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Old 15 October 2007, 03:34   #1
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4WD Towing Reviews

Here is a thread for reviews for anyone contemplating a new 4WD for towing.

This review is useful at the heavy towing end of the market. Focus is on the favourite Australian 4WDs, and this magazine won't review cars without low rations or with space saver tyres (ie "serious" setups only). Models may be a bit different from the other markets, and the Territory is an Australian only model. Disco3 comes up tops on this test.

http://www.overlander.com.au/vehicle...--Large-Wagons
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Old 15 October 2007, 08:28   #2
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A great test - interesting to note that the DIESEL Disco is almost as good as the big petrols from everyone else - the V8 Disco is better again!!!

"From the intelligence of its removable tow bar to its relaxed freeway cruising to exemplary rough-road behaviour - once the rig is set up right - both Discos stood hat, head, shoulders and chest above any other vehicle on test. The 4.4-litre petrol V8 was quicker than the two Japanese biggies and would possibly use less fuel when driven more gently. But the Disco diesel almost matched the Toyota and Nissan petrols for grunt - and their diesels for frugality - with far better towing ability. Combine that with a cavernous and versatile interior and the diesel Disco - here we go again - stacks up as the best on the planet."

Not bad from Australia - they usually love their Japs!!!
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Old 15 October 2007, 09:23   #3
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this magazine won't review cars without low rations
Sorry for the typo: I meant low ratios, low rations (of beer) are a disaster!

Japanese 4WD, especially Toyota, are totally dominant in sales, Land Rover's limited dealer network is a big concern for many in the more remote areas.
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Old 15 October 2007, 10:24   #4
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Land Rover's limited dealer network is a big concern for many in the more remote areas.
'Cos it's such a pain in the rectum waiting weeks for all the spare parts necessary and a mechanic to do all the warranty and recall work.
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Old 15 October 2007, 10:52   #5
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'Cos it's such a pain in the rectum waiting weeks for all the spare parts necessary and a mechanic to do all the warranty and recall work.
I didn't realise the South of England was that remote..........
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'Cos it's such a pain in the rectum waiting weeks for all the spare parts necessary and a mechanic to do all the warranty and recall work.
waiting weeks for the parts,because they have run out,because they are forever going wrong,as for the mechanic he is snowed under with work,poor bloke
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Then let me recommend this company to all you poor English people who can't get LR parts.

http://www.bearmach.com/company/history.html
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I didn't realise the South of England was that remote..........
I avoided the problem by not buying one in the first place

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Then let me recommend this company to all you poor English people who can't get LR parts.

http://www.bearmach.com/company/history.html
so how do they get on with the warranty department at land rover,you welsh wibba
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You need to read this if you are using a Landy ,especially when towing


http://www.consumeraffairs.com/autom...and_rover.html


And ask yourself is your Landy affected by this Quater of a Million
vehicle recall

http://www.web-rover.co.uk/nav.php?p=news&nsel=54

In 05 Landys still had faulty seat belts
06 put em in park and they drive away

read on http://www.autobuyguide.com/land-rov...lls/index.html


Only 33000 affected here, brake lights come on at will, handy for towing eh http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=119713


Customer service yeah

http://www.brittany-internet.com/Lan...8/Default.aspx
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