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  1. Saint.V8

    Saint.V8 Dyed-in-the-wool 100% RR Junkie

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    Similar issues were found on the early M62 engine on the BMW 7'ers (had a couple of 740's in the past)
     
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    DiscoPol Well-Known Member

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    i loved my 740s they were lovely:D
     
  3. Saint.V8

    Saint.V8 Dyed-in-the-wool 100% RR Junkie

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    Me too - I had a 1996 740i (the 4.0 M60) Sold that due to running costs at the time!!

    The a few years later a 740iL with the 4.4 M62 - and I kid you not, I managed to get from M3 Junc 3 to Portsmouth in 26 minutes in that one to catch the IoW Ferry.....
     
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    my fave was my '99 4.4 740, i got from bradford to manchester to collect a pair of wedding rings i had forgotten and back again in 42 minutes, i was willing to take the ban as i was best man and had forgotten em, i reckon any judge would have let me off with a big fine and loads of points if i had been stopped, it was an awesome motor, something that big shouldnt go so fast:eek:
     
  5. Saint.V8

    Saint.V8 Dyed-in-the-wool 100% RR Junkie

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    I love the 7'er and I love Range Rovers....so when the L322 came into my price range I had to have one - it is basically an E38 on stilts....
     
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    I once did Glasgow to Worthing on a Sunday night in a smidge over 6 hours including a food and refueling stop before all the fecking speed cameras on the motorways. That was in a Jaguar XJS with the AJ 3.6 motor. Great car and totally trouble free.
     
  7. Saint.V8

    Saint.V8 Dyed-in-the-wool 100% RR Junkie

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    I have a huge soft spot for the XJS - just a pity they are more prone to rust than a Classic RR
     
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    Had mine new, company car, sold after 3 years so rust was not a problem, still got the TWR steering wheel:) It was better even that the P38 for long distance mile eating, it would cruise at an indicated 140mph!
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    Yeah them Jag speedos were a bastard never worked proper. :D:D:D
     
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    Yeah, but unlike the P38 most everything else did work:D:D:D
     
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    My boss pulled up in his brand new BMW and I couldn't help admiring it. "Nice car", I said as he got out.

    "Well," he said, noticing my admiring look, "if you work hard, put the effort and the hours in, I will have an even better one next year."

    G~

    EDIT: This is a quote. I haven't had a boss for years.
     
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    Saint.V8 Dyed-in-the-wool 100% RR Junkie

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    :hysterically_laughi:hysterically_laughi
     
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    I am the reason my boss got a new car. When I started for this company I only had an Escort Van (kitted out as a mini campervan, was lovely). Shortly after I traded it in and got my P38. The boss decided it was too nice and made his car look less flashy so he went out and got an Audi A4 cabriolet, with a silly personal plate. No one wants to tell him, but my P38 still makes it look his car look cheap.

    I might be underpaid right now, but I still count it as a win.
     
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    goonarmy Annoyed by new forum LZIR Despatch Agent

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    can you help me with my range rover? Its a land rover one.
     
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    what colour?
     
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    just bin looking around at the 2013 rangerover and is it just me or has "land rover" forgot what it was originally made for
    AN OFF ROADER
    just seems to me like its a long way from there now!!
    i was talking to a guy i was delivering to the other day and he had a sport so i said "do you ever off road it?"
    the answer was "ohh god no it far too epensive to do that to it"
    WHAT!!!! thats what its f@~king built to do what the point of buying an offroad car and never going offroad? i meen its like buying caviar and giving it to the dog
    ahh rant over now weres my tablets
     
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    That's because bits keep breaking on them. By doing a heavy anchor on the brakes seem's to knock bushes out.

    The best range rover ever made was the early 2 door V8, on springs & huge levers in the cockpit.
     
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    If you look at the 2006 TdV8, there is a silencer across the back that would be quickly wiped off if it was off roaded.
    They are just big luxury cars.:(
     
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    Having read up the specs at a press launches I have to say there is evidence they have retained some off roading capability in the L405.....

    900mm max wading height - better than a standard fit defender and 200mm more than an L322
    Underbody protection as standard.
    4 'raised' profile settings plus an extra manual set 35mm beyond the auto ground out (+35mm) height setting total susp lift 145mm
    upto 50mph in off road raised setting +40mm
    Re enforced double wishbones with 260mm front wheel travel and 310mm rear wheel travel

    Its just covered with cow hide and a half a Brazilian rainforest!
     
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    I don't want to start an argument but............. I've had two RR Classics long ago, a V8 that never quite managed 11mpg and then one with an old Perkins diesel out of a Massey Harris combine harvester. That was quarter of a century ago and I'm getting the urge to return to the World's finest driving (occasionally, if you're lucky?) position. Is there a 'best buy' in Range Rovers? Or is every damn one a perfect example of allowing your heart to rule your head - and empty your wallet?
     
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