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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Funny you should say that. When we finally found a manual 4x4 Hiace we found two. One had ABS and half the km's. The other had the left mirror sticking out the front with a mirror that let you see across the front. The mirror was more useful. Cannot think of a single occasion in nearly 40 years of driving where ABS would help me. With the extra height you can see trouble coming further off.
    Man I wouldn't want to be caught out without ABS, sure you don't need it most of the time but the one time you need to do an emergency stop and their is a wet road or a patch to gravel you didn't see you would be thankful for it.
    ABS isn't particularly unreliable anyway and using that logic may as well get rid of power steering and fuel injection too. I know someone who bought a 2wd non turbo Navara because 4x4 and turbos are just another thing to break. Whilst I can see an argument against common rail diesels, there's no way in hell I'd by a diesel without a turbo.

    The Latest Land Rover Discovery I bought has air suspension in the back and a hydraulic anti-roll bar system (ACE) and I absolutely love them.
    The air suspension in the back is great for towing and loading the boot up, no more arse sagging on the ground.
    The ACE system is fantastic, there is virtually no body roll in corners which is amazing for the size of the vehicle. The system is pretty reliable too, seems to have less problems than the ABS system, which is hardly a problem.

    I did have an issue with electric windows for a while in my first Discovery, but I wouldn't go back to manual windows, reaching back to do rear windows is a mighty pain in the arse.
    There was a problem with the window ECU and a bad solder joint, a common problem that was easily fixed. The circuit board has printed on it 'Made in Japan'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    @JoshC you need to drive them. There just really nice to drive and most feel great! They feel like there not going to brake.
    Yaer they do but what's wrong with owning something nice if you can afford it!
    Anyway stick with your truck if I threw a carcass in the back of the wife's BMW she'd have me guts for garters give the dog a laugh though
    I'll stick with me L200
    How's the Hunting going?
    I have driven a few. Sure, they feel like they're not going to break, but they do

    I'll always have a truck-most likely always a landcruiser-especially when mine is this sexy

    But a car that moves is a nice change for weekend trips

    Huntings always good - just depends how much I get out, which has only been a couple times a week recently.

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    Year I’m about the same. Just cleared the silt out of our ponds on the water meadows here so that should get us some more ducks and geese coming in for next year Name:  84FA4D3A-6AF0-46DE-B944-64A29318C6DC.jpeg
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    While doing it I see we have some Munjac moved in so could get some close venison
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along
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    funny you should mention the extra height and better forward vision... i'v been harping on about that for as long as iv had a van! it is true though, and the fact that any frontal would be bad, I think it makes me more aware of whats going on ahead of me (maybe like being on a bike?)

    ABS can go to hell and I miss my little round mirror, it is MIA.

    My partner just brought a 1992 70 series cruiser to replace her 2006 navara. good move, its got leaf springs all around so drives like a tractor but is fine if you drive and actually pay attention to what you are doing.
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    That is what I found when I got my license and started driving a van for money in '80. I want to keep my legs, ... I'll drive conservatively, ... I can see trouble a long way ahead up here.
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    when i had MR2's (inc rhe one that scared Mrs gundoc) i pulled the ABS fuse to disable it. certainly braked better without it in the wet and dry. ahh mid engined cars.
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