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TJolly
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17 Jan 2015, 01:14 #1

What Car do you own and what do you think about it?

I have owned Land Rovers for the past 25yrs plus. But............. my latest model only 2 yrs old frightened the life out of me and is now history.
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17 Jan 2015, 03:23 #2

I was very much a follower of the BMC camp, owning several Morris cars an MG and an Austin Kimberly (an Australian model). However with the take over and later demise of BMC/Leyland, I moved to Mitsubishi owning several models over the past few years.

However recently I bought a Suzuki Alto. At 1000cc with a three cylinder and a claimed consumption of 3.9litres/100km it seemed a good idea, especially as fuel prices seem to be on a rocket to the moon.

That works out to 72MPG in the UK. I get close, (best 4.5litres/100km) but to achieve the stated figure I guess I'll have to drive around with the air conditioner off, and it's too hot for that.

There are some Land Rovers in Australia, but they seem to be surpassed by Toyota's Land Cruiser, which proves very popular, especially in country areas.
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17 Jan 2015, 09:35 #3

I own an Antara.
It is a Vauxhall which I have had from new ( nearly 2 years )

2.2 Litre 165 BHP.
I needed this because I tow a big(ish) caravan.
This does it with ease and you hardly know the van is on the back.

I got it as it was a good deal at the time ( 25% off list price )

I have one little niggle - not really Vauxhall's fault.
They, like all new diesels, are fitted with a DPF ( Particulate Filter ).
EU legislation !!
From time to time I get the fan over-running after switching off. This is
cooling the DPF down as it has not completed the re-gen process.

Overall - it does what I want :)

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17 Jan 2015, 17:25 #4

I have a VW Polo 1200cc which we got from new 2 years last December. We love it, not very big but we don't need a big car now that my daughter drives her own motor.
It has 3 cylinders and we can on a good journey get well above 60mpg which is not too bad.
It is our first car from new because all our other cars we kept longer than we should have and they cost us money. My thinking this time is that when I retire in about 12 years I will have a pretty new car which will hopefully last me out providing we continue with the 3 year contract.

I have access to a Landrover Discovery and a Defender which I have to drive at work and they are not too bad but I find the Defender to be heavy on the steering sometimes. They are too big fur to own ourselves though.
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25 Jan 2015, 19:42 #5

Have had a Mazda RX8 for 4 months now.




on a good journey get well above 60mpg which is not too bad.
On a good run I can just about manage 23 - 25 mpg. :)

Took a little while to get used to this car as it's a Rotary engine and has to be started and turned off a bit different to a normal engine.
It's the 230bhp version.... which for a small car is quite a bit of power.

I do still have my MR2:



Which does require a bit of work to get it through it's MOT.
Maybe when the weather gets warmer I'll get the incentive to get the work done.
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18 Jun 2015, 22:01 #6

The Land Rover that let me down was a Defender, top of the range model and brand new. In 2 yrs it had all its under seals replaced, new back door, windscreen wiper motor replaced, side windows replaced twice (both sides) and finally the main drive shaft failed at 70 mph. Frightened the life out of me.
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19 Jun 2015, 17:55 #7

and I thought Landrovers were built to last!!
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21 Jun 2015, 10:08 #8

I think it is time that you moved that problem on wheels to pastures new T-J :)

A friend of mine has a top of the range Range Rover and he is forever spending money on it.
It seems Land Rover's reputation is taking a bit of a bashing in recent years.
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21 Jun 2015, 10:44 #9

I am just in the process of getting a new Polo, we love them and they are bigger enough for us.
But the Landrovers (a Discovery and a Defender) I drive occasionally at work are not the sort of thing I would buy. The Defenders seem to leak easily around the door seals, and this has happened on more than one vehicle even though they have not been old ones. The Disco's are better and a lot more comfortable, but to have to open the back doors to clean the mud off the arch is not great. You wash the vehicle thinking it looks great, then open the rear doors only to find mud etc stuck behind the it.
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02 Aug 2016, 14:19 #10

Opel Omega B 1998 2.0
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