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Old April 23rd, 2004, 06:52 PM
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recognise that this is a street rover (just keep calling it a *range* rover, not a *land* rover .
Dude, no offense but I'm a *range* rover owner, and I wouldn't link that name to not being able to go offroad, as you so implied. Please don't lump all range rovers into one catagory. After all your D90 was based on a Range Rover coil sprung suspension.
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Old April 23rd, 2004, 10:37 PM
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Pete...you may want to re-read our posts. We're not dissing the Range Rovers. We are merely stating that the new Range Rover marks a pretty radical departure from the early style and intent for which these vehicles were first conceived.

1970 - The first Range Rover is launched in Cornwall
1972 - The Range Rover became the first vehicle to cross the Darien Gap.
1975 - The first options pack was introduced (power assisted steering, seat belts, and tinted glass)
1980 - 50 vehicles are produced with leather seats and air conditioning
1981 - Range Rover wins the Paris - Dakar rally.

2003 - Range Rover sadly abandons it's early roots giving credence to form over function. Sport utility vehicle...hardly.

Sure, we may utilize the same coil spring suspension...but Range Rovers were spawned due to the success of the Series vehicles...which bear a pretty striking resemblance to our Defenders.

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Old April 24th, 2004, 07:33 PM
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Brian, I agree with you. Now go back and re-read my post with the quote. My problem was with what scoloco said. That being to refer to rovers that were more street oriented as *range* rovers.
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Old April 25th, 2004, 03:06 PM
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Hi Pete,

I am guessing that when Land Rover initially decided to name the vehicle "Range" Rover, it was probably done to indicate that this vehicle was intended for a variety of functions and could also perform well as a daily driver/street vehicle. Just a hunch

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Old April 26th, 2004, 11:00 AM
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Brian, again I'm not disputing what your saying. But to stereotype Range Rovers as being street-going vehicles only, as if they don't stand up to the marquee of Land Rover, is totally wrong.
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