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Old 31 May 2014, 15:09   #11
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I didn't like the fuel economy and overall length of the Navara.
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Old 31 May 2014, 15:12   #12
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I didn't like the fuel economy and overall length of the Navara.
And the appetite for clutch plates. ;-)
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Old 31 May 2014, 15:23   #13
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[QUOTE=Mollers;622493]And the appetite for clutch plates. ;-)[/QUOTE

That they do, oh - and the navara D22 engines spit out con rods and the later D40's have very unreliable timing chains, Google is your friend
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Old 31 May 2014, 16:09   #14
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For 3.5 tonnes to tow safely the RRS is out.
As above a large pick up and Japanese is the way to go. Mitsubishi L200 or the Shogun if you want interior space.
If you want comfort as well as brute - on your budget drive some. Go to different dealers for more test drives to be sure.

Cars are always a compromise unless you can afford 3.
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Old 31 May 2014, 16:10   #15
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I do like to looks of L200, any issues to note with them?
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Nearly all double cabs won't tow 3.5Tns though.

I think the L200 is 2800kgs max - the old one was anyway, like the Navara.

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Got to be a Disco or Defender for 3.5 ton
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Old 31 May 2014, 20:09   #18
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You will get an 02-04 plate 4.2td Landcruiser well within budget, best things ever ditch the bling factor ideas RR's at el might be comfier (a bit) but AA recovery trucks are not!

Most LR/RR users appear to consider breakdowns as part of the package
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I was looking at a Mercedes ML320 SE. 225bhp and can tow 3500kg.
Anyone had one for towing?
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Avoid the Navara like the Plague. Mine spent more time in the garage than on the road. I have had 3 x Discoveries now for commercial towing. Nearly 300,000 miles in total between them and not one breakdown. They are also compatible with a digital tachograph, which you will of course need to fit if you are towing with it commercially. DVSA (formerly VOSA) have been really cracking down on 4x4s towing commercially recently.
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