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Old 11 July 2016, 09:57   #1
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I had a 2002 vitara which I used as a runaround, farm vehicle and for towing the boat, however woodworm has got hold and I am now looking to replace it. I have no need for a big 4 x 4 and I am considering a newer 2006/2007 vitara. It has 20 hp more than the old jeep from a 1.9l engine and I like the idea of a high/low box which the old one had! What are the opinions of the newer vitara as it has a renault engine. Reviews are mixed but I have not seen too many complaints about the engine itself.
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Been looking at them myself but they don't look man enough for a 6 m rib I have had a Toyota RAV4 AWD 2.2ltr which was and decent fuel economy not a lot of help but an alternative.

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Been looking at them myself but they don't look man enough for a 6 m rib I have had a Toyota RAV4 AWD 2.2ltr which was and decent fuel economy not a lot of help but an alternative.

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Hi yes i am looking at them as well but no high low box for a steep slip. My old one is 107hp and 38mpg. The newer one is 127hp with similar mpg
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Not fully sure, 6.5m ribtec with 175 Yamaha 2 stroke and up to 250-300l fuel fully loaded, single axle trailer, i guess 1300kg? Vitara rated to 2000kg. Not sure I would max it out but the old jeep managed well enough. Most of my journeys are short.
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Hi yes i am looking at them as well but no high low box for a steep slip. My old one is 107hp and 38mpg. The newer one is 127hp with similar mpg
Why not an automatic then I have a shogan auto I don't use the 4 wheel drive on the slipway no need beauty of the auto no clutch slip low gear ratio to start.

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