Land Rover defender vs Ineos Grenadier New 4WDs for Australia

What would you buy - Defender or Grenadier?

  • Land Rover Defender

    Votes: 5 10.4%
  • Ineos Grenadier

    Votes: 43 89.6%

  • Total voters
    48

dirvine

Well-Known Member
Nothing better than 4 on the floor or 3 on the tree with no Synco for 1st gear. That really tests them and no power steering!
 

Albynsw

Well-Known Member
They do, it’s a 20k extra for an outdated 6 speed but th n year u need 5 k extra to get enough torque from the engine to hold 6th

I assume you are talking about the aftermarket conversions some people have done. From what I have heard those that have done it are happy with them.
Not keen on anything like that, especially at 20k. I would just weigh up the options if they offered them factory but not a deal breaker either way for me
 

Burrrrrton

New Member
As for me, both cars are good. Of course, the very essence is to discuss, find flaws, emphasize advantages. But as for the purchase or some kind of final result - for me, both are about equally good.
 

Toyasaurus

Well-Known Member
I just had a look at the disco and what you get with the standard one.

20" wheels would be a deal breaker from the start.
 

LongRoad2Go

Well-Known Member
Thanks for posting the video.

Like many, the idea of the vehicle is welcomed and hopefully it will be the 'real deal', but that video is hardly an impressive marketing tool: driving over bowling green quality pastures, along well maintained gravel roads … nothing a Toyota Camry couldn’t handle. Then having the ‘invited guests’ sit around a fire (with that huge marque in the background), talking like it was a ‘big day’ out.

I realise this is still a prototype, and it will be interesting to see how far they REALLY push the vehicle in Africa and Australia. The wheel travel and clearance seems rather limited – see how she goes with its maximum payload. Also, when the driver was talking about the gearing system, shit, I hope the thing doesn’t need a telephone book sized manual to understand how it works/to fit it! And those console switches ... there were less switches on the Space Shuttle! We'll see how they work after 500km of dusty corrugations and deep river crossings.

Ineos needs to stop screwing around with the soft nonsense and show some fully ladened, heavy duty 4WDing.
 

Toyasaurus

Well-Known Member
Hopefully they will get to it.
After all one must learn to crawl and walk before one can run.

I think it`s more important they get it right from the start, that way we will get a truck that works.

I do wonder what the pricing will be?
 

Albynsw

Well-Known Member
Hopefully they will get to it.
After all one must learn to crawl and walk before one can run.

I think it`s more important they get it right from the start, that way we will get a truck that works.

I do wonder what the pricing will be?

A low production specialised vehicle, can’t imagine it will be cheap. If it ticks all the boxes with accessories I can’t see it being under 100k

Will be interesting to see how it develops
 

linuxfan66

Active Member
Thanks for posting the video.

Like many, the idea of the vehicle is welcomed and hopefully it will be the 'real deal', but that video is hardly an impressive marketing tool: driving over bowling green quality pastures, along well maintained gravel roads … nothing a Toyota Camry couldn’t handle. Then having the ‘invited guests’ sit around a fire (with that huge marque in the background), talking like it was a ‘big day’ out.

I realise this is still a prototype, and it will be interesting to see how far they REALLY push the vehicle in Africa and Australia. The wheel travel and clearance seems rather limited – see how she goes with its maximum payload. Also, when the driver was talking about the gearing system, shit, I hope the thing doesn’t need a telephone book sized manual to understand how it works/to fit it! And those console switches ... there were less switches on the Space Shuttle! We'll see how they work after 500km of dusty corrugations and deep river crossings.

Ineos needs to stop screwing around with the soft nonsense and show some fully ladened, heavy duty 4WDing.
what little have seen the new defender aint bad as a offroader if your not the full on rock crawling type and their offroad mode terrain system is a really good system from all who have used it. its price and being a rough early in run models hurt it badly. Im saying this and DO NOT LIKE JLR.
 
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