I loved my A6 just wasnt quick enough. Was parked up the other day and an Audi Q7 pulled up beside me and god knows why but it had been painted matt black. Looked like it had been done in aerosol hammerite and proper s***e
i drive the one in my avatar,wouldnt own anthing else,bit of a green oval nut tbh.
I'm seeing a couple of nice Series Landys and Defenders here fellas.
Mine's a Toyota
How she looks most of the time
Chutes! That is one good looking Fj!
Opel Manta GTE fae 1985 in mint condition. Totally unpractical, totally loads of fun. :-)
VW transporter converted to camper van. Room for two, but rising roof means canoe in back has to be inflatable. Sold as surf van aimed at young trendies. Last time in Cornwall the surfers looked quite shocked when we parked up and we two OAPs got out. I'd love it to be off road capable, but in the sort of terrain that needs such a capability, I'd rather be on foot. Dream car has always been LWB defender converted to camper, but one has to get real and one of you guys will pull me out with your jeeps or landrovers!
The older I get, the better I was.
I'm currently driving a kitted out SWB Defender. I bought it in January after owning a Honda CRX for 5 years that was lowered 4 inches, your bum basically scraped the ground bit of a jump.
Best thing in the world is hanging a hammock from the roll cage, doesn't get much better than that. AND there's room in the back for loads of kit so the ideal car IMO.
Scaramouch Scaramouch Will You Do The Fandango!!
Midge Canny Get In!!
Ford Galaxy for moving the wife and family around, and a lifted and modified Suzuki Vitara as my greenlaning and wild camping toy.
Where's north from 'ere?
Today I be mostly driving a Mitsubishi Pajero, 3 door TD. Next year I can insure it as a classic, can't wait for that as I am paying over the odds at the moment.
Ok my Steed....
Hammocks and Tarps set close to perfection!
Im driving 3 things. I've got a small Daewoo Matiz as my everyday work car, a Renault Grad Scenic 7 seat family car and my Yamaha FZS 600 motorbike.
Wild Camping motto - "Pitch Late, leave early and leave no trace"
Volunteer Parks and Forest Ranger in the RMBC district
Skoda Fabia estate, 70MPG, roof bars for the canoe/roofbox/bikes,child and sloping cage for the dogs in the boot!!
"Climbers only rope themselves together to stop the sensible ones going home"
A wee 1.4D new shape ford fiesta. Surprisingly roomy (the amount of kit we take for a weekend car camping is obscene!!) and not too shabby off the line.
Sold the Mk1b MR2 to buy the current car Subaru Impreza Turbo wagon and the comuter for work is my trusty but rather batterd Honda Transalp XL600V
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.
Had this for a while but circumstances forced a much regretted sale.
Just got this though, for my camper van conversion, wait for the shouts of derision but it suits my needs (land rover is too small and weak). Great fun to drive
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 but was very happy to shed them in favour of the Pinnie.
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.
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.
This my Fugly:
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:
I have a post with photographs waiting to go here?
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!!!
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.....
A 2010 RMZ 450
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.