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Old 07 September 2010, 17:17   #41
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I've got an Isuzu Rodeo pickup, does about 38mpg on a long motorway run and tows very well. I've done about 120k in it from near enough new 4yrs ago, the only thing it's needed has been new discs at the last MOT.
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Old 07 September 2010, 17:34   #42
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I had a disco nothing but trouble cost a fortune in repairs , then I got a 3ltr Nissan Terrano turbo diesel its been a great tow car plenty power when needed its now got 60 k on the clock and the only prob I have had with it in the last 3 yrs was a cracked fuel pipe which the AA fixed. Very satisfied with it.
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Old 06 October 2010, 04:44   #43
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Now that we are back to having wet weather I am discovering the Shoguns wet handling abilities. Corners have to be taken very slowly and roundabouts slower otherwise sideways action ensues.

Starting to wish i had kept the old car and bought a cheap 4 x 4 just for towing.
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Both my old Shoguns, the 2.8 and the 3.2, were well planted on wet corners, but not when the tyres were worn.

What are you running on it?

I had good results from the original Bridgestone HTs but then moved over to Bridgestone ATs which also worked well off road.

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Old 06 October 2010, 14:34   #45
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I had a 2.8 TD Shogun, FANTASTIC car very reliable and a GREAT tow car. I would definately beconsidering one.
I replace it with a Hyundai Santa-Fe. I have to say if you had told me my next car would be a Hyundai I would have laughed for a week. However after deciding to change the car I was really impresssed with the new Santa-Fe (from 06 onwards) If one of these is in you price range then I would definately recommend you give one a very serious consideration and test drive. I tow a 7.8 Ribcraft and a caravan (not at the same time !!) and it is a brilliant tow car, seating for 7, and good seats too ! definately well worth a look ! Happy car searching
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Old 06 October 2010, 14:43   #46
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We had a Shogun LWB 3.2 DID. It handled like an overladen barge in a beam sea. 3.2ltrs over 4 pots gives lots of noisey grunt for towing.


Main Dealer servicing is also a pi$$ take. Shogun large service- 650, Disco 3- 370.
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Old 06 October 2010, 14:55   #47
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I had a 2.8 TD Shogun, FANTASTIC car very reliable and a GREAT tow car. I would definately beconsidering one.
I replace it with a Hyundai Santa-Fe. I have to say if you had told me my next car would be a Hyundai I would have laughed for a week. However after deciding to change the car I was really impresssed with the new Santa-Fe (from 06 onwards) If one of these is in you price range then I would definately recommend you give one a very serious consideration and test drive. I tow a 7.8 Ribcraft and a caravan (not at the same time !!) and it is a brilliant tow car, seating for 7, and good seats too ! definately well worth a look ! Happy car searching
I like the looks of the new ones .. in black with some plastiky chrome effect look quite cool and reminds me that, some of these far East marques are much more worthy of consideration than people think

I am currently driving this for my works 4x4 and is actually a 4x4 van for all my tools .. no back seats




with slightly different alloys whos the pimp daddy ?
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Old 07 October 2010, 04:34   #48
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Both my old Shoguns, the 2.8 and the 3.2, were well planted on wet corners, but not when the tyres were worn.

What are you running on it?

I had good results from the original Bridgestone HTs but then moved over to Bridgestone ATs which also worked well off road.

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Its got the orginal showroom tyres which are Dunlop's, not badly worn, car has only done 12K. Grip is fine in the dry but poor in the wet. Will maybe try out the Bridgestones whne it comes to a tyre change.

Don't get me wrong as a tow truck it is great, just handles like an oil tanker in the wet.
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Gordy , I've had a SWB Shogun 3.2 for six years now . Replaced original Yokohamas with the same as they seem a good all round option . I guess it is the SWB that makes it decent handling in wet & dry ? I believe the SWB is about 700 Kg lighter. Regards Bern
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bought my 3.2 shogun new in jan 04 loads of power pulls well with the boat or caravan. loads of room at the back and yes would trade in for another one
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