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  1. Good morning, this is very old video taking rounds on social early this year just after the Jimny launch. God knows the authenticity or if it was a paid influencer job. You must have got the ice bucket challenge now in RAK huh. And if in today's world you believe everything you see on screen, then you are saint bro. I don't even believe my own eyes "unless" I see good number of repeat heros as everyone here like/drive sleeper cars and I have been fooled quite so many times by "Pride of the Land", "King of the offroad", "Best 4x4 by far" media and marketing bs and wasted ton of money and time to go home frustrated. It's been close to an year now this new Jimny launched, and I personally have not seen 1 in the UAE desert yet. I have seen 4 - 5 on the road only. Maybe they all are busy with liwa rounds. Hope you know in Jimny engine swap is the most easy and RTA friendly as 4 cyl to 4 cyl, but from 1.2/4L (76-100 hp) to 2.0L (160+ hp) vitara engine that kick ass with enough body-weight ratio to make this dinky literally fly on every dune.
  2. Nope it doesn't brake, it just make loud beep beep beep just like reverse camera does, just beep system to alert the collision.
  3. Not sure my Range had anti collision with DCC but one feature I use to love was shouting a loud beep if I drive too close to anyone or have distracted attention for a split second and front car brakes. That's an awesome feature.
  4. Fog or such natural causes are only exception for delayed drive start, otherwise we should always start and finish on time. Waiting for one or few is disrespectful to all others time who were punctual.
  5. Try driving adaptive cruise to cruise down the highway here, you will know the stupidity of designer and also impulsive road user here. Both are at extreme. Fred, your car also had a 100 meter braking distance or is it Range only....?
  6. I use cruise control pretty much all the time, it's less stressful for following speed limits and error free to not to get speeding ticket.
  7. Hope you heard from Rahimdad or Sri, if not still make it to the meeting point and jump in with anyone, you will enjoy.
  8. You want to join newbie drive or intermediate? Accordingly will ping you right now.
  9. You can always join as a passenger and post request here, Im sure someone will be happy to have you onboard and you can learn a lot as a passenger in early days. Im going for Sweihan with Emmanuel, if you like to join that let me know.
  10. @Emmanuel and @Javier M can we start at 5:45 AM considering whole day weather is very nice, as i'm stuck with some family commitment till late tonite?
  11. I'm not sure about the hurdle, but its the most "IRRITATING" thing I have ever found in my Range. Problem with adaptive cruise control is it keeps lot of distance, and keep braking quite early that makes everyone else fall in front of you and your cruise again keep on braking more and more. I have only used cruise on empty road and not in traffic moving road for this reason. Although it comes with distance adjustment - 3 settings, but the minimum distance is also over 100 meters, normally when human being control the car we keep 100 meter distance at 120-140 speed and not at 60. If distance can be tweaked manually to bare minimum to what suits your driving style, road and traffic then it will be nice than having a blanket system.
  12. U mean auto to manual conversion for car....? You can convert license with classss and re test, check with belhasa and EDI. For driving manual is not allowed on automatic license, but you can buy and register car without any issue, as lately told to me by @Srikumar, please confirm.
  13. You shouldn't be asking such question, as everyone here is knowledge seeking folks than the blind folded ones. Go for it 100% Things you should include is in the same sequence as you planned so people reading it know what all to expect in chronological order like: Distance, drive time, weather, visa, accommodation, places to visit, heritage, famous food, tradition, people, language, local food etc.
  14. @Barry start putting lol at end so @shadow79 can get the joke.
  15. Yes I recently broke a spring on my Pajero after 20 years out of which 9 years was ONLY offroad. (300 dhs). In old Range I changed Air Suspension twice in two year. (4K/Year) (80K for 20 year). Now, you get me point when I mean reliability, long-life and cost effective. It's a profit center for car manufacturer. Period.
  16. None, so as in Porsche Cayenne (None). I agree for offroad adjustable height is good, but its reliability and cost should be inline with the benefits too.
  17. Trust me in this la-la-land seeing is not believing. I have seen tons of highly modified 4x4's by far that stay very far from desert let alone dunes itself. And even if I see one off strange 4x4 then I wouldn't buy it unless I see his gazillion brother and sister surviving the terrain and heat here. Secondly, if you have such pathfinder and wish to retire as a desert toy, then its altogether different theory that you can work around with what you have seen with 4 inch lift and bash plate. You put 4 inch lift and bash plate on corrolla, it can do wonders. Buying a new one as a dedicated desert toy is a terrible mistake, when you have so many capable options in the market.
  18. You really need come out of those Armada testing days from decade ago bro. If you have driven offroad anytime soon then you know the model you are referring is named as plastic pig in the offroad community. We have got few times such pathfinder in the club and have never see them again after 1 or 2 drives. And V8 pathfinder must be as rare as hens teeth here tbh. If you find a V8 then most of its flaws can be overlooked or covered by little expense.
  19. Well EAS is the new norm for all modern luxury cars to keep recurring expense on the name of consumables to make regular money after selling the cars. I drove my older Range with EAS and then with regular springs and felt less than 10% difference on road comfort but 10000% cheaper, bomb proof, reliable and peace of mind than to listen for beep beep beep in the middle of the road. It was the most annoying nightmare of that Range, I had.
  20. Lol, of course I meant for what all to look in a perfect advert, especially dubizle style with pictures taken from potato.
  21. You mean car dealers show....? It's good for someone looking for buying new car and wish to see all car dealers inventory in one place than visiting there SZR showrooms one after the other. Been to this few years back and I was totally disappointed.
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