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Old 15 December 2013, 17:49   #41
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I think the Japs vehicles are more comfortable and fully loaded....incoming !
Yea if your a short arse
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Old 15 December 2013, 18:26   #42
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I think the Japs vehicles are more comfortable and fully loaded....incoming !
I took care of the comfort by 'customising' mine and then fully loading it.

200bhp with uprated ashcroft gearbox and drive shafts

Super comfy Recaro seats

900 watt amplifier, Parrott system, 6 x 9s and sub.

....even got a small compressor on board to put a bit of air in the tubes if required.

Awesome vehicle.



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Old 15 December 2013, 18:50   #43
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If you want a long warranty how about a Dacia Duster 4x4. Never driven one but they are only 11k brand new. You can then spend the remaining 9k on rib fuel Or get an old Isuzu Bighorn / Trooper for under a grand and spend the remaining 19k on rib fuel
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Old 15 December 2013, 20:34   #44
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I'd avoid the Dacia-I looked at the towing capacities and they aren't great. Not only that, the diesel is a damn sight more than 11k.
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Old 16 December 2013, 01:06   #45
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Hi here a dutch opinion,

for the quality i'm sure of the Toyota, the looks (and peugeot engine isnt that bad maybe) would say Disco 3 what a great looking car (love it wish i was rich and the steering wasn't at the wrong side of the car),
I'driven a 110 few times nice car but not for me a'm 196cm high and dont fit bit of an old icon.

Drive a skoda yeti 177bhp which gets my Sr5,4 nicely out of the water. And can pull a VW crafter with zodiac pro 42 on the slipway to.

but youve got to love the disco
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Old 16 December 2013, 02:28   #46
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FWIW I strayed into the dark side a few years back & bought a (new) Hilux, never again. I put 125k miles on it in 4 years & it cost me a fecking fortune & certainly wouldn't tick the "Economical to run box"
New flywheel & clutch at 5k miles
6K servicing (no wonder they last forever)
It used to eat front tyres, despite numerous visits to the dealers & several "4 wheel alignments" they never cured it. It permanently pulled to the left, one service manager tried to tell me it was because we drive around round-a-bouts anti clockwise, yeah right
It did around 22mpg.
Awful ride unless it had 1/2 a ton of gear in the back to soften the cart springs.
Turning circle of 2 super tankers, side by side, carrying a scaffold board between 'em.

Hiluxs', you can keep 'em.
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Old 16 December 2013, 02:33   #47
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Nice one Dave you forgot to mention the paper thin body work and how quick the sumps rust through.
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Old 16 December 2013, 03:25   #48
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If you want a long warranty how about a Dacia Duster 4x4. Never driven one but they are only 11k brand new. You can then spend the remaining 9k on rib fuel Or get an old Isuzu Bighorn / Trooper for under a grand and spend the remaining 19k on rib fuel
Chris,
Any idea where I get an old Trooper like you mention. Want a cheap big vehicle to take to tip, and collect bits for builders.
Cheers.
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Any idea where I get an old Trooper like you mention. Want a cheap big vehicle to take to tip, and collect bits for builders.
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Old 16 December 2013, 04:22   #50
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There are 4 Bighorns on Autotrader at present all under a grand.
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