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Old 16 September 2004, 15:17   #11
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Absolutely no debate, whatsoever - you buy the Land Rover Crew Cab.

You've got to keep this vehicle for some 3 years so stop p*ssing about and get the one you want, the 110.
WELL PUT PHIL

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Old 16 September 2004, 15:32   #12
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Chocolate

What do Landys have in common with chocolate, they are soft, as are their parts.Might I remind you of a survey I read most unreilable car was a Disco, second was Freelander, why will the Defender be any different.In Ireland Rover have a terrible name, Defenders have one big weakness their gearbox, I personally know of a friend who has terrible trouble with his. An L200 now thats a piece of kit, why buy a Landy, is it just that they are UK built, they look cool, thats where it stops, you will not surpass japanese engineering, I am not Landy bashing, its a fact
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Phil I think Land Rover should employ you for their Marketing Manager allong with Chris
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Old 16 September 2004, 16:05   #14
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What do Landys have in common with chocolate, they are soft, as are their parts.Might I remind you of a survey I read most unreilable car was a Disco, second was Freelander, why will the Defender be any different.In Ireland Rover have a terrible name, Defenders have one big weakness their gearbox, I personally know of a friend who has terrible trouble with his. An L200 now thats a piece of kit, why buy a Landy, is it just that they are UK built, they look cool, thats where it stops, you will not surpass japanese engineering, I am not Landy bashing, its a fact
Gavin,

I'm not talking about a Discovery or Freelander...it's the Defender I am recommending!

Our first Defender did 150,000 miles ..... no gearbox problems, latest Defender 95,000 miles.... no gearbox problems... what was it you said "Landrovers have a weakness for Gearbox problems", there are none here!

So I stick to what I say "Get a life... get a Defender"

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Dan, the defender is a good car and looks the tits but it all depends how many miles you do and how much time you spend on the motorway. Do you really want to sit on the motorway at 70mph with that TD 5 motor it would be like listening to a Johnson dealer!
Nice choice to have though... I would take the defender and get some ear plugs.
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Hmm interesting one. ADS's point is very valid IMHO, How many miles do you do and are many motorway. A Defender for everyday use on motorways is for the enthusiast only. (LR enthusiasts are all masochistic yer know. ) The Mitsi will be much more comfortable, faster and frankly who wants to live without A/C these days?!

The Defender will be OK build qualitywise which is to say it'll be pretty crap by modern standards, or well, even probably 1970's standards. But then part of the character is getting deafened by the noise, dripped on it the rain and suffering from Landrover elbow caused by the fact that the drivers seat is SO far over to the right! Probably more reliable than a Freeloader and Disco. Rangie in different league of course. Defender probably the only LR I'd buy. But only as a second car.

And before the "Falcon owners club" start ranting on at me as to whether I've ever driven a LandRover, the answer is Yes thanks (72 SIII SWB & 2 Disco's). Oh yes and I used to work there.

Suspect though this is a heart vs head conundrum for you. And I think that the heart will win out. I mean you're not DanTd5 for nothing are you?!
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good point 35k in two years do like a bit of speed the disco TD5 auto
i had was a bit slow
the l200 engine is old hat but will pull well over a ton and don,t hang about
on the way up

its catch 22 very pleased with the L200 but its not a landrover
problem with the landrover its not as well build as the l200

its speed and comfort reliabilty over the name and standing of the landrover
prouduct

all so the wife just pointed out the canvas cover with the nice windows
not a good place to put any think so all item will have to be carryed in the cab not so good takeing tools boat bit fuel cans out each time i park
the l200 as a alloy cover with a lock

alan its a nice choice to have to make and its not my money but its a bit of a reward for working so hard its part my company only four share holders

if i go for the warrior i will end up buying a disco in time i would go for the ES
a 2002 model had the 92/97/98 years 200tdi and 300tdi and a 99TD5
two range rovers 86/89 two 90s and two old boys as well
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...the l200 engine is old hat but will pull well over a ton and don,t hang about on the way up..
I believe you can get them chipped (well, I say chipped, it might be a fuel pump upgrade!). If you're interested I'll get more info from where I got that snippet.
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If you worked for me you'd be in a Toyota Yaris 1.4 Diesel, given the amount of time you spend on Ribnet every day!
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I believe you can get them chipped (well, I say chipped, it might be a fuel pump upgrade!). If you're interested I'll get more info from where I got that snippet.

sad don,t let phil davies see this i am a member of the club

http://www.l200.org.co.uk

power up grade are not that good the mitsubishi ones have been a bit
smokey no power just a number 15 bus route 550 fitted from mitsubishi
the only thing about getting rid of my old one its now well run in and is faster
than the day i got it
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