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Old 15 September 2006, 07:19   #11
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Tut. Next thing you'll be saying it was acceptable for Jaguar to fit V8 engines instead of sixes and twelves

I say marks out of 10 for diversion from RIB cleaning… but I am hardly likely to advocate re-bagged Ford motors in a jag and no the X-Type is just a Ford in a party frock.

Like my old boys daily run about ?
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Like my old boys daily run about ?
Yes, that looks quite acceptable
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And just to confuse all Tony’s mob it drinks more than a Range Rover and yet it is free road tax ….
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And just to confuse all Tony’s mob it drinks more than a Range Rover and yet it is free road tax ….


Superb

That's every bit as good as somebody who can drive a 12 seat Land Rover into London every day with one person in it and claim exemption from the Con(gestion) charge
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Superb

That's every bit as good as somebody who can drive a 12 seat Land Rover into London every day with one person in it and claim exemption from the Con(gestion) charge
Enlighten me please?
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Enlighten me please?
I have read somewhere on the LR forums that a 12 seat Defender 110 qualifies as a bus or minibus or something due to the number of seats, and therefore doesn't get taxed....

Yeah I just had a look and anything with more than 9 seats can apply for an exemption to the CC
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Ah.

I didn't think Defender 110's had 12 seats-when I was using them for personnel transport they were actually 9 seaters but could carry 12 offroad. The seats in the 'boot' area are supposedly legally only to carry 4 people.
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There are actually two different variants. The 9/10 seat versions (you can get a 10 seater - 3 in the front with a centre seat instead of the cubby box - which would also be exempt I guess) have a "twin" bench each side in the back, while the 11/12 seat versions have a "triple" bench in the back - the bench is a bit longer and is complete with 3 sets of belts each side if fitted with belts. Though I think 6 people in the back of a 110 would be optimistic at best heading towards cruelty if they were my sort of build

All the ones here are 9/10 seaters with the shorter bench seat, or have the four individual seats in the rear. None of which are especially comfortable!
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Fair comment-they were a nightmare to drive on road with 9 people onboard anyway and absolute hell offroad with 12!
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