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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:32 AM
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Doubtful due to crash regulations from what I understand...but I did see this.... gives some hope for another 6 years

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...fender/225037/
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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:33 AM
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I just placed orders at work for '08 models and none were Defenders. Last I heard it might come back in '10 but I haven't heard anything about an '08 model...I highly doubt that they have done enough design and testing of a new model, without anyone knowing, for it to be here in '08.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:52 AM
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ok this is what i heard last week and over the summer from two sources, one was the head land rover guy sales and director from Ireland and England, and the other was from a inside source from road and track, he old and part time now. but they both said that due to cost, emissions, and the DOT, the defender will most likely not make it to the USA ever again. but a range rover 2 door will be coming they say in 3 years. this is what land rover is got going for now...the defender they say does will for them and they dont want to try and go through all the issues to get the car in to the states, land rover is trying to be smart and careful with their future witch sucks... but hopefully the 2 door range rover will be cool but who know... illl keep talking to my guys and sources.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:57 AM
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Aggghhhhhhh!!!!!

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Doubtful due to crash regulations from what I understand...but I did see this.... gives some hope for another 6 years

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...fender/225037/

2013!!! by then everyone will be driving IT's. but i guess the good news for D90 owners is that their D's will be worth $80k...
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Old April 5th, 2007, 11:25 AM
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No chance of the current Defenders being here in '08. The current design, costs to make them NAS compliant and a whole slew of other stuff just wont be making it a reality for us. The closest chance we have is the redesign in 2010 of whatever they turn the next generation into, but it wont be a Defender we have now.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 11:51 AM
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Yeah. I for one hope they don't bring it back. If they redesign it to make it US compliant it won't be the same, it'll just be a cheaper (maybe) LR3. Plus, I don't think it will make economic sense b/c it probably won't appeal to any of us in it's new form and if it did, they couldn't sell enough to be worth the tooling and design. If the new one was anything like this one I don't think the market will be there. Part of why people like this one so much is that they are rare. If you could just go into the dealer and order one in the color you want they would loose a lot of their appeal. Lastly...I like the way the market is trending on our trucks currently!
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Old April 5th, 2007, 12:18 PM
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Old April 5th, 2007, 06:52 PM
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i was chatting w/ a tech at flatirons rover last night and he said the defender is returning to the states in '08.

anyone have any info on this?
Chatting?


I just put in an order for a new '08 Pink Panther with a 50 cal., smoke tubes, and run flat tires. The 50 makes it a little bit of a hassle unless you order a semi auto. But even the semi is out of the question in California.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 08:18 PM
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Chatting?


I just put in an order for a new '08 Pink Panther with a 50 cal., smoke tubes, and run flat tires. The 50 makes it a little bit of a hassle unless you order a semi auto. But even the semi is out of the question in California.

perfectly legal if you have it covered... and if they give you any grief just tell them, it's for SPARTAAAAA!!!
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Old April 5th, 2007, 09:22 PM
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Isn't 08 the magic year? The 90/110( not Defender) was born in 83 and with the 25 year rule the ability to import a nice 90/110 with a 200 or 300TDI is just around the corner. F&^% a new Defender, we don't need it.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:23 PM
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LR better bring something worth a damn or I'll be driving a 4 door Rubicon soon.

Yo Randy, I got your membership app. and I dig the comment you put in there, it was funny.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:55 AM
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And there it is, ladies and gentlemen! Another "NAS Defender Returning" thread. I was wondering when I would see one of these again. Even a little surprised that the ECR guys haven't weighed in already. I guess they gave up on this one-- it's the thread that never dies!
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Old April 6th, 2007, 07:46 AM
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Even a little surprised that the ECR guys haven't weighed in already. I guess they gave up on this one-- it's the thread that never dies!
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Old April 6th, 2007, 10:02 AM
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i was chatting w/ a tech at flatirons rover last night and he said the defender is returning to the states in '08.

anyone have any info on this?
Heck, Chuck, I have a brand spankin' new '08 NAS defender sitting in my driveway right now. You gotta love that new car smell.

(keep it under your hat though, a lot of guys don't know that they are already here!)

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I went with the Zambezi silver ST. They're doing a SW too, but I'm a rag top man. I like how they come stock with lockers front and rear, too. Good idea. And the new turbo diesel ROCKS!! Who would think you could have that much power and still get 35 mpg? I'm having so many panties thrown at me now I leave the wipers on all the time.

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I was going to go with the new D-100 LE (it comes on portals) but $35,000? Do they think I'm nuts?!?!
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Old April 7th, 2007, 10:07 AM
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Isn't 08 the magic year? The 90/110( not Defender) was born in 83 and with the 25 year rule the ability to import a nice 90/110 with a 200 or 300TDI is just around the corner. F&^% a new Defender, we don't need it.

Seems like all of the old and even some of the newer Defenders you see in the Brithish LR magazines are ate up with rust.


Yousef, shame on you for saying Ru***on. Besides they don't even make it in Coniston Green.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 10:45 AM
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Whoa there trigger, the defender IS BACK! - I just ordered the Conneticut Green D100. The guy sent me a email and of course I jumped at it. It will be delivered in about 4 months and has a whole bunch of extras all housed arround the 6 liter TDI; including MP3 playa, chrome winch, gold digga wench, spinnas (removable for dirt), French leather seating (which I upgraded to 100% US made leatherette), and hydrolic side step downs. If you want one, just email Benjiman at www.newcars.nigeria.com/deals. Send him a bank draft and your SS #. At $55k I am getting a new truck that will be just as good as any NAS 110 on the road today! HAHA.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 11:54 AM
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2008 Defender returns to US market

So many rumors and speculations...At one point it seemed like a high probability, now Ford is planning on selling Land Rover. This deal could change everything.

Does anyone here, know if the D-90 will be returning to America?

If so, where can I get more information?
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Old June 21st, 2007, 12:09 PM
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Cool The Defender Strikes Back?

I was at the the LR dealership yesterday and they stated that it "may" return, but "if" it does, it will be totally different than the Defender that we all know and love.


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Old June 21st, 2007, 12:21 PM
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good if it does come back to the u.s. i would want it to be different so i wouldnt have to get a brand new one
if they sent em over as they are now in the UK that would be sick but other than that forget about it!
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Old June 21st, 2007, 12:26 PM
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Don't waste your time. If it is to come in '08, we would be seeing spy photos and hearing preliminary press leaks about it.
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