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Old 29 October 2012, 15:38   #11
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Why no Shogun 3.2 DID on your list then ?

Had one ( admittedly the SWB ) from new in 2004 and it's never missed a beat !

( Touches wood rapidly.........)
Another thumbs up for the Shogun 3.2 did ,Run a lwb diesel auto been brilliant the last 3 years,
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Old 29 October 2012, 16:05   #12
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Another thumbs up for the Shogun 3.2 did ,Run a lwb diesel auto been brilliant the last 3 years,
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Yet another thumbs up for the Mitzy. This is my second LWB one. Both have done excellent service. Loads of grunt, no problem on slips of muddy fields or sandy beaches. Loads and loads of gear! From hard drive sound system to colour rear view cam to leather everything. 7 seats - two of which fold into the floor pan in the rear giving you a clear big boot
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For me it's the Amazon. Look on the news and see what the UN are driving in Africa/Afghanistan/Iraq.
Its not the LR or the shogun.

And that's also why you can't find good 2nd hand Amazons on the UK, they've all been shipped overseas where you need robust reliable 4x4's

New disco's are great, but I think the Toyota is better. I've got the v8, and it's mega!

All IMO :-)
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Old 29 October 2012, 17:20   #14
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Watch out. He'll be telling you to buy a crappy old L200 next which is the real best 4X4 ever :-)
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Yet another thumbs up for the Mitzy. This is my second LWB one. Both have done excellent service. Loads of grunt, no problem on slips of muddy fields or sandy beaches. Loads and loads of gear! From hard drive sound system to colour rear view cam to leather everything. 7 seats - two of which fold into the floor pan in the rear giving you a clear big boot
And another 1 93 Paji for dipping trailer and 07 3.2 DiD elegance with all the trimmings as you mention,

although probably not worth getting one if you like tinkering on yer 4x4 on a weekly basis, probably best getting a LR if you like that sort of thing.

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Watch out. He'll be telling you to buy a crappy old L200 next which is the real best 4X4 ever :-)
I must say the 2.8 L200 import, is a very comfortable vehicle to crash in. I climbed out off the windscreen of this one after hitting black ice totally unscaithed replacement is picured left btw.
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Thanks. Some good comments. Hadn't even thought of mitsi. What about Nissan patrols?.

The appeal of a bigger lump in the Toyota and merc is there. Is the disco engine really as strong as a lazy v8??
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Thanks. Some good comments. Hadn't even thought of mitsi. What about Nissan patrols?.

The appeal of a bigger lump in the Toyota and merc is there. Is the disco engine really as strong as a lazy v8??
The D4 engine is awesome goes as fast as you dare hardly ever drops out of top gear
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[QUOTE=Portholme;497097]What about Nissan patrols? [QUOTE]

Def worth a look...They're amazing VFM in my opinion...... I reckon you'd get a nice specc'd up late naughties /respectable miles DCi for half your budget....... leaving more to spend on boats

Somone mentioned the UN earlier...... They like patrols too

Okay as an example: Nissan Patrol 3.0 DI AVENTURA 5DR AUTO 2007

I'm not sure if they've ever imported the new one to the UK? I'm sure i also read that it was only available with a petrol v8???
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From your list I would go for the Land Cruiser. I run a LWB Shogun currently which is great for towing, I would say that its a bit agricultural as a day to day motor, handles like a bar of soap in the wet!

I looked at Discovery's, my problem was that out of the 4 people that I knew that had them, every one of them had issues mainly with the suspension and electronics.

Not sure if it'll do the tow capacity but the Volvo XC90 is a nice motor, very refined for a 4 x 4.
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