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Re: New Defenders to be built but not from where you'd expect.
« Reply #330 on: June 11, 2020, 08:07 PM »
Is that the Canadian price????  I just gave myself whiplash shaking my head in discussed!    So the big improvement is the price then......!??!!

Yup.....the beautiful people in California will love this one!    The sheep farmer in the Yorkshire dales will stick with his pickup truck now.
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« Reply #331 on: June 11, 2020, 08:14 PM »
I'm pretty sure I won't be having one of those in the driveway.   And when it's 20 years old....I doubt it will still be on the road.   Heck...it make an RRC project vehicle REALLY appealing doesn't it..... >:(
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Re: New Defenders to be built but not from where you'd expect.
« Reply #332 on: June 11, 2020, 08:53 PM »
As a rule Brits can’t afford both new teeth and new Land Rovers!


Ah ha!  I had always wondered why I was drawn to older Series land rover’s 😁

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Re: New Defenders to be built but not from where you'd expect.
« Reply #333 on: June 12, 2020, 06:11 AM »
I'm pretty sure I won't be having one of those in the driveway.   And when it's 20 years old....I doubt it will still be on the road.   Heck...it make an RRC project vehicle REALLY appealing doesn't it..... >:(

Range Rover Classic, that kind of price makes even a new Range Rover look like bargain! Ridiculous.

I’ve still yet to see one do anything out of the ordinary to justify that cost?
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« Reply #334 on: June 12, 2020, 12:13 PM »
I just tried configuring a 110 to base specification and yeah, I’m out.

If I really really wanted one I could probably finance a base spec unit but it’s a staggering amount of money for a Slovakian made vehicle that, if it didn’t have the Defender name plate I doubt I’d be interested in. From what I’ve seen thus far it has nothing special over any other Land Rover built in the last 15 years.

Not that I think there is anything wrong with Slovak made cars. I’m sure they are wonderful. But as far as I’m concerned where a vehicle is made is part of its identity. Porsches come from Germany, Ferraris come from Italy, Land Rovers come from Britain.
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Re: New Defenders to be built but not from where you'd expect.
« Reply #335 on: June 12, 2020, 03:37 PM »

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« Reply #336 on: June 12, 2020, 06:43 PM »

Not that I think there is anything wrong with Slovak made cars. I’m sure they are wonderful. But as far as I’m concerned where a vehicle is made is part of its identity. Porsches come from Germany, Ferraris come from Italy, Land Rovers come from Britain.

I think this design would be a fail if it was made in any country. It's of no consequence.

Czechloslovakia produced the mighty Tatra trucks, Zetor tractors, and Skoda cars. An excellent country for machinery, near-German development for eastern bloc prices. Ditto for the former Yugoslavia.

A bad design is terrible wherever you produce it.

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Re: New Defenders to be built but not from where you'd expect.
« Reply #337 on: June 12, 2020, 08:14 PM »
Wow you guys are being so critical!  This thing is going to be awesome for going to get groceries and taking kids to school!
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« Reply #338 on: June 12, 2020, 09:16 PM »
Wow you guys are being so critical!  This thing is going to be awesome for going to get groceries and taking kids to school!
Bill...It won't be the Three Amigos, it will be an entire Mariachi band :D

ROFL

Makes me think of the movie "the gods must be crazy (#1)  Where the series 1 land rover owner has to put up with the landy's little quirks and everytime something didn't go right (and it did..often) he would would say "ey, ey, ey...."
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Re: New Defenders to be built but not from where you'd expect.
« Reply #339 on: June 13, 2020, 06:00 AM »


So looks like the coolers are still in front of the front wheels.

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« Reply #340 on: June 13, 2020, 11:11 AM »
Those look almost big enough to use as an intercooler for my 200!??!?!?!
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Re: New Defenders to be built but not from where you'd expect.
« Reply #341 on: June 14, 2020, 06:24 AM »
Lucky8 has verified that there is no way to fit 18s on the six cylinder trucks. 20s are the only thing that will fit.

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