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Old 26 July 2013, 14:02   #11
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Luck of the draw with motors whatever brand you get ! I did the same a couple of years ago but went for the Merc ML as I needed 7 seats and liked the comfort level plus they're very cheap to buy/insure just like the Disco.
Like the Landies, great car when they're running, just make sure you're a member of the AA or RAC etc.....
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Old 26 July 2013, 15:26   #12
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what about a subaru forester? but patrol swb is still fave, esp for 200 miles
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Old 26 July 2013, 15:29   #13
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You'd be better off with a 3 litre manual Hilux Surf.

Mine doesn't have any problems towing my Ballistic 7.8m (does 19mpg towing on the motorway at 60mph) and does close to 30mpg when not towing.
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Old 26 July 2013, 15:33   #14
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I'll have to say something here.
In my eyes, the HiLux Surf along with the Allroad must be the ideal cars for RIBing.
Both very cool..........miles of road ability with miles off road ability.
Both super-cool.
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I'll have to say something here.
In my eyes, the HiLux Surf along with the Allroad must be the ideal cars for RIBing.
Both very cool..........miles of road ability with miles off road ability.
Both super-cool.

Except the Hilux is a damn sight cheaper, and has enough room for a lanky git like me to put an airbed in if I want.

I did have to be a bit careful going up Telegraph Hill though, it can't quite cool enough to tow it up there at 50mph. The gauge starts to rise a bit.It's fine if I keep the revs to max 2500 though and go up at 30mph.
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Old 26 July 2013, 15:53   #16
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Ok, if fifth gear didn't rest at bottom right of gate it would be perfect. HiLux, that is.
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K., don't do a 200 mile journey at 50 in a SWB td5 Def.
Ok do, but don't.
Try it without a trailer first.
It's not a 200 mile car.

PS there are a couple for sale around Lostie. One in Par for 9995 at 60k and one at Penhale for 3885 with a bit more but looks a lot worse.
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My 130 is coming to pasty country so I hope those bends aren't to tight.
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Mr P said 'what about a subaru forester?'

Good taste, Mr P, good taste.....

2.5 turbo, 200+ bhp, plenty of grip, tow's for fun and when not towing, it's the definition of a wolf in sheep's clothing....
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Have had a 90 TD5 for 3 years now and other than easy, routine maintainance it has run like a dream. I have done many, many long distance miles in it and have never had any driving issues. The drivers door is the elbow rest, but you get used to it.
A good Disco TD5 s a great option, but good ones are getting hard to find. If you do find one, get someone who knows them well to go look with you. The rot is easy to find if you know where to look.
PS they tow great, the cruise at 50/60 is a perfect pace for them
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