Land rovers Galore!

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Travelling in the UK presently, apparently it is summer, but you can't be sure.

Must say whilst it is no surprise the most common 4WD is a Defender, I am surprised the Fender of choice is the short wheel base rather than the 110 version...

Cheers, Baz-The Landy
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2016 at 19:24

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2016 at 19:24
Very popular in Germany and the rest of continental Europe too, but the Toyotas are taking over, particularly now that the Defender is finished. "Proper"4WD ownership is rare in Europe, compared with Oz.
We camped with one in Norway for a few nights last year.



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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 06:37

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 06:37
We had a VW golf in Norway, and were amazed at the number of caravans there!
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 06:38

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I am not surprised, the shortie is such a capable vehicle and would mostly be used on road where it really does skip along quite quickly
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 09:33

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 09:33
Gday
Darling and I did France last year in a Peugeot 508 diseasel and England in a Vaxhall something or other , but a black one .Just big enough to carry Darlings bag .
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 19:45

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016 at 19:45
I did Germany in a VW Touareg once and I got to drive on some German grass too. I only saw a couple of Prado's in a month on the road, otherwise it was all Euro or Landy 4wd's.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Jul 07, 2016 at 05:51

Thursday, Jul 07, 2016 at 05:51
LOL I'm also in London right now.

Slightly off topic

I saw a fleet of gold cars in Kensington. Ferrari, Mercedes AMG, a few other $600,000 plus cars and a gold Mercedes G wagon 6WD dual cab ute all in a convey. About 6 cars in total, none under about half a million. Many had aribic number plates, i guess you can get special plates in arabic here.

Amaaaaizing.

I did also see lots of defenders. I was wondering if I could put one in my check in baggage.

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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Jul 07, 2016 at 10:22

Thursday, Jul 07, 2016 at 10:22
No special plates - they are most likely Saudi Arabian number plates. After Ramadan many very rich Saudis go to London and take their cars with them.

Afterall where they stay it costs £10,000 per night and it only (only) costs that to ship their cars over and back.

After their holiday they go back home and fly their cars back with them.
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Reply By: axle - Thursday, Jul 07, 2016 at 20:30

Thursday, Jul 07, 2016 at 20:30
Lol Baz!!,......They will haunt you for the rest of your life,!......Unless you buy another....Ha ha.


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Reply By: Member - Robert1660 - Friday, Aug 05, 2016 at 19:57

Friday, Aug 05, 2016 at 19:57
Hi Guys,
Whilst in the UK in 2014 I also noticed the large number of Landrovers. It soon occurred to me that with the roads as narrow as they are, apart from the motorways, vehicles like the Landcruiser 200 series are just too big. At one stage we had to move off the road to let an oncoming horse pass by and we were only driving a Vauxhall Astra.
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Friday, Aug 05, 2016 at 23:40

Friday, Aug 05, 2016 at 23:40
It doesn't stop the locals flogging down those back roads at 60mph. Half of them were single lane, no verge and hedges on each side.
Fuel is too dear over there to be driving any sort of guzzler.
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