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    I am very pleased

    With apologies to everyone who advised me that I shouldn't dive into this particular rabbit hole, I have become a 4WD owner.

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    Furthermore, I managed to drive it all the way home and it didn't break down once. Please commence any and all Land Rover bashing, and while you're doing that, any advice on fun places to take it in the North Island would be appreciated.
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    Looks good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solo View Post
    With apologies to everyone who advised me that I shouldn't dive into this particular rabbit hole, I have become a 4WD owner.

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    Furthermore, I managed to drive it all the way home and it didn't break down once. Please commence any and all Land Rover bashing, and while you're doing that, any advice on fun places to take it in the North Island would be appreciated.

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    I'd start small and just go through a few puddles first mate
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    Try Smash Palace, nice place to visit and somewhere to leave it hahahaha, nice vehicles, my guys here at work keep looking but haven't committed yet, so we know EVERYTHING about the different models!
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    STAG4X4 Range Rover Specialists - Stag 4x4 are Specialists in Land Rover Repairs, Parts, & Upgrades

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    66 Cambridge Terrace , Wellington City

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    Yeah na I am really . Enjoy Be Prepared....
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    Petrol or diesel?

    If you don't fix your own vehicles you should probably start now. Not that I'm suggesting you will be doing it a lot, but most mechanics seem to be hopeless with any form of fault finding unless you take it to Land Rover themselves, but then it's expensive as buggery.
    There are a heap of websites that you can order parts from the UK, save yourself a small fortune.

    Find a few good Land Rover forums and you will find most issues as pretty easily fixed yourself.
    Best thing about Land Rovers are there is a shit load of information out there on how to fix and maintain them yourselves, I've had a hell of a time trying to fix issues on a friends Toyota Caldina and another Toyota Altezza, as there is bugger all information about them.

    If/when you start getting electrical faults, don't piss around taking it to an auto sparky, buy a Nanocom or Bearmach Hawkeye or similar and you will likely be able to fix/clear them yourself.

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    looking forward to reading about this purchase in 12 months time
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOC View Post
    Looks good

    Who is the chap in your profile pic?
    That's Horatio Hornblower. A legend amongst men!
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    I would dearly love a Landie of some sort but I am mechanically retarded and fear that the mechanic's costs would bankrupt me.

    Here's a question and maybe not just for Landrovers, is there a sweet spot between low and high ks where all the niggles have been worked out, but shit is not wearing out and needs replacing

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    Other than the places already mentioned, keep within the vehicles capabilities.

    Supermarket

    Drive Though

    Fuel Stations
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    And you cant call it a 4WD without off road tyres with good tread and and sidewalls, and of course it needs to get dirty.
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    ahh british vehicles, they dont leak oil they sweat power

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    I'm undecided if one should wish you congratulations or comisserations....

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    You're all hilarious. It's a diesel (BMW M57 I6), and naturally, all-terrain tyres will be my next major purchase. I'm fortunate enough to know a Land Rover owner mechanic through work, and as he helped advise on this purchase, I think it's only fair that anything going wrong gets dumped in his lap

    I'm really loving it so far. Aside from the big Sprinters I drive at work, this is about the only vehicle I've driven where I don't feel at all crammed in, and certainly the only 4WD where I've felt as comfortable. My dad's Ford Territory comes close, but I've got a longer back than him, so I end up a little too close to the roof to see out of the windscreen optimally.
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    best place to take it is a car sale.hopefully the diesel one is better than the petrol version that my mate had .they are comfy but the best thing he did with his is trade it on a outlander. good luck and a AA membership might be a good investment.
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