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Old 11 February 2004, 18:28   #21
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49,999 inc VAT for the Hummer H2 (the civilian spec unit) - not bad for a car with a 6.0 litre V8, although it is 86.5" wide
And it'll p*ss over my Rangie off road
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Old 11 February 2004, 18:31   #22
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That's why I listen to Terry Wogan in the mornings
Is he still alive then?
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Old 11 February 2004, 18:34   #23
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Hi Daniel how's the new bote?

I hope so...cos if this is the next world I'm in a lotta trouble

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Old 11 February 2004, 18:35   #24
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Old 11 February 2004, 18:35   #25
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'tiz good, i beleive you were off sunning yourself when i came down a couple of weeks ago? It was a F9-10 so we stayed in southampton water - launched @ stu's place.

I'll give you more notice next time i'm down... it might be sunnier aswell.
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Old 11 February 2004, 18:38   #27
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Can't remember exactly...think I had the lurgy ... and it all passed me by...pity cos Paul would've been up for it.
Look forward to seeing you soon,
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Re: !!!!!!???

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Well, if you think a Freelander's 'not that great for a 4x4', then I wouldn't advise you to buy a BMW X5 - it's about as useful in the rough stuff as a chocolate fireguard.
Neber said that I'll buy a BMW X5 but prefer it to a FREELANDER any day.
FREELANDERS (in my opinion) are toy cars. People call them a poor man's 4x4.

Hummers go for about Euro 20,000 in Europe.
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You know Jack about 4x4s.. On my 12th LR product over 20 years, (nice shiny 110 Td5) and wife has Td4 Freelander. Have taken all my 4x4's off road both here and Europe (Alps/Pyrenees Etc) and would say that within the limits of its ground clearance (and with decent tyres natch!) the Freelander is one very competent vehicle. The lack of transfer box (high/low) does not hinder it very much on the slippery stuff. In fact on mud, wet grass, light snow it will leave my defender for dead. Traction control beats centre diff lock in these cases....... oh for another set of ARBs......
Rant over!!!

PS - 4x4 owner's have same blinkered loyalties as RIBs...

PPS - In the Pyrenees last time, there we were feeling all pleased with ourselves for mastering the Montgari trail, when a little Spanish renault van comes the other way loaded up with the family plus picnic. It ain't what you drive, it's how you drive it.
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4x4 owner's have same blinkered loyalties as RIBs...
Anything goes, as long as it's a Land Rover!

I heard that you can get an optional off roading kit to enhance the performance of a Freeloader. It comes in 2 parts: a V8 Defender to pull you out of the mud, and a dog to bark at anyone who laughs at you

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