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Defender #574467
30/04/19 05:53 PM
30/04/19 05:53 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 6,333
Hampshire
Alistair Offline OP
Smile, it confuses them
Alistair  Offline OP
Smile, it confuses them
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Hampshire
https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-britishcars/the-toughest-most-capable-land-rover-ever/40093

I am surprised there has not been more comment knowing we have some long term Defender lovers on the board.

(I'll just leave this here and hide.)


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #574474
30/04/19 06:21 PM
30/04/19 06:21 PM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 14,096
Suffolk
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Suffolk
A sad but logical day. It is easy to sack UK folk & producing abroad is cheaper.


JohnV6
2006 Indigo Blue Roadster S1
Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #574485
30/04/19 06:56 PM
30/04/19 06:56 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 290
T
taffy Offline
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A member of my family works for JLR and basically its a Disco 5!


2002 Aero 8 S1
2011 Aero 8 Super-Sports
2013 Overfinch Defender DCPU
2017 Audi Q7
2018 Range Rover Vogue
Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #574487
30/04/19 07:26 PM
30/04/19 07:26 PM
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Posts: 471
C
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It certainly looks Like a Discovery 5!

Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #574488
30/04/19 07:30 PM
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taffy Offline
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It has the disco chassis and most of the running gear!


2002 Aero 8 S1
2011 Aero 8 Super-Sports
2013 Overfinch Defender DCPU
2017 Audi Q7
2018 Range Rover Vogue
Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #574492
30/04/19 08:07 PM
30/04/19 08:07 PM
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Posts: 6,333
Hampshire
Alistair Offline OP
Smile, it confuses them
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I just don't get the range overlap, even more when the Jaguar'd versions are included.


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #574493
30/04/19 08:09 PM
30/04/19 08:09 PM
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howard Offline
Part of the Furniture
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I agree. The JLR product line is a bit of a mess.

Re: Defender [Re: howard] #574496
30/04/19 08:19 PM
30/04/19 08:19 PM
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Shropshire
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Shropshire
Originally Posted By howard
I agree. The JLR product line is a bit of a mess.


Vehicle quality is also woeful confused2


Honesty means doing it right, even when no one is looking!

2004 Roadster S1 3.0 V6 - "Seve"

Mark
Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #574499
30/04/19 08:43 PM
30/04/19 08:43 PM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,300
NE Scotland
ewn Offline
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Posts: 1,300
NE Scotland
I’ll buy one of those when my VW blows up, but I don’t want any luxury stuff, just towing capacity like the old one and hopefully a lot more room for the driver and a decent turning circle. I’d prefer rubber flooring, tough cloth seats, in marketeering world, this will probably be an extra cost downgrade. laugh2

Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #574505
30/04/19 10:27 PM
30/04/19 10:27 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,222
Köln, Germany
Heinz Offline
Part of the Furniture
Heinz  Offline
Part of the Furniture

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Posts: 4,222
Köln, Germany
To be honest, this car looks like there was very little effort to emotionally connect to Defender. But let's see what it looks like without camouflage and if it can set a "functional" accent...just like the Defender over all the decades. The emotional secret of the Defender was its roughness and its long history.



'14 4/4 graphite grey
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