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  • Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    Mmm… another sexy estate thread. And as for Subarus, come on, farmers’ cars with a rally special to polish up the performance image ๐Ÿ˜›

    But isn’t the bottom line that if you’ve driven around happily in a Defender, you clearly don’t give a stuff about the car’s dynamic qualities, so you can happily buy just about anything and be mildly impressed…

    bernard
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    Ive had the freelander, defender and now have a freelander 2 (had to get rid of the defender when the kids arrived) also have a VW T5. You could combine and Get a VW T5 4 motion (4 wheel drive) depends on your budget. I’ve never had any complaints about any of them

    flamejob
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    Allroads are becoming very tempting on the second hand market because all the middle class mummies are trading over to those awful XC90s

    I’ve had a Series III and a Disco2 and found the fuel almost bank breaking, especially for raids into Wales, and I found it frustrating that there are so few places you can drive them off road (except in Mallorca; see below)

    Despite the fuel thing I do miss the Disco; it was stolen.


    stumpy01
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    Nissan X-Trail?

    hora
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    Bloody ell! I bet your still paying off your fuel bill for the Mallorca trip ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Olly
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    “light” offroad?
    is this offroad that any old car could handle just fine?
    occasionaly mounting the kerb? :p
    farm tracks?
    as long as you stick with steel wheels and dont cane it, it would have to be considerably more than a rough track to stop most cars

    why not consider an estate with air suspension and adjustable all wheel drive?

    i think skoda do an octavia with suspension that can be wound up and down, and runs all the drive through the front wheels, until it starts to slip and then puts 40% to the back?

    hearsay and fifth gear knowledge here, can you tell?

    badbod99
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    I went for a Suzuki Grand Vitara 2L. Proper off-roader with low range, but still (relatively) comfy on the road. Does 90mph tops, but then, I never go over 70 with it, keeps the noise down.

    Cost me 2 grand. Buy one, bank the other 4!

    flamejob
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    hora you old jackal; my folks paid for that trip ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    Panda 4×4, job done

    hora
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    The Panda is riotous fun in 1.2 form. Hugely fun as a holiday car. However the 4×4 Panda has a 0-60 of 4years hasnt it?
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    If I dare stick my neck out…the true successor to the Mini

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    18.2 seconds! But, that’s no doubt quicker than a defender! ๐Ÿ™‚

    hora
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    I wonder what its 40-50 and 50-70’s are- I bet many have been splattered across the sliproad/third lane of motorways by trucks!

    stonemonkey
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    Dont think you’d get a panda down that. But i do much less off roading now , i havent mentioned that ive also got a mk4 1.8 sri astra that was given to the missus when here lupo died and while not a rocket ship i am not alien to reasonable handling / paced cars. Should i just buy a 325 and a bike rack like everyone else on a scooby[list][code]

    stonemonkey
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    Cant remeber how to post pics

    hora
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    a 1.8 SRI Astra probably handles/has the same remote feedback as a Defender. No attack on you- I hate the electric remote steering on Vauxhalls.

    Do alot of test driving. Legacy, Defender and even through some random ones into the mix…

    stonemonkey
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    yeah the astra aint the best handling car thats for sure. chhers hora

    ell_tell
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    Light off road you say? What about an Opel Kadett then? If Top Gear managed it… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Can you get one of these for 6k?

    stonemonkey
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    id rather have my old opel manta gte ๐Ÿ™‚

    Muke
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    Kia Sorento ?

    hora
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    Kia Sorento? Your name reminds with whatI think of that one!

    spooky_b329
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    Standards are really slipping around here! No one’s mentioned the Mazda Bongo! MPV/van, 4×4, more refined than a Defender ๐Ÿ™‚ Never driven one but it sounds like what your looking for.

    There was one on the classifieds… http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/fs-mazda-bongo-pics#post-6549

    And ‘Andy’ mentioned he was selling his a few weeks ago. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/2591396580_94533a38c6.jpg

    spooky_b329
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    And the Mitsubici Delica

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