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Old 16 September 2004, 17:44   #21
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Chipping (and other upgrades...)

You can do all sorts of stuff to the TD5 as well (the engine, not Dan). If the Disco is the worst car in the survey, you should be fine with the Defender - our Disco has proved v. reliable - it only seems to go back for servicing...

(Ooops...tempting fate...)

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Old 16 September 2004, 18:06   #22
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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
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Old 16 September 2004, 18:32   #23
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Hmm interesting
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?!
The S111 is about as modern as the L200...cart springs, age of engine design, ride etc...the TD5 is world class 5cyl HP Inj Engine, mine after 95K uses no oil between 12,000 mile services. The all coil chassis is in a different class to the L200 and actually rides better than a Disco (i have driven both) The LR is full time 4WD the L200 is not, The LR is actually very comfortable, i have driven over 650 miles in one day with no problem. Off road its in a different class to the L200 not least because of the massive axle articulation, the LR has a bigger payload and a bigger towing capacity (3.5 T) and like you said he's not DANTD5 for nothing and i'm sure he is not a Pikey a drug dealer or Pimp either
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Mitus Warrior are a chumps car. Of course if you are a flat roofer, plumber, plasterer, spend all day on a sunbed it the one for you.


What the score with reisdual value? Are the 1tonne pick-up trucks going to get a massive devaluation when the self-employed can no longer treat them as commercial vehicles in 3 years time?
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not a clear winner yet

going to have a look at 110 defenders at the weekend
wifes not happy she wants the warrior

she called the landrover a army tractor thing

when i got married i had two rangerovers as wedding cars
to carry me and the wife to st puals cathedral yes the real
one in london so the choice is a very hard one

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There’s no amount of comparisons that can help here (IMHO) this is a lurve thang. Have you got another car in the family for long motorway runs ? If so go with the heart.

We've got a 43-year-old series 2 which we all love - I wouldn’t have believed it before we had one. I use it more than the Nissan Micra and Civic Type-R for fairly short low speed (Obviously) commuting ,shoving the dog in and towing the RIB (Short Distances) at the weekends - but would be difficult to have as an only car. Recently tried a 90 TD5 with a view to replacing the Micra - I think we could love it enough to use as only transport but as a second car it would be a no brainer.

What a nice problem

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The S111 is about as modern as the L200...cart springs, age of engine design, ride etc...the TD5 is world class 5cyl HP Inj Engine, mine after 95K uses no oil between 12,000 mile services. The all coil chassis is in a different class to the L200 and actually rides better than a Disco (i have driven both) The LR is full time 4WD the L200 is not, The LR is actually very comfortable, i have driven over 650 miles in one day with no problem. Off road its in a different class to the L200 not least because of the massive axle articulation, the LR has a bigger payload and a bigger towing capacity (3.5 T) and like you said he's not DANTD5 for nothing and i'm sure he is not a Pikey a drug dealer or Pimp either
I think trying to make a realistic comparison of SIII LR & Mitsibushi L200 destroys your argument from the off actually. This is about heart though so I think he should go for the Defender.

If head is to prevail mebbe Dan you should also look at the Nissan Navarra or the Ford Ranger? Cookee has a Navarra as does I think Mark Pascoe. Neither look remotely pikey

Of course what you really need is a F150 Supercrew, 5.7V8 Lariat
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There’s no amount of comparisons that can help here (IMHO) this is a lurve thang. Have you got another car in the family for long motorway runs ? If so go with the heart.

What a nice problem

Cheers

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yes we do have a second car for her that is the boss indoors

we have a new ford fiesta zetec Tdci which i hate that was the replace
for our last TD5 disco GS7

but i do a lot of all round driveing with the company motor

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not a clear winner yet

going to have a look at 110 defenders at the weekend
wifes not happy she wants the warrior

she called the landrover a army tractor thing

The Queen drives a Landrover, so does Brian Adams ,Jerremy Clarkson thinks they are cool......Land Rover...The Best 4X4 By Far....

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