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Old September 29th, 2016, 11:45 AM
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I'd say Ford is laughing all the way to the bank. That new body style has been a hit.

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Old September 29th, 2016, 11:58 AM
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I kinda want to see one in person. The spec sheet looks awesome.


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Old September 29th, 2016, 12:09 PM
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Hopefully this will generate low mileage R4's on the market. Been watching again recently and the Pickens are Slim.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 12:31 PM
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Im confused. Admitatly, I dont follow any of the current LR offerings, but didnt this already come out? Here is an article from 2 yrs ago... Paging Dr. Gerry McGovern - There Is A Ford Explorer Sport Here To See You -Jeff
I'm thinking this is their disco 2 of sorts.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 12:35 PM
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The 1 feature that I can remember that I really do not like is the auto access height. But I have heard from the RR owners that have it that it can be disabled. I do like the ride of height of an SUV but I also like the access height being hire. I always raise my RRS when I am parking because it is easier to get in and out of the vehicle.

The configurator probably does need some tweaking as it was requiring me to purchase better rims just because I wanted a power sunroof.

Not sure where I am with the styling yet. I love my 2011 Sport and like the newer full size and sport but definitely need to see it in person.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 01:20 PM
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Yeah I dislike the Freelander styling, but I bet I'd love it behind the wheel.

As for towing, 3500kg is what they love in Europe.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 02:30 PM
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You know, I'm really starting to like this. It's a better vehicle all-around than the old one. Especially after seeing that Evoque crash. These are safe cars. And it comes diesel. This is the best Disco ever. I like it in red with grey wheels.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 02:54 PM
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It would be interesting to see them in a head to head.



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You must mean a head to head crash test, right??


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Old September 29th, 2016, 04:16 PM
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What a let down. You can hardly see any heritage here from past vehicles. At lease the LR4 kept a similar shape.

Why does land Rover keep sloping the rear roof lines down so much??

I have no hope anymore for what the new defender will be after seeing this.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 04:22 PM
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Why does land Rover keep sloping the rear roof lines down so much??
Because that is the fashion. It is what everyone does. That is why everything REQUIRES rear view cameras. The rear visibility is crap. It is a bad era for car styling. Most things looks the same and not good.

The fact that Gerry buddy specifically stated in the video "this car can go place no other one can" shows just how clueless they are to the Defender segment and to their heritage.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 05:39 PM
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Love the depth finder.
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Best Overview Video I've Seen So Far..

This is Probably the best overview video I've seen so far..

I can really see a use for the ability to fold the seats from anywhere in the world using a smartphone app, that was worth the time to engineer... NOT

I don't know about the styling, maybe it will grow on me, but not holding my breath. To me, it appears Land Rover now has Extra Small, Small, Medium and Large versions of the Evoque to me..

Evoque - X Small
Discovery Sport - Small
Range Rover Sport - Medium
Discovery 5 - Large

Range Rover styling stands apart from these in my eyes, but just barely..

At least the long awaited Diesel options are here..

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I thought the cargo space behind the second row looked noticeably smaller. Looking at the numbers the disco5 is about 40cu ft and the lr3 is about 44.5 cu ft. The cargo space in the LR3 is one of my favorite aspects of it. So much camping stuff can fit in.
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Evoque - X Small
Discovery Sport - Small
Range Rover Sport - Medium
Discovery 5 - Large
Just curious about sizes.

RRS and D5 are the exact same wheelbase, same width and only 4" difference in length.
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The only difference is they added gills on the front door. But its dramatic enough it offsets all of the other similarities. -Jeff
Even more so if they were functional like the previous generation. Styling cues are lame if pointless.
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Old September 30th, 2016, 12:23 PM
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I think the L405 is the same as the others. Same headlight/tail light styling, same drooping roofline with 'spoiler'. The only difference is they added gills on the front door. But its dramatic enough it offsets all of the other similarities.

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To my eyes, the grill and greenhouse are a little bit more upright, and the roof line drop off not as severe. But there are definitely still resemblances..


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Just curious about sizes.

RRS and D5 are the exact same wheelbase, same width and only 4" difference in length.
Well, its a bit more upright, and I believe listed with more cargo volume. It also appears that the third row seats may at least be usable, unlike the RRS (which are not really usable imho), hence my designations in size difference. In reality, it is probably slight..

Interestingly - It looks like the RRS has better Off Road specs than the Discovery 5?? Better Approach, departure and break over angles, and even ever so slightly better wading depth. Would have though the Discovery would have been deigned to be better off road than the RRS, and the RRS better on the road..
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