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Old 21st December 2009, 15:17   #91
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Hey Sam.

Excellent writeup
Congrats for your gift
& certainly the information you shared atleast helped me to understand 4X4 in a much better way

Thanks!!
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Old 21st December 2009, 17:18   #92
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Hey Sam,

Congrats on your Discovery, excellent blog and offroading lessons! Keep it going.Like many others said I am also addicted!

BTW- Welcome to the club, I am also a proud owner of a 1998 LR Discovery Series-1. Its a three door model & 50th Anniversary Special Edition which is very rare here in UAE.Its not turbo diesel like yours, mine is powered by 4.0L V8 Petrol Engine. I bought it only a year back and But I am in love with it now. I was looking for LR Defender for many years.Couldnt find anything in my budget and finally settled for this Disco-Series-1.

Though a fuel guzzler me and kids (5y and 2y old) enjoy the Discovery thoroughly,Infact they are crazy about it!

Attaching pics my Disco. ( taken in a park with peacocks around). Whenever I look at it, I still cant believe its a 11 year old vehicle!! After a full wash, still looks like, it was just rolled out from the production line.

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Sorry, I will continue the story shortly.

Pictures only when I return to India. Am currently in Germany for a holiday.

Thanks for your lovely words and beautiful Landy - JeepCaptain.
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Old 21st December 2009, 19:09   #94
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Congrates Sam for your new ride. Finally there is something befitting our 'The Yeti'.
I hope the Landy complements you well. The write up has been quite informative so far and for a change it was nice to see your posts about the engines vengine and gear shear (just kidding).
Do post more pics and enjoy mery christmas and a happy new year.
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Hahaha! post #61 is so funny and endearing!
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Sam saab, Wonderful would be an adjective but your thread speaks more than that. I just finished reading the whole thread at one go and i am still feeling the rush of emotions of an owner of beautiful monster. Congratulations on your luck, as mentioned , i shouldn't stop dreaming some day it will come true. Hope that you would be coming out with many more travelogues in this new find!
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Humm Deutsch Land , it must be cold and snowy over there... Do i smell Another YetiBlog@.... ( PLz PLz PLz)

Have fun and enjoy your holiday ( Same goes to TheOne)
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Congratulations on your gift brother!!.. I was myself hunting for a Landy for quite some time and the motor god's finally smiled on me.. managed to get hold of two Landy's, in almost pristine condition on Gangtok .. Can't wait to get back to India..

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Humm Deutsch Land , it must be cold and snowy over there...
yes you could say that quite easily. I've seen another use for a 4X4.

YetiBlog® - My Land Rover Discovery-dsc_4175_l.jpg

That's us the day before yesterday.

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Ehehehehe...
RuAAAAARRRRR.

It happens everytime I want to drive the Land Rover. I sit in the driver's seat, place the key in the ignition. Crank, start and smile.

It has a funny seat, this land rover. After I've put the faux leather seats it has become more comfortable (for me). The seat holds on to me quite nicely, like a racing seat. But the headrest is odd. I cannot rest my head on it and drive.

One would assume that driving this Land Rover would be more stressful than driving a regular modern sedan. It's quite on the contrary.

I drive the Land Rover with a whistle on my lips. This car generates both stares and respect. And nobody plays the HOOL game with you. People from Mumbai know what I mean.
No - I simply drive. Rickshaw-wallahs move away. People nod and smile. Those who know tug at their friend's sleeves and mouth the words Land Rover.

To be honest, my whole life the most romanticized image in my head of the Land Rover was the defender. Now that looks like a mean machine. The kind Steeroid has I think.

But now, with my soft suspension, plush seats, power windows and air conditioned off-roader, I think I'm very pleased with myself.

Sometimes I get the urge, since I haven't yet gone off-roading. I simply haven't had the time yet. But sometimes I get the urge.
Then I drive my Land Rover over a sidewalk, over a divider, sometimes over a large pile of concrete up and down and then sideways.

Then I grin. I don't stop and do it again.

Sometimes I am on a road facing an impossible mound of road debris. Perhaps they're digging again. I just grin and raise my left wheels all over it.

Aaaah. I've off-roaded for the day, lol.
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Another Great YetiBlog®

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But the headrest is odd. I cannot rest my head on it and drive.
Err umm isnt it more for safety than comfort?

Here is what Wiki says

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Headrests are provided for comfort and safety. They are designed to prevent the backlash movement of the occupant’s head should a collision occur. This, in turn, can prevent potentially, fatal whiplash neck injuries.
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Also I have found very few cars which lets you rest your head on headrests
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From the sound of "Ehehehehe... RuAAAAARRRRR." i have a feeling that you will soon take the plunge on mud, since the itch has started to build already. Enjoooooooooooooy!

Is the fight for "the keys" still going on?
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Ehehehehe...
RuAAAAARRRRR.
Har de har har! (the pirate variety and not the sarcastic one).

But you really do capture even the sounds with words, err... letters!

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Peace Love & Happiness! Not to mention bliss!! Enjoy & let us enjoy vicariously!
The truth is I am green with envy!!!
I look forward to more posts on your travails with the Landy!!
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Sometimes I get the urge, since I haven't yet gone off-roading. I simply haven't had the time yet. But sometimes I get the urge.
Then I drive my Land Rover over a sidewalk, over a divider, sometimes over a large pile of concrete up and down and then sideways.

Then I grin. I don't stop and do it again.

Sometimes I am on a road facing an impossible mound of road debris. Perhaps they're digging again. I just grin and raise my left wheels all over it.

Aaaah. I've off-roaded for the day, lol.

Yeah, with the condition of roads and our streets in our cities you don't have to look far for off-roading.

Simply commuting to office can be equally thrilling.
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