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Land Rover is dead to me

Postby diamondcutter13 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:18 pm

Time is now to buy your Defender or early model Disco because this vomitous mess is what's coming for the "Defender." I guess they have until 2015 to fix the design...

http://www.expeditionportal.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/448-land-rover-confirms-all-new-defender.html

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Re: Land Rover is dead to me

Postby coldharvest » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:20 am

Jesus wept.
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Re: Land Rover is dead to me

Postby diamondcutter13 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:53 pm

LR has gone through German (BMW) and American (Ford) hands but this last travesty can only be a reflection of it latest owners, India (Tata). No one cares what they do with the yuppie Range Rovers and if this was the 2015 concept Freelander no one would give a fuck. But the Defender with low profile tires? Go to hell Tata.
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Re: Land Rover is dead to me

Postby vantard » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:22 pm

You gotta be joking! They only had 63 years to come up with a new design and look what they chose; mini meets nissan puke. Went to the factory some 25 years ago and they were celebrating that it only took 18 months to design a wind up window for the 110.
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Re: Land Rover is dead to me

Postby RYP » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:21 pm

heritage....shmeritage

The Indians copying the Japs ....sigh

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Re: Land Rover is dead to me

Postby rickshaw92 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:31 am

Lets be keepin this shit gangsta an all thet.

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Re: Land Rover is dead to me

Postby lmetrucking » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:10 am

RYP wrote:heritage....shmeritage

The Indians copying the Japs ....sigh

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That was my first impression as well, it looks like an FJ knock-off. TATA makes their living from copying other engineer's designs, all of their class 8 stuff is a direct rip- off of Volvo class 8 stuff.
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Re: Land Rover is dead to me

Postby thewalrus » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:43 am

It looks like the bastard child of a FJ Cruiser and a Nissan Cube.

At least the FJ Cruiser is a 4Runner/Surf underneath (engine, transmission, drivertrain etc) so it can be modified using an almost infinite array of common aftermarket parts.
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Re: Land Rover is dead to me

Postby kilroy » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:23 pm

rickshaw92 wrote:Lets be keepin this shit gangsta an all thet.

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naw, dude, that's wigger gangster, maybe. gangsta would be straight wood-grain interior. all else it needs is some spinners, a stripper with a big booty in the back, and a secret compartment accessible to the driver.
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Re: Land Rover is dead to me

Postby Fenrisco » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:59 pm

That's disgusting. But really it's mainly the stupid rims plus the "Freelander Factor". Otherwise, it's interesting to see them go SWB, particularly while Jeep is doing the opposite. The front and rear shackles and integral winch (and what looks like a skid plate) are intriguing although it's hard to get excited about utilitarian features when they come in such a fragile-looking plastic blister pack. Also this nose-down look gives us a crappy approach angle which screams form over function. Decent departure angle though. Which bits of the hard top come off? What's the deal with that hexagonal stuff in the back?

Lest we forget, this is what a proper factory bumper looks like; a steel beam that you can replace with fancy crap if you really want to:

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In other Landie news, I was parked outside Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall in central Taipei this afternoon (see image below, round the back by the conifers) alongside a tricked-out and lovingly abused Camel Trophy Disco, and an immaculate 110. Most unusual in a Jeep country. Was the Father of the Nation a secret Landie fan? If so I hope my YJ did not dishonor his memory.

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Re: Land Rover is dead to me

Postby lok8 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:31 am

Fucking hell.

Is the water pump still shit at least?
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Re: Land Rover is dead to me

Postby svizzerams » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:09 pm

Yeah but - think how sexy you will look pulling outta the Starbucks drive through.....in your Oakleys.
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Re: Land Rover is dead to me

Postby Detroit_Pierogi » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:29 pm

You could live with the Posh Spice Range Rover, but this is just too much ?

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It seemed like a good idea at the time.
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Re: Land Rover is dead to me

Postby vantard » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:15 am

Best thing ever made with a Landrover: 4x 110 axles, 2 transfer boxes and a V8. From what I remember of it it had variable front and rear steering. Image
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Re: Land Rover is dead to me

Postby diamondcutter13 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:33 am

vantard wrote:Best thing ever made with a Landrover: 4x 110 axles, 2 transfer boxes and a V8. From what I remember of it it had variable front and rear steering. Image


Looks cool, but best for what? If you wanted a 8x8 medium or heavy utility design there is much better engine and axle combos than the 110's.

Or you could just buy a perentie variant.
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