Geolander is a great tyre on road.. and will go most grass and gravel things. Far better than the bfg on the road, definitely a notch worse than the bfg on grass and gravel. Entirely useless in proper British mud.
So where are you going :)
My first set of OE batteries lasted 10 years. The replacement from MrT are now 5+ years in and seem to be holding ok.
Replacement ( yuasa ) are 650cca each. I believe the original were 700cca.
£160 for the pair, 10 min to replace them in the parking lot myself. And the parts counter was happy...
I have had a couple of things from Belgium and Germany. Did end up paying vat(customs actually), but overall no more than I would have buying from a local place.
Effectively the process is about the same as buying from the USA or Canada.
Driving along the M11 on Sunday, headlights on... Got a surprise, it looked as if the batter, timing belt, oil and check-engine lights on the dash were going to come on, at the same time. But they had a think about it and gave up (?). Literally a 2 second thing. Started to get there but not...
Given the circumstances, no one is really going anywhere at the moment. In a year, maybe. In 3 years for sure. So, I don't understand why the prices...
@bandsnbrakes when you say 80 were the best, surely you mean the 105's :)
Over the last 150k miles I have discovered:
- the grabbers sold in the EU are not the same as the US ones. The US ones are the good ones.
- the bfg have crap traction on the tarmac in the slightly wet situation. Full on wet, it's better but not great.
- the Michelin latitudes are quite nice on...
You can get a rubber tray of sorts, about 2" deep on the sides, fits perfectly into the back of the 120, helps with the mud situation.
I have a ramp that the dog uses in the 120 and the 105, no way around that( he's a mastiff, so not exactly the most agile thing to start with )
Just had a look at your link. That looks nice, fairly clean. Make sure you look under it as well, and take a good look at the service history. If it's been looked after and has had all the work done at the right time it should be a good runner.
Little brother ... Because, It's smaller than the 100.
I have an lc5 2005 that's done about 150k, 65k of that in my ownership. Haven't had to do much more than usual maintenance work.
Tech wise, there is a fair bit of electrics in both the 100 and 120.
The 120 is also marginally better on...
Batteries are sided, you can't turn them around, the o.e leads don't go far enough on the driver side...
@Sam what oil are you using? Wondering if that has something to do with this.
Also, surprised by the 20k fuel filter replacement recommendation @TONYCY11 - I thought it was much longer here...
TEMS shocks on the 120 are variable damping, controlled via a ECU. You can set stiffness in the cab ( makes a slight difference) but it also auto adjusts ( again very small but noticeable difference ) based on speed and road conditions.
Another vote for the fiesta. The Honda jazz is a very close second, in my opinion as a run around. And the fiat Panda a somewhat further third. Some good deals to be had on the GT 86 if you wanted to stay Toyota :)
Was great to see everyone, if briefly. Hope you all had a good drive around.
Missing reports of ripped front ends and smashed windows I can only imagine it was very subdued out there :)
@AndycruiserguyLomas most welcome.
PS the dog has suddenly developed a serious liking for all things with...