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Moo
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I'm coming out.

Its time, although some of you may know, but I'm coming out.

I've been too long hiding in plain sight, but I'm a SUV owner. There, I've said it and I feel so much better and freer for saying it.

Is there anyone else that wants to come out and share with me? After all, as a minority, I feel that how I identify is being discriminated against.


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So join me and wear the flag of Mother Earth and the green rolling hills with pride as we march forward to Waitrose. Thumbs Up Laughing


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Post #23612417th Feb 2024 12:01 am
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DSL
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Wondered where this was going!! Laughing Laughing Laughing
   
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DSL
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Embarassed Embarassed
   
Post #23612637th Feb 2024 9:41 am
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al cope
 


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I guess I’m not as brazenly “out” as you, now not owning a Land Rover, but moving to Volvo Rolling with laughter

Al
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Gone - MY18 D5 HSE - Corris on 22's with Black Pack
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Old - MY12 D4 SDV6 XS Auto - Ipanema Sand with Almond Leather - Plus other niceties, and D4.com sticker
Older - D3 TDV6 XS Auto - Lugano Teal with Almond Leather, 20" Stormers, Shiny Tailpipes, DVD/TV - and obligatory D3 sticker
Ancient - D3 TDV6 S - Tonga with Ebony, 20" Stormers, satnav & DVD 
 
Post #23612647th Feb 2024 9:55 am
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HWN
 


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You might drive a Volvo but you could identify as an SUV-driver.

What's the definition of an SUV?
 
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Post #23612657th Feb 2024 10:13 am
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RogB
 


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^^^
on that basis you could be driving a 3 wheel Reliant Robin and identify as an SUV Whistle


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HairyFool
 


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Land Rover almost invented the class with the original Freelander.

However I don't include mine with the "SUV" which is little more than a fat bodyshell on a standard car chassis.

The Discovery is an offroader! It just happens to be as good on tarmac as most other vehicles.
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Post #23612697th Feb 2024 10:31 am
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RRSTDV8
 


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Jeep would probably contend that it was they who invented the SUV. But today it's a term used for just about any car that has a chunky body design and higher driving position than "normal" cars. It's a pointless term these days, in my opinion, because cars are generally so much sportier than they once were whilst also having greater utility. The loss of off road ability from the majority of the sector - the original SUV USP when compared to "normal" cars - means it's a pretty pointless name now anyway.

An example. The Ford Puma. Autoexpress's summary:
Quote:
The Ford Puma is a stylish, practical compact SUV that’s good to drive, but lacks cabin space


Lacks cabin space. Where's the "utility" in that design then? Laughing
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Post #23612787th Feb 2024 12:31 pm
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al cope
 


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Renault class my missus’s Captur as a “compact SUV” , wtf ??

Al
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Gone - MY18 D5 HSE - Corris on 22's with Black Pack
Now gone - MY16 D4 SE Tech, Loire Blue, Almond Leather, Privacy, plus some other goodies.
Old - MY12 D4 SDV6 XS Auto - Ipanema Sand with Almond Leather - Plus other niceties, and D4.com sticker
Older - D3 TDV6 XS Auto - Lugano Teal with Almond Leather, 20" Stormers, Shiny Tailpipes, DVD/TV - and obligatory D3 sticker
Ancient - D3 TDV6 S - Tonga with Ebony, 20" Stormers, satnav & DVD 
 
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pjm-84
 


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Yep... polluting monsters.....I haven't filled up since Boxing day
  
Post #23613107th Feb 2024 3:53 pm
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DSL
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al cope wrote:
I guess I’m not as brazenly “out” as you, now not owning a Land Rover, but moving to Volvo Rolling with laughter

Al


Moved to Skoda. Proud of it, and a lot less poor as a result. Thumbs Up
   
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HairyFool
 


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I suspect a "Polluting Monster" behemoth of today produces less noxious gasses than an ordinary saloon of only 5-10 years ago but I doubt they could get them off the road.

And as for a "behemoth" a Skoda Octavia which would be classed as a saloon is 2017mm mirror to mirror, a Kodiaq is 2087. So a whole 70mm makes all the difference.
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J77
 


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I’ve been out for a long time.

Do we get a whole month to celebrate this SUV+ movement (+ being 4x4s, pick up trucks etc)
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Moo
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Now there's a thought. We've got a flag so lets go Thumbs Up Laughing
 New Defender L663 110 SE (known as Noddy!)

Sold Volvo XC90 R-Design (known as Basil)

Sold - D4 HSE (Known as Gerty)

No longer the Old Buses original owner Sad
231,000 miles and counting
05 S manual owned from March 2005
D4 Face lifted
Still original injectors and turbo
V8 Front brakes
BAS Remap, Allisport Intercooler and deCat
EGRs blanked
T-Max split charge
Hanibal Expeedition rack
Prospeed ladder
Duratrac tyres
IID BT
BAS FBH control 
 
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