LDV

2002GU3

Well-Known Member
Don't know what they're like off road, but they do have a 5 star ancap rating - a 5 year/130k warranty - 5 year roadside assist - more bells and whistles than most of the "major" brands and a lot cheaper ! Have had a few pass me on highways and up hills and they seem to go alright for a 2.8, maybe the big brands better start looking over their shoulders...........
 

mikehzz

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It's almost the same motor with a lower tune as the Colorado. They're good value but reading productreview.com.au a lot of the electrical bells and whistles seem to be giving trouble....at least they were when they first came out. I was interested at the time.
 

G_ute

Well-Known Member
Well it originated as the British "Leyland DAF Vans" (Rover Group} so maybe they inherited some electrcal gremlins.
 

linuxfan66

Active Member
and this folow up

until recently i would have touched LDV. but since LDV did this and they didnt make a media apology or do anything to show they were willing to reform after this incident makes me think twice about this
 
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AngryWO

New Member
I saw Johns report and must say it’s not worth the hassle, LDV sales team sound like typical car sales prick. I too was interested but this changed the whole shooting match I’ll stick with my D22 Navara.
 

G_ute

Well-Known Member
Roothy seems to be very much on the Mahindra Pikup bandwagen.
They dont get a lot of coverage otherwise - media snobbery?
 

discomatt

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And, the elephant in the room that seems inappropriate to mention: LDV are made in China, so buying one supports a totalitarian regime, regardless of the poor bastards living under it. Whereas Mahindra, being made in India, is a Commonwealth Nation, democracy, and an ally.

Apologies for the political stance if you are offended by such things.
No apology needed, probably the most important issue of the day other than global warming, $%#@ the Chinese , NOT THE PEOPLE THE GOVERNMENT
 

Hoyks

Well-Known Member
And India were allies in WW1 and WW2.
Now, Toyota are from where? ;)
Only joking!

(Christ, I drive an Austrian car...Hitlers homeland)
Japanese ships escorted the 1st AIF to Egypt.
We won't mention how many times the Italians changed sides;)
 

boobook

Well-Known Member
And, the elephant in the room that seems inappropriate to mention: LDV are made in China, so buying one supports a totalitarian regime, regardless of the poor bastards living under it.

You should also avoid buying

Any phone
Anything Apple
Most computers
Socks
Pants
Shirts
Underwater
Televisions
Monitors
WiFi routers
Most furniture
Anything that Bunnings sells
Clock radios
Cooking utensils
Door knobs
Handles
Bathroom accessories
Many medicines
Nails, screws and bolts
Light bulbs
Windows
Signs

And any car with an ecu or switches.

And 100,000 other every day items.

And don't even think about buying any camping gear.

Take a stand! Say no to Chinese goods. You'll show the Chinese government who's the smartest. Lol
 
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LongRoad2Go

Active Member
You should also avoid buying

Any phone
Anything Apple
Most computers
Socks
Pants
Shirts
Underwater
Televisions
Monitors
WiFi routers
Most furniture
Anything that Bunnings sells
Clock radios
Cooking utensils
Door knobs
Handles
Bathroom accessories
Many medicines
Nails, screws and bolts
Light bulbs
Windows
Signs

And any car with an ecu or switches.

And 100,000 other every day items.

And don't even think about buying any camping gear.

Take a stand! Say no to Chinese goods. You'll show the Chinese government who's the smartest. Lol
Nice defeatist attitude ‘Boobs, unfitting of your usual forthrightness!;)

Where there is a choice, and there are many, I do not knowingly purchase Jinping-Made merch. In regards to vehicles previously/currently owned:

1960’s Corolla – 100% Jap
3 x Subaru’s – 100% Jap
1960’s Mustang – 100% ‘Merican

All my outdoor gear was made in Australia (prior to moving offshore), Kiwi-Land (prior to moving offshore), the UK or the USA – saving up, biding time, and paying more for quality pays off in the long run: 40 years of hard use proves that. I don’t believe in the ‘throwaway society’ – repair, reuse, re-purpose, recycle.

Back on topic …

Besides being a Chinese made vehicle, I’d suggest the resale value of an LDV (if it lasts that long), might be enough to buy a burger with the lot, some chips, and maybe a can of Coke … maybe not the Coke.:D
 

boobook

Well-Known Member
I would not buy one for 4wding, but that has nothing to do with the Chinese government. It is just not proven. Unreliabily is one thing in the city but has no place on 4wd tracks.

I also can't see how avoiding Chinese products helps the poor bastard people. If anything it makes them poorer. I have no time for Xi either, but he is doing the right thing for the vast majority of citizens in China. Not the super rich or minorities obviously, but the same could be said for the West. China has lifted about 600m people above the poverty line in recent years. Mainly because we buy Chinese goods, for better or worse.
 

discomatt

Well-Known Member
Yep the Chinese government is great,as long as your not one of the 12 million Uyghure population, or wealthy and or have social influence that disagree with government, or have plenty of social points or want free speech or if you want state controlled media.
Simple fact is we are all locked into buying what is available but we all have a choice on many small purchases that can be bought local or as close as local that is possible, then we all have choices on consumerism. For me this is enough reason to not but Chines at every available opportunity
 
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