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    I believe Hitler had a Jimny...

    CAUTION - some foul language, if you don't like that kind of humour, don't click the link..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZcZy...ature=youtu.be


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    A 1000 times more..........

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    DO NOT BUY IT!

    Like Ford did when they dumped the old stock Kuga on us before launching the current one,
    Renault/Nissan/Dacia is dumping old stock on us.
    There is a new one, wait for that.


    BTW: does it send drive to the front wheels?, If so, when?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    Fisheagle.......I see you've got a D90. Now that would make a ton on sense for a SWB tourer/offroader.
    D90 for 2 people as a Tourer is perfect.

    or a Wrangler JK 2 door if you don't need back seats.

    Jimny's are super cool , but they are not big...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I believe Hitler had a Jimny...

    CAUTION - some foul language, if you don't like that kind of humour, don't click the link..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZcZy...ature=youtu.be

    Hahahahaha, that's great. Why did you guys never tell me about that one? I'm famous, haha.
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    Well, I went from Jimny to D90 and the space improvement is massive. More than a quick glance at the exterior would suggest.

    The Defender at 80 000km with lots (all) of mods was the same price as a new Jimny with a EFS suspension.

    I agree that the D90 (especially a Puma) makes an excellent tour vehicle for two people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCR View Post
    Well, I went from Jimny to D90 and the space improvement is massive. More than a quick glance at the exterior would suggest.

    The Defender at 80 000km with lots (all) of mods was the same price as a new Jimny with a EFS suspension.

    I agree that the D90 (especially a Puma) makes an excellent tour vehicle for two people.
    Wats jou consumption op die 90?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    D90 for 2 people as a Tourer is perfect.

    or a Wrangler JK 2 door if you don't need back seats.
    JK is more fun.................especially with roof down........but 90 is more practical for over-landing as such..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCR View Post
    I agree that the D90 (especially a Puma) makes an excellent tour vehicle for two people.
    Providing one of the two is a mechanic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post


    BTW: does it send drive to the front wheels?, If so, when?
    It does. It's fwd until slip is experienced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCR View Post

    Hahahahaha, that's great. Why did you guys never tell me about that one? I'm famous, haha.
    It was circulated extensively. Surprised you didn't see it already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    It does. It's fwd until slip is experienced.
    Just like an Evoque...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    DO NOT BUY IT!

    Like Ford did when they dumped the old stock Kuga on us before launching the current one,
    Renault/Nissan/Dacia is dumping old stock on us.
    This is a bit like what Toyota did with the Innova's dashboard.......they stuck them into the Fortuna's. Like a Mr Potatoe-head kids toy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Die Skim View Post
    Wats jou consumption op die 90?
    Ry elke dag in stad verkeer (leeg) = 8.9 km/l
    Langpad (gelaai) = 9.9 km/l @ 110km/h
    Weskus sand (low range, oorlaai, rustig ry) = 7.1 km/l die slegste nog
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Providing one of the two is a mechanic...
    Well, at least it won't fall over as easily as a Fortuner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post

    Just like an Evoque...
    Pretty much like any softroader, except the Subaru's & softer Jeeps, which are much more advanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    It was circulated extensively. Surprised you didn't see it already.
    Oh well, good one.
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    We did hennops with a Duster a few weeks ago. Day after the launch in sa and it completed the trail with relative ease. 2 obstacles were not attempted. The first rocky climb (the interesting one) and the steep rocky section just before the water crossing on the left but then again very capable vehicles often don't attempt those 2. The traction control pulled it through no problem. Very impressed with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCR View Post

    Ry elke dag in stad verkeer (leeg) = 8.9 km/l
    Langpad (gelaai) = 9.9 km/l @ 110km/h
    Weskus sand (low range, oorlaai, rustig ry) = 7.1 km/l die slegste nog
    Nie sleg nie. Met lift en Muds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    It does. It's fwd until slip is experienced.
    Similar to the CRV then. It works extremely well in day to day operations.. but....
    I have no knowledge of the technicalities of the Dusters' system, but the CRV uses a "hydraulic pump" to push power to the back whenever a front wheel turns faster than a rear wheel (obviously much more when slip is present at the front), which means there is a little bit of torque going to the back even around corners.

    About the "but" mentioned above.. Offroad you really have to know what to do to get the best out of it. You have to know when to use the traction control and when not to for example, on sand you need slippage in front to get power at the back, which is not a good thing as the slippage in front could get you stuck quickly, , before you have enough power at the back, so obviously no traction control as it quickly kills the power, which means very little power goes to the back.
    Where there is wheel lift (very common for a softroader due to limited wheel travel) you need traction control to keep moving, but this again means limited torque at the back.

    Long story short, like mentioned above, it will never compare with something that can lock 50:50, so stick to gravel roads, a bit of not too soft/deep sand and general softroader stuff..

    These systems are very popular and made for (in my opinion) European / Canadian / countries where snow / slippery roads are common, and works very well in those conditions. Not much more..
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