||07-24-2012 05:09 PM
TJ V Range-Rover.......UK
So there I was, in a pub in the deep outback, when an old farmer mate appeared for a beer. Later, back at his farm(small-holding to `mericans!) and many beers he slurred that he had bought his son a jeep for his graduation but son went to Canada and never came back, did i want it? In the shed was a 4.0 Sahara manual, untouched since `98! After much towing, flushed fuel, new battery,tyres and hood,it sailed through inspection and sits outside my house. It shares the shed with 6 other cars, mostly mobile and my eighth Range-rover, after using both, the Rangy is headed for the skip, yes, its more comfortable but that's it. My vehicles get used, and home is a 16klik track up the Pyrenees needing low-ratio, the Rangy is too heavy for its power, needs chains in any bad conditions and has an amazing ability to die at the worst possible moment, oh and frighten Amex to death. The technology in the TJ is a bit crude(who put the oil filter next the frame?!) BUT you can grease joints, change most things with hammer, Stilsons and pliers, try that on a Range-Rover. I took it to Senegal not long ago, and had to rent a software program in case the battery went U/S,not too relaxing. So am I happy with a TJ? My DD, a twin turbo frog car is dust covered, as is everything else, the fuel may disappear too fast but so what? At my senile age, I don`t care, it`s so much fun and people wave, or they scream as they head for the ditch, well done America,at last you`ve made a vehicle that fits our roads AND is fun!
P.S. Need more power! who does`nt?