Anyone run one of these as a shooting vehicle?
I'm fed up with my Discovery td5. Its very good off road but otherwise its like owning a badly built British Leyland car. Bits fall off in your hand, it leaks, the lights fill up with water, there are too many annoying and superfluous electrical gimmicks which beep and ping, sound the horn and turn lights on when you least need it; you have to push the key fob three times to get all the bloody doors open and its isn't very good for shooting, especially vermin shooting where snap shots from the vehicle are often required because there's no elbow room and you're just too hemmed in.
I'm thinking about the Grand Vitara. The diesel is cheaper to run but as I do barely 5K a year in my 4X4 that's less of an issue. The 2.L petrol is cheaper to buy and it seems you can get a lot of car for the money. I know they're pretty good off-road, though obviously I don't expect it to be in the same league as the Discovery. But can you get decent off-road/over-sized tyres for the Vitaras? How good is the ground clearance and has the petrol engine got enough grunt off-road?