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Old 1st July 2009, 22:44   #1
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Any place where you can test the suv off roading capabilities? Anybody want to join in. I have a range rover and am eager to test its off roading capabilities.

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He he. You are in Bangalore my dear friend -- just take it on any road after the rains and it will be a test of your SUV capabilities. :-) On a serious note, do join us for the next OTR whenever it is announced. Keep a watch on the 4x4 section.
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Which range rover is it ? A Range rover is OK but not a serious off roader unless you are ready for a hefty repair bill after the OTR or have a few guys at the local insurance office eating out of your hands.
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Which range rover is it ? A Range rover is OK but not a serious off roader unless you are ready for a hefty repair bill after the OTR or have a few guys at the local insurance office eating out of your hands.
You're joking right?

I have a Range Rover TDV8 and my brother and i regularly take it offroad..ie EXTREME offroad in Punjab and we have had no breakdowns due to offroading or otherwise.

You can view pics in my thread Range Rover Tonga Green Mettalic in the 4x4 vehicles section.

There is no other more "serious offroader" than the Range Rover my friend..trust me.

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Refreshing to see a Range Rover being used the way she's meant to, especially in India. That's a heck of an offroader you got there. I'm pretty sure I've seen these pictures before. Did you (or your brother) post these earlier on the forum?

I say, be in touch with Khan Sultan to be on top of all the offroad action in Bangalore. Hope to see more pictures of your beast in action with other Team-BHP 4x4s.

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manuuj, great to see the RR off the road for a change from the usual jeeps. though i am a hardcore jeep fan but these pictures make me think otherwise.
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Check out the complete report here :http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...-page-2-a.html (RANGE ROVER 3.6 TD V8 (Tonga Green Metallic) - Offroading Pics on Page 2 !)

Its really nice to see that these off road machines are used for some true off roading, unlike lots of folks who buy these vehicles and use them on regular tarmac. These are built for off roading so rather use them for that at least once in a while.
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Nice stuff. But AFAIK, The defender shall eat this for lunch though.
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Hey Guys

Any place where you can test the suv off roading capabilities? Anybody want to join in. I have a range rover and am eager to test its off roading capabilities.

Rgds
Rangerover,

We are off to Tumkur road for an Offroading this sunday 12th July. How about joining the event.

Meet us at Nice Road-Tumkur Road Junction at 7.30 a.m.

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Refreshing to see a Range Rover being used the way she's meant to, especially in India. That's a heck of an offroader you got there. I'm pretty sure I've seen these pictures before. Did you (or your brother) post these earlier on the forum?

I say, be in touch with Khan Sultan to be on top of all the offroad action in Bangalore. Hope to see more pictures of your beast in action with other Team-BHP 4x4s.
I'm glad you liked the pics..you are right i had posted them earlier also in my own thread "Range Rover Tonga Green Mettallic" in the 4x4 vehicles section.

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Just back from a trip in Tibet, the vehicles used were land cruisers for over 2000kms. 10% of ther trip was done on the road and the rest 90% off road.

I was amazed to see the capabilities of the vehicles, infact the drivers did not even once got stuck anywhere, be it mud, slush, sand snow steep incline or even 4 feet deep river crossing.

This was the performance of the vehicle at a height of 4500mtrs and above, so i guess the capabilities will only increase on sea level.
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He he. You are in Bangalore my dear friend -- just take it on any road after the rains and it will be a test of your SUV capabilities. :-)
I agree, Roads in Karnataka after the first rains are nothing but great of roading locations. Try to go to Mangalore via Shiradi Ghat
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It will be, in Tibet and Mansarovar trips they use 80 Series landcruisers, one of the toughest and most reliable off road vehicle.

As for Manuuj, so far so good, but there are surprises coming.

Till date I have towed about seven Rangies out of the Desert all folded up and gone, with their owners having played mechanic for hours.

Wish you well bro.

Landrover Middle East have offered me their vehicles quite a few times to test drive in the desert or wadi trails, including their signature HSE Holland & Holland edition, I have been in it on a few hunting trips in England too ( it is perfectly legal to hunt in England ), it drives OK in moderate off road situations but it has always failed to climb dunes where an ordinary Toyota Prado or Jeep Wrangler goes daily.

Rate of failure off road also has been very high, broken suspension, engine sump breaking, shockers breaking, electrical problems, mechanical failures, fuel injection system malfunctions, ECU conking out, tie roads and drive shafts breaking, oil leaks, bumpers and fenders coming off, rear mudflaps being torn, wheels jamming, the list is endless. For that kind of money buy a Landcruiser or Lexus 470 and remain happy for the next 20 years.

I am being offered the Landrover / Jaguar dealership for Gurgaon, and my answer - I will sell a Maruti 800, Honda accord or Toyota / Nissan to that matter Hyundai any day even if I run a second hand car showroom, but you guys, stay away fromme, I am not interested in loseing my investment!

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[quote=desertfox;1387891]It will be, in Tibet and Mansarovar trips they use 80 Series landcruisers, one of the toughest and most reliable off road vehicle.

As for Manuuj, so far so good, but there are surprises coming.

Till date I have towed about seven Rangies out of the Desert all folded up and gone, with their owners having played mechanic for hours.

Wish you well bro.

Thanks for the heads-up and good wishes! Our rangie is a year old this month and has been for a quite a few offroad trips with no breakdowns..

guess we have been lucky so far

As far as Toyota products go i agree wholeheartedly that they offer complete peace of mind for about 20 years atleast.

..but to tell you the truth when this Rangie is retired the only vehicle that will take its place will be another Range Rover.
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No wonder they still sell Range Rovers, and hardly any are taken off road.
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