• Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    I like to think it says I'm a hard working farm worker that likes to look after his car.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    My mum loves it, dads not sure about it. Most neighbours are farm workers so own similar vehicles and it seems to have a Marmite effect with my friends, they either love it or hate it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes definitely, it's been a good car considering I paid very little for it and has had better reliability than some newer vehicles I've owned which is surprising as it's been used as a workhorse.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Would consider another Shogun but would go for a LWB next time round as the SWB fuel tank is small.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    August 2013

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Got a very good deal, bought the car for only £450 with a long MOT, 1 owner from new and an almost full service history.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Needed the use of a 4wd car for work as I regularly drive on wet lanes and muddy fields in summer and snowy untreated roads in the winter.

    What was the dealer like?

    A friendly old chap who was selling as downgrading due to retirement.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Good on road and very capable off road. I enjoy driving it.

    What's it like to park?

    Easier than some other cars due to big windows, big mirrors and good all round visibility.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Rev counter stopped working but got it working again. Had a small leak in the fuel tank, replaced with another used (but excellent condition) tank. Electric aerial stopped working - this was also easily replaced.

    What's most practical about your car?

    SWB model is good for navigating tight farm lanes and with the back seat folded down I can put all my tools in the back without the need for a trailer.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Super select 4wd. I like the option to be able to switch between 2wd and 4wd on any surface without having to worry about damaging the transmission. Something I wasn't able to do on some of the previous 4wd vehicles I owned.