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Well... that will be interesting to how it goes long term for those that actually use it like the old defenders (if you're game to).... That full length underbody protective plate looks to be made out of some fibre compound of sorts - I'm sure that will last a short time before it falls off due to the weight of the build up of sand/mud etc, then the chances of it getting ripped off would be pretty good on rocks, etc. The exhaust where it passes between the rear control arms looks to be the lowest point so its bound to cop a few dents as well... but this is only if the potential buyers actually try using it like the old defenders though...
I like the interior of it and I'm sure the exterior will grow on me but it will be a VERY LONG time before I would even consider looking at one to buy... For me its got to prove its reliability long-term 1st...
Pretty sure clothes are not a legal requirement in your car. Agree with the rest though, if it didn't need changing it wouldn't be a new model.What do you want out of it? Its a new state of the art 4wd. Do you want another old style defender of which would not sell more than 10,000 a year world wide?
Maybe they should have built it like the old heap of crap or like a 70 half design full of short comings over priced heap of crap?
Maybe it should be like the old tin can that would kill you in a decent accident, struggle to go fast, struggle to stop, handle like a 1960 design falcon, not keep warm air in or cold air out, couldn't keep dust or water out and have the creature comfort of a tin can with 4 wheels bolted to it.
Up to you Rog whether you take shoes off or not but clothes of sum description are a legal requirement
Yes heaps of soccer mums will buy it but they also buy smokey pradoes and big wallowing 200's so what
I want something reliable , LR's are possibly the most unreliable , prone to breakdown vehicles ever put on the road , as far as "state of the art 4wd" you have got to be kidding ???? .What do you want out of it? Its a new state of the art 4wd.
I"ll take the 70 series any day , at least I know I won't be stranded out on a remote track because a sensor has haemorrhaged .Maybe they should have built it like the old heap of crap or like a 70 half design full of short comings over priced heap of crap?
I would love a company to do that and give them a real workout because then I could now in the next 4-5 years if they are any good rather than waiting for 10 years like I did with the D4Stick one on a mine site for s few months, that will highlight where the issues will be