talking of dogs eating the vehicles many years ago we took our landi in for body repairs they lent us an old delivery van as a courtesy car one day after shooting we went to the pub leaving our two young spaniels in the back unfortunately they got through to the front and bloody near ate everything including the indicator stalks after a visit to the scrap yard and a day swapping seats and stuff returned the vehicle when i got back junior said when you left why did you indicate left and turn right ooopsIn answer to some of the other posts on here.
Yes it would be good to have the use of another truck if it was of the same level of truck as mine - for example when I put my RR in for any work the dealer always gives me a RR of the same or higher spec than I have
This is is my 2nd Blade and the 1st one went 3 years with only requiring tyres, wiper blades and getting serviced
Very true about the automatic as the one I have on loan is a manual and you are correct the gearbox is crap and reverse is easy to select when looking for 1st - I am getting used to it now after a few scary incidents
Last but not least when you have a vehicle on loan you have to be very careful the dogs etc don't damage anything or the cost is coming back to you where as if its your own vehicle well so be it.