Published reviews tend to give the Shogun real praise - or slate it. Read with care, else you could dismiss the perfect car for you without even seeing it. Fact is the Shogun is simply brilliant with literally nothing else remotely comparable at the (now reduced) prices, as long as your needs and the Shoguns qualities match. Sounds obvious, but many reviewers simply seem not to understand such a basic point. There are plenty of people out there, often country folk, for whom there is no better choice, and reviews should reflect this and at least try to understand why so many owners go back for more time after time. If you must have a car that has the 'right' badge, the latest technology in all respects and 'of the moment' design so that it impresses your mates - then the Shogun may not do it. If you have so much money you can buy anything you want, again, you may look elsewhere. However if you want a large full size 4x4 for £29-37k that really is built to last, is VERY capable off road and for towing, that you can use and abuse without worry of bits dropping off, and that is genuinely smart, comfortable, relaxed and luxurious in a functional sort of way then what else is there out there at Shogun money? Similarly equipped Discoveries and Land Cruisers are 33% to 50% more expensive so rule them out. Kia and Hyundai soft roaders are similar money but ultimately aren't tough or big enough. Shogun is NOT unrefined or slow, so try it, you may find a true friend.
Graham Cullimore, Worcestershire, October 21st 2013