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  Reply # 1436159 27-Nov-2015 16:08
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Fred99: I'd hardly consider an old-style Landrover a "Sport" Utility Vehicle.  Neither are most "Utes" from an Australasian perspective.
In fact I'd probably just delete "Sport" from the designation of all cars, except those made and used specifically for motorsport.  Oh wait, off-roading is a "motorsport" apparently.
But wait, there's "RV", "Crossover".  Silliest name/designation of all is Mercedes' "Shooting Brake".  What-oh - the Germans shoot pheasants on their English estates?
However, I do want a car that's luxurious but easy to clean, aggressive but refined, small but spacious, rugged but nimble, frugal but powerful, and makes just the right statement about "me" without being ostentatious.  Then the madmen will have sold happiness.


Get the Toyota Land Cruiser. You can literally use high pressure water inside the car to wash the seat dashboard etc. It drinks petrol like tea and impractical space-wise.





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  Reply # 1436207 27-Nov-2015 18:09
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Fred99: I'd hardly consider an old-style Landrover a "Sport" Utility Vehicle.  Neither are most "Utes" from an Australasian perspective.
In fact I'd probably just delete "Sport" from the designation of all cars, except those made and used specifically for motorsport.  Oh wait, off-roading is a "motorsport" apparently.
But wait, there's "RV", "Crossover".  Silliest name/designation of all is Mercedes' "Shooting Brake".  What-oh - the Germans shoot pheasants on their English estates?
However, I do want a car that's luxurious but easy to clean, aggressive but refined, small but spacious, rugged but nimble, frugal but powerful, and makes just the right statement about "me" without being ostentatious.  Then the madmen will have sold happiness.


Get the Toyota Land Cruiser. You can literally use high pressure water inside the car to wash the seat dashboard etc. It drinks petrol like tea and impractical space-wise.


I've got a 1988 Y60 Safari SWB TD42 SWB - owned it for 17 years now.  If it ever needs to go to a workshop for a repair -  I'll think about updating it. 

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  Reply # 1436229 27-Nov-2015 18:39
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What is 'eco' about or is that just marketing ?

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  Reply # 1436236 27-Nov-2015 18:58
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xlinknz: What is 'eco' about or is that just marketing ?


It is about marketing.  If you want an "eco" car, buy a bicycle.

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  Reply # 1436237 27-Nov-2015 19:03
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Fred99:
xlinknz: What is 'eco' about or is that just marketing ?


It is about marketing.  If you want an "eco" car, buy a bicycle.


Incidently I've been looking at the perfect bicycle for the last month. Most of the good ones cost more than my car. But agree, running costs should be less.

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  Reply # 1436239 27-Nov-2015 19:04
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xlinknz: What is 'eco' about or is that just marketing ?


To be technically correct/precise, there is no Ford Eco. It's Ford EcoSport. A paradox in itself.

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  Reply # 1436873 28-Nov-2015 14:08
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xlinknz: What is 'eco' about or is that just marketing ?

'Normal' mode or 'eco' mode on the auto. +some kind of manual mode option.

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