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    New Defender News

    Those looking for a little more space in the boot, the commercial "Hard Top" version is coming soon from the SVO division: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/land-rover-defender-range-grows-new-commercial-model
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Autocar has decided the Defender beats the Wrangler...Let the flaming begin 🙃 https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/best-cars/top-10-best-4x4s-off-road-cars Before the Defender, the Wrangler won:
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Someone's got the right idea on some "upgrades", unfortunately for now, this is just a digital rendering...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Simon is not some guy bitching on the internet, he is a Land Rover fanatic and runs a Land Rover specialty company, Powerfuluk. And he most definately was extremely polite about the issues - I don't think he was complaining much at all, most of his content is/was very positive about the...
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    New Defender News

    So on one hand I have read that sales of the Defender have been strong, and then this article says "only 22,000 units have been ordered" and that is disappointing... If the goal was to reach 100,000 units globally (which is what I had read many times over the last few years), it seems 22,000 so...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    It looks like both of Simon's Powerfuluk videos that mention issues with the Defender (melted clip/hose and loose hood hinge) came down all the sudden, so I suspect LR reached out quickly to quell the talk and is probably giving him much improved service....
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    I find it hard to believe this clip that is burnt on the 4cyl engine never had an issue in all the testing done by LR. Do the prototype vehicles get assembled in a different manner (more slowly, in a different location, only by the top-level workers, etc)? It just seems like something that...
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    New Defender News

    Maybe put a hanging basket on it for summer and a wreath for winter to spice it up.
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    New Defender News

    Supposedly LR designed the Defender to accept 33" tires in its stock configuration. That may be based on the stock 255 width, so that would be 255/65/20, but that size does not seem to exist. So, I am guessing that 275/60/20 is going to work, and will be the absolute largest tire to fit...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    I am sure LR does not want anyone bolting ferrous metal items to their precious aluminum frame or they will end up with galvanic corrosion issues like the Wrangler door and hood hinges.
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    The Wrangler High Altitude versus Project Kahn Defender battle is officially on... https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/british-land-rover-tuning-firm-upgrades-new-defender-110
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    New Defender News

    They are ramping up production: Economic and business news Nitra-based carmaker Jaguar Land Rover will launch the two-shift production of the Land Rover Defender and Discovery models on June 1.
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Not sure what all the complaints are, apparently the new Defender design is absolutely perfect: https://gearpatrol.com/2020/05/31/land-rover-design-boss/#.XtRWIylqt6g.twitter
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    LR is aware and pushing for better, this first step will show a lot on how far they have come: https://www.carscoops.com/2019/09/land-rover-is-obsessed-with-improving-reliability-of-its-tech/
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    New Defender News

    Can someone who has seen one in person confirm if the headlights have an external shell (like most headlights) that is flush with the body or are they actually inset and you can stick your fingers "inside" a bit (like there would be a flat ledge in the black area that you could wipe dust with...
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