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Old 09 January 2007, 10:57   #11
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No Its all 4X4 is electronic same as the Nissan Xtrail.
Im no 4x4 expert but I guess due to the ESP and traction control appyling power / braking to whichever wheel needs it, it can do a pretty good job on most slipways that you come across.

The amount of time I actually self launch (instead of by a tractor) for the price / spec Id say it does a good job compared more expensive alternatives....
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Old 09 January 2007, 11:32   #12
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Don't know if it's of any help but we use a Nissan Xtrail. Ours is a 2L petrol (with 4wd), but recently rented a turbo-diesel version and, jaysus, what a load of power she had!!! Best thing about the x-trails is that they ride very comfortably.
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Old 09 January 2007, 11:46   #13
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Have you thought about a Kia Sportage?

Ive just bought one and am very impressed with the build quality and price!

Its a 2 litre diesel (138bhp) 4X4, that comes with a 0.5m wading depth (good for slips) . It averages 32mpg around town, and can tow 1600kg (braked)
You can visit kias website ( www.kia.co.uk )for full specs but it has the following, It also handles like a normal car when not towing.

6 speed gear box
ESP + 4x4 lock mode
Fold flat rear seats
opening rear window
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elec sunroof & front / rear elec windows & mirrors
Full leather interior inc heated seats

The XS (top model) costs around £17k alot less that other 4x4s
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Havn't thought of the Kia but did consider a Santa Fe for a time . Problem is that I put up around 40k miles a year so need something economical ,robust and couples as a family car . The Kia sounds like a lot of car for the money . I doubt that it would be priced as well over hear but I will have a look at thier website .
Thanks for the info

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Old 09 January 2007, 12:22   #14
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I have found that without Low Ratio with a fair sized boat, probably anything over 5 meters, that I would be revving the engine quite hard to get up any sort of a slope, whereas with Low Ratio it will pull away easily on tickover. Sounds a bit more proffesional to the oiks that are watching as well. IMHO.
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Old 09 January 2007, 12:47   #15
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These are certainly worth looking at:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2001-Skoda-Oct...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 09 January 2007, 14:02   #17
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re 4wd

hi tim

I use a honda CRV Diesel which does 40mpg tows my Avon fine never had a problem towing never got stuck and even launched at conwy at low tide which was fun , but i have had problems with the car and as such its just MY CRV which is crap the last one i had was fine this ones been a nightmare 22 warranty claims in 20 months ! but it has done nearly 80000 miles in that time but i would have another and have test drove the new one which is great



i must admit that iam also looking to change to a larger RIB probably 5.5-6.2 some time this year when things at home stop breaking/leaking/falling down or just disappearing !!

so i have purchased a dedicated tow/weekend/holiday vehicle, as i really needed 6 seats plus a boot so i bought a Delica which is fantastic 4wd hi low automatic room to change, basically a Shogun underneath will tow upto 2.5 tons

and there cheap !!

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Old 09 January 2007, 16:01   #18
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Andy, you a member of the MDOCUK? I had a good look at these lovely "Beasts" and came incredibly close to buying one. The only reson for not buying one was the shear height of the thing and the missus made me see sence. My Idea one would have had Crystle roofs, Captains seats and all of the electrical gadgets.

http://www.mdocuk.co.uk/forums/
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Old 09 January 2007, 16:32   #19
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Andy, you a member of the MDOCUK? I had a good look at these lovely "Beasts" and came incredibly close to buying one. The only reson for not buying one was the shear height of the thing and the missus made me see sence. My Idea one would have had Crystle roofs, Captains seats and all of the electrical gadgets.

http://www.mdocuk.co.uk/forums/

Yes iam on there

WE! love it only bought it in october

its the first car i have ever had were the kids and friends request "can we go in the Deli? "

so far no problems

yes i have all the gadgets sunroof, crystal roof electric blind, and curtains, automatic 2.8 tdi front and rear aircon with seperate controls, seats fold into beds, the lot !

yes height can be a problem as its 2060mm high before any 2" lifts etc but its great looking down on range rovers and discos :-)

the one feature that is bloody brilliant is the reversing mirror, i have never found it so easy hitching up and keeping an eye on whats happening whilst driving




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Only one disadvantage I can see Andy.....Makes your RIB look too small....Need a BIGGA one
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