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Oh dear, it’s like a bad Skoda yeti! Love to see a shit covered collie chewing the steering wheel of one of those.

 

Thanks for posting, hadn’t seen it anywhere else.

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Give land rover credit still not made one to give good Mpg. 

How about they give a couple to lads on here to test them.

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Think its going to be a great vehicle. The amount of builders/ groundworkers around here which use a disco 4 towing diggers about etc it'll be ideal.

 

Ok, its no farm hack. But then the later 110 county station wagons, 90 XS's etc aren't either. Who ACTUALLY goes green laning / off roading in a new Discovery,  Mercedes X Class, D-Max or L200? 

 

It is exactly the same moaning at Toyota that the new Hilux isn't the same as the one on Top Gear. We love anything Land Rover here at GA Groundcare, we also have a Bowler TomCat but whether you can admit it or not the old Defenders are uncomfortable and poorly made. But then, that's also why we and so many love them!

Who remembers when the Transit Custom was released, it was slated for not being commercial enough... Now look, they are the most common new van on the market. Our service van is a Custom and its superb.

 

Awaiting a coil sprung 90 3 door van to be released...

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Matthew Storrs said:

I hope they don’t hold their prices like old defenders- if you could pick them up cheapish in 10 years time in might be a usefull option

I think owners of high value late "old" defenders won't be sitting very comfortable at the moment.  

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I think there ok but that's about it, too many electronics as per normal LR, 85 ECU's that's 84 to many, prices wont hold like the old ones that's for sure look at a 10 year old D4 compared to new there cheap, my 2012 110 hard top is still worth 12k with 120k on the clock! Long term I think LR has had its day, they had 3 years to get it right and IMO done ok but not great. Reliability will be its downfall, my 110 has been superbly reliable but then again there not a lot to go wrong unlike the modern LR stuff.

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internationally it will hopefully be a big hit, the UK is a tiny market compared to Africa, Australia, middle east, America and even Europe the Toyota land cruiser has been the vehicle of choice for many of them as it does what a defender does more reliably and more comfortably.... this really could be a world beater 

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22 minutes ago, Matthew Storrs said:

I hope they don’t hold their prices like old defenders- if you could pick them up cheapish in 10 years time in might be a usefull option

in 10 yrs time with 85 ECU's it wont be worth having !

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