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Old 05 May 2005, 11:07   #31
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I make no bones about it - A KIA SORENTO 200 hp (LPG) - WHY?
( in belgium LPG at 25 p a liter)

Because it is cheap AND EXCELLENT BUILD QUALITY
and it costs practically nothing in maintenanace
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can tow 2800 kgs which your Discovery or your Range Rrover cannot do
legally.

I use to have an A6 but this kia knocks the spots of it and the BM X3 or XL costs 2.5 times as much.

You can always trade yours in for something decent

Jonathan
Well I never It says 3500 Kgs in all the LR literature! What do you know that land Rover don't?

KIA SORENTO hum well I wont be as rude as you but not for me I will stick with the Discovery!
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Old 05 May 2005, 11:16   #32
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Well - plesae inform how much you paid for your can of rubbish and what you got?
You are probable right on the 3500 kgs bit as I was referring to the Belgium market where they have down-rated it to some 2200 kgs.

Give you a race any day- anywhere?

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Old 05 May 2005, 11:28   #33
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Well if you are happy in your little car good for you!
I'm very happy with mine, but if I had have got a Kia I would have always been left wanting something better!
I also reckon I could sell the Land rover for that I paid there as you I think would be Lucky to get back half!
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Old 05 May 2005, 11:38   #34
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getting a bit touchy are we??


The dfference compared to what I paid and what you paid for basically to do the same job could feed all the starving children in Sudan for quite a long tiime.

Now you are missing the point - I have had 4 range rovers in my liife and a discovery which lasted three months. I bet you have never been in a Sorento - if you had ,you would not have brought your can of rubbish - and if you are talikng about the V6 diesel - dont forget its a Peugeot engine and
they do have probelms with it.

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Old 05 May 2005, 11:45   #36
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.... I was referring to the Belgium market where they have down-rated it to some 2200 kgs.


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You absolutely sure about that? Try Landrover.com/be and tell me what it says there... my french is a little rusty.........and just double checked....I can up-rate my LR to 4000KG towing....
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Old 05 May 2005, 14:44   #37
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Well - plesae inform how much you paid for your can of rubbish and what you got?
You are probable right on the 3500 kgs bit as I was referring to the Belgium market where they have down-rated it to some 2200 kgs.

Give you a race any day- anywhere?

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How about the Roman road running through the Brecon Beacons???

Never heard ANYONE talk such crap in all my life!!!
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They don't willingly undertake warranty work because Land Rover tuck them up on the hours they allow them on specific jobs and of course they don't make any profit on the parts. When they replaced my front diff (after 13,000 miles ) Land Rover charged themselves just 200 for the whole part!

You bet I noticed the tyre problem, sounds like a badly worn wheel bearing! HR Owen told me it's a recognised problem but there's no fix for it. It can become evident at as little as 12,000 miles. Apparently they've only had complaints from V8 customers because the diesel customers can't hear the tyres above the sound of the engine Re. the discs, yes there was a discernible judder. By the way, how are you doing on brake pads? Mine were replaced at 15,000 miles and evidently that's not uncommon.
Funnily enough the Freelander also has similar tyre wear problems - thats what you get with fancy new drivetrains - my E reg 110's BFGs last about 90,000 miles!!!

I haven't noticed unusual tyre wear but mine only last 10,000 miles anyway - not unusual the way I drive around roundabouts!!!

No probs with brakepads but then I do use the autobox like a manual - change down for corners and downhill etc etc - ALL autos use brakes a lot more if you just leave them in D.

As to quality have you heard the probs people get with Mercs these days??? Just read a test on a new Merc vs BMW6 vs XJ8 - Merc had gearbox probs and loads of electrical trouble - for example turn the radio up and the horn would sound etc etc!!!
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The dfference compared to what I paid and what you paid for basically to do the same job could feed all the starving children in Sudan for quite a long tiime
Wow, well done Eupa, so how much exactly did you send to the Sudan?

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Why did you buy that can of rubbish??
I see that someone on another thread yesterday implied that you need to 'get a life', I'd take their advice!
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Wow, well done Eupa, so how much exactly did you send to the Sudan?



I see that someone on another thread yesterday implied that you need to 'get a life', I'd take their advice!
By the way he said he would vote for Tony Blair - says it all really!!!!
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