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Old 03 February 2010, 17:45   #31
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D3 for me

I've now had a D3 for nearly 3 years and can't fault it. No breakdowns or reliability problems, fine around town, great for long trips, holds all the weekend "stuff", and tows so well you hardly notice the boat.

D4 brochures are on my desk right now!
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Old 03 February 2010, 18:11   #32
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as dose the X5 unless your a footballers wife!
it's an armarni suit,
all i've ever seen you in is jeans and a good pair of boots mate.

just my humble oppinion of course
I've worried about hauling the drawbar off my trailer whilst towing with my 4.8 X5 petrol on kickdown .. you literally wont feel you have a 6M RIB behind you whilst accelerating which is a bit frightening but the tow gear is meant to take it, its the trailer and boat I worry about

On some of the roads I drive on .. being on the wrong side of the road for the least time is a major consideration

As some of my Canadian friends say... there's no replacement .. for displacement
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Old 03 February 2010, 18:27   #33
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Have you thought about a Hyundai Santa Fe?

My father has one. 40+mpg on a run from a 2 litre diesel auto. Not a bad drive too.
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Old 04 February 2010, 02:44   #34
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As some of my Canadian friends say... there's no replacement .. for displacement
Or, as my Old Man says, there's no substitute for cubes.
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Old 04 February 2010, 02:46   #35
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I get the impression that Mrs. J would rather a little kudos with her brand. The Korean stuff is some what lacking in that dept.
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Swapped the Holden Ute with a 5.7 V8 for the 5 litre V10 Diesel Touareg, and I love it - does reasonable mileage given it's engine size, has air suspension and as an '05 plate last year it was a bargain compared to the others on your short-list. If you don't need the big diesel, the others are cheaper still, but it only has 5 seats and isn't as big as it looks on the inside. Of course there is the German reliability to consider!
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Old 04 February 2010, 06:16   #37
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I get the impression that Mrs. J would rather a little kudos with her brand. The Korean stuff is some what lacking in that dept.
You're not wrong about Mrs J...
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Swapped the Holden Ute with a 5.7 V8 for the 5 litre V10 Diesel Touareg, and I love it - does reasonable mileage given it's engine size, has air suspension and as an '05 plate last year it was a bargain compared to the others on your short-list. If you don't need the big diesel, the others are cheaper still, but it only has 5 seats and isn't as big as it looks on the inside. Of course there is the German reliability to consider!
Just got back from dropping the motor off for a service at the VW dealer, but guess what, not a Touareg in sight? Organised a demo though.
I quite fancy a 5.0 V10, not worried about the 5 seats but they are small inside, nice though...
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Just got back from dropping the motor off for a service at the VW dealer, but guess what, not a Touareg in sight? Organised a demo though.
I quite fancy a 5.0 V10, not worried about the 5 seats but they are small inside, nice though...
The V10's aren't common but well worth the extra time to find a nice one - despite being rare they are very good value, and not being in Devon means you will have a better choice than me!
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Old 04 February 2010, 10:18   #40
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disco 3

Get a disco the others wouldn't pull the skin of a rice pudding.
Had one for nearly 3 yrs used it for everything. Got one for family use will get a commercial one for the farm soon. can't rate them highly enough although there are good alternatives.
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