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Letter: Four-wheel bullies

Sir: Ian Leslie, writing about people who follow the hunt in 4x4 vehicles (letter, 17 February), asks: "In fairness ... on how many days a year do the hunt and its followers come out?" The answer is, a minimum of three days a week and often as many as six days a week on some hunts during the hunting season, which stretches from the end of August until the middle or end of March.

Letter: Driven to hunt

Sir: The vast majority of 4x4 owners who use byways do so responsibly. They have a self-imposed code of conduct, which includes staying away from byways whose surface is damaged and needs time to recover. Voluntary restraint notices, which are seen as a grown-up alternative to Traffic Regulation Orders, are posted in consultation with county councils, and are adhered to by all but the inevitable, irresponsible minority who exist in every walk of life.

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Four wheels good, no wheels bad

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Tried-and-trusted styling conceals a wealth of new features.

BARGAIN HUNTER: CAR OF THE WEEK- V FOR OFF-ROAD VICTORY

WHOEVER THOUGHT that the four-by-four market was derivative, dying and out of date, has not seen an Isuzu V-cross - not surprising, because it has never been sold in the UK, although it was designed here by an Englishman, Simon Cox.

Boy, 4, run over by father's four-wheel-drive vehicle

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