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Old 03 February 2010, 13:19   #1
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Discovery 3, X5 or Touareg..

OK, me and her have decided it's time for a new car so we are selling both our motors and having one car between us as we have a van anyway for the business. I thought a family saloon would do but she's decided she wants a Discovery 3, an X5, or perhaps a Touareg (is that spelled right).

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Old 03 February 2010, 13:56   #2
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Whats it going to be used for?
I wouldn't bother with an X5.
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Whats it going to be used for?
I wouldn't bother with an X5.
Taking the kids to school of course, why do they have another use?
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Taking the kids to school of course, why do they have another use?
Going to Tesco's.
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thats the best laff i've had in ages!
you dont know his mrs then!
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thats the best laff i've had in ages!
you dont know his mrs then!
Indeed, rightly or wrongly she would refer to that as a ship's anchor
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If it really is only as a Chelsea Tractor, the latest X5 is the daddy. If you want a real 4x4, buy a D3.

The OH did however, manage to get our D3 stuck in a field gateway last night.
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If it really is only as a Chelsea Tractor, the latest X5 is the daddy. If you want a real 4x4, buy a D3.
trust me, with mates like me he's gona need a good tow truck!
get the dizzy you know it makes sence
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get the dizzy you know it makes sence
indeed, maybe this would fit the bill....
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