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Re: Defender [Re: +8Rich] #596311
23/09/19 10:06 AM
23/09/19 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by +8Rich
A breath of fresh air on the topic, I see exactly those sort of good road skills exhibited in my rural area including Dartmoor by the lady drivers of Defenders some of whom will be farmers wives or equestrians I imagine and they are very courteous drivers. Not so the Japanese and German 4x4 drivers on the local school run though they really don't seem to have a care for other drivers at all.

Are there a lot of inconsiderate Japanese and Germans round your way?


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Re: Defender [Re: Gambalunga] #596319
23/09/19 10:55 AM
23/09/19 10:55 AM
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Austria, Vienna area
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Austria, Vienna area
Originally Posted by Gambalunga

I have come to believe that drivers of the big SUVs, say over 2,000 kg, should have to have a special licence and undergo a course of training and a driving test.

I would not mind as I do have a truck drivers license too😎


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Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #596320
23/09/19 10:58 AM
23/09/19 10:58 AM
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Lampeter, Wales
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Lampeter, Wales
One thing I like about my parents' CRV is the visibility - makes it much easier to see round bends, and over hedges. A bit of a change from the Morgan!

Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #596349
23/09/19 02:38 PM
23/09/19 02:38 PM
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Oxon
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Oxon
I will always remember the sight of a Disco Mk2 losing control and spinning on Hwy280 in front of me, narrowly missing a fuel tanker... yes SUVs can have control challenges vs "normal cars". But I'm a smug Yeti 4x2 driver delivering 40mpg... primarily chosen for its high hip point and compact suburban footprint.

I did enjoy the new Defender configurator. But that CO2 output is indeed tragic for 2019 unless you need its capabilities. Then again its CO2 is better than my M3W...

Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #596354
23/09/19 03:00 PM
23/09/19 03:00 PM
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Monmouthshire, Wales
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Monmouthshire, Wales
I don’t think the British Military will be buying the new Defender?

Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #596388
23/09/19 06:10 PM
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Bristol
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Bristol
The UK military stopped buying the old one years ago as it does not offer the level of protection now required.

The most likely vehicle for the future transport of UK troops in a combat zone is the Oshkosh JLTV which has been developed in the US to replace the HMMWV

Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #596912
26/09/19 02:47 PM
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Devon
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I’ve just found out that the new Defender sports 85 ECUs!

scared


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Re: Defender [Re: Budster] #596920
26/09/19 03:30 PM
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Monmouthshire, Wales
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[quote=Budster]I’ve just found out that the new Defender sports 85 ECUs!

That’s 84 more than my Defender!

Re: Defender [Re: Fuel.inj] #596934
26/09/19 05:48 PM
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Cheltenham, Glos. UK
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85 more than mine! grin2


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Re: Defender [Re: Alistair] #596943
26/09/19 07:06 PM
26/09/19 07:06 PM
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Bavaria, Isarwinkel
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Bavaria, Isarwinkel
They should just have renamed it - it has nothing to do with the trad one.
Jus a white roof does not make it a Defender.

Perhaps it should be called the "new Defender" just like the "new Beetle" that had nothing in common with the trad ones....


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