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Post by jason_recliner » May 27th 2022, 8:46pm

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For me, cars are only cars when they are dinosaur 🦕 powered and go vroom.
I used to feel this way. Now I want a car that takes me to my destination negotiating traffic with minimum effort, maximum comfort, and in silence (or as close to silent as is possible).

A second car, for fun, could be petrol, electric, whatever, as long as it is fast and fun.
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Post by bedlam » May 27th 2022, 9:46pm

Nissan are looking at a 4WD EV with electric motors on the wheels with the usual battery setup and a small ICE engine to recharge the batteries. Gets over the limited range problem when touring off-road. That is likely the way I will go next.
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Post by MAX » May 28th 2022, 6:50am

For looks, Lucid blows Tesla out of the water. Unlikely Ill ever own either though.
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Post by jason_recliner » May 28th 2022, 7:34pm

bedlam wrote:
May 27th 2022, 9:46pm
Nissan are looking at a 4WD EV with electric motors on the wheels with the usual battery setup and a small ICE engine to recharge the batteries. Gets over the limited range problem when touring off-road. That is likely the way I will go next.
Your vehicle usage may require frequent long distance trips. For most people, most of the time, batteries with 600+km range will be sufficient between charges. On the rare occasions I need a large 4WD to go camping I hire one - I don't like driving them so have no desire to own one.
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Post by 3Flushes » May 29th 2022, 12:37am

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For looks, Lucid blows Tesla out of the water. Unlikely Ill ever own either though.
I'd go for the Lucid - I've always wanted a car with the biggest frunk in the industry.
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Post by bedlam » May 29th 2022, 9:49pm

jason_recliner wrote:
May 28th 2022, 7:34pm
bedlam wrote:
May 27th 2022, 9:46pm
Nissan are looking at a 4WD EV with electric motors on the wheels with the usual battery setup and a small ICE engine to recharge the batteries. Gets over the limited range problem when touring off-road. That is likely the way I will go next.
Your vehicle usage may require frequent long distance trips. For most people, most of the time, batteries with 600+km range will be sufficient between charges. On the rare occasions I need a large 4WD to go camping I hire one - I don't like driving them so have no desire to own one.
Yeah, I use my 4WD off-road regularly, unlike 80% of 4WD owners out there. Like you say, they are large cars and not the easiest to drive or park but people get sucked into the badass tacticool image BS.

One of my colleagues bought a Ranger recently and opted for the sports 'Wildtrack' pack. I asked why given it has less ground clearance and he laughed about that ever being an issue as he has no plan to go offroad. He just liked the look of the vehicle.
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Post by koimaster » May 29th 2022, 11:43pm

I have 2 range rovers. I take my P38 off road, in mud, desert, snow and water. Made to out do anything but an original humvee in this country. Own an suv, use it like one.


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Post by bedlam » May 30th 2022, 7:24pm

koimaster wrote:
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I have 2 range rovers. I take my P38 off road, in mud, desert, snow and water. Made to out do anything but an original humvee in this country. Own an suv, use it like one.
Range Rovers are nice. I would be interested if they were more reliable.
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Post by koimaster » May 30th 2022, 9:09pm

bedlam wrote:
May 30th 2022, 7:24pm
koimaster wrote:
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I have 2 range rovers. I take my P38 off road, in mud, desert, snow and water. Made to out do anything but an original humvee in this country. Own an suv, use it like one.
Range Rovers are nice. I would be interested if they were more reliable.
I hear that a lot from non owners. I replaced the motor in the p38 a 246k miles with one that 23k. Total cost for labor and motor, $3100. Also replaced airbags in suspension including labor for under $1k.

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Post by bedlam » May 31st 2022, 5:24am

The P38 famously has electrical and suspension issues. Engines are solid though, agreed.

The 4JJ3 engine in my Isuzu is legendary. At 300K they are just about run-in ;-)

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Post by koimaster » May 31st 2022, 10:12am

bedlam wrote:
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The P38 famously has electrical and suspension issues. Engines are solid though, agreed.

The 4JJ3 engine in my Isuzu is legendary. At 300K they are just about run-in ;-)

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Yep they do have issues. For the suspension issues many went to springs. I purchased a reset system which you plug in and it resets the suspension. Cost me $80 or so back in 2004. Still works today. I had some critters eat the engine harness so i had the entire wiring harness replaced Front to back.

Looks like a reliable working rig you have.
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