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BJH1959



Member Since: 25 Mar 2017
Location: Paredes de Coura, Portugal
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Portugal 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Cairns Blue
BYE BYE UK...

It's time. Milestone

The house renovation in north Portugal is now complete. On Tuesday we load up MY05 with our 2 dogs & 2 cats and make the drive from Hampshire to our new home - via the Channel Tunnel. Some of you may remember that I bought my (LHD) RRS last year and have looked after her & loved her throughout. By the time we apply for residency over there we will be able to matriculate (re-register) her and she'll be purring with a Portuguese accent.

I'm grateful to those on this forum who have provided help and advice when needed.

Hopefully the journey will be incident free and she'll be a good girl during and after. We'll be up in the mountains and she'll be used for what she was made for.

Watch this space. Wink

 Barrie.
2005 RRS LHD Cairns Blue 2.7HSE (remapped) 20" wheels.

Post #551768 Sun Mar 18 2018 8:29pm
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kismet110



Member Since: 09 Oct 2010
Location: London
Posts: 382

United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

Good luck mate, hope it goes well!

Post #551770 Sun Mar 18 2018 8:33pm
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Buckster



Member Since: 05 Mar 2015
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 1326

England 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

Fabulous! We often look At Portugal for our next road trip adventure. Enjoy the new house Thumbs Up 2003 BMW M5 - 5 Litres of V8 Optimax Slurping Goodness in Carbon Black

2013 SDV6 HSE Black Edition- Orkney Grey with Ebony & Ivory. LR Facelift RAI, Genuine G4 Expedition Rack, 4x Warn SBD-160 Spotlights, Warn 9.5XPS Winch, Mantec Underbody Protection, Full Easy Lift Suspension Module, LR Light Guards, 19"s on Goodyear Duratracs, ARB fridge, TuffTrek awning 😎

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Stevepd



Member Since: 22 May 2017
Location: Warminster
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Cairns Blue

What a great feeling, especially today!. Good luck with the trip and I with you all the best.

We're looking at France I want to sell up and go but SWMBO wants to rent out the home to keep the options open Rolling Eyes

Steve. 2006 2.7 TDV6 HSE in Cairns Blue.

Post #551802 Mon Mar 19 2018 9:05am
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RRSTDV8



Member Since: 12 Aug 2011
Location: Northamptonshire
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Only been to Portugal once. Did a walking holiday along the Costa Vicentina for a week. Fabulous coastline, nice people, lovely grub and wine. Actually, did a walking holiday in the Azores too so that's twice I've been to Portugal (in a way). Same comments about the Azores as about mainland Portugal.

Would happily retire to Portugal based on my limited experience. Enjoy! Thumbs Up

PS: will you be providing B&B for forum members who make it that far south? Whistle Thumbs Up 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

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muddywheels
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Sooooo Jealous Mr. Green

Spent a lot of time in the Algarve as my parents go there for 2 months every year after xmas and we used to go on our own too - hope one day to copy them Bow down

I always wanted to drive down when we had the RRS's but never found time to do it Sad

Good luck with the new life Thumbs Up 

NOW GONE

MY17 Lexus RC 300h F Sport
MY16 DS
MY10/13 RRSs - Mini One
FL2s
Jag X-type
D2s - MGTF
FL1s
Landcruiser, Mondeo, Escort, Orion, Astra GTE, Xr3i, Renault 5/19/18, Fiesta 1300S, Allegro, Avenger, Honda MTX, Yamaha FS1E

Post #551806 Mon Mar 19 2018 9:52am
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SRE



Member Since: 16 Jan 2010
Location: Alicante Prov Spain + Hampshire UK
Posts: 2142

Good luck for the future Thumbs Up
Can I ask, are you keeping a place in the UK or are you moving out 100% Question In Spain - 2018 F Pace - Down and out's Velar
In UK - Not saying, but its NOT a Muddy Milk Float.
Gone - Several Lode Lane vehicles
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Post #551841 Mon Mar 19 2018 2:30pm
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Col



Member Since: 02 Sep 2012
Location: Hawkes Bay NZ
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New Zealand 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Santorini Black

Good Luck, hope all goes well Thumbs Up retired to the other side of the world not so long ago and never looked back.

Cheers
Col

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gogsy1956



Member Since: 15 Jun 2013
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Bali Blue

Hope everything goes well in your new venture Thumbs Up 2010 RRS, TDV8
bali Blue / colour coded
side steps / flappy paddles
black perforated leather
22" overfinch
heated everything, TV,fridge ...... now with gold calipers and mud flaps !( black mud flaps that is) !!
Many years ago,,,,, 1955 series 1 landie , sometimes wish I had kept it

Post #551919 Tue Mar 20 2018 2:21pm
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Godders



Member Since: 26 Aug 2017
Location: Dordogne
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France 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Good luck with your new life.

We took the plunge with the Dordogne and I have lived here 4 years now....best thing we ever did. A bit scary when in the first throws of moving etc but it will be worth it. Thumbs Up Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

Post #551932 Tue Mar 20 2018 5:19pm
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BJH1959



Member Since: 25 Mar 2017
Location: Paredes de Coura, Portugal
Posts: 129

Portugal 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Cairns Blue

Thanks for the messages guys. What a great community this forum is.

First, the journey from Hampshire to north Portugal via the Channel Tunnel was absolutely seamless. MY05 (13 years old soon) did herself proud. My wife was dreading the journey but thoroughly enjoyed it in the end. (Like most things Rolling with laughter ) My thanks again to you all for your advice and guidance since I got the car last year and especially to West 4x4 in Waltham Chase, Hampshire for the work you did. MY05 has now served in 3 countries. Now, like me, the plan is that she will spend the rest of her days here in north Portugal.

Secondly, in answer some of your questions: Yes we are here for good, and yes we did sell up in the UK. We did all our homework first though and that's crucial. If anyone needs any advice around this by all means PM.

Thirdly: if you're ever passing it would be great to see you. Not all at once though please. Laughing Thumbs Up Seriously, if you want a pit stop off the beaten track let me know. Just give us a few months to settle in.

Best wishes to you all. Barrie.
2005 RRS LHD Cairns Blue 2.7HSE (remapped) 20" wheels.

Post #552029 Thu Mar 22 2018 7:48am
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SRE



Member Since: 16 Jan 2010
Location: Alicante Prov Spain + Hampshire UK
Posts: 2142

Bow down Bow down Bow down Thumbs Up In Spain - 2018 F Pace - Down and out's Velar
In UK - Not saying, but its NOT a Muddy Milk Float.
Gone - Several Lode Lane vehicles
- Beta User

Post #552034 Thu Mar 22 2018 8:28am
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Zilch



Member Since: 20 Mar 2006
Location: Currently Hong Kong, sometimes Sydney, Whitsundays or occasionally sunny Buckinghamshire
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Australia 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Fuji White

Col wrote:
Good Luck, hope all goes well Thumbs Up retired to the other side of the world not so long ago and never looked back.

Cheers
Col


likewise col Thumbs Up moved to OZ and never looked back..although the company have shifted me
to Hong Kong for a few years Laughing hope you are enjoying the land of the long white cloud Another Pommie Bar Steward down under

3.0 TDv6 Fuji/Ebony/Anigre, locking Diff thingy, Towpack, sunroof, rear camera, high beam annoyance and a very brand new $25 Supercheap Auto cargo net... plus.. wait for it.. OL bull bar, winch, lightforce driving lights, LR raised intake/snorkel, bash plates, rock sliders and step out protection bars.. ATR tyres.. Hibernating.....

2.7 RRS TDv6, Zermatt/Ebony GONE.AGES AGO.....

Post #556948 Sun May 20 2018 11:41am
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Tim in Scotland



Member Since: 30 May 2005
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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Good luck and an uneventful journey. I have been to North Portugal and NW Spain lots of times and rate it much better than the Algarve - much less developed and some magical places to visit with few tourists and as for the beaches......... you can have miles and miles of lovely white beaches all to yourself but the water can be almost as cold as it ischere! 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV - a test car before Seeing if I could go to totally Petrol/Diesel free motoring
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, the best car I have ever owned, totally reliable only a cou0le of rattles in 3 years, now no longer in my care
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

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megabunch



Member Since: 20 May 2018
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United Kingdom 

Good luck with the move!

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