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do you drive series 3 or 90/110?
series 3?
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90/110?
25%
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other land rover model/type?
8%
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:17 am    Post subject: what do you drive? Reply with quote
just a bit of interest, series 3's seem to be getting rarer on our roads these days so wondering what people are actually driving.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
just to be curious when you say 90/110 do you mean actual 90/110 or does defender 90/110 class in there as well Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
wondered who was going to be the first to ask that one! Laughing
basically leafer or coiler.
the differences between 90/110 and defender aren't enough to worry about.
i've just noticed lately that all the landrovers you see on the roads seem to be coilers nowadays.
not long ago s'3s were common enough and you saw them everywhere, but now i find myself saying "ooh look, a series 3" in the same way as i say "ooh look a series 1"
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
yeh i know what you mean

i do miss my series 3 but sadfully with traveling greater distances for work and actually needing to get to work i had to sell her and get my old defender, pity i couldnt have 2 cars at home Sad

still keeping tracks on her though so hopefully one day will buy her back, a wreck she was but she was my wreck Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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i've just noticed lately that all the landrovers you see on the roads seem to be coilers nowadays.


Too true. It is rare to see another Series these days, and when you do it tends to be weaving all over the road as the driver tries to wave and steer at the same time. Smile

I always think it's a shame how they disappear. Maybe it is that people need to travel longer distances, so a coiler is a better choice. Maybe it's just that people don't want to work on them any more Sad .

In any event, I'll always be driving them, and I can't quite bring myself to consider a coiler. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Oh dear, what if you have 2 types of Landrover, My S3 & Disco?
Can only put 1 in the options.
Still love driving the S3, but need a bit of comfort for longer trips as well as a bit more speed.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
laddiesdad wrote:
Oh dear, what if you have 2 types of Landrover, My S3 & Disco?
Can only put 1 in the options.
Still love driving the S3, but need a bit of comfort for longer trips as well as a bit more speed.


Same here. Daily drive is the Disco, mainly as the Series is still being rebuilt. Once it's finished I'll be driving the S3 as much as is practical Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I just remember the quote of my best friend.

"I wish I'd never got rid of my 88"

And for that reason my 88" stays, in spite of the others I've owned in addition over the years. Yes, she is still my daily drive and I put about 1000 miles per month onto her, as this is for work and all sorts. I do cheat and use my parents' car for the monthly run to Yorkshire, but that aside it's all series 3.

But she will be doing the grand tour of the North Highlands this year again (3rd or is it 4th time now) and about 2-2500 miles over the 15 days.

She's the easiest to work on, most fun to drive, and has most character Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
As I'm sure most of you gather, my baby is an all genuine S3 Cool & I'm glad to own her. When I got her, I was quite literally the only series I ever saw. However, don't know whether seeing mine has rekindled interest or people are cottoning on to the fact they're cheap to insure but in my neck of the woods there's a bit of a revival!!

To be fair, they seem to be fair weather vehicles (I'm out & about everyday in mine so get a good sense of who else is out & about). Having eagle eyes when it comes to series' I spot them a mile off, then promptly scare said drivers off with over enthusiastic waving Embarassed Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi,

Well, I'm enjoying my series 3, still lots to do on the old fella, but I do smile every time I bumble about in it, which is quite often, either that or meddle with doing bits and bobs, which in itself is quite satisfying and frustrating in equal measure...Wink

My other daily drives are old'ish classic Saab 900's...so I'm quite happy not bothering with the euro clones...quirky usable does it for me..Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I drive a Disco 2 Td5 as my everyday vehicle. My S3 has been off the road for 9 years and is getting a 200Tdi fitted this summer. With the cost of fuel and running 2 vehicles, i may consider selling the D2 in the future, keeping the S3 and using that instead! Wink Smile

I agree that Series landies are getting rarer on the road. There are a few local to me but i don't see anywhere near as many as i used to. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Got and s3 diesel

got a 90 and 110..

Got a disco.
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