Best ever real world car?

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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by John F » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:50 pm

I wouldn't want to do without an early Discovery of some sort. They're a good all-rounder.
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by DodgeRover » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:56 pm

Sheddy wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:37 pm
, if Junkman was about he'd be telling us we're all talking bollocks and refer us to something American...
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by John F » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:37 pm

Bollocks to that yank stuff.

An Alvis Stalwart or a Scammell Explorer would do the same job with much, much more style.
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by Sheddy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:27 pm

John F wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:37 pm
Bollocks to that yank stuff.

An Alvis Stalwart or a Scammell Explorer would do the same job with much, much more style.
You did fairly well, I reckon that's the longest you've been without mentioning the 'yanks'.
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by captain_70s » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:47 pm

Nothing.

All cars are shit. FACT.
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by Sheddy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:27 pm

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We've all been a bit dumb here.
Obvious really.
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by christine » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:36 pm

LDV Pilot van obviously
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by bub2006 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:28 pm

Affordable, practical, cheap as buttons to buy,comfortable,easy to get bits for a decent economy I cant think of much else than a citroen xsara picasso. More quiet inside than berlingo and more comfortable, decent towing abilities,available in diesel,petrol,manual and auto. 2.0hdi is a decent lump and quite nippy in standard form,more so with a remap. The 2.0 petrol auto is decent too for refinement in exclusive trim. Facelift models get cruise control etc in top spec trim too. I know they aren't everyone's cup of tea but I cant think of a better decent all rounder.
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by richardthestag » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:47 pm

Another one for Range Rover Classic, fix it with a hammer and/or a welder.

It might go wrong more often than something Germanian but when it does it will not cost the GDP of an average East European country to fix
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by The Reverend Bluejeans » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:33 pm

Can you buy a working one for 1500 quid?
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