What is best... ??????????

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  1. old-mo

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    What is the best..... most reliable..... reasonable on repairs and keeping on the road...

    Land Rover... Mitsubishi Shogun.... Range Rover.... Freelander or what 4X4 comes recommended...

    I know nothing about running one except my little Suzy 2litre Grand Vittara, and that is only good for about one & a half ton..

    Needs to tow approx 2 - 2 and a half ton...

    Over to you especially @Landy lover ... :thanks3:
     
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    Had a few Range Rover and never a problem also good at towing
     
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    I know Cliff would never buy anything but a Toyota Land Cruiser to tow. They never get a mention in Motorboat Monthly, Caravan Club Magazine, CC and C Magazine, who I think are all paid off by Land Rover....

    We have a Toyota Rav 4 now as we don't tow a boat or caravan anymore - to me it seems like a miniature Land Cruiser - lovely car.
     
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    Toyota Landcruiser!
     
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    No recent experience Mo but did have good reliable Shogun and two other Mitsubishi vehicles some years ago.
    Not sure of pulling 2.5t though,maybe you need a tank!
     
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    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Toyota Land Cruiser. (y)
     
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    The Austrailians say that if you want to go out into the outback take a Range Rover, but if you want to come back again take a Land cruiser
    Don
     
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    You going to be a tugger Mo :p
     
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    It's for when his trike breaks down.
     
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    Toyota Land Cruiser. I've had an Amazon for 6 years and can't fault it. Brilliant car
     
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  11. Chris

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    Another for the Land Cruiser. Brilliant 4x4
     
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  12. Steve N Tracy

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    I used to be involved with doing some work for Mitsubishi vehicles UK and my own car was a Toyota Hilux Surf Same running gear as a Toyota Landcrusier Colarado for reliability there's very little better then a Landcrusier, as the Aussies say "if you want to go out into the desert use a Land Rover if you want to come back again use a Landcrusier"
     
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    Can't see past Land rover myself. had a couple of Disco's and a few defenders. older models though, i don't like the new arty farty ones.
     
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    My Son-inLaw is a Land Rover devotee. He has one all tricked out with every conceivable extra.

    He also has T-shirts with the Land Rover slogan "One Life, Live it".

    For his birthday I bought him a T-Shirt with the slogan " One Life, don't waste it fixing Land Rovers. Buy a Mitsubishi."

    It's fair to say he has had a lot of problems with parts breaking and, on any four wheel drive vehicle, parts aren't cheap.
     
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    Are the newer Land Cruisers as reliable as the old ones? I was looking at ads the other day and older ones were dearer than the new shape. Have been looking at Discoveries but haven't found anything nice yet. Might go back to a Mark I 300 series.

    Joe
     
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    I had a 2004 LC5 from new. I think it cost about £40k and that year with pretty high mileage are still selling for £10k plus.
     
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    Landcruiser everytime.

    Shogun as a second choice

    Range Rovers/Discos/anything from Land Rover all look pretty but they offer a free AA lorry with every new one these days.
     
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    Most reliable is a Toyota Hilux with the D4D engine.. UN breakable !!
    Thats why ISIS and every other Terrorist group use them .. It will carry an anti tank gun and about 15 rag heads.
    Even Top Gear couldn't break one !!!
    Simple and perfect...
    It depends what you want to use it for though. As said a Toyota Landcruiser is the dogs doodahs for major off roading and in particular, on sand.. But the Amazon is amazing and has great Torque..
    Mitch.
     
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    Not sure there's much call for that in deepest Dorset... (y):D
     
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    There may be in DEEPEST do-do in Dorset !!
    Mitch.
     
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