolutely shite,useless when I attatch a fuly kitted up redbay 6.5. previous tug was Cherokee2.7tdi and it was brilliant for towing.

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Not enough power?
Couldn't get up the slip?
Too light / unstable on road?
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The Landcruiser is the "Ragheads" battlebus!. The good thing about the less than new Mitsubishi is that they are pretty hard. My F in Law has a new Shogun LWB which is good but getting a bit complicated. To my mind Discos are stuck together with Wriggleys.
All of the new stuff is far too complicated to take anywhere near any salt water
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