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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. FlyingPete

    FlyingPete Well-Known Member

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    It's just a test bed for the technology I think. They're not going into volume production in any case. With a relatively simple vehicle such as the defender, there's less things that would need recalibrating to work with the new drivetrain.
     
  2. Landlover99

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    I'm all for a new model. The sooner they bring out a new, eco-friendly, "feminised" Defender, the sooner my old Deffie gains sought-after, classic status with a price tag to match. :)
     
  3. Landlover99

    Landlover99 Active Member

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    Oh, and what does the Petitioner expect the DoT to do about it???
     
  4. Stuart45

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    Think the petition is a good cathartic release, but lets be honest they are going for volume and profit. I think I will just keep mine :)
     
  5. paulicus

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    who ever wants one should just buy one now, its good there not going to make them anymore as they will go up in value!!!
     
  6. KevK

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    Signed here too
     
  7. series 3 sweet 16

    series 3 sweet 16 Active Member

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    I just cant believe that something
    (give or take) that's been since 48 is due to be stopped. they have proved to be strong very tough and rugged simple to fix and replace bits and pieces and the sales over the years I wonder how many in total have sold all over the world? they are THE most well known truck and road TRACTOR on the planet. I know if was up to me I wouldn't change a thing on them production wise. they have presence and every other car or truck apart from wheel changes are an absolute nightmare to work on.

    but I cant help think that maybe its points such as that have caused the death of DEFENDER. now days its money money and more bloody money!! they are wanting service and services are the cause of this.

    THE DEFENDER I think will come back though as all the above will be missed and I think that will cause such a stir that they wont have any other choice than to reproduce DADDY 4X4!!

    let It go for a while then strike that way all else will be given a chance and workers needing a work truck and fed up paying bodywork bills will help bring them back,

    thank you and goodnight !!!!
     
  8. Thor1950

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    Don't hold your breath
     
  9. series 3 sweet 16

    series 3 sweet 16 Active Member

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    well dents cost they are not too heavy great pullers good speed ISH
    great family truck reliable ISH cheap to replace bits DIY TRUCK whats not to love and they are simple to adapt
     
  10. Graynub

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    Would they make defenders out of the country in India or somewhere? There's definitely a market for them in the modern world.
     
  11. Thor1950

    Thor1950 Well-Known Member

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    yes just not the EU/NA market
     
  12. Floor

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    I read somewhere that they're going to be building 110s out in India, with 300TDis in them. Could be wrong though, but it's still an exciting prospect, more 300TDis being made.
     
  13. Thor1950

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    Believe I read awhile back they are made in Brazil and not for import to UK/EU
     
  14. tes

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    I cannot believe that as some one said earlier that it is because of the ladder chassis that they must stop manufacturing them. It is not a raceing car after all ,it is a work horse,a vehicle that you sould be plodding about in. You would not drive a tractor over a field at raceing speeds, a tractor do'es not have a crumple zone,so let us stop tractor from using our roads
    Hope this makes them change there minds
    Terry
     
  15. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    The plan to try to save the tratter isn't working. So I was wondering if you lot would divert yer efforts to saving the Freelander 2 instead. Betterer chance of that happening I would think.
     
  16. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off

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    What would you suggest?

    Banning the sale of petrol containers?
     
  17. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    No. A law forcing Land Rover to continue production of the Freelander 2 would be enough. It's not much to ask...
     
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    117 signatures, probably all by people who will never buy a brand new Defender, That's gonna make them sit up and take notice....
     
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    true lol...
     
  20. series 3 sweet 16

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    if it isnt broken dont fix it is my response. it's a first choice vehicle for most including dreamers.

    they want history to be alive so why not the vehicle that has lived through and for everything!!
     
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