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Old 3rd July 2010, 01:32   #16
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only 100% import duty man! for suv over 4000cc its 850% here! youre lucky you dont live here! and my landcruiser is 25 yrs old!! a brand new lexus lx570 costs 5 crore takas here!!!
What the! 850% then I guess India is better than Bangladesh in this regard don't worry till the time we have oldies (politicians) who cannot even walk on their own running the country this will go like this.

How about a through story of your Landy why did you buy this only, how did you get the machine etc etc and boss along with pictures ya!

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all the neibhouring countries/places like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Srilanka have most of the Imported vehicles even I guess Nepal and Bhutan have umpty number of vehicles way more than in India why??
Simply because these countries don't have much of a local automotive industry. Translated, they have to depend on imports to fulfill their needs.

The Indian market is a realistic 2.0 million cars a year (not even counting 2 wheelers). We have over 20 automotive brands manufacturing cars locally. And don't forget, India is now emerging as an extremely viable export hub.
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And also most of the imports to these nations are reconditioned Japanese cars afaik.
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Old 4th July 2010, 01:55   #19
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Simply because these countries don't have much of a local automotive industry. Translated, they have to depend on imports to fulfill their needs.

The Indian market is a realistic 2.0 million cars a year (not even counting 2 wheelers). We have over 20 automotive brands manufacturing cars locally. And don't forget, India is now emerging as an extremely viable export hub.
Wow that's a good to know information GTO thanks, sorry chargeman may be i am bumping in your thread but out of frustration and curiosity I've posted these. GTO even if we have 20 and odd manufacturers and though we are emerging as exporters but the fact remains the same the quality, performance and the need for the imported cars cannot be sufficed by the Indian brands I guess, apart from that the so called Indian exporters who export their vehicles abroad meet their standard requirements which are way far than ours but why not give the same to Indian consumers why the cheap plastic in the cars, pay more and more for the extra options which are becoming basic abroad i.e, powersteering, abs, air bags (considering safety as a prime feature).

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Agree to GTOs post. Be proud and happy for what you have! Leave my old landcruiser alone!!! Btw driving this 3.4 diesel is a completely different experience! As soon as I tuned it, changed all fluids and drove it I knew it's the making of a legendary classic 4x4 thoroughbreed!!
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Old 5th July 2010, 00:28   #21
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few more pics of my 4x4s, i have almost had em all! i dont know which ones have uploaded, 4 have failed anyways will try again...
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few more pics of my 4x4s, i have almost had em all! i dont know which ones have uploaded, 4 have failed anyways will try again...
Wow that a good collection of 4x4 SUVs you have
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Old 23rd July 2010, 09:04   #23
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my LC70 3.4D and my brothers Shorty patrol 4.2D!
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just yesterday at the tea garden stream crossing... cakewalk for the patrol; pajero got stuck for a moment.....!
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lemme add some new pics..need to resize
pic of SWB PATROL 4200 6 CYL DIESEL
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hey asad, nice to see my lc has a litte sister in team bhp for company.
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pic of SWB PATROL 4200 6 CYL DIESEL
That's a very neatly maintained SWB LC. As you've written that its a 6 cylinder 4200cc DIESEL engine I was wondering if its the same 1HD Diesel engine that comes in the FJ80 too??
Also can you please share some interior pics and pics of the engine bay too. I just want to compare the differences and similarities between your BJ70 and my FJ80.
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That's a very neatly maintained SWB LC. As you've written that its a 6 cylinder 4200cc DIESEL engine I was wondering if its the same 1HD Diesel engine that comes in the FJ80 too??
Also can you please share some interior pics and pics of the engine bay too. I just want to compare the differences and similarities between your BJ70 and my FJ80.
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the 4200cc diesel SWB is the Patrol not the LC. my lc is 3400cc diesel
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my bj70 in our tea garden this time toiling, while the patrol and safari rested.
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