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Old March 11th, 2009, 11:19 PM
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Defender Redesign?

Does anyone know anything about the new defender redesign to meet the european standards.
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I think this is a picture of it:

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I was in a UK dealer today, they say production on the current defender is due to end at the end of this year. the tooling is being shipped to India, where the military applications will continue to be made. There are no plans to continue to produce the civilian version.
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I was in a UK dealer today, they say production on the current defender is due to end at the end of this year. the tooling is being shipped to India, where the military applications will continue to be made. There are no plans to continue to produce the civilian version.
If that is correct, it means that in 2-3 years one could purchase a brand new Indian Defender for approx $18K US!!
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Old March 12th, 2009, 01:31 PM
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I was in a UK dealer today, they say production on the current defender is due to end at the end of this year. the tooling is being shipped to India, where the military applications will continue to be made. There are no plans to continue to produce the civilian version.
in case it's true, i don't if this a bad or a good news
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in case it's true, i don't if this a bad or a good news
Its good news if......

Cheaper defender parts & an almost guarantee that the D series as we know will remain in production, unchanged for the next 15+ years!
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it would finally put to rest the rumors of a US defender making it back in 20XX
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Old March 12th, 2009, 03:42 PM
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If that is correct, it means that in 2-3 years one could purchase a brand new Indian Defender for approx $18K US!!
Wait thats confusing because wouldn't it have to meets US standards.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 03:54 PM
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Wait thats confusing because wouldn't it have to meets US standards.
Only if you are worried about it being legal.
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i feel there doing the right thing, if they redisigned it, it probably would have been like an H2 or a newer wrangler useless, I am happy that it is leaving on a high note.
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they also said the D3 and RR sport platform will be discontinued in the next 2-3 years.

If you want a new defender now you can have one, I just sold some new ones into the US, but they went to armoured car manufacturers
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Why are they gonna kick the sport, it is so much nicer. that would then leave them with 2 or 3 models than
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I think the sport is for people who can't afford real Range Rovers. Their biggest mistake is stopping defender production.
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I think the sport is for people who can't afford real Range Rovers. Their biggest mistake is stopping defender production.
I agree that it is for people who cant afford big range rovers but the sport looks much better and its not a damn tank rolling down the road. with the defender how land rover is handling it is probably the best way. stopping making it as opposed to some crappy design that has the same fate as the H2.
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Have you ever priced a range rover sport? They go up to a 100k.
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Have you ever priced a range rover sport? They go up to a 100k.
They don't get that high. You can get a fully loaded RRS SC for under $80K. And a nicely equipped HSE like mine for under $60 with a little haggling.

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of owning one, they are absolutely fantastic trucks. Perfect size, luxurious and sporty. My lease is up in a few months, and although I hate the payments, I just can't convince myself to give it up. If they refuse to renegotiate an extension on my lease (which would be ideal for me) I'll probably just get another new one. There's just nothing else on the market today in that price range that can compare. And at this point I'm too spoiled on it to downgrade to an LR3 or another $40K midsize.
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They don't get that high. You can get a fully loaded RRS SC for under $80K. And a nicely equipped HSE like mine for under $60 with a little haggling.

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of owning one, they are absolutely fantastic trucks. Perfect size, luxurious and sporty. My lease is up in a few months, and although I hate the payments, I just can't convince myself to give it up. If they refuse to renegotiate an extension on my lease (which would be ideal for me) I'll probably just get another new one. There's just nothing else on the market today in that price range that can compare. And at this point I'm too spoiled on it to downgrade to an LR3 or another $40K midsize.
Just buy a 110 if your looking to spend 40k because it will still be worth 40k in 5 years
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Just buy a 110 if your looking to spend 40k because it will still be worth 40k in 5 years

doubt it.
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doubt it.
whats wrong with that statement
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Just buy a 110 if your looking to spend 40k because it will still be worth 40k in 5 years
I'm also not sure what "doubt it" means, you're statement seems pretty accurate to me. But regardless, I already have a 90 and know what comes with owning an older car. While I can't argue with the difference in residual value, I feel much more comfortable with a daily driver that is under full warranty, not to mention all of the luxury features, drivability, and safety of the Sport. Plus, I lease my Sport and can write off a good portion of the payments as a business expense. Can't do that if I purchase a used vehicle.
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