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Old 01 April 2012, 09:44   #41
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Nissan Terrano 2 2.7tdi, 3 door?

Smaller than the 5 door (which also means less boot space unfortunately), gear driven engine (no belt or chain to worry about), good for 300k+ miles.
proper hi/low ratio with Limited Slip. Get about 28 - 33 mpg. I'm 6 foot and fit in it with room to spare.
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Old 01 April 2012, 12:12   #42
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Nissan Terrano 2 2.7tdi, 3 door?
Had one of those...every failure and breakdown known to man. Favourite was the self-starting wipers that could only be turned off by disconnecting the battery. A complete lemon
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Old 02 April 2012, 18:54   #43
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Had one of those...every failure and breakdown known to man. Favourite was the self-starting wipers that could only be turned off by disconnecting the battery. A complete lemon
Thats unusual. Mine has been nothing but totally reliable in 2 years of ownership. Totally bombproof. In fact far more reliable than the 1 year old Zafira I had before it (piece of sh*t).
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I did have the Freelander 1 (2001 model) which was good, but the petrol engine wasn't ideal.

Now got a Freelander Auto TD4 Diesel, which is excellent for what I want. Small enough to be manoeuvrable on a tight slipway, but powerful enough to tow the boat (or jetski).
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Not yet. Just been tidying up the Wrangler to sell first.

Tried a Freelander for size and everyone was right about it being too small for me. A Freelander II would be nice but I'm not prepared to spend enough money to buy one!

Top of the list now is a 5 door diesel Grand Vitara, or possibly a Rav4.
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as I have said on this forum before you can't beat Kia I have the Sorento voted the best towing car on numerous ocassions and I can't fault it in any way. The smaller Sportage is also a good car. When it comes to it as 4X4 are is concerned its all badge snobbery!
Good luck in what ever you chose.
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We had a Kia parts were to costly I would go Vitara I have some customers with vitaras as a second car and they love them.
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We had a Kia parts were to costly I would go Vitara I have some customers with vitaras as a second car and they love them.
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You changed your name
Has he? I can't tell - all those Black Shadows look alike to me.

That terwat Kernow has only gone and done the same thing. It's playing merry hell with my Wall, I can tell you that....
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