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Old 26 July 2013, 11:05   #1
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Thinking of buying a early 2000ish year defender 90 td5 to tow a 6mtr searider with twins on, sitting on a 4 wheel trailer, all in weight about 1850 kg, are they anygood to tow with as its a 200 mile trip each way, cheers
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Old 26 July 2013, 11:06   #2
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Thinking of buying a early 2000ish year defender 90 td5 to tow a 6mtr searider with twins on, sitting on a 4 wheel trailer, all in weight about 1850 kg, are they anygood to tow with as its a 200 mile trip each way, cheers
Are you any good with a set of spanners?
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Old 26 July 2013, 11:14   #3
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And welding torch and hammer and AA and bank account and hammerite and.............Or just money.
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And welding torch and hammer and AA and bank account and hammerite and.............Or just money.


If it was me, unless I specifically wanted a Landy because I was an enthusiast I wouldn't touch one with a barge pole.

As a towing vehicle I'm sure it's fine.

For me though, if I'm towing a boat it's because I want to go out on the boat, not spend my time broken down on the way to the slipway.
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yes, they are great for towing etc, but if you are going to do that run on a regular basis I would go for a similar age disco 2 and enjoy the comfort
take no notice of the land rover bashers on here, they are as good as anything else and parts are cheap and easy to get hold of, go enjoy
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take no notice of the land rover bashers on here, they are as good as anything else and parts are cheap and easy to get hold of, go enjoy
I shouldn't mock. By all accounts the Navara I currently own go through their own fair share of parts.
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I shouldn't mock. By all accounts the Navara I currently own go through their own fair share of parts.
it's nowt to do with make or model, it's just the luck of the drawer how good a motor is, I reckon as long as they have been looked after they all have their good points, challenge is finding a good 2000'ish motor
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I've owned two defenders and could never, ever, find a comfortable driving position.... and every time I tried to turn the wheel I had to open the fcek**g window!

Fantastic ability on the beach/mud/rocks etc but the thought of driving 200 miles in one just fills me with horror!
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