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I hear the X5 is well regarded and is very reliable. It isn't particularly good off road when the going gets above a green route, same with the Audi and Merc but not everyone needs that sort of ability. Good luck with it and I'd be interested to see how you get on with it.

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Good point Disco4 - just saying adios amigos - caravan gone and now LR going - it's a cruel world   I will try and keep dropping in though to referee

Compliments of the season to all Green Oval respecters and dis-respecters alike have a great Christmas men.

No problem, we've managed without you thus far!

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I've only gone and bought an X5

 

We will see if it's any good

Good luck with it mate, will you be starting a do not disrespect the BMW thread now?

 

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Good luck with it mate, will you be starting a do not disrespect the BMW thread now?

 

Phil.

I will if i like it :blink::blink: :blink: !!!! initial signs good. not towed yet.

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If I'd have known I was going to be this thirsty this morning I'd have drunk more last night

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Hi Muddy

I'm about to buy another RRS and give up my reliable but unexciting towrag. Have had previous experience and local main dealer is a sweetheart! Just saying cos there is always a different side to every story - just look at Phil - he likes mercs! ;)

If your local main dealer is who I think it is. .. i bought my car from them but it wasn't the most pleasant car buying experience I've ever had. Their price for its first service was ludicrously high and all in all I think they are shysters*. As a result, my car has never ever graced their service department and probably never will.

 

I go to the dealer in Sheffield where service has been second to none in every respect.

 

*they have since been subsumed into the Farnell Group and may have changed for the better

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Now that Land Rover has ceased the production of proper Land Rovers and have changed to making Chelsea tractors for Mothers doing the school run, hairdressers and male ballet dancers, there is nothing to recommend in buying their product. Much better to choose a manufacturer who has real confidence in their product that they are happy to offer a five or seven year warranty.

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Now that Land Rover has ceased the production of proper Land Rovers and have changed to making Chelsea tractors for Mothers doing the school run, hairdressers and male ballet dancers, there is nothing to recommend in buying their product. Much better to choose a manufacturer who has real confidence in their product that they are happy to offer a five or seven year warranty.

 

If one wants to read nonsense, this is certainly the thread for it. Landrover have been building and very successfully selling a number of models for many years. They haven't 'just' changed from - to anything. Rather they have discontinued a single (but iconic) model that would very soon fail to meet the increasingly stringent European safety standards and just as all manufacturers do, have evolved their range of vehicles for the market sector at which they are aimed. There will in due course, even be an all new, more relevant Defender replacement to fill the current gap at the utility end of the range.

 

Whatever one's personal thoughts are about Land Rover they are, by any measure, a massive success story in the the car building world.

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At one point they were the most successful car manufacturer in the world ISTR.

Point is the Chelsea tractor as you put it is extremely capable off road and very talented at just about everything else you ask it to do.

School run, hairdressers and ballet dancers don't but Korean cars then??

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If your local main dealer is who I think it is. . . i bought my car from them but it wasn't the most pleasant car buying experience I've ever had. Their price for its first service was ludicrously high and all in all I think they are shysters*. As a result, my car has never ever graced their service department and probably never will.

 

I go to the dealer in Sheffield where service has been second to none in every respect.

 

*they have since been subsumed into the Farnell Group and may have changed for the better

Bought it from Williams in Manchester

If I'd have known I was going to be this thirsty this morning I'd have drunk more last night

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Bought it from Williams in Manchester

My post was re SamD's local dealer rather than Williams in Manchester though. .. I know nothing of Williams as Manchester is a little far for routine servicing.

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. ................................ making Chelsea tractors for Mothers doing the school run, hairdressers and male ballet dancers, . ....................................

I don't fit any of those groups . .

Roughing it . . but in comfort . .

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Here are the winners of Mudfest 2017:

Compact Utility Vehicle: 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Premium Compact Utility Vehicle: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S 4Motion

Family Utility Vehicle: 2017 Subaru Forester 2. 5i Touring

Premium Mid- or Full-size Utility Vehicle: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Extreme Capability Utility Vehicle: 2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury

Pickups: 2017 Ford Raptor Super Cab

Best Overall, NWAPA’s Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year: 2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury

 

http://www. heraldnet. com/life/rain-shine-and-plenty-of-car-truck-suv-fun-at-mudfest-2017/

 

So there you have it. It's the most competent off roader despite having killed off the "real off roader".

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Here are the winners of Mudfest 2017:

 

Compact Utility Vehicle: 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

 

Premium Compact Utility Vehicle: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S 4Motion

 

Family Utility Vehicle: 2017 Subaru Forester 2. 5i Touring

 

Premium Mid- or Full-size Utility Vehicle: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

 

Extreme Capability Utility Vehicle: 2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury

 

Pickups: 2017 Ford Raptor Super Cab

 

Best Overall, NWAPAs Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year: 2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury

 

http://www. heraldnet. com/life/rain-shine-and-plenty-of-car-truck-suv-fun-at-mudfest-2017/

 

So there you have it. It's the most competent off roader despite having killed off the "real off roader".

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Here are the winners of Mudfest 2017:

 

Compact Utility Vehicle: 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

 

Premium Compact Utility Vehicle: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S 4Motion

 

Family Utility Vehicle: 2017 Subaru Forester 2. 5i Touring

 

Premium Mid- or Full-size Utility Vehicle: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

 

Extreme Capability Utility Vehicle: 2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury

 

Pickups: 2017 Ford Raptor Super Cab

 

Best Overall, NWAPAs Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year: 2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury

 

http://www. heraldnet. com/life/rain-shine-and-plenty-of-car-truck-suv-fun-at-mudfest-2017/

 

So there you have it. It's the most competent off roader despite having killed off the "real off roader".

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

If I'd have known I was going to be this thirsty this morning I'd have drunk more last night

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I've only gone and bought an X5

 

We will see if it's any good

WHAT. ...... 😳😳😳

VW Touareg 3. 0L V6 262 R Line with a Unicorn IV Segovia trying to keep up!

 

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I've only gone and bought an X5

 

We will see if it's any good

 

The end is nigh. . . .. . .. . .. . :o

 

https://youtu. be/o58stoJJ5No

 

:lol:

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A Vanner without a van due to the demands of DIY and SWMBO - 40 years was a good run though :unsure:

 

Now a Motorhome Learner with a Fiat Toad :o

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icon_offtopic.gifHe was a Castleford fan I guess. Eddie will be turning in his grave. Nasty punch though, he should have been sent off.

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I've only gone and bought an X5

 

We will see if it's any good

 

I think you will find that it is very good :D especially with 306bhp to tap.

Good luck with it mate, will you be starting a do not disrespect the BMW thread now?

 

Phil.

Everyone disrespects BMW's anyway, so no point in starting a new thread :)

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WHAT. . . .. . . 😳😳😳

Yup. ....

If I'd have known I was going to be this thirsty this morning I'd have drunk more last night

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Yup. . . ..

Speechless 😶😶😶

VW Touareg 3. 0L V6 262 R Line with a Unicorn IV Segovia trying to keep up!

 

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Speechless 😶😶😶

Towed the van this morning, sweet as.

 

Didn't show it any wet grass though!

If I'd have known I was going to be this thirsty this morning I'd have drunk more last night

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Can't say i blame you for going german - we've decided if we are changing cars from now on its got to be jap or german.

Had American & French for the last few years & build quality was appalling.

Now have on our drive a VW Golf & a Mitsubishi Shogun, with a Mini Countryman arriving in the next 10 days or so (ok so mini is not strictly german as they are made in holland but with bmw quality control)

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I refer you to the Rt Hon Member for the 19th Century.....................pictured just to the left of your screen..................

 

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Towed the van this morning, sweet as.

 

Didn't show it any wet grass though!

So it should!

 

Change of tyres needed? The Treg will get some proper rubber when it's due rather than the summer ones it was fitted with!

VW Touareg 3. 0L V6 262 R Line with a Unicorn IV Segovia trying to keep up!

 

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Thought it's been a bit quiet here so I'd give it a bump ;)

 

Had a trip to view and test drive a rebuilt S2a the other day - looked gorgeous but scared me to death driving it - managed up to 45 wrestling the steering wheel into some kind of a straight line and then tried to brake at bend :o

 

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A Vanner without a van due to the demands of DIY and SWMBO - 40 years was a good run though :unsure:

 

Now a Motorhome Learner with a Fiat Toad :o

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Driving a tractor at 45 mph your brave ?

 

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That takes me back 45 years when I sat my RAF driving test in one. There was so much slack in the steering box that you had all on just to keep the beast on the road and the gears were a hit and miss affair - more misses than hits, but as they were diesels, any one would do. A fuel tank (and filler) under each front seat meant it always smelt of diesel in the cab - ah, happy days!! Would that one in the photo be a petrol by any chance?

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It was a petrol ex-military originally used on Shoeburyness Ranges in Essex

 

It was a civil line production vehicle apparently so apart from vertical front lights everything else was std - 12v, tub filler cap, bumpers etc

 

Very nice but too many new panels and not enough of the original for me :(

A Vanner without a van due to the demands of DIY and SWMBO - 40 years was a good run though :unsure:

 

Now a Motorhome Learner with a Fiat Toad :o

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