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Old 02 October 2007, 17:35   #11
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hmm

Have had a Range Rover4.0 V8 and Toyota Landcruiser Amazon 4.7 V8 and would choose the Landcruiser every time. However looking at your list, Audi Q7, Range Rover & Merc M Class I would choose the Audi Q7 as that just oozes style plus no doubt far more reliable if it is anything to go by the Audi Cars we have owned in the past.
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The new RR is a totally different beast remember!!!
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Range Rover & Merc M Class I would choose the Audi Q7 as that just oozes style plus no doubt far more reliable if it is anything to go by the Audi Cars we have owned in the past.
I dont doubt that, and I'm tempted myself, Audi build is superb, but I had the odd fault too.. RR build is not even close !! so read this and weep codders, but i'll give you this too, off road RR is king
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Does the Q7 have low ratio?

If not, I'll stick my neck out and say its not a 'Proper 4x4'

Been stuck on the beach too often and had to use the Low ratio and diff locks on my 3.2TD Shogun to get out of trouble.

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No it doesn't have a low ratio box - also it's towing limit is 3200kg not 3500kg. Apparently it is based on the same platform as Cayenne/Toerag.

In other words it is a very nice CAR......
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Does the Q7 have low ratio?

If not, I'll stick my neck out and say its not a 'Proper 4x4'

Been stuck on the beach too often and had to use the Low ratio and diff locks on my 3.2TD Shogun to get out of trouble.

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I'll 2nd that-there's a couple of times on slippery slipways that I've had to use low range 4x4 in 1st gear to hold it still while recovering as the handbrake on 2 wheels wasn't enough to hold it still.
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We have a BMW X5 which can tow 3500kg
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Dont think so.... unless the new range does ..? 2.7 was the limit up till the 4.6 was introduced I think, and the 4.8 was on the same chassis..
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I'll 2nd that-there's a couple of times on slippery slipways that I've had to use low range 4x4 in 1st gear to hold it still while recovering as the handbrake on 2 wheels wasn't enough to hold it still.
All the older LRs had the handbrake operating on all 4 wheels - I should imagine it's still the case.
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Best towing vehicle and Best launching vehicle are not necessarily the same car.

My car doesn't tow fast on the motorway. Its happy at 60 ish but it laughs at slipways due to its low ratio 4 x 4.

If your just going to tow your boat to some nice shallow slip with no weed or crap then go for a softroader or Audi 4 x 4. If you want to be happy on an average UK slip then get something with low ratio and a proper chassis.

And don't forget tons of rope. Whatever vehicle you have, take loads of heavy duty rope and no matter what trouble you get into the rope will get you out.
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