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    I need a 4x4 for towing a small boat.

    Anything I spend on it comes off my boat budget so ideally I don't want to spend more than £5k

    I won't be doing long distances but need something a bit more comfortable than a Land Rover that can seat five.

    I used to have a Mitsubishi L200 Crew Cab a few years ago. Any alternatives?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockhouse View Post
    I need a 4x4 for towing a small boat.

    Anything I spend on it comes off my boat budget so ideally I don't want to spend more than £5k

    I won't be doing long distances but need something a bit more comfortable than a Land Rover that can seat five.

    I used to have a Mitsubishi L200 Crew Cab a few years ago. Any alternatives?
    P38 Rangie? You can get one sub-£5K with reasonable mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    P38 Rangie? You can get one sub-£5K with reasonable mileage.
    Excellent call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    P38 Rangie? You can get one sub-£5K with reasonable mileage.
    Mainly because it's not reliable enough to go very far...

    There are also the Discovery, the older Jeep Cherokee or older Shogun that are tough and comfortable enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by malvolio View Post
    Mainly because it's not reliable enough to go very far...
    So true but the V8 in that paper weight is a monster ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockhouse View Post
    Excellent call.
    V expensive to fix if anything goes pear shaped. Suspension is a big fail, but do a little googling and save yourself a ton. Go for a diesel model, cheaper to run and easier to service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    V expensive to fix if anything goes pear shaped. Suspension is a big fail, but do a little googling and save yourself a ton. Go for a diesel model, cheaper to run and easier to service.
    You're right about the P38's famous suspension, but I think Lockhouse has a history with older motors so should be able to cope.

    I say go for the 4.6. If you're going to do it, do it properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    You're right about the P38's famous suspension, but I think Lockhouse has a history with older motors so should be able to cope.

    I say go for the 4.6. If you're going to do it, do it properly.
    Yep, the HSE models are perfect for being dunked in sea water...

    If we're going to be silly, how about this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malvolio View Post
    Yep, the HSE models are perfect for being dunked in sea water...

    If we're going to be silly, how about this one.

    To me that's not silly, that's more like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by malvolio View Post
    Yep, the HSE models are perfect for being dunked in sea water...

    If we're going to be silly, how about this one.

    Not stupid enough. Some silly bu66er has put an LPG kit on it.

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