[ROVERNET - UK] People who buy Rovers

Hank and Sally Manwell hdmanwell at alumni.bates.edu
Mon Apr 7 23:42:21 BST 2008

Is there a Honda that holds as much as a brick wagon, gets mid 20s or better 
fuel mileage, and tows 3500# or more and handles well while doing it?  And 
doesn't have the complex four wheel drivetrain to maintain on up close to 
300k miles that we like to keep cars?  Even with my "love-hate" relationship 
with Volvo, I'd stick with "the devil I know" if I could.  The Volvo Cross 
Country is a great car to drive, but I don't want to maintain all that 
complex drivetrain and bells and whistles.  I think some Volvos in Europe 
may not be loaded up with all those bells and whistles.

Too bad Range Rovers and Land Rovers get such abysmal fuel mileage - and no 
diesel version here in the states.


----- Original Message ----- 
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Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] People who buy Rovers

> Honda's!
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "Hank and Sally Manwell" <hdmanwell at alumni.bates.edu>
>> My father began driving Rovers in 1954 and that's all he drove for the 
>> last
>> 35 years of his life.  He was a university zoology professor.  And there 
>> was
>> always a second one for my mother to drive one and a third one for his 
>> son
>> to be servicing while waiting for one of the others to need attention. 
>> And
>> just for fun, we imported our P2 Tourer from England in the early 70s.
>> My family needed a more competent hauler, so have been driving Volvo 
>> brick
>> wagons for the last 30 years.  But for fun and economy I drive the Series 
>> II
>> P6 in the summer when space isn't needed and, considering the size of 
>> car,
>> the trunk is large enough - much better than the P4s.
>> Volvo doesn't make "bricks" anymore.  So what's next?
>> Hank
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