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Defender #574467
30/04/19 05:53 PM
30/04/19 05:53 PM
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Hampshire
Alistair Offline OP
Smile, it confuses them
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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
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Suffolk
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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
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A member of my family works for JLR and basically its a Disco 5!


02 Aero 8 S1
11 Aero 8 SS
13 Defender
17 Q7
18 Range Rover Vogue
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1960 XK150 DHC
Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #574487
30/04/19 07:26 PM
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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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It has the disco chassis and most of the running gear!


02 Aero 8 S1
11 Aero 8 SS
13 Defender
17 Q7
18 Range Rover Vogue
20 Defender 110S
1960 XK150 DHC
Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #574492
30/04/19 08:07 PM
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Alistair Offline OP
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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
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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
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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"

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Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #574499
30/04/19 08:43 PM
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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
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Köln Germany
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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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