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dplast

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What are your guys thoughts on the l200 warriors. At the moment I have a van for work and a car for the tribe at home but was thinking of a warrior which could do both jobs. Cheers
 
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The problem with the building trades is that there isn't really one vehicle that covers all you need from a family car and a van. The compromises in either direction just make life harder than it needs to be.

The nearest you can get is a van with removable seats in the back. @Nisus had some fitted that clip in and out quite quickly.

The other downside to the type of pickup you're on about are the G** names they give them. Warrior, Rhino, Raging Bull etc etc. Seriously, WTF? Did some Japanese manufacturer watch Gladiators back in the day and think "Velly good names! I call manly pick up these names and my boyfriend will love me long time."
 
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Marshy

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What are your guys thoughts on the l200 warriors. At the moment I have a van for work and a car for the tribe at home but was thinking of a warrior which could do both jobs. Cheers
Ask @RobJack don't think he's over the moon with his after what he's had to spend on it!?? Its a new one too?? Get a crew cab defender 110/130 job done and very cheap to maintain so long its not a td5 get a 300tdi :RpS_thumbup:
 
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Marshy

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The problem with the building trades is that there isn't really one vehicle that covers all you need from a family car and a van. The compromises in either direction just make life harder than it needs to be.

The nearest you can get is a van with removable seats in the back. @Nisus had some fitted that clip in and out quite quickly.

The other downside to the type of pickup you're on about are the G** names they give them. Warrior, Rhino, Raging Bull etc etc. Seriously, WTF? Did some Japanese manufacturer watch Gladiators back in the day and think "Velly good names! I call manly pick up these names and my boyfriend will love me long time."
They should have more appropriate names like " Walletbuster" "Accountsapper" "Remortgagemobil" mechanics love them mind as they make a mint off them :RpS_laugh:
 

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You can't work out of the back of a decent 4x4 pickup, you'll ruin it.

I was tempted to buy a warrior but heard the newer ones had a lot of tacky plastic chrome and plastic crap that made it look cheap.
 

Wallm0nkey

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I'd always wanted one but ended up using my old gaffers for a while and it totally put me off. It would be the old shape now but top spec crew cab like the worst of both worlds the load beds small and too high plus the back seats have zero leg room. Not particularly comfy or a nice driving position and thirsty as hell even when your sensible. Interior was cheap and plastic it shows that they are still basically 4x4 work vehicle crap leather seats and aircon don't hide the fact well. One of the worst turning circles of anything I've driven and when empty you have to be careful the rear end likes to kick out on islands in the wet. Add to this the cost of tyres, servicing etc unless you really need a 4x4 pick up they seem to compromise everywhere else.

I had almost brought one off a mate a few months before having use of that one and quite glad! Not too sure on the newer ones and do still think they look smart though!
 

Marshy

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Forget the Jap crap!! :RpS_thumbsup:
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Marshy

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i pulled one of these out off a wet spot one at work with a d max and he had a traler on he wasent very happy as he was a die hard landrover man i had to ask him three times did he want a pull before he gave in
How dare you!!!!! Lol :RpS_wink:
 

owls

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What are your guys thoughts on the l200 warriors. At the moment I have a van for work and a car for the tribe at home but was thinking of a warrior which could do both jobs. Cheers

I've had an l200 a few years ago,
there bullet proof to be honest,there cheap now 10 grand or so gets you a good few year old one. they are a bit basic on the inside. I got rid and bought a new nissan navara a few years ago, and the new generation of them are a different league to the new l200s but I have a van as well as that for work. An indication of how good the nevara is I boughtbthe Mrs a range rover sport a few years ago and the nissan navara beats it hands down in every department, there just a bit of a pain to park due to there length.
 
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mikeadams1985

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Deffo go the landy route if your after a 4x4 and work vehicle.
Can always get one a crew cab with a box. As said a 130 will give you more room in the back for gear but hard to come by with overlanders snapping them up.
 

Marshy

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Deffo go the landy route if your after a 4x4 and work vehicle.
Can always get one a crew cab with a box. As said a 130 will give you more room in the back for gear but hard to come by with overlanders snapping them up.
The gun metal grey hardtop is a 130 Mike :RpS_thumbup:
 

Marshy

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I've had an l200 a few years ago,
there bullet proof to be honest,there cheap now 10 grand or so gets you a good few year old one. they are a bit basic on the inside. I got rid and bought a new nissan navara a few years ago, and the new generation of them are a different league to the new l200s but I have a van as well as that for work. An indication of how good the nevara is I boughtbthe Mrs a range rover sport a few years ago and the nissan navara beats it hands down in every department, there just a bit of a pain to park due to there length.
I doubt your navara is cheaper to run than my 110 ?? Navaras notorious for engines going bang plus anything map is expensive for parts mine is basic and primitive and hardly any electrics for things to go wrong I got charged a full engine service inc parts and oil etc £75 bout a full straight through non cat sport exhaust for £112 I know they arnt everybody's choice but defo mine and despite @plaster mans comments I know I can get almost anywhere in it :RpS_thumbup:
 
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Marshy

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I know. :) I know me landies. Haha. Just wish I had one!!! This is the year. By god I will get one this year
Good man there's a forum on Facebook called "Landybay" its like eBay but just for landys some great samples on there plus my mechanic gets hold of them too if you ever need any help bud?? :RpS_thumbup:
 

owls

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I doubt your navara is cheaper to run than my 110 ?? Navaras notorious for engines going bang plus anything map is expensive for parts mine is basic and primitive and hardly any electrics for things to go wrong I got charged a full engine service inc parts and oil etc £75 bout a full straight through non cat sport exhaust for £112 I know they arnt everybody's choice but defo mine and despite @plaster mans comments I know I can get almost anywhere in it :RpS_thumbup:

ive had a landie as a young lad, pull like a train, and cheap, but there cramp,bone shakers, and slow- struggle to get past 60 mile an hour. I spend a lot of time in the navara so want comfort and don't mind the expense.
 

Smudger1

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I had an L200 4Life model back in 2000 with rear cab for my Samoyeds ( dogs ) to keep the fur out of main cab, it was the dogs bollox had lots of fun off road in it and handy for small jobs but the vans are best by a long shot for work.
 

plaster man

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I doubt your navara is cheaper to run than my 110 ?? Navaras notorious for engines going bang plus anything map is expensive for parts mine is basic and primitive and hardly any electrics for things to go wrong I got charged a full engine service inc parts and oil etc £75 bout a full straight through non cat sport exhaust for £112 I know they arnt everybody's choice but defo mine and despite @plaster mans comments I know I can get almost anywhere in it :RpS_thumbup:
i like a man who goses down with his ship sign of a good captain anyway its all down to tyres in the wet most jeeps will go anywere with the right tyres and driver of course
 
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Marshy

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i like a man who goses down with his ship sign of a good captain anyway its all down to tyres in the wet most jeeps will go anywere with the right tyres and driver of course
I took your comments in good humour mate I'm used to people slating defenders lol. I have very large mud tyres on mine :RpS_thumbup: god knows how the bloke got stuck where you had to pull him out?? :RpS_confused: I've lost count (especially in the winter months) how many vans and cars I've pulled out of ditches and the odd field or just broken down in a bad spot? I usually tell them after unhooking the tow rope and being told "oh thank you so much etc" I reply "Get a land rover and this won't happen to you again" :RpS_laugh:
 

BobbyJack

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I hardly touch a plastering trowel as most of my work is venetian the l200 was the perfect vehicle for me. Kept clean and tidy for family and the few tools I need in the back with tubs of gear etc. I've had an engine problem though that's ended up costing a bomb. After cylinder head re skim and now a recon block and all new parts I still have a problem. The overheating original problem is fixed but now it's rebuilt there is a horrible high pitch noise at 1500 rpm. The mechanic at garage is waiting till monday as that's when the bloke who built he bottom half is back on work. After some stethoscope inspecting be noise is coming from the block. Don't let this put you off though. It's the first of the new shapes 2006. I think sometimes you can just get unlucky with a vehicle
 

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I know of a few people with L200's and they all have major problems of some kind. Steer clear they are shite, get a VW Amorok, best looking by far and German.
 

markyspread

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i"m looking at l200s as well mate, fed up with struggling with the astravan, i"m getting more screeding work than ever, and a pickup seems to be the way forward, the premix pit is only down the road from me, so its handy for the smaller screeds, as they let you have a tonne at a time. have heard many horror stories about them, and the others as well- i guess its down to luck
 

plaster man

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i"m looking at l200s as well mate, fed up with struggling with the astravan, i"m getting more screeding work than ever, and a pickup seems to be the way forward, the premix pit is only down the road from me, so its handy for the smaller screeds, as they let you have a tonne at a time. have heard many horror stories about them, and the others as well- i guess its down to luck
u never hear much bad about the hilux yet the never get a mention
 
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