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Old 04 May 2005, 08:15   #1
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My new Tonka toy!

Well know I should not have to worry too much as to what slip I use! As I have just got me self a new toy & I love it!
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Old 04 May 2005, 08:22   #2
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Shops not been that slow then
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Someone on Ribnet wrote that anyone buying one of those must be mad!

Well I am, after 6 months and 6000 faultless miles I can say this is the best thing I've ever driven, I'm mad alright, mad I waited till November when I could have had one in September!
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Old 04 May 2005, 08:57   #4
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[QUOTE=Kernow] Well I am, after 6 months and 6000 faultless miles....../QUOTE]


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Yes they ARE awesome - better on road than the old one but - despite what they claim - not quite as good offroad but still better than all the so called competition.

And before anyone claims anything different yes I HAVE driven both offroad extensively and despite trick suspension etc etc the axle articulation of a beam is still better than clever independent.

They are awesome tow vehicles - especially the auto box - only thing I don't like about them is the spare wheel hidden underneath - a pain in the arse(back) to get at and makes the back end look like something has fallen off!!!!
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Old 04 May 2005, 09:02   #6
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and makes the back end look like something has fallen off!!!!
You mean it makes the back end look like a Transit Connect

Front end's sweet, though
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You mean it makes the back end look like a Transit Connect

Front end's sweet, though
You got it!!!!

I think the reason they have done it is becuase the Freelander was slated because quite minor rear end shunts caused considerable damage because the back wheel was the first thing to get hit and caused expensive repairs to the bodywork/door.
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I should not have to worry too much as to what slip I use!
Bring it down to Saxon and we can test if the rear doors are waterproof !

Enjoy your toy !
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Old 04 May 2005, 09:11   #9
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....I think the reason they have done it is becuase the Freelander was slated because quite minor rear end shunts.......
No, they did it because the American market doesn’t like external spare wheels Des
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No, they did it because the American market doesn’t like external spare wheels Des
Yes this is why - the Yanks were complaining about rear end shunts causing lot's of damage due to the spare wheel - they should look where they are going really!!!
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