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Jimny vs RAM Size Comparison

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13 Feb 2018 05:21 #189305 by Lambert
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Then you have the fuel consumption. Further you also have the point to point ability off road. And that's before you run out of space to manoeuvre the big American bruiser. Sorry I don't have the love for it, but everything about it is utterly self indulgent and unnecessarily wasteful, everything it can do is doable by much more responsible vehicles that have had some restraint shown in their design.

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13 Feb 2018 06:58 #189308 by yakuza
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Lambert wrote: Then you have the fuel consumption. Further you also have the point to point ability off road. And that's before you run out of space to manoeuvre the big American bruiser. Sorry I don't have the love for it, but everything about it is utterly self indulgent and unnecessarily wasteful, everything it can do is doable by much more responsible vehicles that have had some restraint shown in their design.

totally agree!

I have owned and driven a couple of US cars, all good. But my full size Blazer I sold after five weeks.

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13 Feb 2018 08:11 #189309 by Busta
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rappey wrote: Weight is a factor until you add a fairly light unimog to the mix, then its unbeatable..
The yanks use huge diesel tractors/trucks to pull heavily laden sledges to see who can pull it the furthest, then if you watch what pulls the sledges back to the start - a little unimog !


I think you need to look into how a weight transfer sledge works! Towing it back down the track with the weight block reset is not in anyway comparable to towing it forward!

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13 Feb 2018 09:29 #189311 by furo
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I imagine full size American trucks make sense if you need to be able to tow a lot, but also need something to drive your family about in and maybe do some light off-roading. If you live somewhere with the infrastructure to support a truck that size why would you get two or three specialist vehicles when you could get one vehicle that does it all?

I'd much rather drive a Jimny personally, but I understand why big trucks are popular in the States.


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16 Feb 2018 08:39 #189355 by facade
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Did you watch Top Gear The Grand Tour last week?
They were testing something called SUVs (I finally found out what it stands for- thankyou Clarkson! B) )
They had a RangeRover velar, some offering from Porsche, and an Alfa.
They showed that they aren't sporty, aren't useful/utilitarian, and aren't as good a vehicle as a horse.

They all seemed let down by this idea of using flaky "modern" electronic trickery to replace proper mechanical systems.

However, when it came time to tow a powerboat straight over the top of a mountain, Clarkson swapped the Alfa for the world's best selling SUV, the F150 Raptor, which promptly humiliated the others, for less than half the price.

Looks perfect for the rutted cart tracks that pass as main roads in the UK, but too big for the minute spaces on Tescos carpark. :(

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16 Feb 2018 08:55 #189356 by TomDK
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To be fair, I think it's one of the cheaper versions of the F-150 that's the best selling pickup truck. The Raptor is still fairly expensive compared to a standard F-150. But an awesome 4x4 :)

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