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Written on: 02/03/2004 by samro (1 review written)
The Land Rover Stage 1 Safari is a tough car the fuel bills are not for the faint hearted nore is the ride! but it does nearly every thing I ask of it!
I have driven 40,000 miles in 4 years & put it though hell driving all over the uk on & off road, I have put it on it's side twice [both off road] & tested the under body protection after hitting a large rock hidden in heather...
The Rover V8 is a superb responsive power plant & is well position in the engine bay wading does not seem to give it… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/01/2004 by paulencorine (1 review written)
The Land Rover Stage 1 Safari has not the problem of lack of engine power on the main roads. Where the normal series III only goes about 90 km/h, the stage one can do more. Only trouble in europe is the small parking places. But the fun with this car makes everything all right… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/09/2002 by Annette Flottwell. (1 review written)
We have three Land Rover Stage 1 Safaris. I also own prototype# 4 of these very special Land Rovers.
The thirst problem can be solved by an LPG kit. Thus it is more economical to run my other (82) Stage One than my husband's little Citroen.
Rust is a problem and brake drums go fast if you ride her fast. The turning circle can get on your nerves, but then I still would never drive anything else. Where diesels get stuck for lack of power, a Stage One gets through at ease.
You have all the… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/08/2001 by Andy. (1 review written)
Its over 21 so can legal drink in the states, and drink it does, with the rover v8 slurping down juice at around 10mpg around town. staedy speeds and overdrive get it up towards 20mpg, but you will die of boredom.
Noise is a constant problem, and an insulation kit is the first thing on the shopping list.
4 speeds * hi-lo * overdrive gives 16 fwd ratios - though you probaly only ever use 9 or maybe 10. Gear shift quality not bad for a series land rover but dodgy by all other forms of… Read Full Review
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