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Digindeep

Looking for...

an older type 'Landi'...(Land Rover)...short wheel or long wheel base...any thoughts?

Basically I need a motor...without one at the moment...need a motor to get to work, rather than a 20min walk, and more so to shift bags of muck and hard core, slabs ect. Fetch and carry type vehical....

OH has a new car...cannot see her allowing me to put bags of s*** in the boot..  
Or should I go for go for a small van?
Any thoughts.... ?
bodger

Apart from the lack of off road capability, IMO my van is far more useful than a 4x4. It carries loads of stuff, is easy to load and unload and does around 50 mpg.
Having run an old landrover, I can honestly say that it was the closest to bankruptcy I've ever been. My hands were never out of my pocket trying to keep it running.
chicken feed

bodger wrote:
Apart from the lack of off road capability, IMO my van is far more useful than a 4x4. It carries loads of stuff, is easy to load and unload and does around 50 mpg.
Having run an old landrover, I can honestly say that it was the closest to bankruptcy I've ever been. My hands were never out of my pocket trying to keep it running.


i love my defender out of the 3 veichles we run the land rover was the cheapest to keep on the road last year.

most expensive isuzu rodeo 2007
then the nissan cargo van 2005
with the service mot etc the defender won hands down 1998

its all down to what you think will be best suited to your needs.
sod

We have 1990 Mitzy double cab utes 1 diesel 2 petrol great like having a car with trailer attached
Slipster

I have an ISUZU Crew cab with a back on its a 53 plate. Be for we moved house it was invaluble as i was always carting stuff around after the sheep and towing the stock trailer. Now everything is is on our doorstep and the only thing my Truck gets used for is to and from work, the tractor tows the stock trailer around the farm and my truck occasionally tows it to market or abbatoir. I did own a Tax exempt Landy for a while but it was freezing with gaps everywher and did around 15 mpg.
So im seriously thinking of changing to a petrol van capable of towing.


Forgot to say OH does have a car thats well capable of towing but like you im not allowed to put poo or dogs in it    Bu tif we ever have to tow any distance the we do take her's
andy b

I would not part with my 300 tdi defender can go were i wont just loves mud and we have 2 trialers have had old s111 and s2 sods to drive but if you love landys you just have to have em
One for the Pot

I have a Land Rover XS, full tank gets me 380 miles, god knows what the MPG is for that. It lasts me two weeks. It does the job for me, and gets me through and to places I want to go.

The series landys are a rough ride, and feels like your sitting in a hair dryer, but for work, and off roading you cannot beat a Land Rover.

I just sold the OH's Mitsu twin cab Animal on a 2004 plate, now that was drinker, turning circle was a joke, BUT it was handy for throwing the muddy dogs in the back and all sorts without getting all the smells, blood and dirt in the cab.
12Bore

Hate to say it, but unless you need 4x4, get a Berlingo van.
sod

All the Mitzy utes here have limited slip diffs so thats a big help on the paddocks/mud our old LR was slow, thirsty and had no power for towing till we put the 6 cylender holden conversion in that over came most things but still to slow so changed to japa sad I know.
HonkHonk

Unless you really need a 4x4 I would go for a van.
Having not owned a van myself for some years I couldn't honestly recomend a particular make/model, but as I will be looking for a large van soon I have been asking a few questions, the general census of opinion out there seems to be Ford, mainly on fuel consumption and price of spares, Mercedes Sprinters are good for half a million miles but thirsty and tend to rust on the bottom of the doors.
Jakey

I've said it before, and I'll say it again.....Don't waste your money on a Landrover.
Japanese is the way to go.
lizzie44

We spent  the princely sum of £400 on a Suzuki Wagon R 50,000 miles and T reg. It came with 6 months MOT and Tax. Fold the seats down ( it carries 5 adults comfortably) and its a van. I got 6 bales of haylage 3 bags of feed in it and still had room for more. OH hauls logs in it and it does 47mpg. Fab little workhorse with amazing visibility. Not sluggish either. If you can get over the fact it looks like  a wardrobe on wheels they are a very useful car. I would buy another one tomorrow, Love Lizzie
sod

lizzie44 wrote:
We spent  the princely sum of £400 on a Suzuki Wagon R 50,000 miles and T reg. It came with 6 months MOT and Tax. Fold the seats down ( it carries 5 adults comfortably) and its a van. I got 6 bales of haylage 3 bags of feed in it and still had room for more. OH hauls logs in it and it does 47mpg. Fab little workhorse with amazing visibility. Not sluggish either. If you can get over the fact it looks like  a wardrobe on wheels they are a very useful car. I would buy another one tomorrow, Love Lizzie


That seems a good buy and very cheap to run  a friend had one like that I think but 4WD great till mud was 4inches deep
escape

I ended up going for the L200 for the following reasons:

Loads around and parts are quite cheep
Have a good rep for off road.
2.5 diesel engine has a lot of toque but not as thirsty as the 3.0l
As its a commercial vehicle the road tax is £150 where a shogun or something similar can be £400 +
Can put 1 ton payload in the back or as mine has a back box, the dogs etc (they are over weight but not quite a ton )

At the end of the day its horses for courses, for my needs etc I thought the pickup was the best option
sod

escape wrote:
I ended up going for the L200 for the following reasons:

Loads around and parts are quite cheep
Have a good rep for off road.
2.5 diesel engine has a lot of toque but not as thirsty as the 3.0l
As its a commercial vehicle the road tax is £150 where a shogun or something similar can be £400 +
Can put 1 ton payload in the back or as mine has a back box, the dogs etc (they are over weight but not quite a ton )

At the end of the day its horses for courses, for my needs etc I thought the pickup was the best option



We have found them good, is your 4WD? hope you have a good run out of it.
escape

sod wrote:


We have found them good, is your 4WD? hope you have a good run out of it.


Yes it has 4WD Hi and Low ratio's. Not had the need for low yet, but so far its been very impressive  
sod

escape wrote:
sod wrote:


We have found them good, is your 4WD? hope you have a good run out of it.


Yes it has 4WD Hi and Low ratio's. Not had the need for low yet, but so far its been very impressive  


Great we seem to use low just to pick up hay on trailer etc so far

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