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Old 15 December 2008, 12:39   #1
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Which one?

Now I have a puppy (see photo) and a soon to be wife (in the spring) my current fleet of vehicles limit me to taking either the wife or the dog, so I'm looking to upgrade the Holden 2 seat pickup with something a little bigger, I went in a VW toureg the other day (the V10 one) and was very impressed how much car you can get for the money if you are prepared to get a 3-4 year old one, so it got me thinking what else is there and what would you guys recommend as an option - BMW, Volvo, Lexus, Porsche, etc?

Holden will be going soon, but probably not until after Chrimbo - £11,000 or near offer, it really is an amazing car, rare but all parts are easily available through Vauxhall dealers!
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Old 15 December 2008, 13:34   #2
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Take a new shape Range Rover for a drive - they really are lovely. Disco 3 not bad either.

Some great bargains around at the moment.

Best prices are from main dealers.

http://www.stratstone.com/vehiclesea...nge-rover.html

Also look at the price of used jags. Some awesome cars around. £15 - 20K buys you a hell of a lot of motor.

Depends what you want.

And before you criticise Jag watch the Top Gear economy run. Over 1000 miles on a tankfull from a big barge of a car.
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Take a new shape Range Rover for a drive - they really are lovely.
And if you find one with all its trim still intact .. let me know
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Old 15 December 2008, 17:19   #4
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Ive just bought a 3.0 litre V6 Touareg and its brilliant, having had RR Sport and Disco this is definately a nicer drive. It also pulls the Osprey as though its not there so should be good to tow a larger rib with no problems either.

I would give the V10 a wide berth unless you are really into towing combine harvesters across fields.
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I would give the V10 a wide berth unless you are really into towing combine harvesters across fields.
It'll be a Landcruiser for me, just in case you'd want to tow a combine harvester across a field.
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Old 16 December 2008, 03:36   #6
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Take a new shape Range Rover for a drive - they really are lovely. Disco 3 not bad either.

Some great bargains around at the moment.

Best prices are from main dealers.

http://www.stratstone.com/vehiclesea...nge-rover.html

Also look at the price of used jags. Some awesome cars around. £15 - 20K buys you a hell of a lot of motor.

Depends what you want.

And before you criticise Jag watch the Top Gear economy run. Over 1000 miles on a tankfull from a big barge of a car.
............... Which model Jag do you suggest that would compare to the other SUV 4X4's then Codprawn??

What's wrong with the Range Rover Sport? I'll keep the Smart car for commuting and the 4X4 for towing and transporting wife + dog, so low mileage which means a petrol one would be a possibility if it was cheaper?

Bigmuz - Is the trim bad on RR's?

Chris - Why not the V10 - is the the fuel consumption or the reliability?

Having had the Holden V8 with 400hp I want something with some teeth!
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If I was you I would stay well clear of disco 3 and rr sport, I had a disco 3 last year and I spent more time pulling and pushing it around then driving it, after a lot of letters to landrover they eventually cane back and told me quote 10% of discos are turkeys, nice reply, then the dealer would not take it nack to trade up to a merc, I managed to trade it against a toureag 3 litre and am very happy with it, I thought the 2,5 litre was underpowered!, a friend of mine had a rr sport that required an engine after 2000 km. I also had a audi q7, very nice machine but very big, and the toureg seems quicker even though the have the same engine.

Also consider landcruiser for a real workhorse and good resale value.
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If I was you I would stay well clear of disco 3 and rr sport, I had a disco 3 last year and I spent more time pulling and pushing it around then driving it, after a lot of letters to landrover they eventually cane back and told me quote 10% of discos are turkeys, nice reply, then the dealer would not take it nack to trade up to a merc, I managed to trade it against a toureag 3 litre and am very happy with it, I thought the 2,5 litre was underpowered!, a friend of mine had a rr sport that required an engine after 2000 km. I also had a audi q7, very nice machine but very big, and the toureg seems quicker even though the have the same engine.

Also consider landcruiser for a real workhorse and good resale value.

Not related to "Gavin" are you by chance..?
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i would stick with the Holden................within a year or so you may be glad of an excuse. sorry dear you cant come theres no room for you and the dog!
I really regret changing the landrover pickup into a hard top sometimes!
seriously though sticking with the aussie vauxhall theme how about a monaro or a VXR8??
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Hadn’t seen a Holden pickup before, reminds me of my ford p100 cosworth replica pickup I had about 12 years ago (loved it)
4x4’s …now…. I would be looking at Toyota landcruiser or Hi-lux Intimidator pick up …..Ive seen to many faults on Land rover/Range rovers of late ……saw a 55 plate range rover with the dash hanging off it …the bolts securing it had cracked allowing it to droop. ….
The guy that owns calls it Fonti …..cause its always fallin to bits……..This car hasn’t even been off road ….

I’v never worked on a car so much since I got the discovery ….for me now ..a Japanese 4x4 be it car or pickup ….did like the look of the modified Hi-lux intimidator that the top gear team took to the pole

Plenty choice about now

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