What is the right image for a business vehicle?

What is the right image for a business vehicle?

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talksthetorque

6,744 posts

83 months

Monday 18th November
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Well if funkyrobot is going k11 I’ll up the ante with

MX5?

hehe
How about a jacked up estate?
V90XC
Audi Allroad
Etc.

ClaphamGT3

7,863 posts

191 months

Monday 18th November
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Volvo XC90 or possibly Subaru.

The large majority of clients hate Porsches - doesn't matter the model, the age or the value, they just seem to press a certain button

mojitomax

1,853 posts

140 months

Monday 18th November
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If you’re carrying more than 2 adults do NOT go with a dual cab Ute.

The back seats are only for kids.

I’d go with a large Japanese suv like the Toyota landcruiser or Nissan patrol.

It’ll be bulletproof and comfortable

Pica-Pica

6,215 posts

32 months

Monday 18th November
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ClaphamGT3 said:
Volvo XC90 or possibly Subaru.

The large majority of clients hate Porsches - doesn't matter the model, the age or the value, they just seem to press a certain button
I would go Subaru. Definitely not Porsche.

Glasgowrob

2,546 posts

69 months

Monday 18th November
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as previously echoed stick with landrover of any description, but that said you know your customer base better than us,

are they all flat cap and welly wearers? somethign from the LR range with something from ifor williams on the back

Catatafish

982 posts

93 months

Monday 18th November
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Why can't landrover make a reliable product? or how do they manage to be so consistently crap at making cars for decades? that in itself is quite impressive...

kieranblenk

775 posts

82 months

Tuesday 19th November
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I'd echo the posters who have said Subaru, an Outback or Forester will last forever and have a classless vibe about them.

avenger286

388 posts

51 months

Tuesday 19th November
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The new Jimny? Distinctive and classless but possibly to small.

ndtman

488 posts

129 months

Tuesday 19th November
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How about a couple of restored 1970's Range Rovers on LPG? Stylish, comfortable, capable and probably unique amongst your competitors.


Photo from CAR magazine.

LimaDelta

4,126 posts

166 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Jaguar steve said:
funkyrobot said:
Phil Dicky said:
Pick up? VW or Merc will give you a decent looking vehicle and VAT efficient. They have all the toys the Land Rovers have better reliability and no badge stigma. Won't drive as well as the Land Rovers but are still okay. I've done over 200k in several pick up without major issues.
Aren't pick ups driven by thugs?
Warrior, Barbarian or Animal?

Pickups are the weapons of choice for the hard of thinking, meathead bodybuilders and mouthbreathers with severe anger management issues here in the neighbouring Essex Badlands.
Depends, If it is covered in chrome, big alloys, decorative 'roll bars' stickers and lights then yes, probably. But most farms or estates will have one or two in base spec, subdued colour, steel wheels and proper tyres. Nothing thuggish about that, as long as you pick the right one. When was the last time you saw a meathead thud driving an Izuzu D-max with mud-terrains and an Ifor-Williams canopy on the back?

In the name of full disclosure, I may own a farmer-spec Hilux, but do not own an building company/crossfit gym or have anger issues. But I do live in Northumberland, not Essex, so maybe the rules are different up here.

I've had a few Land Rover products, and I can't see myself going back to them any time soon.

funkyrobot

18,032 posts

176 months

Tuesday 19th November
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DoubleD said:
funkyrobot said:
DoubleD said:
I think you might have replied to the wrong thread.
Nope. hehe

A K11 is a step up from a Land Rover.
I may be due one of those woosh things, but im not sure why you are commenting on this thread.

funkyrobot

18,032 posts

176 months

Tuesday 19th November
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talksthetorque said:
Well if funkyrobot is going k11 I’ll up the ante with

MX5?

hehe
How about a jacked up estate?
V90XC
Audi Allroad
Etc.
What about this? Can fit plenty of people in:


designforlife

3,302 posts

111 months

Tuesday 19th November
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JDM import Toyota FJ cruiser x2.

Reliable, good drive, and very memorable as there are only a handful knocking around in the UK.

DaveH23

2,577 posts

118 months

Tuesday 19th November
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spddude said:
The business is Suffolk based and within the agricultural market


Surely this?

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

irocfan

21,312 posts

138 months

Tuesday 19th November
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couple of ageless plates so you can swap cars over whenever you want without people thinking you're doing too well out of them (most people only look at the plate rather than the car).

Another shout here for an FJ - quirky but capable (and reliable!)

distinctivedesign

36 posts

26 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Down here in Kent, a number of agricultural and equestrian suppliers have switched from LR products to the Mercedes GLE class (previously the ML class). They seem pretty tough and dependable, whilst still being comfortable. Avoid the AMG version, and it does not look too "bling" either.

The newest version is actually a bit less "in yer face" than the model that preceded it, which must be a first for Mercedes.

I say this reluctantly, as I have owned four LR products, each of which has been utterly faultless in service; but it appears that I am in a minority of one.


Jaguar steve

5,799 posts

158 months

Tuesday 19th November
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LimaDelta said:
Jaguar steve said:
funkyrobot said:
Phil Dicky said:
Pick up? VW or Merc will give you a decent looking vehicle and VAT efficient. They have all the toys the Land Rovers have better reliability and no badge stigma. Won't drive as well as the Land Rovers but are still okay. I've done over 200k in several pick up without major issues.
Aren't pick ups driven by thugs?
Warrior, Barbarian or Animal?

Pickups are the weapons of choice for the hard of thinking, meathead bodybuilders and mouthbreathers with severe anger management issues here in the neighbouring Essex Badlands.
Depends, If it is covered in chrome, big alloys, decorative 'roll bars' stickers and lights then yes, probably. But most farms or estates will have one or two in base spec, subdued colour, steel wheels and proper tyres. Nothing thuggish about that, as long as you pick the right one. When was the last time you saw a meathead thud driving an Izuzu D-max with mud-terrains and an Ifor-Williams canopy on the back?

In the name of full disclosure, I may own a farmer-spec Hilux, but do not own an building company/crossfit gym or have anger issues. But I do live in Northumberland, not Essex, so maybe the rules are different up here.

I've had a few Land Rover products, and I can't see myself going back to them any time soon.
This indeed is true.

A battered Farmer spec Hi Lux lugging half a ton of sheep feed up a snowy mountain track is not the same thing as a immaculately detailed one dripping chrome and parked on double yellows outside a Essex cage fight club.

The Surveyor

6,957 posts

185 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Surely the answer is a Volvo.

Has enough prestige without being perceived as extravagant. Look at the XC60 / XC90.


DaveTheRave87

1,419 posts

37 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Dacia Duster.

Nobody will question your pricing.

Ardennes92

273 posts

28 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Is the OP looking for something new and/or official UK, as the fj hasn’t been on sale since 2014 and would have to be an import anyway.
I’d stick with LR, although wait on a new defender might be awhile