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    New Defender News

    The Gladiator Rubicon is not a new Defender competitor and that video is dumb. At best, a 4 door regular JL is a Defender competitor. The Rubicon package easily makes the JL better offroad in real tough spots.....that most will never encounter. If you want a truck, you get a Gladiator or a...
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    UJOR Build Thread

    The names they give those RVs (and the paint schemes) are hilarious. Just name it something simple....no one buys an RV because its named 'Leprechaun' Conti looks great.
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Its reached 125 pages because people are trying to compare this new land rover product to a Tacoma, wrangler, whatever. They don't compete. If you want/need a truck, you get a truck. If you want/need solid axles and removable body panels or a manual trans, get a wrangler. The new pseudo...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    The Defender and Tacoma aren't rivals. Each is for a different purpose. One is long wheelbase truck and one is short wheel base an SUV. Buy the one that fits your needs (or both!) Can a defender hold a full size refrigerator standing up?
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Back to an above point.....yes, the new LC wagons should have been called something else....or 'Land Cruiser xxxxxx' The 55 and 60 and 80 are just rebodied 40/70 series....full LC underneath. The only Land Cruiser made now is the 70 series, which is the modern iteration/version of the initial...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Nope. Don't want one, now. It's not a Defender. It's a decent effort I guess, but is focused on far too many of the wrong things.
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Ferrari has many models. JLR does too. JLR sold many more than 1500 vehicles last year.
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Sure...I can go buy a used 60, 80, D90, whatever....but its so used. Everything has decades of wear on it.....all the windows, wipers, interior, linkages, pumps, weatherstipping, brakes, etc....corrosion, outdated materials everywhere, hard to get parts. So lame.. Saying to just go buy...
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    Interesting Rig!

    Zombies eat horses.
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    The FJ55 and FJ60 shared the same heavy duty running gear as the FJ40. They were just a bit longer, that's it. That lineage holds up. It's not just the body shape that makes up an entire vehicle. I don't agree with the 100 and 200 being called land cruisers....but at least Toyota offers more...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Like was mentioned before....this debacle could have been avoided if 1 single person with common sense had spoken up at the preliminary meetings on this vehicle and pleaded to "not sully the Defender name and image" What makes this new, rebodied D5, a 'Defender'? Those marketing vids are cool...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Ford super duty has manual hubs. Point is, manufacturers go to all sorts of technically complex ways to eek out 1 mpg. Turbos, stop start, cylinder deactivation, strapping on electric motors, auto ride height, etc. Added cost and complexity, which inherently lowers reliability and longevity...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    I do blame the gov't for most of the countries ills, not getting cool cars is at the top of that list. I do know that CAFE plays a huge part. Fine, give me turbo 4.....but why are they using engines different from the Disco? That can't be a cheap decision. Manual hubs also help MPG and...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    And? I can get a base model, 4wd, 4 door, 6 speed manual, soft top, with rear limited slip for $30,418. Auto is $2750 more. What is the top price for a fully loaded D90 and D110?
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Nobody, in the ENTIRE world, would buy one? Quite the statement, and incorrect. Even the 2wd unibody Freelander sold. JLR would go out of biz? The truck would have OPTIONS of choosing up or down in luxuries.
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