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Old 05 May 2013, 17:16   #1
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An Audi TT decided to cross my path and got a pasting.
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Ouch. Though that's exactly why the old Landys are a death trap for occupants when crashing at speed and also pedestrians. No give at all. I'd rather have a mullered bumper than face or dead kid.
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Helps when you have a non standard heavy duty bumper that doesn't give in an impact. Might want too check it hasn't bent your chassis legs as they are weaker than the bumper?
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Ouch. Though that's exactly why the old Landys are a death trap for occupants when crashing at speed and also pedestrians. No give at all. I'd rather have a mullered bumper than face or dead kid.
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Old 06 May 2013, 01:48   #5
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Err chaps before you go all negative on the land rovers are crap thing we where only doing 15 to 20 mph and the TT had just pulled away no airbag went off either
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Err chaps before you go all negative on the land rovers are crap thing we where only doing 15 to 20 mph and the TT had just pulled away no airbag went off either
just a battle scar eh Mick, get just as bad in supermarket car park
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I had old Landrover Defender once (3 years). Got in a slow 4 wheel slide on ice thankfully didn't hit anything but not far from the curb. But it bought home the thought of the damage to me and my legs inside had I hit something and come to a sudden stop even at 10mph contributed to it being the least used vehicle that I ever owned. It was more of a shed on wheels in the end.
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Landies best for towing than any car.
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Then I suggest you try towing with a V10 5 litre VW Touareg with air suspension, that does of course depend on your definition of "Best" but it meets mine!
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Then I suggest you try towing with a V10 5 litre VW Touareg with air suspension, that does of course depend on your definition of "Best" but it meets mine!
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I have to admit, I'd use a Chelsea Tractor for towing if I didn't need a proper 4x4 to get the boats in/out of storage.

I love my 3 litre Surf and it's a better beast than a Landy (more room, better ground clearance, handles better, better on fuel) but it's still a bit agricultural. I just can't bring myself to buy something newer that'll get abused the way the Surf gets.
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I have to admit, I'd use a Chelsea Tractor for towing if I didn't need a proper 4x4.
A Disco 3/4 is both. Fit a set of AT tyres and you have a proper 4x4 with comfort.
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I have to admit, I'd use a Chelsea Tractor for towing if I didn't need a proper 4x4 to get the boats in/out of storage.

I love my 3 litre Surf and it's a better beast than a Landy (more room, better ground clearance, handles better, better on fuel) but it's still a bit agricultural. I just can't bring myself to buy something newer that'll get abused the way the Surf gets.
Having had a fair bit of experience towing long distance I can safely say that the Touareg beats the hell out of anything else, it even has high/low and a decent turning circle, the only thing restricting it is tyres to cope with mud, it even has a diff lock in low ratio so slipways aren't a problem either. The best bit is the air suspension which makes hitching and unhitching easy and it keeps it out of the water when launching.

Mine has done nearly 100,000 miles, tows like a dream and isn't as bad as you think on fuel, having said that I don't fill it full of rusty old jerry cans!
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It's a hell if a machine, for sure. Do you think it's looks undersell it at all?
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It's a hell if a machine, for sure. Do you think it's looks undersell it at all?
I agree you wouldn't realise it's potential by looking at it but with all of the features of the V10 it's a very capable vehicle, sadly only the V10 has the air suspension .........
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A Disco 3/4 is both. Fit a set of AT tyres and you have a proper 4x4 with comfort.
Think I'll pass on that one. Lovely cars, but the 3 hour job to change a headlight bulb puts me off a bit.

Not being able to change a bulb on the side of the road on a 4x4 is a bit of a joke.
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Think I'll pass on that one. Lovely cars, but the 3 hour job to change a headlight bulb puts me off a bit.

Not being able to change a bulb on the side of the road on a 4x4 is a bit of a joke.

Don't know what your on about No's it's a 5 minute job needing no tools
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My wifes Megane needs the inner wing off to change a bulb, who designs these things ??
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