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Old 18 January 2006, 13:28   #51
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The best value towcar EVER 2nd hand has to be the Audi S8 quattro 4.2V8 -
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Keep thinking they’ll cost you an arm and a leg to run the fuel consumptions is really frightful and servicing is worse Des
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Clutch

So,

It sounds like the most likely downside of a diesel Freelander might be burning out the clutch.

Will have to think on.

Donuts - that is sort of the plan I fancy an S4 but not sure if a Defender is the most sensible other daily driver.

I want to go from a 4 car "family" to a 2 car family.

We'll see how this spring pans out.

When are you getting a towbar fitted to your new motor?
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Old 18 January 2006, 15:06   #53
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had two conflicting reports - pompey audi say they wont put a towbar on as it will melt with heat of exhaust (and equally worrying it requires quite a bit of cutting and pasting of the rear end) and west london audi say its fine to do and will take £895 + vat for privelige....

mmmm £1050 or a melted rear end - not much comfort either way so its probably not going to happen....
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had two conflicting reports - pompey audi say they wont put a towbar on as it will melt with heat of exhaust (and equally worrying it requires quite a bit of cutting and pasting of the rear end) and west london audi say its fine to do and will take £895 + vat for privelige....

mmmm £1050 or a melted rear end - not much comfort either way so its probably not going to happen....
Have you tried a specialist towbar centre?
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If you want to do the Job

stop Pi**ing about and get a proper jap 4x4
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Freelanders, Disco's 1 and 2 are thrown together out of the Austin Rover parts bin. Beats me why anyone would even consider one. Clarkson and Co. fall around laughing at the mere mention of either. In the small/ midsize 4x4 sector it has to be jap in my opinion.
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had two conflicting reports - pompey audi say they wont put a towbar on as it will melt with heat of exhaust (and equally worrying it requires quite a bit of cutting and pasting of the rear end) and west london audi say its fine to do and will take £895 + vat for privelige....

mmmm £1050 or a melted rear end - not much comfort either way so its probably not going to happen....
Out of interest which Audi model is it? RS4??
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Freelanders, Disco's 1 and 2 are thrown together out of the Austin Rover parts bin. Beats me why anyone would even consider one. Clarkson and Co. fall around laughing at the mere mention of either. In the small/ midsize 4x4 sector it has to be jap in my opinion.
You obviously have never seen the test of Clarkson driving over the boggy mountain in Scotland then - he was REALLY singing the Discovery's praises!!!

Also he keeps insisting on the Defender being on the COOL wall......
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You obviously have never seen the test of Clarkson driving over the boggy mountain in Scotland then - he was REALLY singing the Discovery's praises!!!

Also he keeps insisting on the Defender being on the COOL wall......

Clarkson is a prat who couldn't drive offroad in a tank.

I could have done that run in half the time in my old Fourtrak-and without having to be winched out twice.

A PROPER landy would have done it even quicker.
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