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Old 28 July 2004, 18:46   #71
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HOw about Mitsubishi Pajeros/Monteros. I forgot what they're called in the UK though. I have a Montero here in the US and I love it. Great mileage, reliability, powerful enough to tow my 4.0 avon rib.

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Old 28 July 2004, 18:47   #72
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Hi Boatster, in UK they are named Shogun, see Janet&Bill writing on this thread earlier today.

I could always borrow Jón Baldur´s Trabant as it has legal and approved towbar fitted.......... is totally neat in city traffic and parking nearly everywhere needs only just over half marked car park .............
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Old 28 July 2004, 18:57   #73
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That is correct. The names slipped my mind. Anyways they are great trucks indeed. I have no idea how strong the feeling for domestic vehicles is in the UK but over here in California/US you'd be crazy to drive an American domestic. Crap I tell ya!!!
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boatster you can tell me as I owe Chrysler LHS
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Old 28 July 2004, 19:23   #75
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Oh!!! I'm sorry
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No problem my mate boatster, I am familiar with European, American and Japanese cars, also I have Dodge Ram 3500, Subaru Legacy and Skoda Octavia do travel a bit to UK and US and hire rent a car most times.
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Old 29 July 2004, 05:00   #77
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the reason Rover, is such bad quality, is because it is too unionised
I'm sorry Gavin but that's total bollocks. The Nissan car plant in Newcastle, the Toyota plant in Derby are both unionised plants and are some of the most productive and best quality plants in the world. It's too simplistic a view to say that there is one cause. It's a combination of piss poor attitude of both the management and workforce, poor design, past under investment and above all insufficient respect of the determination of the Japs to build the best quality cars.
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Old 29 July 2004, 05:16   #78
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They are built like BSH's far tougher than Jeeps etc...just get under a defender and have a look at the Chassis, running gear etc...there is no better tow vehicle.......and they look great too
Not.

I've spent many an unhappy hour looking at the chassis...welding it, and the lace curtain inner wings and the front and rear body to chassis mounts and the front foot wells. Then there's that terrible steering box which leaks after, er, no time at all and that dismantleable draglink ball joint which regularly fails and that top A frame axle ball which is almost unremovable because of the rust. Oh yes, then the rusting inner sills, and the corroding brake pipes under the front wings and the shaking skuttles and, and, and... Take your blinkers off guys.

However, there are two threads here; 1, Which is the toughest off road vehicle and, 2, Which is the best luxury vehicle with leather, air con, etc. which will also pull your boat up a slip and cope with the sand and shingle.

Thanks, Chris, for showing us the pre-warped panels. I didn't have a picture to hand.
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Old 29 July 2004, 05:28   #79
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Saltwater, aluminium, steel, all together at once!!!

And, it is said that Lasndies were invented on Anglesey - for hunting sheeps I believe. Trouble is, sheeps are now faster!!

If I could afford anything not on HP Phil, the ultimate pose I saw some years ago was a smart new Aston on Nefyn beach with a dirty old Seagull o/b in the boot - distain for money or what!!! That would be my choice!!
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Old 29 July 2004, 07:10   #80
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After lots of excellent advice from members of this forum, it seems that I need to buy a large 4 x 4 (for an 8.5 Scorpion) with an automatic gearbox.

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One thing's for sure you will not be disappointed with the boat!

What engine(s) did you decide on?
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