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Old July 1st, 2004, 01:41 PM
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They could also not be real at all and just cad type design ideas.
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Old July 1st, 2004, 01:43 PM
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Well whatever they are they are FUGLY!

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Old July 1st, 2004, 01:47 PM
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I would bet thats not too far off of what they are going to look like... think back like 1.5 - 2 years ago on the old forum, the picture of a prototype from the French mag. Very very similar.
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Old July 1st, 2004, 02:11 PM
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God I hope so. That way you can tell which one is the real d-90 and not the ford bronco with a fake english accent.

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Old July 1st, 2004, 02:49 PM
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Again, I have it direct from LR, they have no plans to introduce that car to the US any time soon. They have sufficient demand worldwide to outstrip production for the first several years...
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Old July 1st, 2004, 03:07 PM
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I dont think internal LR people even know the full story.
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 09:03 AM
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I have to say, those that Chris posted are not bad looking... I won't be trading the '94 in or anything, but at least they aren't 2 door explorers with LR badges slapped on them. Lets face it, whatever it turns out to be, we won't like it (or admit to).
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 09:08 AM
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I like them as well. I think the alpine roof makes a huge differance in the look between the D90 and Bronco which looks too squared off. But I do like the more classic looking headlights of the Bronco. As long as it was not priced insanely high, I think I would buy one. I'd trade our Freelander in for one.
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Old August 4th, 2004, 10:25 PM
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If they are as ugly as the pics they can keep them in the UK!!! It wouldn't bother me one bit...As i have heard and now see its a ford bronco with an english accent....

And now that Ford is making all the decisions I sure as hell wouldn't buy it...

FORD=UNRELIABLE JUNK!!!
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Old August 6th, 2004, 04:03 AM
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It doesn't matter what they build - if they are putting it on that chassis of the LR3 (etc) it's not what we want. The freaking thing is fully independent suspended monocoque. They're making freaking disposable Land Rovers. It's all over now. Hold on to what you've got.

http://apps.us.landrover.com/future/.../lr3_specs.pdf
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I fully agree.
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Old August 6th, 2004, 06:19 PM
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Yeah i couldn't agree more....I know one thing I would never get rid of my 97 for the shit they are throwing out now a days......

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Old August 6th, 2004, 08:45 PM
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Man, we're all going to be like the series guys in 10 years or so....Cause mine looks like it's staying as well.

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Old August 8th, 2004, 01:30 AM
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I posted those pics a few months back...they came from either Road and Track or Motor Trend
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Old August 22nd, 2004, 11:20 PM
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Press Releases are out as of last week.

They are coming back and Ford has worked out the electrical problems (what electrical problems???). The downside is that they will have airbags.
Can anyone else at a Rover Dealer confirm this?

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Old August 23rd, 2004, 01:28 AM
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As you know there is no end to the rumors and speculation on this subject. I am curious as to where you obtained this information. Can you post a link to your source?

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Old August 23rd, 2004, 02:38 AM
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Here's one:
http://www.motortrend.com/future/spi...pad/index.html

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and another:
http://www.carbc.com/Car-News-794.html
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Old August 23rd, 2004, 08:37 AM
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Moving to chit chat. They have been showing those drawings in all the mags, I'll believe it when I see it. It's cool it's coming back but it sucks that it is being brought down to Ford Explorer status.
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Old August 23rd, 2004, 09:52 AM
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Can anyone else at a Rover Dealer confirm this?
Perhaps call your rover dealer? They can proceed to fill you full of hopes and dreams of a truck that will never be...

And if it is, it will be a grocery getter. Just like the Disco.
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Old August 23rd, 2004, 10:26 AM
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Little birdies in my ear say that the Defenders definatly are coming although I was told slightly differant about the time frame. Yes, the truck will be much differant than what we are used to but does have some promising points.

I am really looking forward to their arrival. I cant wait to get in one or better yet get one on a few trails.
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