New Land Rover Defender

Mick9abf

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All that wait for another ‘Chelsea Tractor’ which resembles a cut and shut Disco/Jeep Cherokee/new Jimny and fitted out with electronics to go wrong...... and the price -£45k, Land Rover have really lost the plot.

Let’s be honest it’s not designed as a works motor. Toyota/Mitsubishi etc will be laughing all the way to the sales floor to sell yet another pick up for a fraction of the price to farmers/gamekeepers/estates etc.
 

.270

Well-Known Member
All that wait for another ‘Chelsea Tractor’ which resembles a cut and shut Disco/Jeep Cherokee/new Jimny and fitted out with electronics to go wrong...... and the price -£45k, Land Rover have really lost the plot.

Let’s be honest it’s not designed as a works motor. Toyota/Mitsubishi etc will be laughing all the way to the sales floor to sell yet another pick up for a fraction of the price to farmers/gamekeepers/estates etc.
No good for putting Sheep in the back. ffs
 

The Talisman

Active Member
All that wait for another ‘Chelsea Tractor’ which resembles a cut and shut Disco/Jeep Cherokee/new Jimny and fitted out with electronics to go wrong...... and the price -£45k, Land Rover have really lost the plot.

Let’s be honest it’s not designed as a works motor. Toyota/Mitsubishi etc will be laughing all the way to the sales floor to sell yet another pick up for a fraction of the price to farmers/gamekeepers/estates etc.
Couldnt of put it better myself, awful & in no way other than the badges is that what a defender was all about. Can you imagine getting in there with your wellies on covered in crap & ruining the shagpile carpet
 

geoshot

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It looks like they haven't gone for the school-mum-run and/or gangsta-bling silly wheelrim sizes, the wheels on the 90 actually look sensible, so it might be possible to get a set of decent tyres on and then it could be an off-roader
Maybe not in the back of beyond but ok for British Isles use?
 

riddick

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If only it had 5ltr Ford V8 under the bonnet.

K
then it would spit out the trans,axles,diffs and associated parts more than it does already, I worked on these pos for years, most of the parts seem to be made of a type of cheese. most models had various parts, and electrics by joe lucas,[or as he's known in the trade,"the prince of darkness"] left over from bl cars of the 70,s and they were shite to begin with. most of the land rovers that survived were because the only original part was the log book, and never has a vehicle been rung or cloned as much. I've seen two in the same field over 20 years apart in production both wearing the same plates and chassis numbers. I remember the police and dvla at a landrover show asking owners how a '48 registered series one 80" came to be on the chassis of a '90 defender or a chopped range rover chassis. and claiming to be a "historic" vehicle, more hysterical would be closer to the truth.
pictures of vehicles on top of mountain ranges that were lowered there by helicopter, and massive winch operations. what a joke,, jack up any wheel and the thing wont move, normally because the central diff actuator has long stopped working. like everything else usually does, normally before the 1st mot.
almost every one of them leaks water through every orifice as a factory fitted option, the explanation from the main dealers was "they all do it mate".
 

Tom D

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Ive been holding out for this, my current defender has now done 130k and i'm still happy with it, it has been very reliable, despite the reputation. £45k though!! jesus that more than twice what I paid for mine new.

RE all the electronics, I just don't think you can avoid it these days, all the latest pickups are the same..
 

sh1kar

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Ive been holding out for this, my current defender has now done 130k and i'm still happy with it, it has been very reliable, despite the reputation. £45k though!! jesus that more than twice what I paid for mine new.

RE all the electronics, I just don't think you can avoid it these days, all the latest pickups are the same..

It will be way more than that - I just went on the build your own feature on the website and adding a few bits to the base model you are swiftly at £55k Top model plus bits is knocking on the door of £90k!!

I'll stick with my Hilux (having had a disco and 2 RR's) Although even the new model post mine is now full of electronics - much prefer multiple gear sticks

S
 

dodgyknees

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The unsurprisingly extensive use of comfort and convenience tech in a supposed specialist off road vehicle with the heritage of the Defender, another sprightly step towards the Kardashianisation of our bling obsessed society.

5 star NCAP, 5 star Knobhead.

What did Hammond say? "Elegant arrival" mode or something like that?

WHO THE FARK THOUGHT THAT UP???

Fire them all now. Every last one of them.

I said to the wife this evening, get used to the idea of driving a 40yr old Hilux in your old age my dear.
 

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