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Discussion in 'Transport - 4x4 - Canoes etc' started by vizsla, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. tartanferret

    tartanferret Full Member

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    Ha ha ! I've seen a Porsche 911 in Barnsley with the same dodgy paint job and black windows too. I think he might like the film "Condorman"
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    But got Michael Crawfords other, more famous character to spray it:lmao:


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  2. pastymuncher

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    My disco, but its just about died, the land rover tin worm has gone too far now. It was fun for the last 4 years despite it being so crap.
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    Had this for a while but circumstances forced a much regretted sale.:(
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    Just got this though, for my camper van conversion, wait for the shouts of derision:D but it suits my needs (land rover is too small and weak). Great fun to drive;)
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  3. Retired Member southey

    Retired Member southey M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    The problems I have experience of in RB44's have always been life threatening but fortunate, they range from the drivers quarter window flying out and smashing into an on coming van turned out the van was stolen, to the brakes failing completely while loaded with a pallet of CRv7, unable to stop we coasted through the traffic lights where we had wanted to turn left to head up to carter barracks, and on to stop out side the chippy in Tidworth as the road starts to climb out towards the Military cemetery, had a small fish and chips while waiting for recovery, even had the clicky gear box explode while crossing the Severn bridge, after being removed from the bridge, we were treated to a trip under it for a look around, horrid wagon, great time:D but was very happy to shed them in favour of the Pinnie:).
     
  4. pastymuncher

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    I've read several tales of woe regarding the RB44, and after going over mine I can understand why, maintenance has definitely not been carried out according to the military manual.
    However I've read numerous stories of the RB44 being very reliable in private hands, African expeditions etc.

    Time will tell, but if the brake problem rears its ugly head then a disc conversion isn't too difficult to sort out, as for the gearbox, well I'm on the third box in the disco,the axles are made of chocolate, and are not that great off road without modifications, rose tinted specs seem to be well used with Land Rovers.
     
  5. Laurentius

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    A Mitsubishi Pajero Mk2. I used to be a landrover fan, now I might not be driving the most economical vehicle on the road (or off it) but if it holds together for another year I will be able to insure it as a classic, at the moment it is a pain to insure. Mitsu's should not be underestimated, the roots of the car go back to Mitsubishi producing a jeep under licence, and then the Japs thought they could do it better, but isn't the landie, just the same, a copy of a jeep with some improvements? The super select gear change is an improvement on the series landie for sure.
     
  6. Ben Trout

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    This my Fugly:

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    2003 Nissan Navara Outlaw. My little yellow-beast (Skoda Felicia Fun) was written off last year so I needed another truck. Five seats and useful load bay. The electrics work, there is space to put my elbows and the seats don't stop at bolt upright. Since I got it I've joined Wessex 4x4 Response, I'm WE011.

    Sadly it is japanese and has nothing like the character of the bananna Skud, but it is stating to feel like mine:

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  7. swright81076

    swright81076 Tinkerer

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    I have a post with photographs waiting to go here?
     
  9. bohXI

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    Some nice looking run-arounds :)

    Currently: A 2002 Audi A4 1.9 TDI Avant I recently "gave" to the missus to replace her 120k '99 1.0 Polo - Still got that bloody thing!!! :soapbox:
    So now my daily drive is a 2003 1.9 Renault Traffic - It does the job..... and that job is to carry my pride, joy and weekend run-around.....







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    A 2010 RMZ 450 :headbang:
     
  10. Lupin Rider

    Lupin Rider Full Member

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    My new ride. Heart said defender, head said no i want modern safety etc. thus far im getting over 30 to the gallon as well. Well chuffed.
     
  11. cyberwolfuk

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    i now got a tank i mean sharan tdi but it sound like a tank lol loads of room in it, but its only a put on till i save up enough cash to get a pickup
     
  12. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    At the moment it's still my old 1989 Transit pop, had it for years and I love it.
     
  13. cbr6fs

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    Having trouble getting insurance on the MX5 so bought a 2005 3.2L V6 Audi A3 Quattro a few months ago

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    Absolutely no doubt it's a capable and safe car, but bugger me it's boring to drive compared to the Mazda.
    As it's an absolute nightmare buying and selling cars here i'll run it through the winter and get something a bit more "fun" to drive next year.

    You live and learn i guess.



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  14. johnnytheboy

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    That new ford ranger looks the boy, great looking machine, plus that big 4x4 camper conversion looks well cool to drive!!!

    Daily commute, VW golf convertible 1.6 blue motion
    Hauling Stuff, 61 plate Astra van
    Winter and Shooting Mercedes G-wagen

    I really have a hankering for a Landy though, but I just shudder at the thought of my money rusting away from underneath me!!
     
  15. Too Much Kit To Carry

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    For out in the woods we have a Defender 110 County:-


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  16. bigroomboy

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    I had one of these, 4L loved it but bad brakes and axle noise made me get one of these
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    2.4 the worst engine I have ever had and no where near as much fun, space or good off road what I want is one of these
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    Jeep wrangler unlimited, the wrangler everybody wants but with practical space plus the new 3.6 should be good. Oh well dreams
     
  17. ex-member Raikey

    ex-member Raikey Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    still got the sparkley turd,


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    but swapped this


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    she wanted something "more Carified" ??

    and something with "loads of buttons"

    girls and cars ?..mmmmmmm

    still get the noo on the roof tho and its fairly capable off road (just hope she dont see this)
     
  18. FreddyFish

    FreddyFish Settler

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    This is mine :D

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  19. Pedagog

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    Other half drives a 110 and son drives an ex-army 26 year old 90.
     
  20. jamin

    jamin Forager

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