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Old 07 September 2011, 15:39   #31
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I picked up a Navara auto through the trade a couple of months ago. Not as refined as the D3 but for my budget a Disco would have been very high mileage. Pretty good spec, drives well, fine as a car and tows with ease.
Very happy with it.
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Looks great. Wish I could do the same but the wife....oh the wife....

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Old 07 September 2011, 16:35   #33
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My wife wasn't sure until she drove it, now she loves it!
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Old 07 September 2011, 16:37   #34
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My wife wasn't sure until she drove it, now she loves it!
My wife does not drive

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Yep, it sounds like a tractor and handles like one, but then they don't they all?

When I looked into getting a 4x4 for towing I looked at and test drove the current models (2009) of Land Cruiser, Land Rover Discovery and the Shogun. They all handle like crap on the road and all sound like tractors. I ruled out the Discovery due to the three people I new who had them all having continued issues with them, the Land Cruiser was ok but was thirstier than the Shogun and considerably more expensive.

Never bothered with the X5, thought you had to be a blonde hairdresser to own one.
Dont worry, i'm with you on this one Gordy...Shoguns/Pajero's are fantastic towing vehicles. Most are getting a bit long in the tooth now though and for a budget of around 10K you can find something that will sound nicer, drive nicer and probably be better equipped but will you be able find something that can tow better and be as reliable?.....

here's a few pics of our workhorse doing what it does best........I wont divulge the weight of our forklift (not on a public forum anyway) but rest assured our Pajero towed it safely and without complaints.

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I know I can get better towing trucks than an X5 but it's a difficult balance to try and get something to keep two kids happy and a wife who has no interest in driving, just sitting in comfort and it looking nice at the same time. I think I've mixed a bit of both in there and time will tell if it's a good call

Thanks for all your input. I'm committed now so I'll have to suck it and see

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Old 07 September 2011, 19:00   #37
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only one for me would be nissan patrol 3.0 gr diesel, fantastic to tow with, excerlent family 4x4 ive had the td5 and the x5 and the patrol wins hands down, why do un use them all over the world? regards Mark
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Nissan Terrano 3ltr diesel. Superb tow car and more reliable than a Land Rover.

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Couldn't agree more (although I've got the 2.7ltr). Crude, noisey, clunky old school diesel with gear driven cam so good for around 350k. Tough as old boots.
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I have owned an X5 2004 then a Merc 350ML 2007 both great cars and good for towing however very expensive on the gogo juice.....I now have a 2010 Nissan Navara which is not a patch on either but ticks all the boxes with regards to space comfort, towing and even has a few toys...sat nav bluetooth cruise control etc so not bad for a working vehicle....the bit I like the most is the pick up, I can throw my tender, outboard, jerry cans and wet stuff in there and not have to worry about smells coming into the passenger space.

The shape is not to everyones taste but I love its practicallity and it hs good road manners.....and best of all it returns 30+ MPG fully loaded towing my Apex A17.
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Good fun in the snow too :-))

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