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Old December 12th, 2011, 10:51 AM
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DC100 Re-design

Just saw this link on British Atlantic's twitter feed:

http://funrover.com/featured/what-ma...fender-iconic/

Visually, this is way more appealling to me than the LR DC100 concept.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 11:10 AM
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Just needs some side rear windows and alpines
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Old December 12th, 2011, 11:32 AM
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Great overview. I would have liked a dive into what we really like about the drive/power train and suspension as well,but of course comparisons won't count as the DC100 has yet to reveal any of that.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 12:03 PM
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"Easy to Repair With Hammer", lol.

Love it more. I would get rid of the cheesy looking driving lights in the front.

Also, I would raise the roof, windscreen, and sides up - LR3 style. Although the high beltline is attractive, it would be nicer to have the car roomy enough to comfortably seat the super-tall among us. Like...6'5" at least.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 12:20 PM
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I also think it is about time the Defender widens a bit. that alone would address one of the biggest ergonomic gripes people have.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 12:23 PM
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Good lord no. The truck needs to get a bit narrower to be a better off road vehicle. You just need to give up on center seat to give more space inside.
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I also think it is about time the Defender widens a bit. that alone would address one of the biggest ergonomic gripes people have.

We have just all gotten fatter since the initial design, people need to eat less
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It's starting to look like a Ford Flex to me. Just add some Boosts and a lift.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 04:29 PM
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Old December 21st, 2011, 04:54 PM
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Anyone else notice the convertible looks a little like an overweight lifted car. Bet with all those goodies added they aren't going to be cheap.
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The problem with their concept is the stupid rims. Low profile tires and big 20"+ rims have no place on this type of vehicle. Funrover hasn't made it look any better in my opinion, they did change the wheels which makes a huge improvement though. This is a photoshop of the LR image with even fewer changes(taken from somebody else on another forum). It looks significantly better with appropriate wheels. Though anything with this shape will look like a Vehicross or Yeti.

LR had the blue one at one of the shows and in some pictures which they threw a rack, snorkel and smaller wheels on and it was in a slightly better direction. I say bring on the technology to a cheaper smaller four wheel drive with low range, but the big blingy rims need to go and with them the massive brakes for a huge vehicle. All the tech is going to the big vehicles, but realisitcally you can't go play with them offroad. It can't be too big or else it will have to have 19" rims to accomodate the brakes to stop it.
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Unless the body is somehow reconfigurable, it's going to be a failed attempt. Its got to be at least as good as the current Wrangler or it will be pointless. Since there seem to be so many ways to improve the current Jeep, this shouldn't be too tall an order.
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