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When I looked at them they were not so cheap on tax, rubbish on fuel. The back was not big enough for a rifle bag and a deer without a bit of shuffling. I am 6'2" and shooting out a window was not so easy.  I am sure for some they are great I only wish they were just a little bigger.

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They are very good, light across the ground and fun to drive also easy to park. Wife and son have a older one as a offroad toy and shopping car and both like it.

Back seats fold down to get your kit in. Not sure about running costs.  The new ones are very good my parents returns 38mpg just general driving around some town and dual carriageway.

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On 13/08/2019 at 22:56, figgy said:

They are very good, light across the ground and fun to drive also easy to park. Wife and son have a older one as a offroad toy and shopping car and both like it.

Back seats fold down to get your kit in. Not sure about running costs.  The new ones are very good my parents returns 38mpg just general driving around some town and dual carriageway.

That the brand new model? Shame it's so ugly.

 

People cry out that they wished they had just made them a bit bigger, slightly bigger engine etc. Some lads have taken the back seats out and just have it as a 2 seat vehicle with more room in the back. They are apparently very good off road but prone to rust underneath and have something go wrong with some pins that causes "death wobble". 

I am very tempted to sell my focus and get one as a run around for work and going shooting / out with the dog. The rubbish fuel economy is only thing putting me off really. 

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The king pins and the death wobble, it isn't that hard to fix.

Undersealing helps with any rust issues. Same as any car not undersealed they will get rust.

There good at what they do, and great for in town parking. Can run along margins being narrow. 

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37 minutes ago, Dave at kelton said:

They are far from economical on fuel. I have both L200 and jimmy in auto. I get better mpg in the l200

Oh yes and the tax is very high for a small vehicle! 

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Its true that the mpg is not outstanding and the tax is high but,,the point is that you are using it as a recreational vehicle rather than a long distance every day commuter. If can afford it as a shooting and knocking about toy then its perfect. I can get a rifle bag,two roe and a dog in the back of mine with ease with the rear seats dropped. Alternatively,two of us with all our pigeon shooting gear is equally easy. Its quirky that's for sure but as others have said its easy to correct its typical failings. The 4wd vacuum system can try your patience but ultimately you can just fit manual hubs and all your troubles are gone. It may be heresy to say so but its the Japanese equivalent of a Land Rover which when well looked after and understood will do you very nicely as a shoot vehicle.

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2 hours ago, dodeer said:

New 1.5 diesel one looks good

What what what ????? 

We need more details 😍

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2 hours ago, Lloyd90 said:

What what what ????? 

We need more details 😍

Whoops I was wrong. Just new 1.5 petroleum for this country

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I would love on in the states but I seriously doubt that thing would pass the US stringent crash safety laws.  We can still have motorcycles though.  Explain that.  

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Is 37 MPG really that bad about town ?

Last month ours returned 42.5mpg driven steady on a day trip out to North Wales with me and the wife in and two terriers on their box.

Am very happy with ours, had it with 27k on the clock and now its done 134k, its my shooting truck and every day motor just wish the price hadnt gone up on them. When Mine dies it will be replaced with another without hesitation.

 

 

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