2007 Defender thread on Dweb - Page 2 - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old August 2nd, 2006, 08:05 AM
TobiH
Status: Offline
Tobi H
Freelander tdi '05
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 2
i am interested in getting a 110 - am very tall though and the current defender doesn't offer too much space - any idea what else they are doing with the interior ? more legroom ?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #22  
Old August 2nd, 2006, 08:41 AM
dmarchand's Avatar
dmarchand
Status: Offline
David Marchand
'97 D90 SW Arles
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: New England
Posts: 2,862
Registry
I can only keep my fingers crossed that Ford will put LR up for sale ....
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old August 2nd, 2006, 09:33 AM
Eric_S
Status: Offline
Eric
'97 D-90 ST #1507
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: MassWhole
Posts: 108
It's possible that they'll sell of LR too. Ford is in trouble. Toyota just surpassed Ford and is now the #2 automaker in the world. It won't be long before they pass GM too.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #24  
Old August 18th, 2006, 02:13 AM
CDN38's Avatar
CDN38
Status: Offline
Scott Pelly
2000 110 TD5
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 954
Registry
.....what if...

If we did get a new Defender out here in the colonies, I do wonder what it would do to us "old school guys".

Look at what the price is these days for a late 60's Charger, Mustang or Camaro. With the "new age version" of these vehicles bringing the popularity back, the originals are becoming even more sought after as collecters items, and REALLY expensive to buy. (I think the new Camaro is due out soon).

The 90's Defender would be more of a collecters item than they are now, prices would skyrocket, possibly...or not? (I would still continue to thrash mine around in the bush anyhow.)

I agree with Mike about the gadgetry of a new truck. Call the plumber and electrical engineer to fix it. I like the LR3, have offroaded with them and they are pretty impressive for an out of the box truck. However, I just don't have the interest in them that I do in my D90 or my wifes Disco G4 (last of the disco's that you can do much to modify, but still WAY too complicated, at least we have a CDL). Other than an ARB bumper, what mods are out there for the LR3?

The customization of the 90's Defender makes it more of a personal statement of the driver, somthing I don't think would be possible to the same degree with a new one...... but yeah, it would be cool to see.....and who knows what it may do to (for) our Defenders.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old August 18th, 2006, 10:49 AM
Overlander's Avatar
Overlander
Status: Offline
mark kellgren
in between D's in an 04 D2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,531
Registry
That dash has LR3 all over it! I know the wife would like it...
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old August 20th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Tawayama's Avatar
Tawayama
Status: Offline
Michael Slade
No Land Rovers
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Riverton, Utah, USA
Posts: 384
Quote:
Originally Posted by CDN38
If we did get a new Defender out here in the colonies, I do wonder what it would do to us "old school guys".
Ummmm...hate to burst your bubble, but you ARE a 'new school guy'. Talk to people who have owned thier Series trucks for 20 years, ask them how they felt when the RRC came back in '87. Look what happend to the value of their trucks when the 110 and 90's came back.

You'll be 'middle school' if the Defender returns.

Personally I think that whatever returns won't be a Defender, regardless of what Ford decides to call it.

LR ain't LR no more.
__________________
Michael Slade
www.tawayama.com
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old August 20th, 2006, 01:23 PM
snuffer's Avatar
snuffer
Status: Offline
Randy Black
'95 D 90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Tulsa Ok USA
Posts: 753
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tawayama
Ummmm...hate to burst your bubble, but you ARE a 'new school guy'. Talk to people who have owned thier Series trucks for 20 years, ask them how they felt when the RRC came back in '87. Look what happend to the value of their trucks when the 110 and 90's came back.

You'll be 'middle school' if the Defender returns.

Personally I think that whatever returns won't be a Defender, regardless of what Ford decides to call it.

LR ain't LR no more.

Na, I think if you consider the RR, LR3, Freelander, and even the newest electronic Defender stuff we are way more middle school, or even old school already. Park your D next to a Series II and an LR3 and see for yourself. (I don't mean Tawayama needs to do this) Look under the hood, the RR has a wiring harness as big around as a baseball bat. If you exclude RR, LR3 etc. then yea we're on the new school end.

I was lucky enough to visit the factory a couple of months ago and like I said before, our Defender is doomed. Whoever got those pics....sneaky, sneaky.


My first impression of the dash was "LR3" too.
I agree with Mike ECR, who wants all that electronic crap that can't be trail repaired. The Defender that we like so much will never be sold here again. But if they can't keep up with demand from the rest of the world why do they only run 2 shifts? I wish I had asked.
__________________
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. -Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old August 22nd, 2006, 04:45 PM
CDN38's Avatar
CDN38
Status: Offline
Scott Pelly
2000 110 TD5
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 954
Registry
Michael,
I ralize that I'm a new school guy as far as Rovers go, owning a '94. But if and when a new model comes out for the Defender to North America, the common thought would be that anyone with a 90's Defender would be "old school" as well as the series guys. New school wold be the new Defender.

Kinda like how right now series guys are old school.....

Now.. if you sell your truck, which school would you be?? What would be your next Rover purchase? (Love that rig you have, must have sent hundreds of people to your site to show them what can be done with a LR)
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old August 22nd, 2006, 06:21 PM
Ragland's Avatar
Ragland
Status: Offline
Robert Ragland
1994 Defender 90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 647
Regardless of what you drive, I find most people concerned with "school" are typically in their teens or twenties.
__________________
"Uhh...I think they all leak like that."
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old August 22nd, 2006, 06:37 PM
CDN38's Avatar
CDN38
Status: Offline
Scott Pelly
2000 110 TD5
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 954
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ragland
Regardless of what you drive, I find most people concerned with "school" are typically in their teens or twenties.

Well, Im in my 40's...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
94 NAS Defender 90-P.O.E.(Port of Entry) 1 of 65 made! on EBAY SeanD-90 Misc. Chit-Chat 29 May 27th, 2017 08:14 AM
Slickrock Defender 90 Sliders dave_lucas The Vendors Loft 15 November 28th, 2010 04:45 PM
Local Area Defender / Off-Roading Club Main Thread BEIS Support & Suggestions 1 February 25th, 2010 12:43 PM
2007 Defender details announced Kev Baldwin Misc. Chit-Chat 17 August 22nd, 2006 09:01 PM
Transfer Case Lever Thread Size? ronward Defender Technical Discussions 4 August 30th, 2004 02:26 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:48 PM.


Copyright