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Old 29 October 2012, 13:56   #1
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I'm looking for a few comments about tow vehicles from anyone who can offer sensible comments. I've got 25 to 30k to buy a seven seat 4x4 but it has to be a large one. I'm thinking

Mercedes ml420
Land cruiser amazon
Disco 4

I'm most attracted to the merc as I have a viano 3.0 diesel which is pretty damn good, I've had a land cruiser which is a bit like the dark ages but it was a chuffing good truck and I've never had a disco but bro in law swears by his.

Criteria; high tow capacity ideally up to 3.5t, very high spec, plenty of grunt. I know defenders are popular on here and I love them but it's not the car for us at the moment.

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Old 29 October 2012, 14:10   #2
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You wont beat a Land Cruiser with the other 2 in your list.
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Old 29 October 2012, 14:18   #3
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After owning a disco 1 & 2 I would be looking at the disco 4, the rest aren't really the same for me.
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Old 29 October 2012, 14:26   #4
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Late D3 or D4, great motors
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Sorry meant the gl420 not ml420.
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Late D3 or D4, great motors
+1 for a D4
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We have a discovery 4. The engine is fantastic and the whole car is refined and perfectly engineered. The land cruiser is also great but I don't really like the looks, sound of engine. Land rover make the best 4x4 's and the quality is there. Not just for towing, but the discovery is the perfect all round car and nothing compares.
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Old 29 October 2012, 15:17   #8
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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.........)
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Old 29 October 2012, 15:32   #10
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Sorry meant the gl420 not ml420.
I was going to ask about that because an ML isn't very big.

My brother's wife drives a GL... Looks great with car seats in the back.
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