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Old 06 September 2011, 15:33   #11
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Pity, I bought a new one in Nov 04, one of the very first, been v. reliable and a truly lovely drive. Consider Land Cruiser perhaps?
Time for an upgrade ?

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Old 06 September 2011, 15:50   #12
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My Dad has several TD5 Discos in his business of delivering cars on trailers around the country.
Automatic seems best for towing but he seems to chew through gearboxes every 100k miles.
Not very refined as a daily driver in comparison with other stuff.

Volvo XC90 a very nice family car but check the towing limit - i've got an XC70 and love it but think that 2000kg is right at it's limit. I only occasionally tow my boat and only short distances but seems OK on the 20 mile motorway trips i've towed on. XC70 is same mechanicals as XC90.

A 3.0L Diesel A6 Allroad would be a good daily.

3.0L Diesel Tourag? Possibly cheaper than an Allroad?

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Old 06 September 2011, 15:51   #13
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Time for an upgrade ?

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Probably is, but we're through the risky just out of warranty stage (4 years out) and depreciation will be limited for the next few years having taken the early initial hit. There's lot's of independants out there who can deal with the complexity's of the 3 series so I may well stick for the time being

(otherwise read as- No, I want a bigger newer boat!)
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Old 06 September 2011, 16:00   #14
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Probably is, but we're through the risky just out of warranty stage (4 years out) and depreciation will be limited for the next few years having taken the early initial hit. There's lot's of independants out there who can deal with the complexity's of the 3 series so I may well stick for the time being

(otherwise read as- No, I want a bigger newer boat!)
I could help on the boat front....

Looks like I'm going to view an X5 tomorrow so we shall see what happens

Anybody else have any input it is most welcome

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Looks like I'm going to view an X5 tomorrow

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I intend trying one next time as well, good luck with it.
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Cheers. I'll let you know how I get on.

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Decent gen 3 Hilux Surf? 5k change and will last as long as any of the other options.
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Looks like I'm going to view an X5 tomorrow
The best on tarmac, hopeless off of it.

The D4 is the one to have in my opinion.
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The best on tarmac, hopeless off of it.

The D4 is the one to have in my opinion.
I'm not planning on going off road. The closest it will get is on the Slipway. I never launch from beaches or anything like that so the "off road" aspect really doesn't come into it for me, other than the snow if it comes back again

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my hard earned cash would be going on the latest TD5 Disco I could find with a low mileage and all the extras, they are as bomb proof as you will find for the money, will tow anything up to 3ton with ease and not too bad on the go juice (stay away from the V8's, lovely bit of kit but the fuel!!!!!) we've done over 100k in ours now, still on the original exhaust and only just fitted new hubs, it's been used for towing since new and never misses a beat. The only big issue with them is leaking sunroofs, so have a good look at the headlining before buying.
we've also got 2 defender 90's in the family, a TD5 and a Puma (ford engine), both brilliant for towing and off roading, but the disco is the one for long distance towing and it's got loads of room in the back.
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