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Old 02-27-2004, 08:48 PM   #99
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Coloradobus,

Frankly, LR service is better than anything. I've had them deliver a loaner so they could take my Disco for an oil change... and return it later. Now that's service. Feels like family when you take your car in for service.

It just doesn't get any better than that. I never thought I would waver in my LR ownership. But, hey, I still got a Freelander so I get to see the LR "fam" whenever it gets the oil changed. It has been flawless.

I understand the new Disco engine is the old Rangey motor. Any truth to that?

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Old 02-28-2004, 01:53 AM   #100
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Xray,

You got it. The Disco's 4.6 is the Range Rover past's motor. complete with artificial heart-thing for a thermostat and o-rings on the heater core lines.
We've just been shopping, and my better half who is not entirely in love with Disco wants a truck.

So I gues with 9100 miles on Rover and 8600 miles on the diesel '03 Beetle, both are on the chopping block tomorrow. Boy, I really hate to loose Rover. It fits me well. But gotta keep the homefront happy.
Right now we have 6 cars/trucks. So loosing 2 at one time will cut the ole insurance bill.

Either the Dodge or the Chevy will of course haul the Globetrotter with ease. Our coach won't know either truck is back there either.

Guess, I'll consider a Freelander in a couple of years. Or maybe the new Range Stormer for '06 that will be on the new Disco chassis that comes out next year with independent air springs all way around.
This will clear room in the garage tossing beetle and rover for a.......classic car???? We will be in Southern Calif later next month to Jag shop (XKE) or Mercedes shop (190SL) or a...Bentley???
I know, we are sooo bad.

As for your new Egg, I really want to know your impressions with it. Esspecailly towing with or without load level hitch.
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Old 02-28-2004, 06:27 AM   #101
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I can say with conviction, you are a car nut!!!

I've seen pics of the "Stormer" - another year to wait! I'll bet it will be a good machine. Some will hate the independent suspension, tho... (not me!). Wish it were here now...

Stay in touch!

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Old 03-30-2004, 06:59 PM   #102
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Wally Byam towed with a volkswagen

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I'd guess that a T-reg probably could pull Wally's special lightweight Bubble too! <grin>

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It would pull Wally and Stella, their tow vehicle, and trailer, trust me.



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I read a few months ago that VW was bringing out a V-10 turbodiesel version of the Touareg. With 500+ lb-ft of torque, that might be one heck of a tow vehicle!


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Old 03-30-2004, 10:54 PM   #106
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Be a pretty cool thing to see.
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It's out and it is.

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Where did you see it? I looked at the VW site and it still only has the v6/v8 options. Is it just a European thing at this point?

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It's already on sale here in North America. Started last week or so.
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I could tow my coach with my 14.5 hp lawn tractor. It would move it not problem on the flat. Doesn't make it a particually good idea to get on out on the hwy with it.
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Interesting.....X, do you know where I can find some info on it....they haven't updated their website yet.

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Twink,

They showed up in Houston, California, and other places this week and last.

Here's a very recent write-up (UK version):

Touareg V10

I loved this quote: "But good as the music system may be, the real entertainment starts when you press the throttle pedal. As you no doubt realise, 750 Newton-metres is a lot of torque, and even fully laden to its 3080 kilo maximum, the twin-turbo Touareg will take off like a lightweight sportscar. At the other extreme, it can also be regarded as one of life's ultimate tow cars. With a braked-trailer limit of 3500 kilos, it will easily tug a two-horse box, or a twin-axle caravan, and have the ability to extract either from a wet and muddy field."


What? You thinking of getting one?

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