Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Cheap Snowmobiles; Motoring World

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Cheap Snowmobiles; Motoring World

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Byline: By MATT TUMBRIDGE

WHEN the snow started to fall this week the 4x4 drivers were looking pretty smug.

As a boy, my dad had a tractor, so snow drifts were never a problem for us. But for everyone who had always thought a little city car was more than enough, it can still be handy to have some heavy machinery in the garage.

But who can really afford a 4x4 at the moment? Well if you look at eight year old cars, lots of people. It's amazing what pounds 3,000 will buy you.

Land Rover Freelander

Good on and off-road compromise. Better than some lightweight 4x4s and the Land Rover badge keeps values firm. Early cars need caution though.

Most economical: 2.0 Td4 - 37.2mpg

Best used buy: Station Wagon GS second generation 1.8

Used Car Expert checks: 12

Used Car Expert magazine guide price: A year 2000 1. …

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