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Old December 9th, 2015, 03:37 PM
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And if you get your trucks built in Canada or Mexico, no tax. Not sure how the rule helps out the USA. all it does is hurt smaller producers like Land Rover.
Even crazier, the importation ban on chicken was with Germany and France, and has since been lifted.

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Old December 9th, 2015, 03:42 PM
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This is funny. To Outfox the Chicken Tax, Ford Strips Its Own Vans - WSJ
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Old December 9th, 2015, 04:03 PM
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I like what Subaru did - put carpeting and seats in the bed of the pickup.

On another note, I cannot imagine the resurrected Defender being anything like the current one. With all of the safety regulations for airbags, crash-worthiness, etc it is inevitably going to be more complex. To save weight there is probably going to be a lot of plastic. This video from Fun Rover is a bit old but I like it: https://youtu.be/EX_0RcSYiiM
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Old December 9th, 2015, 04:17 PM
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Classic example of federal laws being forgotten long after their political benefit has gone
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Old December 9th, 2015, 04:23 PM
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Classic example of federal laws being forgotten long after their political benefit has gone
Try changing anything in an organization of 500 people. Now multiply that difficulty by 1,000
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Old December 9th, 2015, 05:38 PM
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This has been going on for years @ the port of Baltimore, modifying the trucks as soon as they are cleared but before they even leave the port. Customs is letting it happen.

Kind of like when we pull a tdi engine out overseas and put in some non running ebay boat anchor because its what Land Rover had originally installed so we can get the truck past US customs and then swap the tdi back in, once it clears.
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Old December 10th, 2015, 07:52 PM
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One could only wish! ;-)
I'm optimistic. James May on Top Gear said it will look exactly the same and Gerry McGovern suggests it will too. When this vehicle comes out, people will know its a Defender, its a modern Defender, adding but it will bear no resemblance to those Defender concepts.

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