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  1. I agree with you but there is too much corruption in the local planning departments for that to happen. I tried to extend my 3bed house to a 4 bed but wasn't allowed due to not having one space per bedroom. So I moved across the road in my village into a new 4 bed house with two car parking spaces. You can't make it up and they wouldn't have that as my argument when I fought against the planners. Ludicrous
  2. I grew up in St. Albans in Hertfordshire and my dad worked at Rothamstead research in Harpenden. In between my parents house and his work are a golf course and farmland. My brother came home late one night and as he pulled up at the garage In a garage block behind our parents house there was a large black German Shepherd sized thing he saw out of the corner of his eye as he went to unlock the garage. It made a wired noise when he whistled at it thinking it was a dog. When he heard that noise it made he jumped back into his car and sat there and watched it slink of to the end of the ga
  3. The problem with these new vehicles coming out is they are not really made for the people/use that they are advertised for. They are for the city folk in London who like or want the dream lifestyle of a country estate or to work the land. The people who actually do that can not afford 50k plus on a car that will be abused during it daily activities. My daughters godfather is a farmer and he drives a 54 reg suzuki vitara some of the other lads on the shoot all have pickups because they are cheap and are made for chucking stuff in the back. Its a shame because they would sell so many mo
  4. The thing is though the tax is supposed to be on emissions to protect the environment so really he's doing the best for the environment by running an old car if you look at the wider picture. If he were to buy a new vehicle that was free road tax most people think they're heroes and saving the environment but look at how much pollution is caused by the manufacturing of such a "clean" vehicle and then the real truth is revealed. There is the factory running, the staff driving to the factory to produce the cars, the countless lorries and massive ships transporting all the various components a
  5. Welcome I'm just outside bedford not far from the black cat
  6. I thought that you had to shear sheep for their welfare so surely they should be pro wool
  7. So shoot days are every other Saturday in the season and I shoot with my brother also. And fish and camp. So mostly it will be up and down the motorway if I go down to one car if not I will keep my car for work and spend 3-4k on a 4x4 or truck or something like that to do all the outdoorsy stuff and was looking at shotguns because I really want a range rover but I can't be dealing with all the breakdowns that I have been told they suffer with
  8. Those xc70s do look lovely and the Audi allroads what would they be like during a shoot day I wonder and I'd be upset about getting in all wet and with filthy wellies going between drives. I really do like the look of them though and if I decide to go down to one car they will be what I look at I think I'm still not sure whether I want to keep my car for work and buy an additional one or go down to one car. 🤔🤔
  9. Oh yeah sorry I'll change that ha ha Thank you i will check them out. Heard bad things about he boxer diesel unit though
  10. Thank you I will have a look Cheers👍
  11. So I do around 25-30k a year to work for which I use an 07 plate diesel vectra, which I am happy with. It has been faultless so far although is now fast approaching 200k miles. But i also have two dogs and three children and we go camping. I am looking to get a car which I can get three car seats across the back and two dogs plus camping gear in the back and I can take shooting/beating/picking up . I have looked at pickups but I don't think I could get there car seats across the back so have also looked at shoguns. My thoughts have been keep the vectra for work and buy a 3k ish
  12. I know that what im about to write is not abkut a range rover but im afraid all of these large luxury suvs are the same my neighbour has a 2011 bmw x5 with absolutely everything on it. Now she has had this car from brand new and has only done 40,000 miles. This year so far the brake light in the rear window failed costing over 600 just for the part!!!! and then it developed a fault with either the gearbox or the rear diff i cant remember which, this resulted in the car being at bmw for nearly two weeks and a bill of 4.5k and she didnt even get a bloody curtesy car. Now this car has neve
  13. Anybody got any experience of these a family memeber is looking into one and i thought id ask on here
  14. So fuel economy on these is not good either?
  15. Hi all I'm looking to change my car this year and need some help. I want a 4x4 or a pickup as I love them and need space for dogs and shooting and fishing but I do 30k a year up and down the motorway to work and back so do I A. Forget about a 4x4 and get an estate car. B. Get a small car to use for work like a diesel fiesta that will do a million mpg and get a truck. Or C. Just get the most fuel efficient 4x4 I can afford. TIA Matt
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