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Save the defender petition!

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by blue beasty, Nov 29, 2013.

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  1. nobber

    nobber Well-Known Member

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    I take it we didnt save it then?
     
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    The defender petition?
     
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    nobber Well-Known Member

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    I dunno.
     
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    The only thing saved is the name.:rolleyes:
     
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    roll on the grenadier :)
     
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    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Saw a new "defender" today passing on opposite carriageway, didn't realise until I was passed it, just looks like another generic landrover offering now in my opinion
     
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    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Freelander underneath ;)
     
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    lt's also a barely believable £200,000 which is out of reach for 99.9% of people who would want to buy something like that.

    What on earth are they thinking at £200,000? Who will buy one?
     
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    Whatever happened to the Santana ‘Defender’? They look very much like the INEOS Grenadier.
     
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    The Aussies bought them all :D
     
  13. Landyfox

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    Tbf, I thought the front ends were ugly.
     
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    I do like the Aussie camo, you don’t notice the ugliness as much.
     
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    Santana closed down in 2011 after its partnership with Suzuki ended.

    They eventually stopped making their version of the Land Rover in 1994, after the partnership with Land Rover ended in 1990.
     
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    lightning Well-Known Member

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    Neither of the alternative Land Rovers (lneos, Santana) look quite as good as the original in my opinion
    Although the lneos is a good effort.

    The trouble is, it's difficult to improve on perfection.
     
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    There wasn't anything on the old Defender that wasn't there for a functional reason (apart from the seals), which makes the design iconic.
    The Ineos has fake alpine windows and unnecessarily twee rear lights so points deducted for that
    And as for the new Defender, all botox and bling.
     
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    The handbook for our Defender 300tdi described the box behind the bulkhead and associated controls as a "heater"
    It was one of the few un necessary features on the vehicle, as it appeared to serve no useful purpose other than transmitting engine noise into the cab.
     
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    how could there have been a problem with the emissions they were running the same engine as the Transit Van and they're still being produced it was all do to cost of building them.
     
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    I couldn’t agree more.
     
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