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I know where all the RXs were in the last few days......


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At Aldeburgh/Thorpeness, on the Suffolk coast. We took ours there for a short break with the family, well-loaded and with five of us on board - it did the job admirably of course.

We first saw another one on Friday night and then throughout the weekend I continued to spot various examples of 400h and 450h. Mostly gen 3 of the latter, with the occasional gen 4. I think the oldest gen 3 I saw was a 59-reg,which may have been the one below:

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I hadn't intentionally included this very late gen 3 here, I only noticed it later sneaking into the shot of this pampered Volvo. It looked particularly smart in dark blue and turns out to be a Premier that'd only done 34-odd thousand at its last MoT. Makes mine seem high mileage at 54k!

I don't see a huge number of them around on my normal travels in East Anglia, it made a pleasant change to catch sight of a few others being used and hopefully enjoyed.

After three years of owning mine I'll write a brief update soon.

 

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My Gen 4 was there friday morning, looks like you missed it 😉

The RX's are usually outnumbered by Range Rovers and X5's though.

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12 hours ago, Spock66 said:

My Gen 4 was there friday morning, looks like you missed it 😉

The RX's are usually outnumbered by Range Rovers and X5's though.

Ah, I would have done. Yes, the RXs were vastly outnumbered by all the usual German/JLR suspects.....

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