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Old 17 February 2004, 19:10   #71
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And the poor lad couldn't sit down for days afterwards. Really Stuart, you shouldn't share that sordid stuff on the 'net!
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Old 18 February 2004, 04:38   #72
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Land Rover Quality

We've got a Discovery II, and although it has had more 'niggles' than you would expect from a new car - most have been trivial, and down to lack of attention to detail in production. Irritating, but easily sort-outable (power steering securing clip coming loose, sun-roof not being fitted properly, and a bit of fascia between the front seats only being secured with 2 screws instead of the designed spec of 4).

I'm quite impressed with the off-road ability of the Disco - I've off-roaded a SIII LWB and a Defender 90 SWB, and the 'out of the box' Disco with road tyres and traction control is very impressive. On the driving day, I couldn't get it cross-axled or stuck anywhere on the course - traction control got it out every time!!

The pricing/std seems to be more reasonable as well (XS has aircon, CD player, electric stuff, etc) - the equivalent Jeep Grand Cherokee was about 3k more expensive.

Plus - I hope it will more than man-enough to tow my RIB when it turns up!!

Dylan...

P.S. While on LR Quality - they say there are only 2 man made objects you can see from space, the Great Wall of China, and the panel gaps on ANY Solihull product!!
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Great to see a Freelander with mud on it, well done! Having seen them in action at the Land Rover Experience centres at Eastnor Castle and Milton Keynes I have to say they are remarkably capable off-road, albeit within the limitations of their ground clearance.

With regard to quality control issues, all I can say is that my Range Rover has now covered 13,000 completely trouble-free miles and is the only new car I've bought which hasn't been back to the dealer's at least twice in the first six months. The quality, ride, handling etc. bear absolutely no comparison to the outgoing model, thankfully, but does show what the boys at Solihull are capable of producing if they're given the requisite financial resources - 1bn in this case. Oh, and a little help from the Germans
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Old 18 February 2004, 06:03   #74
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This old girl is been going around since 1978.
By the way any knows where I can get some cheap spares (fly wheel, baring and clutch)?
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I also have a Freelander but the 1.8 petrol version and must say that since the meet in Plymouth have not done any towing or even attempted to launch/recover. This particular model is no good for recovery up a steep slip and this I learnt in Plymouth . As for towing well I towed my Seahawk all the way from Poland in 2002 and no problems

The Littlehampton Marina fortunately have their own tractors to do this and until I change the vehicle no towing to other areas.

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Jono, did you.........

have to start this thread. What a load of bolloks everyone is talking. I've only got a crappy VW Golf GTi which as you yourself know has recovered me from various inclines of slips, launched and recovered me form various beaches (soft and hard) as well as propelling me from A2B and at tremendous rate of knots when needed. Ohh for a 4x4 (unfortunately my boss won't let me have one - image and all that). So anyway, I've ordered a new Audi A4 which will continue to work in very much the same way as all the 4x4 I see towing ribs. As someone says on here, "it's not how big it is, it's how you use it" !
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nnnnnn........ an yew av a gollf TGI. yorr bosss mus wont yew too luk lyke a pratt

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mind - thanks. Anyway, I've printed your comments and passed them to him. In anticipation of a P45 perhaps you can update me on the unemployment benefit scams you're currently running
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az yorr a fkin scowser i wud av eckspektid yorr nollij inn dese maters too bee att deegree(hons) levvel. ifn yew gett de bullit yew cud orlways gow too gabon wiv monass
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My boss has...........

just responded "if the cap fits wear it" Not quite a P45 but a telling sign. Gabon here I come....thanks to Parks I now know they won't be patroling for another 3 months so I can get on with some illegal fishing ! Do they have any cockle banks over there ?
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