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Old 04 February 2010, 12:23   #41
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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.
Thanks for joining specifically to offer advice! Although towing is not the primary reason for purchase I am sure others will disagree.

Anyway I thought farmers were too busy for boating?
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Old 04 February 2010, 13:07   #42
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we normally are to busy but there are some days when you just have to say enough is enough and go for a peaceful days fishing at sea and a bit of cruising!!! bought a futura last year and used it for about 10 days but have lots of things i want to do to make it better to use.so don't worry i will be seeking the advice of all the experts out there over the coming months. you have got to start somewhere haven't you?!
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Old 04 February 2010, 13:13   #43
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we normally are to busy but there are some days when you just have to say enough is enough and go....
..and spend some of that lovely EU cash.
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Old 04 February 2010, 13:17   #44
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yup you it the nail on the head. would have got a big sunseeker this year but the exchange rate hit the payments so got to stick with the zodiac!!!
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Old 04 February 2010, 13:22   #45
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yup you it the nail on the head. would have got a big sunseeker this year but the exchange rate hit the payments so got to stick with the zodiac!!!
A bit more 'set aside'. That'll do it.
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Old 04 February 2010, 13:25   #46
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good idea. less farming to do gives me more time on the boat. to hell with it chuck the whole lot in to set-a-side!!
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Old 04 February 2010, 13:35   #47
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she wants a Discovery 3, an X5, or perhaps a Touareg (is that spelled right).

Any horror stories?

Running costs?

Thanks...
I think you've got the idea

Of all of those the Touareg is probably one of the least costly to run and it still costs a fair bit.

Local MPG we get around 18mpg
On long run without trailer 26mpg
On a long run with a trailer 20MPG
Costs 105 to fill up with diesel lasts about 10 days of my wifes local school runs shopping etc.

Tyres are 250 each (19" alloys) and last about 14k miles
Servicing is about 350 for a average service until you get need a cambelt change then you are looking at about 1000
Tax is 400.00 p/a

If you want to extend teh warranty after the 3 years is up then you are looking to fator in a cost of about 600p/a for a decent aftermarket wty.

However they are great cars to drive and certainly ideal for towing the rib!.
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Old 04 February 2010, 13:42   #48
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Local MPG we get around 18mpg
On long run without trailer 26mpg
On a long run with a trailer 20MPG
Those are chunky mpg figures. From the D3 we get

On a run- 29/30ish
Locally- 22/24 depending on how it's driven.
Don't know about towing mpg as I don't tow more than 5miles each way.

Many members of the D3 forum claim better figures than I. Not sure how.
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I think you've got the idea

Of all of those the Touareg is probably one of the least costly to run and it still costs a fair bit.

Local MPG we get around 18mpg
On long run without trailer 26mpg
On a long run with a trailer 20MPG
Costs 105 to fill up with diesel lasts about 10 days of my wifes local school runs shopping etc.

Tyres are 250 each (19" alloys) and last about 14k miles
Servicing is about 350 for a average service until you get need a cambelt change then you are looking at about 1000
Tax is 400.00 p/a

If you want to extend teh warranty after the 3 years is up then you are looking to fator in a cost of about 600p/a for a decent aftermarket wty.

However they are great cars to drive and certainly ideal for towing the rib!.
good info, cheers chris
1000 for the cambelt servicewhat mileage is it due?
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Local MPG we get around 18mpg
On long run without trailer 26mpg
On a long run with a trailer 20MPG
Costs 105 to fill up with diesel lasts about 10 days of my wifes local school runs shopping etc.

Tyres are 250 each (19" alloys) and last about 14k miles
I've been struggling with this, but, hang on, what's this?...only 14k miles from a set of tyres, high fuel consumption, wife drives...there we go...it all makes sense now For a minute I was about to start marking the Touraeg down
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