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Can almost smell it....

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withabix
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Can almost smell it....

#1 Post by withabix » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:06 pm

The new Defender...

https://youtu.be/rgSxmyOnJjg

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Re: Can almost smell it....

#2 Post by franko » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:04 am

https://youtu.be/vac6mJE8rqo

Yeah I actually don’t mind it, will be interesting to see what the 130 pick looks like.

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#3 Post by red90 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:00 am

franko wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:04 am
https://youtu.be/vac6mJE8rqo

Yeah I actually don’t mind it, will be interesting to see what the 130 pick looks like.
We won't get any pickup versions due to the Chicken Tax.

Also the "130" is the same wheelbase as the "110". Both are 119" wheelbase.

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#4 Post by franko » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:19 am

So what are your thoughts Red? Like it, hate it, on the fence. For me kinda on the fence for now at least.

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#5 Post by red90 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:18 pm

It is what was expected. Better than the other stuff they sell. It is at least double the price of any car I would ever buy so I’m not the market.

It would have been nice if they had followed Jeep and made something modern that did not give up on the off road side but it has been clear for years that that would never happen.

At least it will be better than the Discoveries.

Personally I’d get a Jimmy if Suzuki was still in Canada.

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#6 Post by ANDYD » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:09 pm

It will never be the "original" but it has some glimmers of heritage. I remember in the 80's in the UK when the Defender came out the all the old Series guys hated it :shock:
I will hold my final decision until after the test drive! :arrow:
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#7 Post by bsa_m21 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:24 pm

But what's with the ridiculous fake pillar/storage container? On the 110 it's not too bad, but the 90". Yuck. Talk about compromised driver visibility with an avoidable designed in blind spot!
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Re: Can almost smell it....

#8 Post by Bill E. » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:10 am

Let me think!
What can I say that's nice?

- I like the steel wheels that are being offered.
- I like the driver cockpit
- I like the outside rear mounted spare
- I like that green

Hmm, that's all for now. See, I can be positive. :roll:

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