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Re: Defender [Re: MJF] #575016
04/05/19 07:48 AM
04/05/19 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted By MJF

The telling call will come next year when the current one is due to be replaced - do I go for my 4th one or do something different ?

If your current one is still running reliably & still does what you need keep it. Perhaps it falls foul of the new London emissions zone. Change for change sake alone & you could be buying trouble.

Re: Defender [Re: taffy] #575161
04/05/19 10:00 PM
04/05/19 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted By taffy
A member of my family works for JLR and basically its a Disco 5!

Interesting - thought that when I saw the spy shots.

Meanwhile Defender owners can look at the pickup trucks / Hiluxes of the world, or maybe the Ineos guy's https://projektgrenadier.com/

Re: Defender [Re: PaulV] #575169
05/05/19 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted By PaulV
Originally Posted By taffy
A member of my family works for JLR and basically its a Disco 5!

Interesting - thought that when I saw the spy shots.

Meanwhile Defender owners can look at the pickup trucks / Hiluxes of the world, or maybe the Ineos guy's https://projektgrenadier.com/


What is it that Ineos is offering? Is it a essentially a new-old Defender? I took a quick look at the website and lost interest, too much blurb and when I read the words, “conceived in a Knightsbridge pub”, I gave up. surrender

Re: Defender [Re: Peter J] #575233
05/05/19 01:37 PM
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Essex
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Originally Posted By Peter J
Originally Posted By Burgundymog
I would not buy a Range Rover or Discovery they are probably the most stolen vehicle at the moment, I have recovered 5 yes 5 in the last two days. If you must have one be sure and fit a proper Tracker, that's the ones I get back. Usually next day or the day after drive


It doesn't say much about the inbuilt security if they are that easy to steal... or is it the keyless entry "amplification" routine being used?

Mercedes has introduced a new layer of security. Lay your key fob down on a shelf or table and after 30 seconds it turns its self off, until picked up. Logical and simple.


Peter they either boost the key signal on keyless entry. Failing that smash a rearseat window to gain entry then use the OBD port to reprogram a key.


Keith
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Re: Defender [Re: Alan Patterson] #575235
05/05/19 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted By Alan Patterson
Originally Posted By Burgundymog
I would not buy a Range Rover or Discovery they are probably the most stolen vehicle at the moment, I have recovered 5 yes 5 in the last two days. If you must have one be sure and fit a proper Tracker, that's the ones I get back. Usually next day or the day after drive

Thanks for the heads-up Keith. My son has just bought a Range Rover Sport, so I'll let him know he needs to invest in a decent Tracker as things tend to go walkabout round where he lives. A while ago someone relieved him of his exhaust while the car was on his drive.


Also a Disklock Thatcham cat 3 on steering wheel, about £130 but well worth it.


Keith
2013 narrow bodied + 4 Ruby. Wolf performance Re-map suspension mods and K&N cone filter.
Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #592165
27/08/19 09:18 PM
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Hampshire
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Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #592167
27/08/19 09:23 PM
27/08/19 09:23 PM
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Köln Germany
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Wow! She looks exactly the way I imagined. And that's very very sad.


'14 4/4 graphite grey
Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #592170
27/08/19 09:30 PM
27/08/19 09:30 PM
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Devonshire
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Yes not worth the wait really, we saw it in dazzle livery at FOS and the shape was dull and unimaginative to say the least.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green
1994 Connaught Green +8





Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #592184
27/08/19 10:06 PM
27/08/19 10:06 PM
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Cheltenham, Glos. UK
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As expected, rather Discovery'ish.
yawn


Graham (G4FUJ)

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Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #592291
28/08/19 11:53 AM
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I won't be selling my 2015 '90' to buy a Discovery with a 'Defender' badge on it!...

There 'was'... an opportunity to do something special here... if Mercedes can keep the 'G-Wagon' true, no idea why JLR crumbled to 'corporate image'...

Such a sad 'evolution' of a 70 year old icon... don't understand why they even bothered.

I forecast it will be a sales 'flop'...


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