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Old 19 June 2004, 17:48   #71
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Doug / Myndit, which cars have needed replacement autoboxes between yr 3 and yr 4?
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Old 20 June 2004, 05:35   #72
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Thanks Guys!

It looks like a Land Rover then.

I was hoping to leave the boat in dry storage but there seems to be so few facilities available that I cannot be certain of getting a place at a "desirable" location.

I have to change my present car next May, when the lease runs out. None of the company cars on offer would be suitable for towing anything above about 4 metres so I need to get my own car.

I will be unable to keep the boat at home, so I intend to keep it at a boat yard or marina, on its trailer. That way, I only have to launch the boat at the other end of my journey and (hopefully) should not experience the usual problems associated with hot wheel bearings.

Realistically, I expect to get the car in May and the boat at the beginning of the 2006 season. Still quite a wait but at least they should have tested and (most likely) developed beefier versions of the Mercury Verado by then!

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Old 20 June 2004, 09:33   #73
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[QUOTE=Chris Murray] Thanks Guys!

It looks like a Land Rover then.


As you won't be ready till next May you will be able to go for the NEW Discovery which is totally different to the old one - in my opinion it will be a better road car but not as good in EXTREME off road conditions. The reason being the beam axles as used by every Land Rover have been ditched in favour of an independent setup like the new Range Rover.

Also it will have a longer wheelbase which is worse offroad but better on it - having said that I wouldn't mind betting it will still be better offroad than ANY of the competition!

Due to my work and silly mileage I get a new car every 6 weeks - once they hit 12 to 15000 miles they go back - I have had almost every sub 35k car you can think of - Audi - BMW - Merc - Volvo etc etc- the only 2 I have missed have been the Alfa 156 and the Discovery.

The Discovery was brilliant - cruise on Motorway at 100mph in total comfort - then across the Brecon Beacons on really rough tracks that are normally reserved for motorbikes. Great handling on the road thanks to ACE - they really are good and you could almost forget they had beam axles - only drawback was it took about 10,000 miles for the engine to loosen up - had to give it back at 12,000!
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For your info:

Merc V class 130k miles = 1 x autobox & 1 x cylinder head (6000)
BMW 5 series 525 125k miles = 1 x autobox and exchange block (4400)
DISCO TD5 88k miles = 1 x new engine and 1 x autobox 1 x rear axle 1 x radiator (all warranty)

Call it bad luck if you liike but these cars are strictly main agent serviced and driven easily within their limitations.

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I think a lot of the trouble with modern autos is down to the electronics controlling them - another is a small problem is not diagnosed and a new box is fitted to bump up the dealers labour charges.

Years ago I had a Rover SD1 v8 auto - stunning car which I really miss - it was the last of them - 1987 and all the faults were ironed out - anyway at 130,000 miles the auto box started really playing up - was told it would need a new or recon box - 800 then! Tried a few places and was told the same - then a bloke who used to work for Jaguar told me it was a vacuum modulator and the diaphram had become holed - 38 for the new part - it cured it no probs!

On a slightly different note last summer got stuck in an 8hr traffic jam on the M4 - I was in my old Landie - no probs - the cars that had cooked and were on the hard shoulder were all newish cars - quite a few BMWs and Mercs etc - one of the blokes I helped had just had the car serviced by a main dealer and it had cooked! Seems BMW along with all the others now use alloy rads as they so much cheaper than copper.
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I have a Chevrolet Tahoe V8 gasoline and a 8m Rib w/Inboard Diesel. A very good combination and the car is strong enough for pulling this boat in most thinkable situations.
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For your info:

Merc V class 130k miles = 1 x autobox & 1 x cylinder head (6000)
BMW 5 series 525 125k miles = 1 x autobox and exchange block (4400)
DISCO TD5 88k miles = 1 x new engine and 1 x autobox 1 x rear axle 1 x radiator (all warranty)

Call it bad luck if you liike but these cars are strictly main agent serviced and driven easily within their limitations.

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Note to self.. *remember not to buy used car off Myndit*...
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quote from Cod Pawn " Every six weeks"

No but one of Codpawns might be a good deal, does he change them when the ash tray is full or something ?

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Old 22 June 2004, 04:03   #79
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NEW Landrover?

That would be nice!

As it will effectively be a choice between a new Scorpion and a new car, there is no contest: The BOAT must come first!

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Old 22 June 2004, 08:16   #80
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quote from Cod Pawn " Every six weeks"

No but one of Codpawns might be a good deal, does he change them when the ash tray is full or something ?

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It is PRAWN - anyway yes I do change cars more than most - hire them as 120,000 miles a year is too much for ANY lease - in fact 4 hire companies have banned me because of the milage - they don't like having to send a car off fleet that quickly with just one person having used it - luckily got a good deal with one of the big hire companies who just about put up with it!

As to having one after me - well I DO actually run them in a little bit and never rev an engine till it's warmed up but the brakes and suspension do suffer - 4000 miles for complete set of new tyres on Vectra SRi - they weren't happy - but it's got traction control so I can't have been spinning tyres - can I? Of course the screech round every roundabout has nothing to do with it..............

All the cars I get start to go off the pace towards the end - another thing that worries me are the oil changes - they go off fleet at 15,000 miles never having had an oil change even though some need them at 10,000 miles!

These cars do NOT show up as a hire vehicle so when you buy an ex vauxhall - audi - vw etc fleet car it may have been driven by one of their sales managers but it could have just as easily been thrashed as a hire car!
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