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Old August 31st, 2011, 01:06 PM
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Old August 31st, 2011, 01:12 PM
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Best quote yet is from my Wife:

"I don't think I can let you buy one of those ever."

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Old August 31st, 2011, 01:20 PM
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Looks like you guys are getting quoted: http://concrave.com/content/00142-la...erous-makeover
Too funny. That's D-90.com "contributor" dear blogger.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 01:41 PM
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I still find it hard to believe Land Rover would produce something called a Defender that couldn't have an ARB or similar bumper easily attached to the front end, or any mountain of accessories. If this is indeed a close resemblance to what is actually produced, what market are they trying to serve when they have the LR2, LR4, Evoque, and RR Sport. Each of those are serving a very similar segment. If this is what they want to build, then frankly what is the point.

If you replace Bob Barker, people will notice.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 01:45 PM
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I still find it hard to believe Land Rover would produce something called a Defender that couldn't have an ARB or similar bumper easily attached to the front end
New European pedestrian impact laws will be putting an end to all that kind of stuff. You won't be allowed to have an ARB type bumper on it.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 01:55 PM
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They did away with the wrap around brush guard a few years ago because of safety
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Old August 31st, 2011, 01:59 PM
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Improved but still a shit box.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 02:11 PM
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I like it, I putting one in the garage, right between the Aztek and the Silhouette
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Old August 31st, 2011, 02:11 PM
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NO one commented about the sweet integrated winch.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 02:20 PM
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New European pedestrian impact laws will be putting an end to all that kind of stuff. You won't be allowed to have an ARB type bumper on it.
Boooo Pedestrians. That is just as ridiculous as the US not allowing the Pagani Huayra in due not have passenger sensing air bags.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 02:22 PM
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Here's my submission.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 02:35 PM
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Old August 31st, 2011, 03:00 PM
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I hate to say it, but given the reaction of the D90 forum to this new vehicle I think the general public will love it and it will be a great commercial success

If they do move production of the real Defender to India, I wonder if they will be making them out of brass?
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Old August 31st, 2011, 03:03 PM
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I keep looking at it and thinking, am I missing something? is there something here that I can like? I have decided, maybe. What is really killing it for me is the headlights and the head light surrounds. I think if they make some changes there it will look better. I do like the tire on the back, the winch and tow hooks, and the white ribbed roof. Also, it does have the flat wings like a real Def. and the bonnet is like the current Def.
It does have a looong way to go, but I am happy that LR is not going to kill the Defender model. It will never measure up to the current Def. but I still think it would be a shame for the Defender name to totally disapear from the LR line up. I am going to let it mellow and stew for the next couple of years and hope the end result is much better. FYI I have been told that this concept looks nothing like images etc that were recently shown to retailers at a UK meeting. Psst don't tell anybody.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 03:17 PM
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So how about this?
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Old August 31st, 2011, 03:18 PM
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This is what I posted on Land Rover's facebook page
"If Kia came out with this as their off road competitor to the Jeep Wrangler or Toyota FJ Cruiser, then it may be viewed more positive. Land Rover - please reconsider this concept before you destroy what brand image you have left."

I think Land Rover has to look what makes a Defender such an icon to car enthusiasts. The SVX at least keeps the Defender's DNA in tact.

The problem Land Rover has is that the Defender as it is now was never a high volume seller to the consumer market. They have to sell cars to more than just hard core offroaders. Yes, they are designing it so soccer moms, commuters, and the rest of the consumer market spectrum will buy them. This is what they came up with to meet that goal. Sad, but it will probably produced very close to those artist renderings. The more of them they sell, the more they will weaken the Defender's icon status.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 03:26 PM
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just read this quote from USA Today "Land Rover says the final form in 2015 will keep the humble simplicity and rugged capabilities for which the Defender's been known while updating the package for changing global markets."
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Old August 31st, 2011, 03:56 PM
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Old August 31st, 2011, 04:01 PM
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Now we are getting somewhere! Block off the grill and I might be inclined to entertain the thought of buying one...

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