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Nathan Davies

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Just to chuck another one into the mix, have a look at the Isuzu Trooper commercial, either 3.0 or 3.1 engines. The older 3.1 is a bulletproof engine and many newer 3.0 have had 3.1 engines put in them. The 3.0 has a bad rep as there were failures due to injector seals letting diesel by and causing the engine to lunch but if the recalls were done then they are a good engine, especially for towing. I run one myself and like it. I looked around for a while to get one with a full service history and checked that all the recalls were done. The commercial is a short wheelbase(great for getting round in the woods) with metal side panels, so basically a 4wd van with good ground clearance, and the only long piece of kit I have not managed to fit in was a Stihl pole saw. :001_smile:

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I saw an old 4wd panda on Italy a few weeks back, haven't seen one of those in years. They had a good rep if I recall?

 

 

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they kinda got a cult following now. There is and old one in a village just outside of exeter, looks like it's used daily.

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Just to chuck another one into the mix, have a look at the Isuzu Trooper commercial, either 3.0 or 3.1 engines. The older 3.1 is a bulletproof engine and many newer 3.0 have had 3.1 engines put in them. The 3.0 has a bad rep as there were failures due to injector seals letting diesel by and causing the engine to lunch but if the recalls were done then they are a good engine, especially for towing. I run one myself and like it. I looked around for a while to get one with a full service history and checked that all the recalls were done. The commercial is a short wheelbase(great for getting round in the woods) with metal side panels, so basically a 4wd van with good ground clearance, and the only long piece of kit I have not managed to fit in was a Stihl pole saw. :001_smile:

 

Thanks for the advice. Seems like a Jeep or Trooper might be the best options to look at.

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On that budget I'd go for a Discovery TD5, great workhorse plus you can get a hell of a lot in the back if you fold the seats down for a trip to the tip!

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