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Is the Range Rover Sport the apex in arsehole wheels ?

Discussion in 'transport' started by not-bono-ever, Jan 21, 2017.

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Is the Range Rover Sport the ultimate in arsehole wheels ?

  1. Yes

    44 vote(s)
    53.7%
  2. Yes

    26 vote(s)
    31.7%
  3. Yes

    25 vote(s)
    30.5%
  4. Yes

    28 vote(s)
    34.1%
  5. No, I have an Audi and I claim that title

    10 vote(s)
    12.2%
  6. I dont know as I do not drive

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  7. I live in the country and I find it useful for the 2 frosts we get each year

    7 vote(s)
    8.5%
  8. Comedy Option

    8 vote(s)
    9.8%
  9. Fuck you, you snotty middle class cycling shitbag

    25 vote(s)
    30.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    No, old - 15/20 yo - ones are often used in the proper countryside as proper 4x4's. Personally I'm not overly keen as their reliability can be a bit crap, and sourcing parts can be a bit problematic, but certainly the Grand Cherokee of old (£1500 in autotrader) will do the mucky, snowy business.

    As ever, there's a bit of snobbery involved with cars - if you turn up to the Ruthin Agricultural show in July in a 20yo mud splattered Grand Cherokee people will think you're a a hill farmer, but that if you turn up in brand new £30k Jeep people will assume you're a hairdresser or footballers wife...

    Bizarrely, if you turn up in a brand new £30k Shogun they'll assume you're a hill farmer.

    Good luck navigating the minefield!
     
  2. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    Automatics are preferable in super technical off road situations as you have a torque convertor and don't have to slip the clutch constantly resulting in your car smelling like a burning sardine cannery.

    Jeeps are better than Land Rovers obviously but that's not saying much. They are good for serious off road use as there is a ton of after market support for lifting them, etc.

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  3. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    cute n tastefull

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  4. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    the ones with nice faces sell really quickly it looks like.. these were both on ebay yesterday and both now sold / gone.
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  5. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    And how is the hairdressing business these days?

    So, a convertible - and you've been to North Wales you say...
     
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  6. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    :oops:
    I know, I'm being ridiculous. But the sensible compact japanese 4x4s are all unnecessarily ugly.
     
  7. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    I'd really recommend having a look at the Nissan Terrano. They are smaller than a Mondeo estate, but very reliable, very capable, and good at moving crap long distances.
     
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  8. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I wouldn't mind one of these as a plaything...british, small and rather cute. Trouble is quite old, rare and attracting a premium
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  9. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    That is beautiful. Its even called Pea :).
     
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  10. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    I bet it even has its own category of RAC membership.
     
  11. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    It's on the "TVR Plan" where an RAC van just follows you on every journey to save time.
     
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  12. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    And the 200hp SR20DET motor from the Nissan Silvia bolts straight in.
     
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  13. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

  14. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    The older ones have a "proper 4WD" beardy ale drinker following, usually ex-Defender guys who thought they had seen the light. Turned out to be the engine management warning.
     
  15. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    The V8 Defender is back for some reason and now in 5.0 form. 150 grand to you, squire. Halfords wheel trims thrown in, apparently.

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  16. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    Is it wrong that I still have a bit of a horn for a lovely, boxy Defender?

    They're shit obviously, and you may as well just BBQ £50 notes and get a taxi, but they do look great...
     
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  17. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    I've got to admit I've been tempted a few times but I've never pulled the trigger. I think if you absolutely had to then the wise move would be a mid 90s example imported from South Africa (no rust) where they could be obtained with the 2.8 BMW M52 petrol engine.

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    Go on, you know you want to...
     
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  18. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

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  19. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Just in case you still haven't found your ultimate 4x4 yet, perhaps you could try here

    Jeep Trucks for Sale
     
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