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XC901s are prone to the crank oils seals going, a very expensive repair if your not capable of doing it yourself. Another fan of the Rav4, i had a 2,5ltr hybrid until a couple of years ago, great motor. For fishing i use a 23 year old Citroen Despatch. ex wheel chair converted jobby, its great, just drop the ramp, roll the trolley in, lock it in place with the special wheel belts, put the ramp up, shut the doors and all's good.

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Ive had a 2003 Rav4 D4D for a 6 yrs,its just done 160,000 miles, been everywhere in it,in all conditions and it aint missed a beat,parts are pennies and everywhere...parked it up for 3 yrs,didnt move.

The old 3.1 Isuzu troopers are great motors, old now though and juicy but really reliable, safe, ole buses

Sounds just like a landrover, every MOT time is like sitting in the police station waiting on the charge sheet being read out ffs,

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9 hours ago, Lenmcharristar said:

Are they just the q5? In drag?

The touareg seem to have a better build quality about them , they have a bigger towing capacity as well .

 

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52 minutes ago, paulus said:

XC901s are prone to the crank oils seals going, a very expensive repair if your not capable of doing it yourself. Another fan of the Rav4, i had a 2,5ltr hybrid until a couple of years ago, great motor. For fishing i use a 23 year old Citroen Despatch. ex wheel chair converted jobby, its great, just drop the ramp, roll the trolley in, lock it in place with the special wheel belts, put the ramp up, shut the doors and all's good.

Why have i got the vision of andy from little britain in my head now hahaha, DLA wagon pulls up and its just a conn to use less energy lololol

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The older discos are good I always heard, but more reliable than the disco 3,  4. I’m looking at a dog/shoot/knock about  motor. Hilux too £££ and last new one I had was rubbish. Like the old patrols, Land Cruiser but then I’m wondering about a 110 defender crew cab as they will never drop in value. The l200 are nice but will drop in value like most other motors 

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7 minutes ago, Qbgrey said:

The older discos are good I always heard, but more reliable than the disco 3,  4. I’m looking at a dog/shoot/knock about  motor. Hilux too £££ and last new one I had was rubbish. Like the old patrols, Land Cruiser but then I’m wondering about a 110 defender crew cab as they will never drop in value. The l200 are nice but will drop in value like most other motors 

Ive had the 1st 3 series of discoveries and they rot and leak from all over, looking more like a q5 now

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I’ve got one of the newer Landcruisers Lc5 owned it for five years almost 100% reliable I had a suspension sensor go which for an 18 year old car was reasonably good going, other than that never lets me down and goes any where.

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1 hour ago, lurcherman 887 said:

Had this old goer for fishing ect a while now don’t miss a beat and goes anywhere, Id have the toureg over the Volvo and the Volvo for over the Land Rover. 

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I bought one of these,as a run around while waiting to be payed out for bump, £400 with 190,000m on the clock...sold it for £600 with 220,000m 6 months later.... another little truck that go on  for ever👍

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46 minutes ago, Qbgrey said:

The older discos are good I always heard, but more reliable than the disco 3,  4. I’m looking at a dog/shoot/knock about  motor. Hilux too £££ and last new one I had was rubbish. Like the old patrols, Land Cruiser but then I’m wondering about a 110 defender crew cab as they will never drop in value. The l200 are nice but will drop in value like most other motors 

The old land cruiser give no trouble they will go until the chassis falls apart .

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I got a xtrail hardly spend a penny on it between mot’s had odd big mot bill but for a 18 year old car that’s expected. Carry multiple terriers lurchers and hounds along with tools in the back no bother 😅

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16 minutes ago, Gypsydog94 said:

I got a xtrail hardly spend a penny on it between mot’s had odd big mot bill but for a 18 year old car that’s expected. Carry multiple terriers lurchers and hounds along with tools in the back no bother 😅

Few lads I've hunted with used xtrails for dog buses with very little issues. 

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The big 4x4 motors are a money pit if you don't have a genuine reason for having one besides posing at the school gates and the only ones worth having are the 3 litre and above. 

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I had a Honda CRV 4x4 series 2, never spent any money on it, totally reliable, had it for over 4 years doing 160,000 miles, my lasy company car but it was good off road as well.  Now have a BMW X3  4x4, very nice but to change the timing chain I had to hire a gantry to lift out the engine, big job but my son in law did it for me as the best quote was £2400, it actually cost me around £500 in all...................love it though.

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11 hours ago, Daniel cain said:

Ive had a 2003 Rav4 D4D for a 6 yrs,its just done 160,000 miles, been everywhere in it,in all conditions and it aint missed a beat,parts are pennies and everywhere...parked it up for 3 yrs,didnt move...needed a number plate bulb for the mot...suprising where they will go,only downside is the size....I only use mine for work and the dogs ,Ive owned multiple pick ups ,land rovers,fourtraks etc...everyone a waste of money...if id of known, then id of bought a new Rav 20 yrs back and saved a fortune,Ive never had a tug in it, driving home early hrs from anywhere,best £1200 ive ever spent 😉👍DSC_1516.JPG.5b489cc241d602d8b39b5ecf1cd45db8.JPGDSC_1523.JPG.7ce5034e10ccd5516c471f440df46723.JPG

Good bus the ravs I’ve had one it was bob on, currently on an old fourtrak full of 🍒 can’t knock it 

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