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Old 28 July 2004, 17:27   #61
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Sorry Chrisallse, but one of my 110's covered 1/4 mill. miles all on its lonesome and I still don't agree with you. This despite having many, many of Solihulls products from 88's to 130's and pretty much all in between. If you want to make them the "best" off-road you gotta work on 'em. Take a look at the picture of the 100" monster towing the Shakespeare I posted a while. Great vehicle, but hardly standard.By the way? What vehicle did they use for the first Camel Trophy? Answers on a post card please...
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Old 28 July 2004, 17:33   #62
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What vehicle did they use for the first Camel Trophy? Answers on a post card please...
Jeeps. But they couldn't really hack it so they changed to Land Rovers after that!

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Old 28 July 2004, 17:36   #63
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Thats fine Jono, i dont expect anyone to agree with me. I know what i like and I buy what i like...but that said you must have either liked yours or been a glutten for punishment
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Old 28 July 2004, 17:48   #64
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Jeeps. But they couldn't really hack it so they changed to Land Rovers after that!

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PS Sorry, couldn't find a postcard . . .
smartarse!.. and what was the first centre steer LR chassis?
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Thats fine Jono, i dont expect anyone to agree with me. I know what i like and I buy what i like...but that said you must have either liked yours or been a glutten for punishment

Abso - bloomin - lutely! I love 'em to bits and currently have a 110 hardtop as my "company car". My Wife drives a Freelander. But that don't mean I think they're "The Best". I like their idiosyncratic ways.. really I do...
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Old 28 July 2004, 17:59   #66
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Ladies & gentlemen,

Moving away from the 4 x 4 debate for a second, I give you my vote for the ultimate tow vehicle

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I can´t resist after reading ashbypower´s post about Hummer to send picture of mine. Good for towing but a heck of a tractor in city driving.
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But that don't mean I think they're "The Best". I like their idiosyncratic ways.. really I do...
And that's the whole point. In the same way that TVR owners recognise that their cars are appallingly put together and will mercilessly slag them off to each other, you'll never hear any of them uttering a bad word about them outside the 'inner circle'. They accept the annoying faults and readily expect them to break down terminally at least once a year, in exchange for seriously large doses of sideways fun and burbling V8's
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smartarse!.. and what was the first centre steer LR chassis?
Don't know for sure, but I'd guess that it looked pretty similar to a Willys Jeep!

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...and take a good look round your house and business... how many of the products that you have brought are actually MADE in the UK?
That is the whole point - ask any Yank - German - Italian Froggie etc and they will actually stop and consider where a product is made before making the final purchase - how many British people do that?

Reebok used to sell trainers in the USA in Union Jack boxes - they wouldn't dare do that in the UK!

As to looking around my home

Surround sound system - Joe Pubic think Jap stuff is the business - for not a lot more you can get real high end British stuff

I have a mixture of Celestion - Tannoy - A+R(cambridge) - KEF and Mission - awesome stuff - well made and sounds amazing - I paid about the same as my mates Jap system and it knocks spots off it.

Remember the British music hardware industry is similar in many respects to the RIB one - lots of small independents.

TV is made in Bridgend - admittedly by a JAP firm.

Cooker is a Tricity - works fine and hasn't broken down in 10 yrs - halogen etc

Washing machine and tumble drier are Hotpoint - again seem to wash clothes quite well.

Surely as many of you here are in business yourselves it must make sense to buy a local product and keep OUR economey buoyent and not someone elses?

Mate of mine builds lots of houses and is very rich - buys all sorts of foreign stuff - Mercs etc - doesn't realise that by buying local more people will have more money to buy HIS houses!!!
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